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Apatani: Fact Sheet
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The Apatani, numbering approximately 44,000 people, occupy a tiny valley hemmed in by mountains in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, popularly known as the Ziro Valley. Altogether with their neighbors the Nyishis, Adis, Galos, Tagins and Mishings, they speak closely related languages belonging to the Tani branch of the Tibeto-Burman family. About half of them live in 20-odd densely settled villages where they rely directly on subsistence farming to provide their basic needs. The…

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Bouchery, Pascal, “Apatani: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032137>
First published online: 2019



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