khasi woman chewing betel nut (india)

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Khasi woman (India)

Khasi people live in villages in the East Khasi Hills region of Meghalaya.­

For more info about Khasi people, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Khasi_­people.

The orange color of her 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