See also:tract of hilly
See also:country on the border of Eastern Bengal and
See also:Assam, occupied by an
See also:independent tribe called
See also:Daphla . It lies to the
See also:north of the
See also:Tezpur and North
See also:Lakhimpur subdivisions, and is bounded on the west by the Aka Hills and on the east by the Abor range . Colonel Dalton in The
See also:Ethnology of Bengal considers the Daphlas to be closely allied to the
See also:hill Miris, and they are akin to and intermarry with the Abors . They have a reputation for cowardice, and as politically they are disunited, they are at the mercy of the Akas, their less numerous but more warlike neighbours on the west . Their clothing is scanty, and its most distinguishing feature is a
See also:cane cap with a fringe of bearskin or feathers, which gives them a very curious appearance . The men
See also:wear their hair in a plait, which is coiled into a
See also:ball on the forehead, to which they fasten their caps with a long skewer . In 1872 a party of independent Daphlas suddenly attacked a colony of their own tribesmen, who had settled at Amtola in
See also:British territory, and carried away
See also:forty-four captives to the hills . This led to the Daphla expedition of 1874, when a force of
See also:lobo troops released the prisoners and reduced the tribe to submission . According to the
See also:census of 1901 the Daphlas in British territory numbered 954, the tribal country not being enumerated .
DANZIG, or DANTSIC (Polish Gdansk)
DAPHNAE (Tahpanhes, Taphne; mod. Defenneh)
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