young khasi man (india)


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Khasi man from a vilage near Mawlynnong in the East Khasi Hills, in Meghalaya (India)

The orange color of his teeth is from chewing Betel nut.­ Areca palms trees (Betel trees) grow everywhere around here so Betel nut is consumed by all the locals (men and women), as a psycho-stimulating and euphoria-inducing drug.­

For more info about Betel nut, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Betel.

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India 2013
Surok Mawlynnong, Meghalaya 793109, India