Synonyms for shagai or Related words with shagai
Examples of "shagai"
games are especially popular during the Mongolian summer holiday of Naadam. In
dice, the rolled
generally land on one of four sides: horse, camel, sheep or goat. A fifth side, cow, is possible on uneven ground.
Mongolians still exchange
today as tokens of friendship. The
may be kept in a little pouch.
Located south of Mardan,
is a region in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
(, ), chükö ( ), asyk/ashyk/oshuq ( ; ; ) refers to the astragalus of the ankle of a sheep or goat. The bones are collected and used for traditional games and fortune-telling throughout Central Asia, and games involving the ankle bones may also be referred to by the name of the bones. They may be painted bright colours. Such bones have been used throughout history, and are thought to be the first forms of dice. In English language sources,
may be referred to as "ankle bones", and playing with
is sometimes called ankle bone shooting.
Famous street/Road/:1-Jabai lara 2- Maal lara. 3- Payo sharbalo lara 4- Topai lara 5- Kote lara 6-
lara 7- Laro mianz 8- Paji lara
Shahgai railway station (, ) is located in
, Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. It lies on the Khyber Safari line between Peshawar and Landi Kotal.
Another use of
, besides in games and for divination, is as part of musical instruments, such as the Kazakh jetigen, a relative of the Mongolian yatga.
The Afghans had 24 cannon. When Browne's troops were first spotted on the
ridge there were already 8 cannon mounted to defend that, the southern face, of the fort; upon the arrival of troops on the
ridge two more cannon were brought out to defend this side. A single gun was placed to protect the fort against an attack from the direction of the Khyber River. Facing the Rotas Heights, five guns were set up by the men of Ali Masjid.
In addition, Mongolians (usually male) also collect wolf
(in this case the calcaneus rather than the astragalus), which are viewed as good-luck tokens, presumably due to the bone's superficial resemblance to the male genitalia.
is a town in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. It is located at 34°54'39N 71°28'0E with an altitude of 1211 metres (3976 feet).
Plateau, also referred to as
Heights is an area of flat lands along the Khyber Pass. Fort Al Creator was nearby. The ascent to the
Plateau begins near the entrance to the Khyber Pass from the southeast at Peshawar in what is now Pakistan. It was the site of a British encampment during the Second Anglo-Afghan War which began in November 1878 when Great Britain, fearful of what it saw as growing Russian influence in Afghanistan, invaded the country from British India. The first phase of the war ended in May 1879 with the Treaty of Gandamak, which permitted the Afghans to maintain internal sovereignty but forced them to cede control over their foreign policy to the British. Fighting resumed in September 1879, after an anti-British uprising in Kabul, and finally concluded in September 1880 with the decisive Battle of Kandahar.
Sheep anklebones, or
, are used in games, as dice or as token. Rock, paper, scissors and morra-like games are also played. Wood knots and disentanglement puzzles have traditionally been popular.
The village has become a commercial hub, mainly because of surrounding small villages' dependence on its market. It now has "New Adda" at Mata
from which "Flyingcoaches" depart for Rawalpindi, Jehangira, and Mardan.
Another popular Naadam activity is the playing of games using "
," sheep anklebones that serve as game pieces and tokens of both divination and friendship. In the larger Nadaam festivals, tournaments may take place in a separate venue.
Dice were originally made from the talus of hoofed animals, colloquially known as "knucklebones". These are approximately tetrahedral, leading to the nickname "bones" for dice. Modern Mongolians still use such bones as
for games and fortunetelling, with each piece relating to a symbolic meaning.
Pass the Pigs is a commercial version of the dice game Pig, but using custom asymmetrical throwing dice, similar to
. An early publishing of "Pass the Pigs" was entitled Pig Mania!. As of 2008, Winning Moves is the current publisher of Pass The Pigs.
In fortunetelling, four
are rolled on the ground; the two convex sides, horse and sheep, are considered lucky, with horse being the luckiest. The sides with concave indents, goat and camel, are deemed unlucky; rolling all four sides on one throw is considered indicative of very good fortune.
A large variety of traditional Mongolian games are played using the
pieces. Depending on the game, the anklebones may be tossed like dice, flicked like marbles, shot at with arrows, caught in the hands, or simply collected according to the roll of a die. In many games, the side on which a tossed piece lands (horse, sheep, camel, or goat) is significant.
He was accused of commanding attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan, and of involvement in plots to assassinate Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. Following the American invasion in 2001, he clashed with Ahmed Khadr arguing that front line battle would prove more useful than guerilla tactics around
In 2002/2003, Canadian Ahmed Khadr was asked to organise militants operating near the border of
, and he subsequently asked his son Abdullah and Hamza al-Jowfi to help him procure weapons. He clashed with Abdul Hadi al Iraqi, arguing that guerrilla tactics would prove more useful than front line battle.
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