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HakkiPikki Tribe of Karnataka

  • 12 May 2021
  • 1 min read

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Recently, some people of the HakkiPikki Tribe survived Covid-19 in Karnataka.

Key Points

  • About:
    • The HakkiPikki tribes are semi nomadic tribal people, have four clans namely the Gujrathioa, Kaliwala, Mewara and Panwara.
    • They speak many south Indian languages such as Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam along with Vagribooli which is similar to Guajarati.
    • The HakkiPikki, meaning “bird catchers” in Kannada.
    • It is a Scheduled Tribe in Karnataka.
  • Origin and History:
    • The origin of HakkiPikki tribal communities has a rich history and is said to be an ancestral relation with the legendary Ranapratap Singh.
    • The HakkiPikki tribal community are a Kshatriya or warrior tribal community who had to migrate to southern India after their defeat with Mughal kings.

Source: TH

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