Wednesday, September 3, 2014

60. Megh : Sindh, Gujarat, Marwar & C. - Thier peculiar sculptures and holly books called Pali

From the book 'Ethnology of India' by R G Latham, page-265-266

"- At the present moment Sind is the least Indian part of India. The extent to which it has admitted foreign influences has been suggested by the preceding sketch of its history. The Sindi form of speech falls into dialects and sub- dialects, each of which approaches the language of its neighbourhood. Thus the Siraiki of Upper Sind contains numerous Jutki words; whilst the Kutch dialect has Gujerati elements; and a third dialect, belonging to the Thull, or Desert, and spoken as far as Jessulmir, has borrowed from, or given to, the Marwar. It is the Ianguage of the Shikari (hunters) and Dedhs (tanners), who are said to have their own peculiar scriptures called Pali, written in a peculiar character. The Lax form of speech is the purest, Lar being Lower Sind. English. Man Woman Head Hair Eye Ear Hand Foot Month Tooth Tongue Day Night Sun Moon Star Fire Water Tree Stone Sar. marn mure zal tnatho war choti ak kan hath chambu per wat dand jhibh dink rat sijj chandr taro ter pani sandaro wanper nili.-m khod Lar. mihri sisi jhonto kar dandan adit jando jera Punjabi. gharwali sir hal akh kan hath pao mukh dand din rfit guraj chand tara * K pani rukh hatar Among the subordinate populations of Sind are T Jie Moana or Miani. — A Miani is a boatman, a fisher man, and a Mahometan — strongly built


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