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TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

Kharia

Kharian, Berga Kharia, Dhelki Kharia, Dudh Kharia, Erenga Kharia, Munda Kharia, Oraon Kharia, Khadia, Pahari Kharia

Region: Forests of Mayurbhanj and plains in Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Sundergarh

Population*: 2,22,844

Language: Kharia

Map: Click Here

Origin: The Kharia are believed to have migrated to the region from river valleys north of the Vindhya and Kairmur ranges.

Occupation: The tribe is split into three groups; the Hill Kharia being the most primitive still survive as hunter-gatherers. Forest produce such as resin, honey and tussar cocoons forms their major source of income. The Dhelkai Kharia work as agricultural labour and the Dudh Kharia are settled cultivators; Spinning is another allied occupation and Kharia women also make mats of date palm leaves and bamboo and ropes of sabai fibre and aloe leaves.

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

Kharia

Kharian, Berga Kharia, Dhelki Kharia, Dudh Kharia, Erenga Kharia, Munda Kharia, Oraon Kharia, Khadia, Pahari Kharia

Region: Forests of Mayurbhanj and plains in Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Sundergarh

Population*: 2,22,844

Language: Kharia

Map: Click Here

Origin: The Kharia are believed to have migrated to the region from river valleys north of the Vindhya and Kairmur ranges.

Occupation: The tribe is split into three groups; the Hill Kharia being the most primitive still survive as hunter-gatherers. Forest produce such as resin, honey and tussar cocoons forms their major source of income. The Dhelkai Kharia work as agricultural labour and the Dudh Kharia are settled cultivators; Spinning is another allied occupation and Kharia women also make mats of date palm leaves and bamboo and ropes of sabai fibre and aloe leaves.

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

Kharia

Kharian, Berga Kharia, Dhelki Kharia, Dudh Kharia, Erenga Kharia, Munda Kharia, Oraon Kharia, Khadia, Pahari Kharia

Region: Forests of Mayurbhanj and plains in Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Sundergarh

Population*: 2,22,844

Language: Kharia

Map: Click Here

Origin: The Kharia are believed to have migrated to the region from river valleys north of the Vindhya and Kairmur ranges.

Occupation: The tribe is split into three groups; the Hill Kharia being the most primitive still survive as hunter-gatherers. Forest produce such as resin, honey and tussar cocoons forms their major source of income. The Dhelkai Kharia work as agricultural labour and the Dudh Kharia are settled cultivators; Spinning is another allied occupation and Kharia women also make mats of date palm leaves and bamboo and ropes of sabai fibre and aloe leaves.

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

Kharia

Kharian, Berga Kharia, Dhelki Kharia, Dudh Kharia, Erenga Kharia, Munda Kharia, Oraon Kharia, Khadia, Pahari Kharia

Region: Forests of Mayurbhanj and plains in Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Sundergarh

Population*: 2,22,844

Language: Kharia

Map: Click Here

Origin: The Kharia are believed to have migrated to the region from river valleys north of the Vindhya and Kairmur ranges.

Occupation: The tribe is split into three groups; the Hill Kharia being the most primitive still survive as hunter-gatherers. Forest produce such as resin, honey and tussar cocoons forms their major source of income. The Dhelkai Kharia work as agricultural labour and the Dudh Kharia are settled cultivators; Spinning is another allied occupation and Kharia women also make mats of date palm leaves and bamboo and ropes of sabai fibre and aloe leaves.

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

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