Bangnis and Sulangs tribes inhabit the area adjacent to the north eastern
Kameng, extending to the lower Subansiri District. The Bangnis are known
as Nishi, Nishang, Nissi or Dalja in Subansiri District.
Marriage of the
Bangni people takes place through the process of formal negotiation between
the parents of both the parties. After a stipulated bride price has been
paid, the girl comes to live with the husband. >There are no formal ceremonies
which mark the consummation of marriage. The husband and the wife are
both clad in clothes and wear a number of ornaments. The marriage by employment
and the marriage by service is also prevalent in their society but is
practiced in rare cases.
endogamy and clan
exogamy is the normal rule. Though
polyandry is not known to them, polygamy
is very common. Bangni society is patrilocal, patriarchal and patrilineal.
The Sulangs are a scattered tribe. The sulang society
is not based on the unit of village community. They do not observe rituals
and ceremonies on a community basis.