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TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

Kawar

Kanwar

Region: Sundergarh, Jharsuguda and Nuapara

Population*: 5,225

Language: Chattisgarhi

Origin: The Kawar trace their origin to the Kauravas of the Mahabharat and are believed to have migrated from Chainpur near Ranchi. The Kawar bear a marked physical resemblance to the Gonds.

Occupation: While the community considers military service to be their traditional occupation, they have now become mainly cultivators and labourers, with the Routia / Rathia clan also engaging in making rope and sleeping cots. They also collect forest products to supplement their income.

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

Kawar

Kanwar

Region: Sundergarh, Jharsuguda and Nuapara

Population*: 5,225

Language: Chattisgarhi

Origin: The Kawar trace their origin to the Kauravas of the Mahabharat and are believed to have migrated from Chainpur near Ranchi. The Kawar bear a marked physical resemblance to the Gonds.

Occupation: While the community considers military service to be their traditional occupation, they have now become mainly cultivators and labourers, with the Routia / Rathia clan also engaging in making rope and sleeping cots. They also collect forest products to supplement their income.

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

Kawar

Kanwar

Region: Sundergarh, Jharsuguda and Nuapara

Population*: 5,225

Language: Chattisgarhi

Origin: The Kawar trace their origin to the Kauravas of the Mahabharat and are believed to have migrated from Chainpur near Ranchi. The Kawar bear a marked physical resemblance to the Gonds.

Occupation: While the community considers military service to be their traditional occupation, they have now become mainly cultivators and labourers, with the Routia / Rathia clan also engaging in making rope and sleeping cots. They also collect forest products to supplement their income.

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

Kawar

Kanwar

Region: Sundergarh, Jharsuguda and Nuapara

Population*: 5,225

Language: Chattisgarhi

Origin: The Kawar trace their origin to the Kauravas of the Mahabharat and are believed to have migrated from Chainpur near Ranchi. The Kawar bear a marked physical resemblance to the Gonds.

Occupation: While the community considers military service to be their traditional occupation, they have now become mainly cultivators and labourers, with the Routia / Rathia clan also engaging in making rope and sleeping cots. They also collect forest products to supplement their income.

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