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Brief about: DUIKUAK – Wooden Water Tank

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Duikuak is derived from Ruanglat (Rongmei Language), ‘Dui’ means Water, ‘Kuak’ refers to containers for storage. ‘Duikuak’ refers to as ‘Wooden water Tank’. To be Specific, the people of Rongmei Tribe also called a wooden water tank as “Thing Duikuak”. The word “Thing” is derived from Ruanglat (Rongmei Language) which mean ‘wood’. In Olden days there were no water tanks or a water storage containers like a water container made of plastic like we have today. So, in olden days, Duikuak or a wooden water tank is a Traditional water Tank and it was usually made of wood from the trunk of a tree. A water tank made of wood is usually seen at home or in a village and store water where everyone uses in many applications like for drinking water, cooking, washing clothes etc and this wooden water container is more common in olden days. So Duikuak generally refers to as a wooden water tank. Wooden Water tanks are an efficient way to help the villagers to store clean water. Wooden water tank are usually made from the trunk of a tree called “Taraemv” (a local name in Rongmei Language), because the wood became stronger when we store water and the wooden water tank will last around 40 years. We could see using this water tank in some part of the North East India. The longest wooden water Tank is found in a village called Chiuluan Village, Tamenglong District, Manipur, India. It is around 22 ft long and 3. 9 ft in diameter. The villagers are trying hard to even attempt for the Guinness world Record as the longest wooden water tank in the word made from a single Tree Trunk.

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