There are few books written about Yobin people. Below are the bibliographies with some notes.
1. Profile of a Little-Known Tribe: An Ethnographic Study of Lisus of Arunachal Pradesh
Interestingly, the parents of uncle Jebaye are featured in the coverpage. The book has an exhaustive description about our people. Starting with language, then dance wakhi, religion, it ends with a discussion on development problems we face.
For those who want to gain a good outsider’s perspective on our society, this is a good book. Very often we don’t know our own values and struggles until someone points them to us. A preview of this book is available on Goggle Books.
Author: Asim Maitra, Year of Publishing: 1993, Publisher: Mittal Publications, Delhi.
2. A Guide to Lisu Language
Another book by Asim Maitra, this small book is a systematic compilation of our language. He has described verbs, adjectives; most of those you read in English grammar class. Occasionally, it is fun to find some archaic words that we don’t remember them anymore. Again, you can read snippets of the book in Goggle Book.
A gold medalist from Ranchi University, he worked in various capacities with the Anthropological Survey of India since 1965. At the time of researching this book, he was posted in Shillong as Assistant Anthropologist.
Author: Asim Maitra, Year of Publishing: 1988, Publisher: Mittal Publications, Delhi.
3. English – Lisu Dictionary: Grammar & Phrases Includes
The first ever published dictionary in our language. It contains about 5,000 words. The word entry is in English, followed by word description in Lisu language, using Fraser’s script. In addition, short explanation of English grammar and phrases are given at the end.
This has been a useful tool for many students as a good reference and also for those who wants to learn English vocabulary.
The ‘Companion’ volume: Lisu-English Dictionary is in the making. This will be even more useful for Lisu Language users to learn English. The author has this phrase in heart as he works on the dictionaries: to will and to act comes from above.
Author: Avia Ngwazah, Year of Publishing: 2007, Publisher: Personal