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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Indian researchers examine genetic status of Arunachal Pradesh tribe

A new study by researchers at the Indian Statistical Institute has examined for the first time the genetic status of sub-tribes of a Tibeto-Burman-speaking tribe of Arunachal Pradesh in north-eastern India. North-east India has always been a hotspot for population geneticists due to its unique, strategic geographic location and the presence of linguistically, culturally and demographically diverse populations practicing varied occupations. There are an estimated 532 tribal communities who inhabit the different geographical regions, who vary in their morphological features and ethnic origins of varied cultural features and who belong to three linguistic families.

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