Ethnographic Profile of the Bujuur Tribe: Notes on History, Society and Culture

The article is an ethnographic account of the Bujuur tribe on their history, society and culture. The Bujuur, also known as Moyon Naga, is a small and little known tribe belonging to the Sino-Tibetan speaking group of people inhabiting the districts of Chandel and Tengnoupal in Manipur of India and Sagaing Division of Myanmar. The Bujuur is rich in oral traditions and cultural heritage, but this social knowledge is not yet extensively researched on one hand and they are being forgotten sooner on the other hand. The objective of the article is to present a comprehensive detailed account of the history, society and culture of the Bujuur tribe within the spectra of Bujuur identity and cultural ecology. The article discusses the various parameters of the elements that define the Bujuur, which are collected via exhaustive field work spanning a decade. The article is aimed at the younger generations, especially the research communities, by opening an introductory window to the Bujuur tribe and for the Buuuur community at large to reflect on its oral traditions and associated knowledge in order to comprehend on its past, present and future.