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This chapter discusses the experience of the authors at Adi houses in Bari village, Minyong village, Tarak village, Jining village, Pasi Adi village of Tigra, Padam Adi village, Pangi village, Karko village, Ashing village and Shimong village. It talks about the religions followed by the people and the architecture of the houses in the village. The chapter relates the interaction of the authors with Mr.Tarking, an inhabitant of Jombo Bari. Freestanding Adi houses are situated on hilltops and hill sides, more or less in rows, and sometimes on both sides of a road. Granaries are built a little distance from the village, as protection against fire. Since about the 1970s, some villages have built small halls for Donyi-Polo worship. Adi houses are usually rectangular and built on platforms supported by piles. The main structure is made of wooden poles, shores and beams, while the supplementary structure uses bamboo.

Keywords: Adi houses; bamboo; Donyi-Polo worship; Mr.Tarking; wooden poles



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