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)
*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.
you ccan check yourself for it, by the links.
"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)