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The Origins of The Sawian Clan

Previously, we talked about how the two clans – Sohkhia and Marbuh were replaced by Nongtariang and Ngap Kynta clans respectively. The  Khar Ngap Kynta clan is a smaller clan that falls under one main clan The Khar Sawkpoh or Khar Sawkmie. Literally translated, that would mean ‘the clan of Four Stomachs or Four Mothers. Four clans were formed from the Four Mothers and they are the 1. Sawian 2. Phanbuh 3. Ngapkynta and 4. Kharsyntiew. So, without further adieu… let me tell you a story, about the  Sawkpoh clan and how it all began.

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