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Himachal Pradesh: Tribes

16-JAN-2014 12:40

     

    Some of the tribes of Himachal Pradesh are:

     

    • Bhot, Bodh
    • Gaddi 
    • Gujjar
    • Jad, Lamba, Khampa
    • Kanaura, Kinnara
    • Lahaula
    • Pangwala
    • Swangla
    • Beta, Beda
    • Domba, Gara, Zoba

     

    Gaddi Tribe

    Location: Himachal Pradesh

    Population: Half a million

    Languages spoken: Gaddi, Takri, Hindi

    Religion/God: Lord Siva

    Food: Wheat, Vegetables, Cereals

     

    Gujjar Tribe

    Location: Himachal Pradesh & Jammu and Kashmir

    Population: 55 lakhs in Jammu and Kashmir & Himachal Pradesh

    Languages spoken: Gojri, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu,, English

    Religion/GodL: Hinduism, Islam Sikhism

    Food: Veg and Non Veg , wheat , cereals

     

    Jad Tribe

    Location: Himachal Pradesh

    Also known as: Lamba and Khampa

    Social Status: As per 2001, the Jad tribe was classified as a Scheduled Tribe under Government of India’s reservation program of positive discrimination.

     

    Kinaura Tribe

    Location: Himachal Pradesh

    Also Known as: Kinnara

    Social Status: As per 2001, the Jad tribe was classified as a Scheduled Tribe under Government of India’s reservation program of positive discrimination.

     

    Swangla Tribe

    Location: Himachal Pradesh

     

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