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Text One The Mountain Devil

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This section describes the story of mountain devil in Lepcha language along with its English translation. The Lepcha language has been shrouded in a veil of tantalising mystique ever since Colonel George Mainwaring in the 1870s disseminated the myth that Lepcha was the most perfect of tongues and represented the primordial language of men and fairies.

Keywords: Lepcha language; mountain devil

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