Diorama of Apatani people in Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, Itanagar.
|Regions with significant populations|
Arunachal Pradesh, India:|
|Apatani (Tanii), English , Hindi|
|Donyi-Polo, Christianity , Animism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Nyishi, Hill Miri , Adi|
Customs and lifestyle
Their wet rice cultivation system and their agriculture system are extensive even without the use of any farm animals or machines. So is their sustainable social forestry system. UNESCO has proposed the Apatani valley for inclusion as a World Heritage Site for its "extremely high productivity" and "unique" way of preserving the ecology. In July, the agricultural festival of Dree is celebrated with prayers for a bumper harvest and prosperity of all humankind. Pakhu-Itu, Daminda, Pree dance, etc., are the main cultural programmes performed in the festival.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Apatani.|
- Tanw Searchable Dictionary Henkako project.
- Tanw Encyclopedia Henkako Project
- Apatani Language in endangered list.
- von Fürer-Haimendorf, Christopher. (1962) The Apa Tanis and Their Neighbors. New York: The Free Press of Glencoe.