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A fruit from the the shingsang tree

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Resource #: 69523 (URL for reference)

  • Wild products from Kheng Buli (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Agricultural Work, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Buli

Keywords: Youngmin fruit which is use to make butter called youngminma


by Yeshi Wangchuk

This is a fruit from the shingsang tree; people of kheng make butter known as shingmar out of this tree. It Phuntsho Dendup from Buli was collected this. In total has collected around eighteen different wild fruits and vegetables to make a presentation on etymology of ‘Kheng’ for Shejun Researcher. He said that, Kheng region is filled with those kinds of wild products in the forest; therefore, one should spell it as ཁེངས་ (Kheng), which means filled or covered. This is how he defended the approach of Lama Gyalwa Nima's etymology of Kheng.And he concluded saying that, those are not the least, some products can be harvested in different season so he could not gather them all.

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This resource was provided by Shejun (Documentation of Bhutan's Oral Cultures sponsored by Arcadia). The copyright holder is Shejun (only private uses permitted).

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Yeshi Wangchuk

Photograph Date: 10/Dec/2014

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