Nowadays, we also announce our greetings just like saying ‘Good morning’, ‘Namastay.’ or by uttering the two-syllable word ‘Kham-Gri’ or ‘Kham-di’, meaning, ‘the custom of Kham’. Evidently it means, the custom as enforced by people of the province of Kham, our rulers. Formerly, a person was required to touch the ground with his forehead in a kneeling position, as if paying obesiance to a deity.

  • Source: Foning, A. R. Lepcha: my vanishing tribe. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1987.
  • Culture: Lepcha
  • Location: Asia