Rajasthan: Tribes

19-AUG-2013 13:15

    Rajasthan is well-known for its enriching and artistic heritage. There are a lot of historical tales about the courageousness of its people. Many tribes of Rajasthan such as Bhil tribe have subjugated in many parts of the Rajasthan state from the time of Rajput rule.



    The Bhil tribe is mainly concentrated in the areas around Udaipur, Dungarpur and Chittorgarh. Bhili language is an Indo-Aryan language and is the main language spoken by Bhil tribe. The description of Bhil tribe is also cited in Ramayana and Mahabharata.


    • Garasias Tribe

    Garasias Tribe is found in South Rajasthan.  The Garasia tribe is said to have been originated from Bhil clan and is looked upon as the most backward tribe in the state of Rajasthan. They reside in the areas of Sawai Madhopur and Kota.


    • Dungri Garasia

    Dungri Garasia is a tribe of the Bhil clan and is found in the Rajasthan and Gujarat states of India. Dungri Garasia tribe of the Bhil community migrated from the Mewar district about 300 years ago, to run away from the forces of the Muslims who were attacking Maharana Pratap.


    • Mewasi Bhil

    Mewasi Bhil belongs to the Bhil clan and is found in Rajasthan. According to 2001 census, the Mewasi tribe was termed as the Scheduled Tribe as per the Government of India's reservation programme of positive discrimination.


    • Tadvi Bhil

    Tadvi Bhil is a Muslim community found in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The people of Tadvi Bhil tribe are the Muslim converts from the massive Bhil clan.



    Bhil Meena tribal group is found in Rajasthan, India. In earlier times, Rajasthan was ruled by Meena dynasty which had the symbol of a fish. Meena name is derived from Meen. The Meenas claim to be the descent from the God’s Matsya avatar.



    Damor Tribe is an ethnic clan and are also known as the Damarias. The people of Damor Tribe claim themselves to be that of Rajput origin. They generally speak Gameti dialect of Rajasthani.


    The people of Dhanka tribe are termed as an Adivasi clan of India. They are more than 400,000 in number. Half of the percentage of Dhanka tribe lives in the Gujarat state of India and some dwell in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.



    The people of Garasia tribe are a scheduled tribe residing in the areas of the Gujarat and Rajasthan. They are separated into Adiwasi Garasia, Bhil Garasia and Rajput Garasia groups. They are generally based in the Sirohi, Udaipur and Pali districts of Rajasthan.


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