Regions with significant populations
 India (Arunachal Pradesh)
Tutsa language
Christianity, Animism, Hinduism
Related ethnic groups
Naga, Tangsa, Nocte

The Tutsa are a Naga[1] tribe living in the southern parts of Changlang and the eastern part of Tirap districts of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Ethnically, the Tutsa are closely related to the Tangsa and were classified as members of the Tangsa in all census records until 1981.[2] As of 2001 their population stood at 25,000.

The harvest festival of Pongtu is the principal festival of the Tutsa.

The Tutsa are traditionally followers of Animism. Some Tutsa have also embraced Christianity. The sizeable Christian Tutsa community have formed the Tutsa Baptist Churches Council (TBCC).


  1. ^ S. R. Tohring (2010). Violence and identity in North-east India: Naga-Kuki conflict. Mittal Publications. pp. xv–xvii. ISBN 978-81-8324-344-5.
  2. ^ S.S. Shashi (2004). Encyclopaedia of Indian Tribes. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 181. ISBN 81-7041-836-4.