Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tribal Groups of India


1. Gonds- Largest tribe found in M.P., Jharkhand, A.P., Orissa & Maharashtra.

2. Bhils -M.P, Gujarat, Rajasthan, A.P., Karnataka, Tripura

3. Santhals- West Bengal, Bihar-Jharkhand & Orissa

4. Minas- Rajasthan & MP. Account for 50% tribal population of Rajasthan

5. Oraons- Bihar-Jharkhand, M.P.-Chattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal & Maharashtra. Speak Kurukh Language

6. Mundas -Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal & Tripura

7. Khonds -Orissa is mainland. Also found in Bihar, AP, MP, West Bengal.

8. Tharu -Uttaranchal & MP

9. Chenchu- Andhra Pradesh

10. Todas -Nilgiri Hills. Classic example of polyandry.

11. Lahaula -Himachal Pradesh

12. Adivasis- Bastar district, Chattisgarh

13. Badagas- Nilgiri region, Tamil Nadu

14. Baiga- M.P.

15. Bakkarwals -J & K

16. Bhotias- Uttaranchal, Sikkim & West Bengal

17. Bhuia -M.P.

18. Birhors -M.P., Chattisgarh, Jharkhand & Orissa

19. Gaddis -Himachal Pradesh

20. Gujjars -J&K & Himachal Pradesh

21. Irula -Tamil Nadu

22. Kanikar -Tamil Nadu

23. Katkari- M.P.

24. Kharia -M.P.

25. Khasa -Jaunsar region, Uttaranchal

26. Lahualas- Lahual region, Himachal Pradesh

27. Moplahs- Muslims of Malabar district, Kerala

28. Sabra -M.P.

29. Kol- M.P. & Maharashtra

30. Kolam -Andhra Pradesh

31. Kotas -Nilgiri Hills

32. Murias -Bastar District, Chattisgarh

33. Uralis -Kerala

34. Varlis -Maharashtra, Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

35. Yurva -Tamil Nadu


36. Khasis -Meghalaya & Tripura

37. Mikirs- Assam

38. Kukis -Manipur, Assam, Nagaland & Tripura

39. Angami -Nagaland

40. Ao- Nagaland

41. Apatani- Arunachal Pradesh

42. Chutra- Assam

43. Garos- Meghalaya & Assam

44. Jaintia -Meghalaya & Assam

45. Sema -Nagaland

46. Lushai -Mizoram & Tripura

47. Lepchas -Original Tribals of Sikkim

48. Abors- Arunachal Pradesh

49. Chakma- Tripura

50. Chang- A Naga tribe

51. Gallong -Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh

52. Jarawas -Andaman & Nicobar. Negrito

53. Onges -Andaman & Nicobar. Negritos racial stock.

54. Shompens -Andaman & Nicobar. Belong to mongoloid stock like nicobarese & inhabit Great Nicobar.

55. Sentinelese -Andaman & Nicobar. Inhabit sentinel island. Negrito

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