1*Mondakini Soren, 2B.K. Dutta and 3A.K. Das

1Laboratory of Microbial Ecology & Bio-diversity Conservation. Department of Ecology & Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar-788011 (India)


Ethnbotanical study has been carried out with three tribal communities viz. Mising, Tai-Shyam and Adivasis (Santhal & Mura)of Nambor-Doigrung Wild-life Sanctuary of Golaghat, Assam. The surrounding fringe tribal villages of Nambor-Doigrung Wild life Sanctuary of Golaghat depends on the forests for the preparation of medicine, food, country liquor, fibre, construction materials, fishing implements, fire wood, spices, broom, agricultural implements, thatchgrasses and endless uses of materials required in their day-to-day life. The close relationship of these tribal communities with nature, their unique culture and ethos are manifested in their wall paintings, life style, relationship, attitude and behaviour. The present study has been done with detailed analysis of available literature during the research period and intensive Botanical survey and collection of plant material and observations has been done. A detailed representation of the genera, enumeration of species, their distribution, and plant parts used has been recorded in this study.

Key words : Adivasi, Ethnobotany, Golaghat, Mising, Nambor- Doigrung Wild life Sanctuary, Tai-Shyam, Traditional knowledge.

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