(Last Updated on : 19/10/2019)
Tagin Tribe is a member of the umbrella tribe of Tani. They are found in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh
mainly in the districts of Upper Subansiri
, West Siang
etc. Tagin tribal people are also found in some areas of Tibet, which are adjacent to Arunachal Pradesh. During 1962 Sino-Indian war, China took away some portions of Tagin land. Their source of income is agriculture
Sub-Tribes of Tagin Groups
Tagin tribe has some sub-families in them, which are Tamin, Leyu, Reri, Natam-Gyadu, Nah, Gyama, Tache-Tagia, Tasi, Topo, Tani-Tator, Cherom-Chera, Buning, Heche, Kodak-Konia, Nalo, Pombu, Bagang, Aiyeng, Paji, Gumsing, and many more.
Religion of Tagin Tribe
Predominantly, Tagin tribe follows the Donyi-Polo religion, which believes on animal
sacrifices. They worship the nature in the form of spiritual deities. Their Priest
or Nyibu shaman serves as the messenger between this world and the other world. In recent years, Tagin tribe has seen major conversions into Christianity
, as a result of which many of their rituals and traditions have been changed including their dialect. However two groups of this tribe - the Nah and Mara have been influenced by Tibetan Buddhism
Festivals of Tagin Community
Tagin tribal community celebrates the Si-Donyi festival
as their prime festival, where they worship the earth and the sun. It is celebrated from 3 to 6 January every year. It is the new-year celebration of this community, where the priest performs all rituals with the chanting of Uuyu Benam. One of the rituals of this festival is the sacrifice of Mithun or Gayal for peace and prosperity in the community.
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