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Khasi Tribe, Meghalaya Meghalaya , Khasi women in traditional dress. The Khasi people are one of the major indigenous tribes of Meghalaya, a state in northeastern India. They are primarily found in the Khasi Hills region, which includes areas around Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. The Khasi people have their own distinct language, which is also called Khasi.

The Khasi people have a rich cultural heritage with a matrilineal society, where lineage and inheritance are traced through the mother's side. They have their own traditional customs, rituals, and festivals.

The traditional Khasi attire for women is known as the "Jainsem," which is a two-piece dress. For men, the traditional attire is called "Jymphong" or "Jymphu," which is a sleeveless coat-like garment worn over a shirt.

Khasi women in traditional dress.
Khasi women in traditional dress.


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