The land of dawn-lit mountains.
Arunachal Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India and is the northeastern-most state of the country. Arunachal Pradesh borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south and shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east and is separated from China in the north by the McMahon Line. Itanagar is the capital of the state.
The history of pre-modern Arunachal Pradesh is unclear but the majority of its population are descendants of the great “AboTani” whose origin is unknown but is said to be the first man of the five tribes, namely Tagin, Nyishi, Adi, Galo and Apatani which have a population of over one and half million. The major parts of the history of the Tani people will be found in the ancient libraries of Tibet as from earliest times the Tani people traded with Tibetans for swords and other metals in exchange for meat and wool. Tibetans referred to the Tani people as the Lhobhas – lho means south and bha means people.