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Arunachal Tribes Tours and Famous Tribal Culture of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal TribesThere are about 20 Major tribes with a number of Sub-Tribes in Arunachal Pradesh. All of the tribes have their own way of living. All the tribes are distinct and each of them have their own occupations, customs, costumes and festivals. They inhabit in different parts of Arunachal Pardesh, India.

The Famous Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh :
Adis Tribal Culture
The Adis Tribe have two main divisions - the Bogum and the Bomis. Under both the tribes there are a number of sub-tribes. The Minyongs, Karkos, Shimongs, Bomdo, Janbos, Paggis, Pailibos, Bogum, Padams, Milangs and so on from one group; while the Gallong and seven other groups form another group of Adis. The Adis by nature are democratic and posses organised village council called Kebang. Their traditional dance called Ponung is famous in the whole of Arunachal Pradesh. Adi village tour will take you to the villages mostly located on the spurs of hills. Polyandy is unknown but polygyny is practised. Adi women are very good weavers and weave cloth with exquisitely artistic designs.
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Apatanis Tribal Culture
The Apatanis Tribe are settled agriculturist tribes domesticating the valley around Ziro - the headquarters of Lower Subansiri district. The older men-folk tie the hair in top-knots and tattoo the faces. Wearing of circular nose plugs and tattooing of faces is the most common characteristics of ornamentation of older Apatani women. However, present generation of Apatanies have stopped this practice of tying hair knot, nose plugs and face tattooing since early 1970s. The Apatani are good cultivators and practice both wet and terrace cultivation. Paddy cum fish culture is very popular among them. Unlike other tribes of Arunachal their economy is stable. Mishmis

Mishmis Tribal Culture
Mishmis Tribe form the bulk of the population of Lohit, Upper Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts. There are also the Khamtis, the Singphos and a few Adi settlement. The Mishmis are divided into three main groups namely - Idus or Chulikatas, Digarus or Taroan and Mijus or Kaman. A section of the Idu Mishmi are also called Bebejia Mishmi. Their women are expert weavers and make excellent coats and blouses. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of this community. By nature they are traders. The chief items of trade are deer – musk, wild medicinal plants, animal skins , Mishimi – tita etc.

Monpas Tribal Cultural Tours
The Monpas Tribe are simple, gentle and friendly people. They possess a rich heritage and culture. They dress well in artistically designed clothes. Their communal life is rich and happy. Cultural tours of Monpas tribe will give you an insight of the religious aspect of this tribe. They follow Buddhism and profess Mahayana Buddhism, which centre round the Tawang Monastery. Each house has a small chapel attached to it. Worth a visit heritage structure in Arunachal.
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Nyishi Tribal Culture
The Nyishi Tribe are the largest groups of people inhabiting the major part of Lower Subansiri district. Their menfolk wear their hair long and tie it in a knot just above the forehead. They wear cane bands around the waist. The Sulungs or Puroik are considered to be one of the oldest of the tribes in the area. Their dress and constumes are simple, and the religion is a form of the ancient 'spirit culture'.

Singphos Tribal Culture
The Singphos Tribe tour represent a section of the Kachin tribe of Burma. They live on the banks of Tengapani and Noa Dehang rivers. They are agriculturists and expert blacksmiths. The ladies are good weavers. They follow the Buddhist culture but at the same time believe in a host of spirit.Khambas

Khambas and Membas Tribal Culture
Khambas and Membas reside in the northern part of West Siang. They are Buddhist by religion. Polyandry is prevalent among them. But it is more in vogue among the Membas. A tribal tour will help you understand that why agricultural activities are common among them. Millet and Maize are their staple food. They also grow cotton and barle.

Sherdukpens Tribal Culture
The Sherdukpens are a small tribe. They are good agriculturist but their main interest is in trade. Their religion is an interesting blend of Mahayana Buddhism and tribal magico-religious beliefs.

Khamtis Tribal Culture
The Khamtis Tribe are believed to have migrated from the Shan states of Burma. They are the only tribe in Arunachal who have a script of their own. They are Buddhist (Hinayana cult) by religion, and bury the dead in a coffin. They include Khamyang tribe.
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Wanchos Tribal Culture
The Wanchos Tribe inhabit the western part of Tirap district, bordering Nagaland. They are a carefree, cheerful and hard-working people. Head hunting was customary with them in the old days. It was connected with many of the social activities of the tribe. Their society is divided into four classes the Wanghams ( chiefs ), the Wangpana, the Wangaue and Wangaas. The women are good weavers but the art is restricted to the members of the chief’s families only. They are expert in wood carving also.

Noctes Tribal Culture
The Noctes Tribe live the central part of Tirap to the east of the Wanchos. They are organised under powerful chief-those of Namsang and Borduria. They profess Vaishnavism and are disciple of the Bareghar Satra of Nazira culture, Assam. Noctes are famous as salt producers which is their chief item of trade and barter. They are agriculturists. They also cultivate betel leaves on a commercial scale.

Buguns or Khowas Tribal Culture
The Buguns Tribe or Khowas of Arunachal are gentle, hospitable and affectionate people. They are agriculturist and perform a number of rituals and ceremonies for their well-being.

Hrusso or Akas Tribal Culture
The Hrusso or Akas Tribe have a culture of colourig their face with black marks. They frequently figured in old historical records. They believe that, they were associated with the Ahom Kings.They are keen traders and trade, mostly in cloth, blankets, swords etc. They are influenced by both Hindu and Buddhist rites.Special tours are organised by the Arunachal Pradesh tourism and travel to experience the life of the famous tribes of in the region.

Tagins Tribal Culture
The Tagins Tribe are main inhabitant of Upper Sunansiri district. Their main occupation is agriculture. Polygamy is a popular custom among them. Their dress is very simple consisting of only one piece of cloth.

Yobin Tribal Culture
The Yobin Tribe, also called Lisus, are a small group of people living in the remote easternmost part of the Tirap district. They are simple and gentle people having their own culture, religion, faith and beliefs and dialect.
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