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Sherdukpen: Fact Sheet
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The Sherdukpens are a population of about 4,000 living in West Kameng district in the State of Arunachal Pradesh (“The Land of Dawn-lit Mountains”), located in northeast India. The word Sherdukpen, or more rightly Sertukpen, is a portmanteau word combining the names of the two main settlements: Ser (or Shergaon) and Tukpen, present-day Rupa; each of which has several satellite villages and hamlets. The Sherdukpens are considered, like other linguistically related Tibeto-Burmese speakers, as “tri…

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Dollfus, Pascale, “Sherdukpen: 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_032203>
First published online: 2019



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