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The Tangsas are of Mongoloid stock.

Geographical Location

The Tangsas inhabit the south-eastern portion of Arunachal Pradesh in Tirap district. Their inhabitation extends to the Tirap and the Namchik rivers with the Patkoi ranges in the south and Assam in the north. The Tangsas comprise of five sub-tribes namely, Ron-Rangs, Mosangs, Khemsings, Lungris and Yogils. It may be further added that the Tangsas literally means hill people. (Tang-Hill,  Sa-People.)

They believe that they  have their original place in a hill called Masoi-Sinrapum in Burma from where each clan followed different routes to reach the present place. 

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H.M. Bareh:  Encyclopedia of North-East India” Mittal Publications. New Delhi.