The territory inhabited by the Kuki-Chin tribes extends from the Naga Hills in the north down into the Sandoway District of Burma in the south; from Myittha river in the east, almost to the bay of Bengal in the west. It is almost entirely filled up by hills and mountain ridges, separated by deep valleys.

A great chain of mountains suddenly rises from the plains of Eastern Bengal, about 220 miles from north of Calcutta, and stretches eastward in a broadening mass of spurs and ridges, called successively the Garo, Khasia, and Naga Hills. The elevation of the highest point increases towards the east, from about 3,000 feet in the Garo Hills to 8,000 and 9,000 in the region of Manipur.

This chain merges, in the east, into the spurs, which the Himalayas shoot out from the north of Assam towards the south. From here a great mass of mountain ridges starts southwards, enclosing the alluvial valley of Manipur, and then spreads out westwards to the south of sylhet. It then runs almost due north and south, with cross-ridges of smaller elevation, through the districts known as the Chin Hills, the Lushai Hills, hill tipperah, and the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Further south the mountainous region continues, through the Arakan Hill tracts, and the Arakan Yoma, until it finally sinks into the sea at Cape Negrais, the total length of the range being some seven hundred miles.

The greatest elevation is found to the north of Manipur. Thence it gradually diminishes towards the south. Where the ridge enters the north of Arakan it again rises, with summit upwards of 8,000 feet high, and here a mass of spurs is thrown off in all directions. Towards the south the western off-shoots diminish in length, leaving a track of alluvial land between them and the sea, while in the north the eastern the eastern off-shoots of the Arakan Yoma run down to the banks of the Irawaddy.

This vast mountainous region, from the Jaintia and Naga Hills in the north, is the home of the Kuki-Chin tribes. We find them, besides, in the valley of Manipur, and, in small settlements, in the Cachar Plains and Sylhet.

Who are KUKI-CHIN indigemous peoples?

It is estimated that there are more than 370 million indigenous people spread across 70 countries worldwide. Practicing unique traditions, they retain social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Spread across the world from the Arctic to the South Pacific, they are the descendants - according to a common definition - of those who inhabited a country or a geographical region at the time when people of different cultures or ethnic origins arrived. The new arrivals later became dominant through conquest, occupation, settlement or other means.
Among the indigenous peoples are those of the Americas (for example, the Lakota in the USA, the Mayas in Guatemala or the Aymaras in Bolivia), the Inuit and Aleutians of the circumpolar region, the Saami of northern Europe, the Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders of Australia and the Maori of New Zealand. These KUKI-CHIN and most other indigenous peoples have retained distinct characteristics which are clearly different from those of other segments of the national populations.
Understanding the term “indigenous”
Considering the diversity of indigenous peoples, an official definition of “indigenous” has not been adopted by any UN-system body. Instead the system has developed a modern understanding of this term based on the following:
• THE KUKI-CHIN Self- identification as indigenous peoples at the individual level and accepted by the community as their
• THE KUKI-CHIN Historical continuity with pre-colonial and/or pre-settler societies
• THE KUKI-CHIN Strong link to territories and surrounding natural resources
•THE KUKI-CHIN Distinct social, economic or political systems
• THE KUKI-CHIN Distinct language, culture and beliefs
•THE KUKI-CHIN Form non-dominant groups of society
• THE KUKI-CHIN Resolve to maintain and reproduce their ancestral environments and systems as distinctive peoples and communities.
A question of KUKI-CHIN identity

• THE KUKI-CHIN According to the UN the most fruitful approach is to identify, rather than define indigenous peoples. This is based on the fundamental criterion of self-identification as underlined in a number of human rights documents.
• The term “indigenous” of KUKI-CHIN has prevailed as a generic term for many years. In some countries, there may be preference for other terms including tribes, first peoples/nations, aboriginals, ethnic groups, adivasi, janajati. Occupational and geographical terms like hunter-gatherers, nomads, peasants, hill people, etc., also exist and for all practical purposes can be used interchangeably with “indigenous peoples”.
• In many cases, the notion of being termed “indigenous” of KUKI-CHIN has negative connotations and some people may choose not to reveal or define their origin. Others must respect such choices, while at the same time working against the discrimination of indigenous peoples.

Culture and Knowledge of KUKI-CHIN

KUKI-CHIN Indigenous peoples are the holders of unique languages, knowledge systems and beliefs and possess invaluable knowledge of practices for the sustainable management of natural resources. They have a special relation to and use of their traditional land. Their ancestral land has a fundamental importance for their collective physical and cultural survival as peoples. KUKI-CHIN Indigenous peoples hold their own diverse concepts of development, based on their traditional values, visions, needs and priorities.
Political participation
KUKI-CHIN Indigenous peoples often have much in common with other neglected segments of societies, i.e. lack of political representation and participation, economic marginalization and poverty, lack of access to social services and discrimination. Despite their cultural differences, the diverse indigenous peoples share common problems also related to the protection of their rights. They strive for recognition of their identities, their ways of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources.

“Where Are You From?”:

Indigenous Identity

“Where are you from?” will ask our panelists exactly that: Who are you? Where are you from? How does where you are from influence your identity? How does where you are from influence your relationship to your studies, your work, your art, your research? How does where you come from act as a touchstone before, during, and after British colonial ?
. UKEXIM Pvt. Ltd.


INTRODUCTION : The Greenland of North-Eastern States, The Indian mongoloid dominated states become still undeveloped, the brilliant Young Boys and Girls began to conscious about their own Identity fro the British age and realized the diplomacy of the central Government Since Independence in 1947 towards the North-Eastern States. Day by day the extremist increased and will increase more & more due to the stagnant of the Development and Unemployment problems.

The Central Government runs behind the extremist to solve their problems but still out-of solved until and unless proper development from the Land sources has been apply from Ground Root Level

On the other hand, The Central Government has signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding Asian International High Way from India to China and the Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh had signed ASEAN submit regarding Trade and Commerce, and the Central Govt. Established free trade business at Moreh International Market and had been released crores of Rupees every year. But so far 90% of the Business men still practiced smuggler system of Export-Import Business.

70% percent of the smuggling Business had been succeeded. So far, but due to the lack of legal undertaking and Business Management under any particular company, the customer of the police use to take contrary initiatives self style legal undertaking to the local Businessmen and later the Business become failure.

After long experience and had been collected different kind of crisis from different sources of Business men, which forced to establish the organization of DRADAOK has been established.

The DRADAOK had been established for the Khulmi Tribal who are living in North Eastern States and in Chin Dwin Kabaw Valley in Myanmar, which to be the main gate for NGO, Company, Government, Minister and Social Workers who wants to play the role of Business and Development in North-Eastern States.

So, the company may continuously effort legal Export-Import Business not only at Moreh International Super Market but also in all Asian Countries as shown in the Export-Import Business chart.

What is Khul? and Khulmi?

The word Khul is derived from kuki word which means Cave and the word Khulmi means Cavemen and the men who are migrated from Cave.

Where was the Khul/Caves & Who are the Khulmi?

During the reigned of the great emperor Shih Huangti in China dynasty in 300-210 B.C. He bought a crowd of slaves from the king of Assyrias, to construct the Great wall of China one of the great wander of the world, among the slaves Khulmi the Children of Manmasi, The Children of Hebrews, the National of the Identification of buried funeral out of those (1) Burn funeral the Egyptian RACIAL Identification. (2) Throwing inside the water funeral the Angoloid RACIAL Identification. (3) Laying on high tower funeral for the pray of vulture the Negroid RACIAL Identification. 100% of the Khulmi Tribal had been practiced buried funeral from their heritage till today.

The Hebrew slaves under the emperor SHIH HUANGTI, dug the lower down stream of mount chin everage, and excavated the Rocky Soft clayed stone, the type of sedimentary soft rock, while keeping under the Sun, if become harden rock which used to construct the great wall of China, the particular element is still available in chin hill up to Chindwin Kabaw valley in Myanmar. And after dugging 50 years it become very big hole which is called Khul/Cave.

There are some factual identification of Khulmi Tribals are:

1. Burried funeral practice from heritage.

2. 20% / 30% similary of lexicon, dialect and languages.

3. 50% similarity of custom, culture and traditions.