Alternate names ABOR, ARBOR, LHOBA, LUOBA, BOGA'ER LUOBA Dialects PADAM (STANDARD ADI), MINYONG, GALONG (GALLONG, GALO, GALLO), BOKAR (BOGA'ER LUOBA), MILANG.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, North Assam, Tani. Comments Sun (1993) lists Tani languages and dialects as Apatani, Milang, Bokar, Damu, Mising, Padam, Bangni, Tagin, Sagli, south Aya, Leli, and perhaps Pailibo, Ramo, Asing, Bori, Pasi, Panggi, Simong, Minyong, Karok, Hill Miri, and some northern and western dialects of Nisi. Bilingualism in Assamese, Hindi, Nepali. Adi is a Scheduled Tribe in India with several subgroups: Ashing, Bokar, Bori, Galong, Karko, Komkar, Milang, Minyong, Padam, Pailibo, Pangi, Pasi, Ramo, Shimong, Tangam. These are different speech varieties. 'Adi' has been used as a cover term for the eastern Tani group of languages.
Agriculturalists: rice, grain, beans, fruit, eggs; hunters. Traditional religion, Christian. NT 1988.
A reference to the Source of this information: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=ADI.