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Title: Traditional knowledge of Nyishi (Daffla) tribe of Arunachal Pradesh
Authors: Srivastava, RC
Nyishi Community
Keywords: Ethnobotany
Daffla
Nyishi
Hill-Miri tribe
Arunachal Pradesh
Medicinal plants
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P1/06, A61P1/10, A61P9/00, A61P9/12 A61P9/14, A61P11/00, A61P11/06, A61P17/00, A61P19/00, A61P27/00, A61P27/02, A61P29/00, A61P31/00, A61P31/12, A61P39/02
Abstract: Arunachal Pradesh, falling under Eastern Himalayan region, which is one of the global mega-diversity centre, is a botanical paradise with ca 4,485 species of angiosperms; 44 taxa of gymnosperms; ca 350 species of bryophytes; over 550 species pteridophytes; over 300 species of algae (only 52 species published so far) and over 5,350 species of fungi (including ca 350 species of lichens) and is the home of 110 ethnic communities (tribes) most of which are still forest dwellers and so diverse that they can not understand each others language. Hindi is gradually becoming popular among the persons, who are near townships. The paper throws light on the plants used by Nyishi (Daffla) including Hill Miri tribes in their day to day life.
Page(s): 26-37
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.09(1) [January 2010]

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