Phonetic transcription used in blog :

Phonetic transcription used in the blog :

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Word ending with

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aa /

balm, father


a /

bed, pet


e /

bid, pit


O /



uhu /

put, full


ng /अं


Sunday, January 18, 2009


Wild Animals seen in Tanii Ganda (Ziro) :

Siikey : Ferret-badger (Name are to be confirm )

Siiyiñ : ?

Siikhii : Porcupine(Hystrix cristata).

Yalie : Fox(Vulpes vulpes)

Siitii : Elephant

Hogia :Clouded Leopard (Neofelis Nebulosa ).

Santu Gyarey : Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)

Hogia Taker : Common Leopard(Panthera pardus ).

Nyokhe : Black Panther ( Panthera pardus ).

Patii : Tiger(Panthera tigris).

Yanko Patii : Lion(Panthera leo).

Siibi :Monkey(general)

Siibi-Bidii : Arunachal Macaque.

Siibi-Biser : Capped Langur ( Trachypithecus pileatus ).

Siitiñ : Bear

Uyi Subu : Yak (Bos grunniens)-semi-wild.

Mendii : Buffalo(Syncerus caffer)-domestic.

Siire : Wild boar(Sus scrofa coreanus)

Siidiñ : Deer

Siichu : Antelope

Somey or Tahu : Mongoose.

Siiriñ : Otter ??

Siiso: Small Indian Civet

Siipi :Pangolin (Manis Pentadactyla).

Takhii : Squirrel.

Siichi :Rufus,Flying squirrel (White chest).

Siibyo :Flying squirrel(Brown chest).

Buko : Wild rat.

Pihaañ/Uyi kubu :Mole Rat

Kere : Mole(Talpa europaea)

Tatii : Frog(Rana catesbeiana)

Tirii Tatii : Toad (Bufo marinus).

Bulyu : Tadpole of Rana catesbeiana
Aji Ngiiyi : Fish (Cyprinus carpio)


Ngiilyañ Ngiiyi :

Nyampo Tashiñ : Crayfish(Procambarus clarkii)

Racco : Tortoise

Buru : Crocodile(Crocodylus)

Sopiñ : Lizard
Gyoyi Tabu :

 Borta Tabu : Cobra

 Biiriñ Tabu : Python
BIIPII TABU : Ovophis Monticola

BABOR TABU: Trachischium Cf. Tenuiceps

BIIPII DOKHO TABU: Protobothrops Jerdoni
SU MYORO TABU: Oreocryptochis Porphyracea

BIIHANG TABU: Ptyas Nigromarginatus
 Biihan Tabu(?) :

??? : Chameleon 

Danyi Somiñ : Ophisaurus gracilis

To be continue............


  1. Annu Tara,

    You have become encyclopedia of Apatani. Beautiful job. For a Apatani serious blogger it is a wonderful site. Do try add more. I am forester by profession with agriculture educationa back ground but many of them are new to me and frankly I am unable identify them and their name.
    I am not sure whether 'Uyi subu' is wild yak or wild buffalo or Gaur/Indian gaur (Bos gaurus). Please confirm.
    Siichu : Antelope?
    Siirchu might be having branched antler. One in photo may not be siichur because its antler is not branched rather twisted. in wildlife parlance there are seven types of deer in India. I think in Apatani even "Sambar" is also called 'siiding'.The Brow-antlered Deer (Cervus eldi) of Manipur (northeast India), or Sangai, or Thamin may also be called a 'siirchu' even the male sambar may be called siirchu.
    Please confirm.

    Well done. Keep it up.


  2. Thanks Aku for your comment.
    About Uyi subu and all... i will confirm it and will try to add more.
    please keep comment on blog and guide me.


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