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Young  Baiga women

Saharia [Sahariya] tribe

Bhil tribe

Bhil tribe

Gondi tribe [Gond]

Gondi tribe [Gond]

Gondi tribe [Gond]

Gondi tribe [Gond]

Gondi tribe [Gond]

Manifestation, Bhopal.jpg

Bhil tribe

Bhil tribe

Bhil tribe

Bhil tribe

Saharia [Sahariya] tribe

Adivasi is an umbrella term for a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups claimed to be the aboriginal population of India.[1][2][3]They comprise a substantial indigenous minority of the population of India. The same term Adivasi is used for the ethnic minorities ofBangladesh and the native Vedda people of Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ආදී වාස).[4] The word is also used in the same sense in Nepal as is another word janajati (Nepali: जनजाति; janajāti), although the political context differed historically under the Shah and Rana dynasties.

Adivasi societies are particularly present in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and some north-eastern states, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Many smaller tribal groups are quite sensitive to ecological degradation caused by modernisation. Both commercial forestry and intensive agriculture have proved destructive to the forests that had endured swidden agriculture for many centuries.[5]

Although terms such as atavikavanavāsi (“forest dwellers”), or girijan (“hill people”)[6] are also used for the tribes of India, adivāsi carries the specific meaning of being the original and autochthonous inhabitants of a given region and was specifically coined for that purpose in the 1930s.[7] Over time, unlike the terms “aborigines” or “tribes”, the word “adivasi” has developed a connotation of past autonomy which was disrupted during the British colonial period in India and has not been restored.[8]

Source: Adivasi – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Address : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adivasi
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