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Yimchunger is one of the minor Naga tribes of Nagaland. According to the Yimchunger tradition, the tribe emerged at a village called Moru, and then came to the Jure village. The Yimchungers and the Khiamungans are believed to have migrated to the present-day Nagaland from Upper Burma as one group, in one wave. They separated into two groups at the Moru village. The traditional dress of the Yimchungers includes colorful cane-made headgear decorated with hair and bird feathers.

The Limbu tribes and clans are found in Sikkim. Limbu bury their dead and observe for two to three days through practiced death rituals. Weddings, mourning, gift exchanges, and settlement of conflicts involve consumption of liquor, especially the Limbu traditional beer popularly known as Tongba. Dancing parties are arranged for visitors to the village. The traditional dress of the Limbus is mekhli and taga. Dhaka is the traditional fabric of the Limbus.

The Sangtams are a Naga tribe living in the Tuensang and Kiphire districts of Nagaland. Like many other tribal groups in Northeast India, they practice jhum, or shifting cultivation. Unlike other Naga tribes in Nagaland, many of the Sangtam have retained their traditional beliefs in spite of embracing Christianity at the same time. Sangtams celebrate twelve different festivals, in particular Mongmong, all of which are affiliated with their traditional culture and religion.

India | Rabari Nomad in Silver Jewelry, Orissa | © Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone/Corbis

Laos | Portrait of a woman of the Phoussang ethnic group wearing traditional costume. Village of Ban Phouxang Kaw, Samphan District, Phongsali or Phongsaly Province | ©Imagebrokerrm

NOMAD, LEHDAK The Drokpas, or nomads, of Tibet are a visible presence in this province bordering the Himalayas of India. They travel in groups of families; the men tend to the yaks in the grasslands while women make butter and cheese. They also weave and tan sheep and yak skins used to make garments to protect them from the fierce Himalayan winters.