- 20. The Naik or headman. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
- After a successful dacoity a portion of the spoil would be set apart for Mithu Bhukia, and of the balance the Naik or headman of the village received two shares if he participated in the crime; the man who struck the first blow or did most towards the common object also received two shares, and all the rest one share. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
- Yo' naik so stiff you can't ha'dly ben' it. - "The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U", Paul Laurence Dunbar.