(Last Updated on : 30-10-2019)
Bori is an indigenous tribe of Arunachal Pradesh
, which mainly inhabits the districts of East Siang
, Upper Siang
and West Siang
of the state. They are mostly found in the Payum circle. Bori villages are controlled by a leader called Gam burah or Gao Burah. To solve any problems related to the village, the villagers gather in the village kebang with the council of the village. Rice is the staple food of the Bori tribal people and their economy depends on the cultivation of rice. Domestic vegetables are also cultivated by them. Hunting and trapping of animals are also done by the Bori people and they raise mithuns, chickens and pigs. Sino-Tibetan language is spoken by them, which is also called Bori or Adi
language. It is spoken with major variations among all the Bori-Adi subgroups. The lifestyle of Bori people is similar to that of the tribes of Siang District.
Festivals of Bori Tribe
Donggin is the festival of this tribe, which means ‘spring season’ in Adi language. In this festival Bori people welcome the spring season. The festival is celebrated from 2nd February to 5th February of every year. In Donggin festival, Bori people sacrifice mithuns, pigs and chickens for health, prosperity and good harvesting.
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