Bori (ADI) Tribe

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The Bori (ADI), is an indigenous tribe living in the district of west siang, Arunachal Pradesh. They are found in the regions within the districts of East Siang, Upper Siang & West Siang. The Bori (ADI) tribe were amongst ADI people.

Traditional attire of Bori(ADI) People.

Organisation and lifestyle[edit]

The Bori (ADI) Tribe mostly found in payum circle. Most of the villages of Bori (ADI) are situated in payum circle. In villages, Gam burah or Gao Burah moderates the council of village. The head of the council(Village) is chosen by the unanimous decision by the people of Council(village) to control any problem caused in village. To solve any problem of village, they make get-together in village kebang (BANGGO) in presence of head of the council(village). Bori (ADI) people practice rice cultivation, and it is considered the main staple food. They practice Hunting, trapping, etc. as well. Bori (ADI) people keeps mithuns,chickens, pigs. They also grow domestic vegetables. The lifestyle of Bori (ADI) people are as same as other tribes of west siang district,Arunachal Pradesh.

Languages[edit]

The language spoken by this group is called Bori (ADI). It is spoken with major variations among all the Bori-Adi sub-groups. Bori Language is mainly spoken in Payum Circle, west siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Festival[edit]

The Bori (ADI) celebrates their own festival known as DONGGIN. In ADI Donggin means spring season. They welcome spring season by celebrating Donggin in 2nd of Feb to 5th of Feb. They celebrate this festival for good harvesting as well. In this festival, they sacrifice mithuns,pigs and chickens to ANE Donggin for well living & prosperity.

References[edit]

  • Danggen, Bani. (2003). The kebang: A unique indigenous political institution of the Adis. Delhi: Himalayan Publishers. ISBN 81-86393-51-X
  • Hamilton, A. (1983 [1912]). In Abor jungles of north-east India. Delhi: Mittal Publications.
  • Danggen, Bani. (2003). A book of conversation: A help book for English to Adi conversation. Itanagar: Himalayan Publishers. ISBN 81-86393-50-1.
  • BBC TV program Tribe, episode on the Adi; explorer Bruce Parry lived among them for a month as an honorary tribesman, 'adopted' by a village gam.
  • Mibang, Tamo; & Chaudhuri, S. K. (Eds.) (2004). Folk culture and oral literature from north-east India. New Delhi: Mittal. ISBN 81-7099-911-1.
  • Nyori, Tai (1993). History and Culture of the Adis, Omsons Publications, New Delhi-110 027.
  • Lego, N. N. (1992). British relations with the Adis, 1825-1947. New Delhi: Omsons Publications. ISBN 81-7117-097-8.
  • Mibang, Tamo; & Abraham, P. T. (2001). An introduction to Adi language. Itanagar, Arunachal Pradeh: Himalayan Publishers. ISBN 81-86393-35-8.|