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Gond Tribe

  • 20 Jan 2020
  • 1 min read
  • Gonds are one of the largest tribal groups in the world.
  • They are mostly live in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha.
  • Gonds are subdivided into four tribes:
    • Raj Gonds
    • Madia Gonds
    • Dhurve Gonds
    • Khatulwar Gonds
  • Their staple food is two kinds of millet: kodo and kutki.
    • Rice is mostly consumed during festival feasts.
  • Gonds believe that earth, water and air are ruled by Gods.
  • They majorly speak Gondi which is an unwritten language of the Dravidian family.
  • It has been notified as a Scheduled Tribe.

Source: TH

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