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Lisu and Singpho communities UPSC NOTE

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  • Children of the Lisu and Singpho communities in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam are named according to the order they are born in the family.

  • Incorporating numbers into names,  the names may also help identifying the clan a person belongs to

Lisu and Singpho communities 

  • The Lisu and Singpho communities are indigenous tribes inhabiting the hilly regions of Southeast Asia

  • Both groups share some cultural similarities and a common linguistic root.

  • Even though they have distinct traditions and identities.

  • The Lisu are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group primarily found in China's Yunnan province, along with Myanmar, Thailand, and India.

  • In India, they are concentrated in Arunachal Pradesh, with a population of around 5,000.

  • Interestingly, the Lisu have a unique tradition of using numbered names

  • This practice is not as common among the Singpho.

  • The Singpho are another Tibeto-Burman ethnicity inhabiting a broader region than the Lisu.

  • They are spread across 27 countries, including China's Yunnan province, Myanmar, and parts of Northeast India.

  • The Singpho language shares some similarities with Lisu, but has also diverged over time.

  • Both the Lisu and Singpho communities have rich cultural heritages.

  • With vibrant festivals, traditional dress, and unique musical instruments

  • They are known for their agricultural skills and their deep connection to their lands.



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Lisu and Singpho communities UPSC NOTE
Lisu and Singpho communities UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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