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People and Tribal Dances : Lohit District


 

PEOPLE AND TRIBAL DANCES
There are different tribes in the district. Their traditional dances, games and sports can be enjoyed in festive occasion.
The indigenous population is tribal and belongs to different communities.   They are mainly the Mishmi, Khamtis and Singphos. Tibetan Refuges and the other sections of the population are living in the district. The indigenous people of the district co-operate any other communities in every aspect of livelihood. Till to-day the other communities appreciate all the indigenous people for their cordial and gentle behaviour. The Khamtis and the Singphos are Buddhist where as the Mishmis are the follower of typical faith, belief and practices. Monogamous is the general rules of marriage; polygamy is not a rear example for them. As a whole the occupation of the people is agriculture. They observe some worship, festivals from time to time.  Singing, dancing and playing are a part and parcel of their life.

Mishmi  Lady

It is indeed a fact that each and every dance has got its own originality and meaning.   Group dances are common along the different tribes in the district.  The Mishmis mainly perform two types of dance called Buiya and Nuiya. The Khamtis Mask-dance is an attractive dance where two dancers wear shirts spotted design and on their heads masks of cock's heads are put on with its crown at the top and the Beal projecting over the foreheads. These two dancers dance like fighting cocks.

Mishmi Dance

Dance

Khamti War Dance

Mishmi Dance

Singpho Ladies

Khamti War Dance

                                                                                                                                                                            

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