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TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

Chuktia Bhunjia

Region: Sunabeda plateau in Nuapara

Population*: 2,378

Language: Chhattisgarhi

Origin: A lesser known tribe, the Bhunjia are divided into two clans, the Chuktiya and Chinda Bhunjias. The tribe is believed to be formed from offshoot groups of the Halba, Gond and Baiga.

Culture and Crafts: The Chuktiya Bhunjias are culturally distinct in the construction of a sacred kitchen shed, separated from the main dwelling building. Cock fighting is a major sport and is held at weekly markets. The annual fairs of Dashera, seed sanctification and mahua collection are occasions for celebration.

Occupation: Apart from wet and shifting agriculture, they also engage in hunting, fishing and the collection of minor forest produce besides rearing cattle and wage earning. Animals are reared mainly for sacrificial purposes. Bamboo is also collected and woven into fishing baskets and grain bins for personal use.

*Scheduled Tribes Population as per Census 2011 data.
 PVTGs Population as per Micro Project Survey Data, 2010

Chuktia Bhunjia

Region: Sunabeda plateau in Nuapara

Population*: 2,378

Language: Chhattisgarhi

Origin: A lesser known tribe, the Bhunjia are divided into two clans, the Chuktiya and Chinda Bhunjias. The tribe is believed to be formed from offshoot groups of the Halba, Gond and Baiga.

Culture and Crafts: The Chuktiya Bhunjias are culturally distinct in the construction of a sacred kitchen shed, separated from the main dwelling building. Cock fighting is a major sport and is held at weekly markets. The annual fairs of Dashera, seed sanctification and mahua collection are occasions for celebration.

Occupation: Apart from wet and shifting agriculture, they also engage in hunting, fishing and the collection of minor forest produce besides rearing cattle and wage earning. Animals are reared mainly for sacrificial purposes. Bamboo is also collected and woven into fishing baskets and grain bins for personal use.

*Scheduled Tribes Population as per Census 2011 data.
 PVTGs Population as per Micro Project Survey Data, 2010

Chuktia Bhunjia

Region: Sunabeda plateau in Nuapara

Population*: 2,378

Language: Chhattisgarhi

Origin: A lesser known tribe, the Bhunjia are divided into two clans, the Chuktiya and Chinda Bhunjias. The tribe is believed to be formed from offshoot groups of the Halba, Gond and Baiga.

Culture and Crafts: The Chuktiya Bhunjias are culturally distinct in the construction of a sacred kitchen shed, separated from the main dwelling building. Cock fighting is a major sport and is held at weekly markets. The annual fairs of Dashera, seed sanctification and mahua collection are occasions for celebration.

Occupation: Apart from wet and shifting agriculture, they also engage in hunting, fishing and the collection of minor forest produce besides rearing cattle and wage earning. Animals are reared mainly for sacrificial purposes. Bamboo is also collected and woven into fishing baskets and grain bins for personal use.

*Scheduled Tribes Population as per Census 2011 data.
 PVTGs Population as per Micro Project Survey Data, 2010

Chuktia Bhunjia

Region: Sunabeda plateau in Nuapara

Population*: 2,378

Language: Chhattisgarhi

Origin: A lesser known tribe, the Bhunjia are divided into two clans, the Chuktiya and Chinda Bhunjias. The tribe is believed to be formed from offshoot groups of the Halba, Gond and Baiga.

Culture and Crafts: The Chuktiya Bhunjias are culturally distinct in the construction of a sacred kitchen shed, separated from the main dwelling building. Cock fighting is a major sport and is held at weekly markets. The annual fairs of Dashera, seed sanctification and mahua collection are occasions for celebration.

Occupation: Apart from wet and shifting agriculture, they also engage in hunting, fishing and the collection of minor forest produce besides rearing cattle and wage earning. Animals are reared mainly for sacrificial purposes. Bamboo is also collected and woven into fishing baskets and grain bins for personal use.

*Scheduled Tribes Population as per Census 2011 data.
 PVTGs Population as per Micro Project Survey Data, 2010