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TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

Mahali

Region: Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh

Population*: 18,625

Language: Mahali, Santali and Odia

Origin: The Mahali seem to have migrated to Odisha from neighbouring Jharkhand and West Bengal. Long association with the Santal and Munda has led to some cultural similarities between these groups.

Occupation: Though they were traditionally palanquin bearers, today they are engaged in bamboo work and weave a variety of baskets besides making broomsticks, fences and fish traps. Some are also engaged in agriculture and wage labour.

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

Mahali

Region: Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh

Population*: 18,625

Language: Mahali, Santali and Odia

Origin: The Mahali seem to have migrated to Odisha from neighbouring Jharkhand and West Bengal. Long association with the Santal and Munda has led to some cultural similarities between these groups.

Occupation: Though they were traditionally palanquin bearers, today they are engaged in bamboo work and weave a variety of baskets besides making broomsticks, fences and fish traps. Some are also engaged in agriculture and wage labour.

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

Mahali

Region: Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh

Population*: 18,625

Language: Mahali, Santali and Odia

Origin: The Mahali seem to have migrated to Odisha from neighbouring Jharkhand and West Bengal. Long association with the Santal and Munda has led to some cultural similarities between these groups.

Occupation: Though they were traditionally palanquin bearers, today they are engaged in bamboo work and weave a variety of baskets besides making broomsticks, fences and fish traps. Some are also engaged in agriculture and wage labour.

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

Mahali

Region: Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh

Population*: 18,625

Language: Mahali, Santali and Odia

Origin: The Mahali seem to have migrated to Odisha from neighbouring Jharkhand and West Bengal. Long association with the Santal and Munda has led to some cultural similarities between these groups.

Occupation: Though they were traditionally palanquin bearers, today they are engaged in bamboo work and weave a variety of baskets besides making broomsticks, fences and fish traps. Some are also engaged in agriculture and wage labour.

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