(Last Updated on : 22/07/2016)
Hill Miri Tribe
is located in the Indian state
of Arunachal Pradesh
. They belong to the Mongoloid racial stock inhabiting Lower and Upper Subansiri Districts
of Arunachal Pradesh. This tribe is famously known as the Abotani tribe. This tribal group is considered to be one of the major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.
Occupation of Hill Miri Tribe
is the main occupation of Hill Miri tribe. More specifically, they practice jhum or shifting cultivation which is their source of income. Their natural surrounding is useful to them in terms of deriving their minimum daily requirements. They are known to live in perfect harmony with nature.
Language of Hill Miri Tribe
Hill Miri or Sarak speaks in Tani language of India. This language is spoken by an estimated 9,000 people of the Hill Miri tribe. It appears to be a dialect of the Nishi language and is spoken in Arunachal Pradesh.
Conservation of Flora and Fauna by Hill Miri Tribe
The legends and age-old mythology
of the Hill Miri Tribe are directly related to the origin and conservation of floral and faunal diversity. They are known to conserve rare and endangered species
, based on their own ethics. This tribe is also known for its rich traditional knowledge base in relation to the use of plant
and plant products for curing different types of diseases and ailments and for other purposes. They also have good knowledge in locating flora and fauna
of rare and endangered categories and are involved in creating awareness among their fellow friends about the conservation of such species. The medicinal
and non-medicinal plants used by the Hill Miri Tribe are also widely used by other tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and tribes of other north eastern states.
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