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Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya and Bangladesh: Barak: Our economic and ecological security by Mani Charenamei September 16,2020   |  Source: The Sangai Express

The Barak is the second largest river in the North East Region after the Brahmaputra.  Barak has a length of about 900 kilometres out of which 564 kilometres fall in India  and it runs through Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya and Bangladesh.

Veorii is the Poumai name for Barak and it originates as a small stream  in the midst of  the lofty hills covered by the thick  forests of the Liyai village in the Poumai country. This stream is latter joined by Deirii stream and Makhan stream as it flows down south through the Biiso valley. The  Khiiri stream joins the Barak before reaching Karong. Interestingly, a small stream originating from T Khullen flows towards the North to join Barak as Barak takes a turn towards the North and flows into the Maram country. After crossing the Maram country  the Barak  flows southwards into the Zeme, Liangmai and Rongmei territories of Manipur and Nagaland. As it runs further south it passes through CCP and Jiri district and enters the  plains of Cachar in Assam.  Finally, it flows into Bangladesh to join the Brahmaputra and Ganga. Barak changes its name as it flows down the territories different communities.  The Marams called the Barak Mbii Karii,  the Zemes Mbeuki, the Liangmais Mbiuki, the Rongmeis Ahu, the  Hmar

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