Ponyo, Lahe

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Ponyo is located in Myanmar
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 26°15′31″N 95°5′54″E / 26.25861°N 95.09833°E / 26.25861; 95.09833Coordinates: 26°15′31″N 95°5′54″E / 26.25861°N 95.09833°E / 26.25861; 95.09833
Country  Burma
Region Sagaing Region
District Naga Self-Administered Zone
Township Lahe Township
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Ponyo is a village in Lahe Township, Naga Self-Administered Zone, in the Sagaing Region of northwestern Burma. It is located on the border with India and lies at the headwaters of the Namteik Kha river.[1][2][3]

The village is inhabited by peoples known as the Ponyo Nagas, which have been dominant in other villages in the area.[4]

Human sacrifice and headhunting has been documented in Ponyo and the headchief of the village has been quoted in the 1920s as saying "we take the heads of human beings because they are the only fit morsels for the Nat".[3]


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  3. ^ a b Menas, Gordon P. (October 1, 2000). "Human Sacrifice and Slavery in the "Unadministered" Areas of Upper Burma During the Colonial Era.". Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Barua, Surendra Nath (1991). Tribes of Indo-Burma border: a socio-cultural history of the inhabitants of the Patkai Range. Mittal Publications. ISBN 978-81-7099-308-7. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 

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