In 1883, when the Khasis came under the British rule, Sohra was called ‘Cherra’ or ‘Churra’. It became the first place where British Christian missionaries first came in contact with the Khasi tribe. In the early 18th century, the British converted the Khasi people into Christianity by giving them their first English script and helped them systematise their grammar.
Eventually later, the state government of Meghalaya had renamed Cherrapunji back to its original name, Sohra.
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