Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is a must visit destination and it is the largest state in Northeast. This place is blessed with various attractions, wildlife and spiritual shrines along with many tribes. Although Arunachal has 26 major tribes, there are more than 100 sub-tribes. Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh will guide you to learn about the tribes like Adis, Apatanis, Buguns, Hrusso, Singphos, Mishmis, Monpas, Nyishi, Sherdukpens, Tagins, Khamtis, Wanchos, Noctes, Yobin and Khambas and Membas. They are the principal tribes that are spread in the huge state of Arunachal Pradesh. The tribal’s are a skilful people and are a specialist in making baskets, weaving, smithy work, pottery, wood carving, painting and more. In fact, the women play a major role in such art works while the men work in the field. With each tribes being distinct from each other, there are few features of the principle tribes of Arunachal as well.

The 'Adis' tribe is democratic and organized tribal people and the women are known for their very good weaving skills. The 'Apatanis' tribe are a settled agriculturist and are good cultivators of both wet and terrace cultivation. The 'Buguns' and 'Monpas' are a gentle and hospitable tribe. 'Hrusso' tribe are mainly focused in the trading of clothing and various items. The 'Singphos' tribe are an expert blacksmiths and good weavers. 'Mishmi' tribes are good in agriculture and are also good in trade. The 'Nyishi' are a large tribe inhabiting the major part of Lower Subansiri district, the ‘Tagins’ inhabitant Upper Sunansiri district and the 'Sherdukpens' are a small tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. You must plan a tribal tour to Arunachal Pradesh and witness the distinct skills and speciality of these tribes of India.

Arunachal Pradesh Travel Information at a Glance