India is rich in cultural diversity and these 31 pictures will take you to a journey of the colorful and rich heritage of the tribal people of our country.
1. Dimasa Tribes
The Dimasa are one of the oldest inhabitants of North Eastern India and is one of the many Kachari tribes. The name ‘Dimasa’ stands for “children of the big river,” referring to Brahmaputra river(known as Dilao in Dimasa)
2. Baiga Tribes
Baiga is a tribe found in MP, UP, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and is known for its unique culture.It is believed that after a death in the family, the Baigas just leave the house and build another.
3. Biate Tribes
The Biate people are one of the oldest tribes of Mizoram, Assam and Meghalaya. They are also one of the oldest living tribes in the NE.
4. Khasi Tribes
The Khasi are an indigenous or tribal people, the majority of whom live in Meghalaya. The main crops produced by the Khasi people living in the War areas are betel leaf, areca nut and oranges.
5. Bodo Tribes
The Bodos are an ethnic and linguistic community, early settlers of Assam.
6. Oraon Tribes
The Oraon tribes are tribal aborigines inhabiting various states across central and eastern India. They have a rich range of folk songs, dances and tales, as well as traditional musical instruments
7. Sangtam Tribes
The Sangtams are a Naga tribe living in the Tuensang and Kiphire districts of Nagaland.
8. Bhils Tribes
They are the largest tribes of South Asia
9. Limbu Tribes
The Limbu tribes and clans are found in Sikkim.
10. Jat Tribes
The Jats are a Maldhari cattle herding group distributed in Kutch and Saurashtra region.
11. Gaddi Tribes
Gaddi Tribes constitute a sizeable population of tribes inhabiting HP.
12. Chhadvara Tribes
13. Chakhesang Tribes
Chakhesang is a Naga tribe found in Nagaland, India. The word Chakhesang comprises three tribes: cha – Chakri, Khe – Khezha, Sang – Sangtam.
14. Rabari Tribes
15. Ladakhi Tribes
16. Chakhesang Tribes
Chakhesang girls wearing tiza tida. Tiza is the carnelian beads which makes up the central part of a Tida, a necklace worn by the women of most Naga tribes.
17. Yimchunger Tribes
Yimchunger is one of the minor Naga tribes of Nagaland. According to the Yimchunger tradition, the tribe emerged at a village called Moru, and then came to the Jure village.
18. Brogpa Tribes
The Brogpa are a small community of Dard people residing in the Dha-Hanu valley about 163 km southwest of Leh in Ladakh.
20. Lisu Tribe
The Lisu people are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group who inhabit the mountainous region of Arunachal Pradesh. Lisu people in India are called Yobin.
21. Bonda Tribes
The Bonda are an ancient tribe of people numbering approximately 12,000 who live in the isolated hill regions of the Malkangiri district of southwestern Odisha, India, near the junction of the states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and AP.
22. Dard Tribes
The Dard people are a group of Indo-European Indo-Iranian-speaking people predominantly found in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir.
23. Adi Tribes
The Adi, or Bokar Lhoba people is a major collective tribe living in the Himalayan hills of Arunachal Pradesh, and they are found in the temperate and sub-tropical regions within the districts of East Siang, Upper Siang, West Siang and Lower Dibang Valley and Lohit.
24. Garos Tribes
The Garos are the second-largest tribe in Meghalaya and comprise about a third of the local population.
25. Memba Tribes
The Memba tribe live in Arunachal Pradesh.
26. Wancho Tribes
The Wancho tribe is found in Arunachal Pradesh. The men, once were successful headhunters. When the enemy was successfully eliminated, the Wancho men were honored and adorned with the THUN HU or facial tattoo.
27. Wancho Tribes
The Wancho are a tribal in Arunachal Pradesh.
28. Khonds Tribes
Khonds, or Kandhs are an aboriginal tribe of India, inhabiting Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
29. Gadaba Tribes
The Gadabas are a designated Scheduled Tribe in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh
30. Banjara Tribes
The Banjara, also called Lamani are a class of usually described as nomadic people from the Indian state of Rajasthan, North-WestGujarat, and Western Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Maharastra
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