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Welcome to the Tribe World

Beyond North Sentinel: A look at uncontacted and isolated tribes

Yup! there are people in this 21st century who are into the technological needs . They are the Tribal people. Tribes usually mean a group of people who spend their lives in the forested region. Their major occupation includes Hunting and some sort of cultivation. They have a different culture , religion and Tradition which is drastically different from the us. Adivasi is the collective term for the Tribes of India, who are considered to be the indigenous people of India, prior to the Dravidians and Indo-Aryans. There are more that 1000 different tribes around the world.

1. Gonds Tribes


The Gond Tribe people are found in the Central India specifically in the Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. They are also found in the other parts like Maharashtra Andhra Pradesh, and Orissa. The Gond tribes are known very well to the languages like Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Parsi and many other Dravidian languages. They have festivals of Keslapur Jathra and Madai and ritual performances are the ones that are very well different and interesting . Kodo or Kutki are the staple foods of the Gonds.

2. Bhils Tribes


The lifestyle of the Bhil tribes is an absolute contrast. This tribal community in India is mostly spotted in the Aravali Ranges in Udaipur and some districts of Rajasthan. Further, the settlements of the Bhil tribes are also found in parts of Gujarat ,Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tripura . Their cultural harmony like Ghoomar dance, Than Gair( a type of dance) is held in the month of January or February . They a speak a language known as Bhili Language. It is a combination of Indo Aryan collaboration.

3. Santhal Tribes


The Santhal tribes are the major tribes of West Bengal and are mostly seen in the districts of Bankura and Purulia. They are also widely seen in parts of Bihar, Jharkhand , Odisha and Assam. The Santhali dance and music is one of the major attractions. They have festivals like Karam, Maghe, Baba Bonga, Sahrai, Ero, Asaria, Disum Sendra and Namah .

4. Great Andamanese Tribes


 The Great Andamanese Tribe, which includes the Onge, Jarawa, Jangil and Sentinelese, are said to be the first inhabitants of the islands. But today a significant number is on its way to extinction.  The Great Andamanese are mostly spotted in Strait Island and parts of Rutland Island.

5. Khasi Tribes


The people of this tribe are filled with lots of music, playing musical instruments like drums, guitars, flutes, wooden pipes and metal cymbals. The Khasi tribes are mostly spotted in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya and are also found in parts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and West Bengal.


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