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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, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032137>
First published online: 2019



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