Other Spellings / Synonyms : Arunachali, Arunachal People, Arunachalis
Religion : Majority of Aurnachali people follow Buddhism. The other religions followed are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity.
Language : Main languages spoken in the state are Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, English, Adi, Nishi, Monpa
Regional Spread : Mainly Arunachal Pradesh - north east state in India
Population : 1,091,117 (according to 2001 census)
Food Habits : Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian
Marriage Preference : Seek marriage alliance within their own caste and community.
bout 65% of the Arunachalis belong to 20 major-collective tribes and 82 tribes, who had a heritage of a diverse and rich culture, language and beliefs. Most of them are either of Tibetan or of Thai-Burmese origin. Another 35% of the population are immigrants including Bangladeshi, Bodo Hajong and Chakma expatriates, and immigrants from other parts of India, notably Assam and Nagaland. Most notable tribes include the Adi, Nishi Monpa and Apa Tani.
Broadly the Arunachal people may be divided into three cultural groups on the basis of their socio-religious affinities.