(Last Updated on : 09/09/2019)
Previously known as Cherrapunji
, the history of Sohra date back to 1982 when it was established as a sub division in the East Khasi Hills district
. The indigenous Khasi tribe
of this area has its history traced back to the 16th century, when they were ruled by the Syiems of Khyriem in the Khasi hills
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
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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