Friday, October 8, 2010



TANI ETHNIC TRIBE, when i wrote this what did you understand?? TANI? a ETHNIC TRIBE?
As in the above (heading) i have already gave you a brief information on TANI CLANS. Actually TANI refers to a very important ancestrally for some ethnic tribes in present time, Literally if we try to understand it by the meaning of what the tani people say; it becomes tani=human.  And according to tani ethnic's mythology, they believe that they might have descended from ABO TANI,(abo=father) Which is also their primal ancestor with immense supernatural power. Especially when it comes to spiritual activity,cultivation and harvest,:Abo Tani' plays great role in the folk stories of all the TANI CLANS.
Ethnic tribes: Adi -galo Apatani-Nyishi-Hillsmiri-Tagin- and many others..are those who comes under the TANI CLANS..


Actually there are no written records on this matter, But as we see the same old ethnic tribes whish are still living ,although scattered here and there,,continuously following the same old rituals and traditions and stories of past, this matter is no more a matter. As there is a saying "Past is the key to future" so that is it! we have the same old people, the same old rituals, the same ancient folksong which has deep stories,  so the origin is some how excavated by this. The Tani clan(various indigenous tribe) didn't just evolve out in the plains and hills of Arunachal pradesh (INDIA), there is a specific era and period,  Today the same TANIs are termed as LHOBAS in Loyu (tibet), but it comprises lesser population than that are in South loyu (Arunachal pradesh-INDIA)(Chinese claimed region)

                                       Some Tani groups are called as LHOBAS in tibet(china), Few Lhoba know the Tibetan language. In the past, when there was no writing, the Lhobas kept track of history through telling their descendants and tying knot codes about their past. Their literature also poses a significant influence on their Tibetan counterparts.They are known as Bokar in Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India and found in Pidi and Monigong circle of Arunachal Pradesh. They trace their origin from a common forefather, Abotani as foretold,. They follow the genealogy counting from Abotani as Nijum-Jumsi-Siki-Kiyor-Yorkar-Kardung-Duram-Ramdung/Ramgu/Ramgo.All Bokars groups have originated from Ramdung, Ramgo and Ramgu.Their immediate brothers are Galo, Ramo, Libo/Pailibo and Tagin.
  In the early 7th century the area where lhoba(indegineuos tani clans ) was under the Tibet kingdom, it is sure that the origin might have been taken place even before this. As the different civilisation passed,according to it the tribal group who were at that time mostly nomads(Hunters and gatherers) moved from one place to another, some along the river and some along the valleys and others by different path, the emerging civilization was the most upcoming days for the ethnics, and since most of the civilization was in the vicinity of river, the migration took place as per it. Its is sure that small groups from the clans must have migrated in search of living apart from their family or in search of food, and la people migrating in different belt ,1000kms away after 100 -120 years, develop and emerge into new erater they might have reached some other places and settled, and again the same cycle goes on, and the same with there generations now ith modified language, so according to my research the culture and dialects most probably get modified after a gap of 100-120 years or may be just within 60 years, since clans separated from each other and started living in plains and others in hills, the thinking changed with the change in behavior by chronological, dynamic paradigm shift of the clans, and it has been going on till now! even though the origin is the same.
It is not currently known whether modern-day "Lhoba" peoples in fact inhabited Luoyu at the time of Tibetan conquest, nor whether languages spoken by modern-day "Lhoba" peoples are indigenous to this region or not. While most Tani tribespeople living in modern-day Arunachal Pradesh point to a traditional homeland in or around this region [11], there is currently no independent means of verification
river yalung

 *The picture which you see is of river yalung(china) and now you can aslo see the country boundaries, just see:: and think about the civilation developed there along the river basin and later migration.

* One of oldest civilisation, namely yangszte river valley civilation (china) reflects the origin and evolution of various mongoloid groups, and also along with it's tributaries various small settlement began to rise which led to continuosly migration along the river basins and finally reached to new environment and began to adapt according to that place,it's temperature,it's different seasons, and all these difference led to change in culture and change the way of ethnics festival according to variation of season, so i want to say is that according to change in various aspects and adaptation the culture was being modified time after time,thus the same ethnic group beonging to same origin,due to changes with time and space had been modified. Modified in the sense in many things. It may be there way of celebrating,way of dressing sense.,weapons and yes! even the way of speaking is modified specifically.
However the migration of the present day might have been from more than 2000 years ago.

Tani branch usually speak Tibeto-Burman dialects of Sino-tibetan family.All the various tribe under TANI CLANS are some how and somewhere similar. (please check the links for more info:located on ur right side).
you ccan check yourself for it, by the links.


 Before moving forward: what do you undesrtand when i wrote culture: so firstly you should understand it, especially when we are analysing facts on some research or anything.
"Culture"refers to the cumulative deposits of knowledge,experiance,beliefs, values,attitudes,meaning, hierarchies,religion, notions of times,roles.spatial relations,concept of the universe and material objects and possessions acquired by group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving.

(more details ..will be given soon)


  1. thanx dulle for ur support....i am trying hard

  2. wow, keep it up!! i am very happy to know it.

  3. wow's great to see that TANI ETHNIC stil exist somewhere in the world..i thought it was only in arunachal

  4. Galo Lobum..Galo-Lodu....sory i can't traced Word ''Galo''in any clan-geneology counting...this lobum-lodum hearing for first time....

  5. Any way it is a very good service to focus the Tani people in the world's stage.But one thing I missed is-you didn't mentioned about the Miri/Mising Tani people.Do write something please.Go ahead!

  6. hey mr. b pegu brother!! i know about that actually due to fast in typing i mentioned the sentence "and many more" in the introduction and yeah i am glad you visited my blog and commented your opinion!!

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  8. Good job John, It would be nice if all tani tribes be united as one, so that we get a greater recognition globally. Only if we could have contact to tani's out there in tibet also... any ways great going, All the best!

  9. Hello, my name Indra, i am from Indonesia. From Kutai tribe - Dayak people ( father ) and Sundanese ( Mother ). I just got mystic experience on my sleep. It's so weird, because In my dream I use some ancient dress and the situation is really crowded. I try to ask someone, what the meaning of this, and another question. And the man answer that we are Tani and Hani People where is live in china. when I wake up I remember that word ( Hani and Tani ) and searchin on internet because i never heard about tani and hani people. And the result I found so many articles about tani and hani. It was shocking me. Great experience ! Please give some opinion about this. Thanks before brother.

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  11. Bro John Pi'bi' Tato Thanks for the valuable information provided to us. But I missed to see Mising or Miri group of Tani Clan have not mention above. Mising or Miri tribes dwelling in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam,India. At present stage population of Mising tribes is above 20 lakhs. According to Govt. census it less than the mention population. All Tani clan groups are real brothers so,we have to maintained brotherhood among us. Request to U bro please edit and mention about Mising tribe in this blogs as soon as fast. THANKS.

  12. Mishing/Miri are a huge tani population in the upper parts of Brahmaputra valley including Majuli the largest river island in the world and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. Probably the 2nd big Tribe in Northeast india after the Bodos.These facts cannot be ignored when talking about Tani tribe. Please give comments from your side.

  13. One of my grandfather Lt. R.K Patir was the 1st Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh. Apart from the rural areas there are a healthy population of Mising/Miri in some of the major Cities/towns of Northeast like Guwahati, Shillong, Itanagar, Alo, Pashighat, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tinsukia, Golaghat, Sibsagar, Tezpur and many more extending out side of Northeast. The agricultural festival of Misings "Ali Aye Livgang" is popular and celebrated colorfully with full media attention in 100s of venues in Northeast with guests from different communities. There are societies of Mising tribe in Mega Cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore from a long time now. We are happy that there exists so many Tani Bothers and Sisters arround us from the plains of Brahmaputra to the highland of the biggest state (AP) of Northeast India.