Tagin (people)

Tagin refers to a tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, which is a member of the larger designation of Tani Tribes. Most Tagins are concentrated in Daporijo, Upper Subansiri district but some are also found in adjoining parts West Siang. In 1971, about 20,000 claim to be of Tagin ethnicity. [cite book|title=Languages of the Himalayas, Volume Two|author=George van Driem|publisher=BRILL|year=2001|pages=489|isbn=9004103902] Tagins are generally adherents of Donyi Polo, [cite book|title=Religion and Society in the Himalayas|author=Tanka Bahadur Subba, Karubaki Datta|publisher=Gian Pub. House|year=1991|pages=121|isbn=8121203341] although two groups of Tagin–the Nga and Mara have come under the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhist influence among these sections of the Tagin was a result of migration of Tibetans from the north in the 18th century as well as visits by Buddhist missionaries of the Nyingma sect who paid tribute to the chiefs as a result of Tibetan settlement in their land. [cite book|title=Paths of Peace: Studies on the Sino-Indian Border Dispute |author=T. S. Murty|publisher=ABC Pub. House|year=1983|pages=161|isbn=0861444884]

The most important festival of the Tagins, Si-Donyi, involves the veneration of the sun and the moon. [cite book|title=Social Movements in North-East India|author=Mahendra Naran Karna|publisher=Indus Publishing|year=1998|pages=64|isbn=8121203341]

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tagin — can mean: *Tagin (people), a tribe in Arunchal Pradesh in India. *Tagin (Hebrew writing), a symbol in Hebrew writing …   Wikipedia

  • Na people — The Na or Nga people (Tibetan: ང) is a small tribal group residing in the higher reaches, below the great Himalayan ranges in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Within the district, they are found in the villages within Taksing …   Wikipedia

  • Nga people — The Nga tribe ( bo. ང), or better known as Na, is a small tribal group residing in the higher reaches, below the great Himalayan ranges in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Within the district, they are found in the villages… …   Wikipedia

  • Arunachal Pradesh — Arunachal redirects here. For the hill at Thiruvannamalai, see Arunachala. Arunachal Pradesh अरुणाचल प्रदेश   State   …   Wikipedia

  • MASORAH — This article is arranged according to the following outline: 1. THE TRANSMISSION OF THE BIBLE 1.1. THE SOFERIM 1.2. WRITTEN TRANSMISSION 1.2.1. Methods of Writing 1.2.1.1. THE ORDER OF THE BOOKS 1.2.1.2. SEDARIM AND PARASHIYYOT …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Tani languages — Tani Miric Geographic distribution: Arunachal Pradesh Linguistic classification: Sino Tibetan (Tibeto Burman) Tani …   Wikipedia

  • Nishi language — Not to be confused with Nisi language. Nishi Dafla Spoken in Assam Ethnicity Nishi people Native speakers 220,000  (1997) 260,000 including Tagin …   Wikipedia

  • Egyptian cuisine — Life in Egypt Culture Cuisine …   Wikipedia

  • SEFER TORAH — (Heb. סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה; pl. Sifrei Torah; scroll of the law), scroll containing the Five Books of Moses written on parchment according to strict rules and used mainly for reading at public worship (see torah reading ). The Sefer Torah is normally… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abotani — is considered the primal ancestor of the Tani group of people in Arunachal Pradesh Apatani, Nyishi, Adi, Tagin, Hill Miri. They follow the Donyi Polo belief system and they consider Abotani as the one who firstly introduced the technique of rice… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.