Tani, aka Miric, Adi–Galo–Mishing–Nishi (Bradley 1997), or Abor–Miri–Dafla (Matisoff 2003), is a compact family of Tibeto-Burman languages situated at the eastern end of the Himalayas, in an area skirted on four sides by Tibet, Assam, Bhutan, and Burma. Jackson T-S Sun (1993) argues that Tani is a primary branch of Tibeto-Burman.
The Tani languages are spoken by about 600,000 people of Arunachal Pradesh like the Adi (many tribes), Nyishi, Hill Miri, Tagin, and Apatani peoples of East Kameng, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, West Siang, East Siang, and the Dibang Valley districts of Arunachal Pradesh. In Arunachal Pradesh alone the Tani-speaking area covers some 40,000 square kilometers, or roughly half the size of the state. Scattered Tani communities spill over the Sino-Indian border into adjacent areas in Mêdog (Miguba and Mising peoples), Mainling (Bokar and Tagin peoples), and Lhünzê (Bangni, Na, Bayi, Dazu, and Mara peoples) counties of Tibet, where together with the non-Tani Idu they form the Lhoba nationality.
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... all of Asia, being home to at least thirty and possibly as many as fifty distinct languages in addition to innumerable dialects and subdialects thereof ... Boundaries between languages very often correlate with tribal divisions - for example, Apatani and Nyishi are both tribally and linguistically distinct - but shifts in tribal identity and alignment over time have ... The vast majority of languages indigenous to modern-day Arunachal Pradesh belong to the Tibeto-Burman language family ...
... The Tani languages are conservatively classified as a distinct branch in Tibeto-Burman ... relatives may be to be their eastern neighbors the Digarish languages, Taraon and Idu ... to several of the peoples and their languages ...
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