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The region "Assam" has 2 entries

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Phrase.
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Definition

Popular Assamese swear word, literally meaning dick. Non derogatory a multipurpose word that can be used to express ones feelings of different sort, in different moments to increase the gravity of the situation. Its very difficult for Assamese people to complete a sentence, without using the word 'kela'

Usage

1. To address a buddy: Oi kela (means: hey buddy?)
2. Anger: toi ki korili kela (What would u do Kela?)
3. Exclamation: Oye Kela !!
4. Fear: Etia ki koru kela? (What will i do now kela?)
5. Love and emotions: I love you Kela ! you are my best friend Kela.
Sadness: I failed Kela.
Added 2013-08-02 by Khati Gahuri

Root

Assamese

Region

Assam

Related Terms

lauda, chooth

Terms referencing this

Peeling, Leventy - leven
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Noun. April 5, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Pidgin Hindi that tribes living in the North Cachar Hills of Assam use to communicate amongst themselves.

Usage

A century ago, most of the 11 tribes living in the North Cachar Hills could hardly communicate with each other. Today, all of us have a common language, which we call Haflong Hindi,” Gorlosa said. While Gorlosa himself is a Dimasa, all other tribes—Hmar, Kuki, Zeme Naga, Biate, Vaiphei, Hrangkhol, Khelma, Rongmei, Karbi, Jaintiya—use Haflong Hindi to communicate with each other.

('In this Assam district, Hindi unites 11 tribes', Indian Express, 10 September, 2007)

When a Dimasa tribal says, “Tumko mairong leke aaya”, one must understand that he means “I have brought some rice for you,” he explains. “Sometimes it is difficult to understand,” points out Anil Kumar Barua, Deputy Commissioner of the district. When one says, “Tum kutta hum khaya,” it means “Your dog has bitten me”. Or when someone says, “Hum agey girega,” it means “please drop me there.”

Added 2011-08-27 by porkipaya

Root

Hindi

Region

Assam

Categories

WALTO