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Galo Community

  • 30 Sep 2019
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The Galos are one of the major communities which dominate Siang, Lepa Rada, Upper Subansiri and Namsai districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • The Galos belong to the Tani group inhabiting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, besides Tibet.
  • Communities like the Mising (Assam), Adi, Apatani, Nyishi, Tagin, and Galos trace their common origin to a primaeval ancestor, Abotani.
  • Among all the communities only the Galos maintain genealogy through given names.
  • Galo community has been recognized as a Scheduled Tribe in the Amendment to the Constitution (ST), Order, 1950, Part-XVIII.
  • Mopin is the main festival in Galos which is celebrated for the prosperity of the villages
  • The Galos perform Popir dance.


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