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


Kuki, aborigines of North-East India, conterminous with the Nagas on the Burman frontier, are a branch of the Lushais, with eleven main divisions, numerous minor groups, and collective population of about 70,000, scattered over a territory some 7,000 square miles in extent. Each tribe is governed by a "king," assisted by a, Council of Elders, and all are distinguished by some difference in their scanty costume. They worship the spirits of the elements, of rivers, forests, mountains, maladies, above all of whom is the great spirit Puthen, who is friendly to men, but knows all their acts, and judges and punishes the wicked both in this and the next life. (Dalton, Ethnology of Bengal.)