Adi people

Adi people

The Adi, or Bokar Lhoba people are a major collective tribe inhabiting the Himalayan hills of Arunachal Pradesh, and are located in the temperate and sub-tropical regions within the districts of East Siang, Upper Siang, West Siang and Lower Dibang Valley and Lohit. The Adis live in hill villages, each traditionally keeping to itself, under a selected chief styled Gam or Gao Burra (British era development) who moderates the village council, and acts as a traditional court Kebang.

About Adi people

The Adi, or Bokar Lhoba people is a major collective tribe living in the Himalayan hills of Arunachal Pradesh, and they are found in the temperate and sub-tropical regions within the districts of East Siang, Upper Siang, West Siang and Lower Dibang Valley and Lohit. The older term Abor is a deprecated exonym from Assamese meaning 'uncontrol'. Some of them are found in Southern Tibet (a little more north than South Tibet), around areas near the Indian border. The literal meaning of Adi is "hill" or "mountain top". The Adis live in hill villages, each traditionally keeping to itself, under a selected chief styled Gam or Gao Burra (British era development) who moderates the village council, which acts even as traditional court Kebang. The olden day councils consists of all the village elder and decisions were taken in a Musup/Dere (Village community house) on majority verdict. The Sub-groups within Adis include- The language spoken by this group is also called Adi.

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