Tribal rituals for lockdown
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Art and Culture
- Various tribal communities of Arunachal Pradesh performed rituals to observe lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
- Arr-Rinam was performed by the Galos community.
- The Adi community performed Motor ritual.
- The Nyishi community observed Arrue involving self-quarantine.
Important value additions:
- They belong to the Tani group inhabiting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, besides Tibet.
- Only the Galos maintain genealogy through given names.
- The Galos perform Popir dance.
- They have been recognized as a Scheduled Tribe under the constitution.
- They are one of the most populous groups of indigenous peoples in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
- Their prime festivals are Aran, Donggin , Solung, and Etor.
- The majority of Adi traditionally follow Donyi-Polo religion.
- It is the largest ethnic group in Arunachal Pradesh.
- The Nyishi language belongs to the Sino-Tibetan family.
- Polygyny is prevalent among the Nyishi.