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Miri
Indigenous Group Miri (Also known as: Mishing, Mising, Takam, Tanis)
Location India, Assam, Lower Dibang Valley (Plain Miri), Arunachal Pradesh (Hill Miri)
Estimated Population 1,257,596 (2006, Mishing)
Environment Mountain, Plain, Swamp, Forest and Riverine
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Fishing
Level of Assimilation Assimilated and Fairly Traditional
Language Family Miri
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, North Assam, Tani
Alternate names: Mishing, Mising, Takam
Website URLs Ethnologue: Miri, A Language of India
Lower Dibang valley: The Mishings
Country Studies – The Northeast
Frontline, Article: Tribes, New and Old, By M.S. Prabhakara
Mishing
NGOs Aienla Project
AIPWA – Mishing Women’s Organization
Rumai Lachon Mishing Mohila Samiti India
North East Network

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