Chief Minister Pema Khandu releases book on endangered tribe

The book titled ‘The Tangams: An Ethnolinguistic Study Of The Critically Endangered Group of Arunachal Pradesh’ was released by Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu. The book is based on the Tangams, a critically endangered speech community of Arunachal Pradesh domiciled at Kugging village, Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The book is published by Centre for Endangered Languages, Rajiv Gandhi University and Himalayan Publishers, New Delhi. The Centre for Endangered Languages is a University Grant Commission sponsored centre.

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About Tangams:

Tangams are one of the lesser-known ethnolinguistic groups within the Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. According to the CFEL field survey 2016, the total population of the Tangam community is only 253 and resides only in one village. The outcome of the study is presented in the chapters which contain study on Tangam language intending to give crucial insights into the knowledge of language structures within the Tani group of languages.

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