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Squirrels and Tribes – A Cultural Analysis From Indian Eastern Himalayas

Version 1 : Received: 27 September 2021 / Approved: 28 September 2021 / Online: 28 September 2021 (13:32:46 CEST)

How to cite: Chetia, H.; Chatakonda, M.K.; Koprowski, J.L. Squirrels and Tribes – A Cultural Analysis From Indian Eastern Himalayas. Preprints 2021, 2021090473 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0473.v1). Chetia, H.; Chatakonda, M.K.; Koprowski, J.L. Squirrels and Tribes – A Cultural Analysis From Indian Eastern Himalayas. Preprints 2021, 2021090473 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0473.v1).

Abstract

Based on an ethnozoological study carried out from December 2018 to November 2019, this paper attempts to document the usage of squirrel species for various purposes by the Adi, Idu Mishmi, Miju Mishmi, Tangsa, Chakma and Monpa tribe living near the villages adjoining the protected areas located in the districts of East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley, Lohit, Changlang and West Kameng of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The paper also describes the use of certain squirrel species as a part of their traditional culture and lists their names in English, Vernacular and Latin names. The study has led to an understanding that eight squirrel species are used by the tribes for cultural, food and medicinal purposes. This work contributes to ethnozoological research by describing a knowledge system of squirrel species use and the association of squirrel species with the cultural believes of the tribes.

Keywords

Cultural Use; Squirrel; gliding squirrel; tribes; Arunachal Pradesh

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