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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

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The Galo are a central Eastern Himalayan tribe, who primarly inhabit the West Siang district of modern day Arunachal Pradesh state in North-Eastern India.
The Galo population is estimated at 80597 (2001 census), which makes them one of the most populous tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. Galo are normally monogamous, but polygamy is also practiced by affluent people as a sign of their prosperity and prestige. Traditionally, Galo practice shifting cultivation. However in the 1960s and 1970s, wet rice and terraced cultivation has been introduced by the Government. Shifting cultivation, though on decline is still practiced, especially in remote villages. 

I received this interesting card, it was very informative about this specific group of people that I had not known about until now. Gotta love learning about different cultures!

Received: 07.06.2016


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