(Last Updated on : 31/08/2016)
Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
form the major part of demography of Arunachal Pradesh. It is one of the largest states of north east which provides habitation to at least 20 tribal groups who are scattered in the huge state of Arunachal Pradesh. The tribal people of this region are adept in making baskets
, smithy work, weaving
, wood carving
Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh largely includes the tribes like Adis
, Hrusso, Singphos
, Yobin and Khambas
Adi Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh:
The Adis have two main divisions, the Bogum and Bomis, and under each there are a number of sub-tribes. By nature, the Adis are democratic and organized. Their village
council is called Kebang. Their villages are usually situated on the spurs of hills. Adi women are very good weavers.
Apatani Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh:
The Apatanis are settled agriculturists. They inhabit the valley around Ziro
-the headquarters of Lower Subansiri district
. They are good cultivators and practice both wet and terrace cultivation.
Bugun Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
: The Buguns are also agriculturist and perform a number of rites and ceremonies for their welfare. By nature, they are gentle, hospitable and affectionate people.
Hrusso Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh:
They are of the opinion that they were related with the Ahom
Kings. They have a custom of painting
their face with black marks. The Hrusso is mainly involved in the trades of cloth, blankets, swords, etc.
Singpho Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
: The Singphos reside on the banks of Tengapani and Noa Dehang rivers
. They are agriculturists and expert blacksmiths. The Singphos women are good weavers.
Mishmi Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh:
Mishmis form the bulk of the population of Lohit, Upper Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts
. They are divided into 3 main groups including Idus or Chulikatas, Digarus or Taroan and Mijus or Kaman. Agriculture
is the main occupation of Mishmis. However, they are also good traders. The chief items of trade are deer
mask, wild medicinal plants
Monpa Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
: The Monpas possess a rich heritage of culture. By nature, they are simple, gentle and courteous.
Nyishi Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
: The Nyishi are the largest groups of people inhabiting the major part of Lower Subansiri district
. The men of this tribe keep their hair long and tie it in a knot just above the forehead. They wear cane bands around the waist. This tribe believes that after death the spirit of a dead travels to the village of the ancestors.
Sherdukpen Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh:
The Sherdukpens are a small tribe and their religion is a blend of Mahayana Buddhism
and tribal magic-religious beliefs. They are good agriculturist but trade is their main interest.
Tagin Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
: The Tagins are main inhabitant of Upper Sunansiri district
is their main occupation.
Khamti Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
: It is believed that the Khamtis have migrated from the Shan states of Burma. They are Buddhist (Hinayana
cult) by religion
and bury the dead in a coffin.
Wancho Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
: The western part of Tirap district
is inhabited by the Wanchos. The society of this tribe is divided into 4 classes including Wanghams, Wangpana, Wangaue and Wangaas. The law and order of the society is maintained by a village council. Tattooing is a social custom among them.
Nocte Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh:
The Noctes are settled in the central part of Tirap to the east of the Wanchos. They profess Vaishnavism
. The tribe is noted as salt
Yobin Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
: The Yobin a small group of people inhabiting the remote easternmost corner of the Tirap district. They are also called Lisus
Khamba and Memba Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
: The Khambas and Membas inhabit the northern part of West Siang. They are Buddhist by religion. Agricultural is their main occupation.
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