Tani People
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Tani People

The Tani are a group of tribes from the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam and Tibet Autonomous Region of China which share common Tani languages and certain common beliefs, primarily in Abutani/Abotani as their primeval ancestor. The group comprises Nyishi, Adi, Apatani, Galo, Tagin and Mising.[1] They are also often referred to as the Tani group.

With a population of 1.7 million, the Tanis' are one of the largest ethnic groups in North Eastern India.

The Tanis' are scattered across larger region of Arunachal Pradesh except Tirap, Changlang, Longding, West Kameng and Tawang. The major part of the Mishing tribe is scattered in different district of Assam. Thousands of Tani populace are also found across the border in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Chinese government places Tani as members of Lhoba people.

Notable People

  • Bakin Pertin (1st elected MP)
  • Gora Pertin (1st Speaker)
  • Jomin Tayeng (1st IAS)
  • Mamuk Lego (Roing Founder)
  • Jomin Tayeng (1st IAS)
  • James Onyok Tayeng (1st inducted IAS)
  • Tapi Mra (1st Everest Climber)
  • Daying Ering
  • Tomo Riba
  • Dera Natung
  • Gegong Apang
  • Nabam Tuki
  • Jarbom Gamlin


  1. ^ Riba, Tomo (5 March 2013). Shifting Cultivation and Tribal Culture of Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Rubi Enterprise. ISBN 9789843373045.

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