Northeast India is ethnically distinct from the rest of India and has strong cultural ties with East and Southeast Asia. Linguistically the region is distinguished by a preponderance of Tibeto-Burman languages. No less rich is the cultural diversity of this land which is home to approximately 178 different tribes. From the Bodos, Kacharis, Rabhas, hailing from the plains of Assam to the Khasis, Rengmas, Apatanis, Mishmis from the hills of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh; every tribes has its own unique customs and traditions giving rise to vivid and interesting festivals. The changes in traditional tribal customs have led to a restricting of cultures that until a couple of decades ago, was unthinkable. Due to globilisation many of the tribesmen are not attired in their traditional dresses on a day-to-day basis. However, since most tribes are rooted to their traditions and cultures they love to be clad in their own costumes on festive occasions which are plenty.