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The Mijis

Miji Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh

The Mijis, is a small group of people who live in the valley of Bichom river. According to their own tradition and belief they had originally migrated from the plains and even claim to have connections with the kings who ruled over Assam. 

Marriage among the Mijis usually take place by negotiation. Nominal bride price is given by the parents of the bridegroom. Other social systems like inheritance is through the male line. All the sons get equal shares of the property left by the father. The main house is inherited by the eldest son. After the death of the father, the unmarried daughters live with their brothers who are responsible for giving them away in marriage.

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