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The sixth edition of the Ziro Butterfly Meet concluded on September 8th, 2019, with a valedictory function in which the findings of the meet was shared by the participants. This year, there were more than 50 participants including 32 from outside the state.

Participants included butterfly experts and enthusiasts from the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam besides Arunachal Pradesh. Representatives of partner organization like the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Butterfly Group of North East India and Butterflies and Moths of Sikkim (BAMOS), also were part of the event.

The Apatani language or Tanw Agun belongs to the tani sub-group of the Tibeto-Burman family of languages. Linguists identify many special features of the language and describe it as a relatively “aberrant” member of the subgroup, classifying it as an early-branching member of the Western Tani branch.

The modified Roman Script (MRS) is used to write in Apatani. While most letters are used as in English , some have been modified for to represent some Apatani-specific sounds. Two additional special characters are added to ensure writing of Apatani as accurately as possible.