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TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

Koya

Gumba Koya, Koitur Koya, Kamar Koya, Musara Koya

Region: Malkangiri

Population*: 1,47,137

Language: Koya

Occupation: Regarded as one of the primitive tribal groups of Odisha, the Koya villages are located in clearings in the forests. Originally practitioners of shifting agriculture, they have recently taken to settled cultivation. Often a single family in the interior villages may own up to three or four hundred head of cattle. They are also engaged in collection of roots and fruits from the forest to supplement their harvest and are fond of hunting small game and birds. They fish communally often using poison to catch fish and also engage in basket making.

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

Koya

Gumba Koya, Koitur Koya, Kamar Koya, Musara Koya

Region: Malkangiri

Population*: 1,47,137

Language: Koya

Occupation: Regarded as one of the primitive tribal groups of Odisha, the Koya villages are located in clearings in the forests. Originally practitioners of shifting agriculture, they have recently taken to settled cultivation. Often a single family in the interior villages may own up to three or four hundred head of cattle. They are also engaged in collection of roots and fruits from the forest to supplement their harvest and are fond of hunting small game and birds. They fish communally often using poison to catch fish and also engage in basket making.

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

Koya

Gumba Koya, Koitur Koya, Kamar Koya, Musara Koya

Region: Malkangiri

Population*: 1,47,137

Language: Koya

Occupation: Regarded as one of the primitive tribal groups of Odisha, the Koya villages are located in clearings in the forests. Originally practitioners of shifting agriculture, they have recently taken to settled cultivation. Often a single family in the interior villages may own up to three or four hundred head of cattle. They are also engaged in collection of roots and fruits from the forest to supplement their harvest and are fond of hunting small game and birds. They fish communally often using poison to catch fish and also engage in basket making.

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

Koya

Gumba Koya, Koitur Koya, Kamar Koya, Musara Koya

Region: Malkangiri

Population*: 1,47,137

Language: Koya

Occupation: Regarded as one of the primitive tribal groups of Odisha, the Koya villages are located in clearings in the forests. Originally practitioners of shifting agriculture, they have recently taken to settled cultivation. Often a single family in the interior villages may own up to three or four hundred head of cattle. They are also engaged in collection of roots and fruits from the forest to supplement their harvest and are fond of hunting small game and birds. They fish communally often using poison to catch fish and also engage in basket making.

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