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Taron

Taron tribes are inhabited at the foot hill of the Mt. Khakaborazi. in the Himalaya mountain ranges. Ages ago Taron people of average 110 cm height were seen here. Unfortunately today there remains only one genuine Taron-blood man and the tribe is almost vanishing. Village of Taphungdan has no genuine Taron anymore yet there live many Tarons married to other tribes. who grows taller and show no physical sign of Tarons.The people in this area practice shifting cultivation of paddy. wheat. beans. maize. millet. mustard and yams. and any extra produce is taken to market. together with medicinal herbs and tubers foraged in the jungle. in the district headquarters town of Putao. Trade in hides. antlers. bones and other parts of animals not listed as endangered flourishes across the Myanmar-China border.


 

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