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TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

Mirdhas

Kuda, Koda

Region: Sambalpur, Baragarh and Balangir

Population*: 75,940

Language: Mirdha or Kun Boi

Origin: Originally known as Koda due to their occupation of digging and carrying earth; the Mirdha later adopted their current name which means head coolie. They are considered to be a section of the Kisan tribe.

Culture and Crafts: Celebrations like Chaita and Phalguna are occasions for the dhal khai dance which is based on enactments of episodes from the Ramayana, Krishna-Radha sequences and local folklore.

Occupation: Apart from earthwork they also collect forest produce and make leaf plates besides working as agricultural labour.

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

Mirdhas

Kuda, Koda

Region: Sambalpur, Baragarh and Balangir

Population*: 75,940

Language: Mirdha or Kun Boi

Origin: Originally known as Koda due to their occupation of digging and carrying earth; the Mirdha later adopted their current name which means head coolie. They are considered to be a section of the Kisan tribe.

Culture and Crafts: Celebrations like Chaita and Phalguna are occasions for the dhal khai dance which is based on enactments of episodes from the Ramayana, Krishna-Radha sequences and local folklore.

Occupation: Apart from earthwork they also collect forest produce and make leaf plates besides working as agricultural labour.

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

Mirdhas

Kuda, Koda

Region: Sambalpur, Baragarh and Balangir

Population*: 75,940

Language: Mirdha or Kun Boi

Origin: Originally known as Koda due to their occupation of digging and carrying earth; the Mirdha later adopted their current name which means head coolie. They are considered to be a section of the Kisan tribe.

Culture and Crafts: Celebrations like Chaita and Phalguna are occasions for the dhal khai dance which is based on enactments of episodes from the Ramayana, Krishna-Radha sequences and local folklore.

Occupation: Apart from earthwork they also collect forest produce and make leaf plates besides working as agricultural labour.

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

Mirdhas

Kuda, Koda

Region: Sambalpur, Baragarh and Balangir

Population*: 75,940

Language: Mirdha or Kun Boi

Origin: Originally known as Koda due to their occupation of digging and carrying earth; the Mirdha later adopted their current name which means head coolie. They are considered to be a section of the Kisan tribe.

Culture and Crafts: Celebrations like Chaita and Phalguna are occasions for the dhal khai dance which is based on enactments of episodes from the Ramayana, Krishna-Radha sequences and local folklore.

Occupation: Apart from earthwork they also collect forest produce and make leaf plates besides working as agricultural labour.

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