10 Oldest Surviving Tribes in North East India

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Mizo Tribe

The Mizo people, historically recorded as the Lushais, are an ethnic group native to the state of Mizoram.

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Khasi Tribe

The Khasi people are an ethnic group of Meghalaya with a population constituting 78.3%.

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Bodo Tribe

Bodo is the largest ethnolinguistic group in Assam. They are a part of the greater Bodo-Kachari family.

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Kuki Tribe

The Kuki people are an ethnic group in the Northeastern India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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Garo Tribe

The Garo people are a Tibeto-Burmese ethnic group inhabiting predominantly in Northeast Indian states of Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura & Nagaland.

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Angami Naga Tribe

The Angamis are a major Naga ethnic group predominantly inhabiting the Kohima District, Chümoukedima District and Dimapur District in Nagaland.

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Bhutia Tribe

The Bhutia are a community of Sikkimese people living who speak Drenjongke or Sikkimese, a Tibetic language fairly mutually intelligible with standard Tibetan.

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Sumi Naga Tribe

The Sümis are a major Naga ethnic group inhabiting the territories of Zünheboto District, parts of Niuland District and Kiphire District in Nagaland.

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Apatani Tribe

The Apatani or Tani are a tribal group of people living in the Ziro valley in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh in India.

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Tripuri Tribe

The Tripuri are a Tibeto-Burman-speaking ethnic group of Tripura. They are the descendants of the inhabitants of the erstwhile Twipra/Tripura Kingdom.


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