Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Khami, a hill tribe, Upper Kuladen Valley, Arakan; a branch of the Burman race who have preserved their primitive customs and the worship of spirits and ancestry. They are skilful and industrious agriculturists, supplying tobacco, cotton, sesame, and other produce to the lowlanders. The Khami have a curious unwritten legal code, according to which all crimes may be punished by temporary or permanent slavery. Women have no rights, and are regarded as mere chattels owned by father, brother, or husband. The national name Khami, meaning "Men," has been changed by the lowlanders to Kwe-myi, "Dog-tails," in reference to an appendage to their costume.