The Kirat (ethnic group): photo 9
Photo 9 of 15 in Gallery: The Kirat (ethnic group)
Image title: Kirat weapons part 2
This photograph depicts the following traditional Kirat weapons (hathatiyar):
7. (below nr. nine) Chhura (छ्हुरा) referring in English to a “razor/shaver”. It can also be transliterated as: Chhurā, Churā or Chura.
9. Hasiya (हंसिया) referring in English to a “sickle”. It can also be transliterated as: Hasiyā, Haṃsiyā or Hamsiya.
11. Chakmak (चकमक) referring in English to a “flint-stone”. It can also be transliterated as: Chakamaka, Cakmak or Cakamaka.
Note: the word Hathatiyar (हातहतियार), in English “weapons”, can also be transliterated as Hāthatiyār, Hātahatiyāra or Hatahatiyara.
The Kirat people are an ancient civilization from Nepal whose kings ruled in Kathmandu valley since at least 650 B.C. Their native religion consists of worshopping natural entities. The Kirats consists of several groups of which the major branches are called the Yakha, Rai, Limbu and the Sunuwar