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Wild fruit that is called kawalinugma in Khengkha

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Resource #: 69521 (URL for reference)

  • Wild products from Kheng Buli (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Agricultural Work, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Buli

Keywords: A fruit bear by a tree called kinshing which can be use to make butter known as Kinma, Nerchey a wild fruit in Khengkha=ནེར་ཅེ།, Phathai


by Yeshi Wangchuk

These are the different forest products collected by Phuntsho Dendup from Buli, he have collected around eighteen different wild fruits and vegetables to make a presentation on etymology of ‘Kheng’ for Shejun Researcher. He said that, Kheng region is filled with those kinds of wild products in the forest; therefore, one should spell it as ཁེངས་ (Kheng), which means filled or covered. This is how he defended the approach of Lama Gyalwa Nima's etymology of Kheng. And he concluded saying that, those are not the least, some products can be harvested in different season so he could not gather them all.

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This resource was provided by Shejun (Documentation of Bhutan's Oral Cultures sponsored by Arcadia). The copyright holder is Shejun (only private uses permitted).

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Yeshi Wangchuk

Photograph Date: 10/Dec/2014

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