Weird Indian Tribal Traditions
7. Khasi Tribe, Meghalaya
The Khasi tribe is a pretty peace loving tribe and they are named after the language they speak: Khasi language. While most of the Khasis follow their tribal religion, there are many converts who have taken up other religions like Christianity and Islam. One thing that makes the tribe unique is that they are a matrilineal tribe, which means they carry on the maternal tradition. The children's surnames are based on the mother's lineage and not the fathers. Also, it is the mother who inherits the property and not the father. Also, Khasi tribals do not prefer arranged marriages. In case of a divorce, the woman has complete freedom. Her choice cannot be questioned and she owns the children and properties. The property post death/conflicted property always goes to the youngest daughter. Women, thinking of converting to the Khasi tradition? Another cool thing about them is their divorce method. While the younger generation does resort to courts, most of the Khasis follow the traditional method. The husband hands the wife 5 paise which the wife returns after adding 5 of her own. The coins are then given to the village elder who throws them away. And done! Divorce complete!