In Meghalaya Village, Where People Talk In Whistles, Last 700 Pray For A Miracle
The Times of India Hyderabad|April 16, 2021
Each person in the village of Kongthong, 65km from Shillong in Meghalaya, has two names — one in words, the other as a whistled tune.
Chandrima.Banerjee

For centuries, the village has nurtured the whistling code, Jingrwai Iawbei. Now, down to the last 700, the community is pinning its hopes on a long-promised Unesco heritage tag and a school to help preserve this oral tradition.

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