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TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

TRIBES OF ODISHA

Paudi Bhuyan

Region: Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Anugul

Population*: 13,776

Language: Oriya

Origin: The Paudi Bhuyan form a major section of the Bhuinya tribe and are also known as the Hill Bhuyan One of the primitive tribal groups of Odisha, the tribe derives its name from the word Bhumi meaning earth.

Settlement: Paudi Bhuyan settlements are located in hills and mountainous roads which are not easily accessible, especially in the monsoons.

Culture and Crafts: Living in close proximity to the Juang, who are considered as brothers, the Paudi Bhuyan construct a youth dormitory known as Darbarghar or Mandargarh in the center of the village for the unmarried boys. This dormitory also serves as a guesthouse, village granary and meeting place. Their favorite instrument is Changu.

Occupation: Traditional farmers, the Bhuinya practiced paddy cultivation in the valleys and shifting cultivation in the hill slopes of the region. They also collect minor forest produce like mahua flowers, mango, thatching grass and fiber for rope making. Fishing is done in the rainy season, and often dried for future consumption.

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

Paudi Bhuyan

Region: Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Anugul

Population*: 13,776

Language: Oriya

Origin: The Paudi Bhuyan form a major section of the Bhuinya tribe and are also known as the Hill Bhuyan One of the primitive tribal groups of Odisha, the tribe derives its name from the word Bhumi meaning earth.

Settlement: Paudi Bhuyan settlements are located in hills and mountainous roads which are not easily accessible, especially in the monsoons.

Culture and Crafts: Living in close proximity to the Juang, who are considered as brothers, the Paudi Bhuyan construct a youth dormitory known as Darbarghar or Mandargarh in the center of the village for the unmarried boys. This dormitory also serves as a guesthouse, village granary and meeting place. Their favorite instrument is Changu.

Occupation: Traditional farmers, the Bhuinya practiced paddy cultivation in the valleys and shifting cultivation in the hill slopes of the region. They also collect minor forest produce like mahua flowers, mango, thatching grass and fiber for rope making. Fishing is done in the rainy season, and often dried for future consumption.

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

Paudi Bhuyan

Region: Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Anugul

Population*: 13,776

Language: Oriya

Origin: The Paudi Bhuyan form a major section of the Bhuinya tribe and are also known as the Hill Bhuyan One of the primitive tribal groups of Odisha, the tribe derives its name from the word Bhumi meaning earth.

Settlement: Paudi Bhuyan settlements are located in hills and mountainous roads which are not easily accessible, especially in the monsoons.

Culture and Crafts: Living in close proximity to the Juang, who are considered as brothers, the Paudi Bhuyan construct a youth dormitory known as Darbarghar or Mandargarh in the center of the village for the unmarried boys. This dormitory also serves as a guesthouse, village granary and meeting place. Their favorite instrument is Changu.

Occupation: Traditional farmers, the Bhuinya practiced paddy cultivation in the valleys and shifting cultivation in the hill slopes of the region. They also collect minor forest produce like mahua flowers, mango, thatching grass and fiber for rope making. Fishing is done in the rainy season, and often dried for future consumption.

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

Paudi Bhuyan

Region: Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Anugul

Population*: 13,776

Language: Oriya

Origin: The Paudi Bhuyan form a major section of the Bhuinya tribe and are also known as the Hill Bhuyan One of the primitive tribal groups of Odisha, the tribe derives its name from the word Bhumi meaning earth.

Settlement: Paudi Bhuyan settlements are located in hills and mountainous roads which are not easily accessible, especially in the monsoons.

Culture and Crafts: Living in close proximity to the Juang, who are considered as brothers, the Paudi Bhuyan construct a youth dormitory known as Darbarghar or Mandargarh in the center of the village for the unmarried boys. This dormitory also serves as a guesthouse, village granary and meeting place. Their favorite instrument is Changu.

Occupation: Traditional farmers, the Bhuinya practiced paddy cultivation in the valleys and shifting cultivation in the hill slopes of the region. They also collect minor forest produce like mahua flowers, mango, thatching grass and fiber for rope making. Fishing is done in the rainy season, and often dried for future consumption.

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