Can you imagine your identity without your name? or have you ever thought that if your parents won’t give you a name then how would people call you? Well, it’s out of imagination. There is a village in Meghalaya where people don’t call each other with their names.
Yes, a remote Indian village Kongthong, where you will hear the curious whistles and chirrups throughout the jungle. Because Kongthong uses unique tunes, a hum to communicate or call out to each other instead of using the name.
In this northeastern state of Meghalaya, mothers and local villagers have composed their special melody for their children. In this village, inhabited by the Khasi people, addresses every person with the individual little tune. However, they have their real names too but they used it rarely.
According to the reports of news agency ANI, Villager told that "Mothers devise unique tunes to call out their children, these tunes are used instead of names. Each tune is specific to a person."
Well, if you can’t understand that how they used to call each other then here’s the video for you and after watching it you will understand how they call each other.
#WATCH Villagers in #Meghalaya's Kongthong use unique tunes, a hum to communicate or call out to each other instead of using names. Villager says, "Mothers devise unique tunes to call out their children, these tunes are used instead of names. Each tune is specific to a person." pic.twitter.com/NpsmtVDAQD— ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2018