<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a census town
and headquarters of the Changlang district
in the Indian state
of Arunachal Pradesh
. Its native people includes Tangsa
Naga(Lungchang, pangsha,hawi etc), Lisu, Nocte, Singpho and many more.
More than 50 dialects (languages) are spoken here. Among all the districts in Arunachal Pradesh, Changlang is unique for its cultures, traditions, and languages (dialects). Many dialects of Changlang district are believed to be endangered, and some dialects are already extinct. One of the many reasons for this is believed to be the influx of mainland India's Hindi language and culture into north India.
Inner line Permit (ILP) was introduced by Indian government as one of many initiatives to protect fragile cultures, traditions and dialects of the North East
people (excluding that of Assam) of India including Changlang. ILP was unsuccessfully challenged in Guwahati
Court during 2008 by mainland India. .
During the Burma Campaign
of World War II
, the Changlang district
was where the Ledo Road
began, and a neglected World War II war cemetery can still be visited at Jairampur
, Calcutta Telegraph
, 29 January 2008 It is situated nearby Indian Army Camp of Jairampur. Unlike mainland India, Britain never colonized Changlang. Changlanese natives during the silk road era knew about Tea trading and tea traders. A Singpho(they are called Jinpo or jingphaw in Myanmar and... Read More