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Baiga Tribe

  • 20 Jan 2020
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  • The Baiga (means sorcerers) is one of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).
  • They mainly live in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Traditionally, the Baiga lived a semi-nomadic life and practised slash and burn cultivation. Now, they are mainly dependent on minor forest produce for their livelihood.
    • Bamboo is the primary resource.
  • Tattooing is an integral part of Baiga culture, every age and body part has a specific tattoo reserved for the occasion.

Source: TH

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