Jharkhand: Tribes

30-JUL-2013 14:29

    Tribes of Jharkhand

    Jharkhand is a significant state from the perspective of tribal people in India. There are approximately 30 types Scheduled Tribes in Jharkhand.

     

    • Primitives Tribes

     

    Asur

    The people of Asur tribe live primarily in Jharkhand state, mostly in the districts of Lohardaga, Gumla, Latehar and Palamu. The people of Asur tribe were among the Proto-Australoid groups dwelling in the western areas of West Bengal in primitive times.

     

    Birhor

    The people of Birhor tribe are conventionally nomadic. Their main language is the Birhor language. The Birhor language belongs to the Munda languages group. These people are mainly found in Ranchi, Singbhum and Hazaribagh districts of Jharkhand. The people of Birhor tribe belong to the Proto-Australoid racial group.

     

    Birajia

    The Birjia tribe lives in the districts of Gumla, Lohardaga, Palamu and Ranchi districts of Jharkhand. In Palamu district the Birjia tribe are found in Garu, Barwadih, Mashna, Balumath and Bhandaria region.

     

    Mal Paharia

    The people of Mal Paharia tribe are found in Jharkhand state of India. They dwell in the districts of Damin-i-koh and Santhal Parganas.

     

    Sauriya Paharia

    The people of Sauria Paharia tribe are found in Jharkhand state of India. They dwell in the district of Santhal Parganas. They are alienated into 3 dissimilar artistic groups, namely the Chete, the Probia and the Bare.

     

    Sabar

    The people of Sabar tribe are found in Jharkhand state of India. They dwell in the district of East Singhbhum, Jharkhand.

     

    Hill Kharia

    The people of Hill Kharia tribe are found in Jharkhand state of India. They dwell in the districts of Gumla, East Singhbhum and Simdega districts of Jharkhand.

     

    • Other Tribes

     

    Biga

    People of Baiga tribe are found in Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand states of India.

     

    Bedia

    The people of Bedia tribe are found in Ranchi, Hazaribagh and Singbhum districts of Jharkhand.

     

    Bhumij

    The people of Bhumij tribe are found in Jharkhand state of India. They dwell in the district Singhbhum of Jharkhand.

     

    Chero

    The people of Chero tribe are found in Jharkhand state of India. They dwell in the Ranchi district of Jharkhand.

     

    Karmali

    The people of Karmali tribe are found in Jharkhand state of India. They are the artisan tribe of Chotanagpur.

     

    Kurukh

    The people of Kurukh tribe are found in Jharkhand state of India. They dwell in the Ranchi district of Jharkhand.

     

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