List of Scheduled Tribes in India

List of Scheduled Tribes in India

Encyclopedia
This is a full list of Scheduled Tribes in India, as recognised in India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

's Constitution; a total of 645 district tribes. The term "Scheduled Tribes" refers to specific indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups that are defined as indigenous according to one of the various definitions of the term, there is no universally accepted definition but most of which carry connotations of being the "original inhabitants" of a territory....

whose status is acknowledged to some formal degree by national legislation. A collective term in use locally to describe most of these peoples is "Upajati" (literally "clans/tribes/groups").

Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh , is one of the 28 states of India, situated on the southeastern coast of India. It is India's fourth largest state by area and fifth largest by population. Its capital and largest city by population is Hyderabad.The total GDP of Andhra Pradesh is $100 billion and is ranked third...

  • 1. Andh
    Andh
    The Andh are one of the Scheduled Tribes of India. They seem to have originated in southern India in the vicinity of Madras which was once ruled by the Andhra dynasty...

  • 2. Bagata
    Bagata
    The Bagata are one of the Scheduled Tribes of India. They live primarily in Andhra Pradesh. They are also known as Bagat, Bagatha, Bagodi, Bhakta or Bogad.The Bagata mainly speak Telugu but they also speak such languages as Oriya...

  • 3. Bhil
  • 4. Chenchu, Chenchwar
    Chenchu
    The Chenchus are an aboriginal tribe of the central hill regions of Andhra Pradesh, India. Their traditional way of life has been based on hunting and gathering. The Chenchus speak the Chenchu language, a member of the Telegu branch of the Dravidian language family. In general, the Chenchu...

  • 5. Gadabas
    Gadabas
    The Gadabas are one of the Scheduled Tribes of India. They live primarily in Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.There are approximately 67,000 Gadabas. They are involved in both slash and burn and plow cultivation...

  • 6. Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

     Naikpod, Rajgond
  • 7. Goudu
    Goudu
    The Goudu are a Adivasi people of Andhra Pradesh. They live in the Agency Tracts.They are pastoralists as well as practitioners of both shifting and settled cultivation. In 1991 they numbered just over 33,000 people....

     (in the Agency tracts)
  • 8. Hill Reddis
    Hill Reddis
    The Hill Reddis or Konda Reddis are one of the Scheduled tribes of India. They live in Andhra Pradesh state. It should be noted that the Konda Reddis must be distinguished from and are entirely unrelated to the Hindu caste also known by the name Reddi. They tend to live in the Godavari district as...

  • 9. Jatapus
    Jatapus
    The Jatapus are a sub-tribe of the Khonds in India. They speak Telugu and have in many ways adopted the culture of the surrounding people. There were over one million Jatapus in 1991.Historically the Jatapus have lived in close connection with the Saoras....

  • 10. Kammara
    Kammara
    The Kammara are one of the Scheduled Tribes of India. They number about 120,000 people, living mainly in Andra Pradesh and Orissa. The vast majority of the Kammara are Hindus.-Sources:*...

  • 11. Kattunayakan
    Kattunayakan
    Kattunayakan is a primitive tribal group of the southern states of India. They live mainly in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. This community is believed to be the modern representatives of the ancient Pallavas....

  • 12. Kolam, Mannervarlu
  • 13. Konda Dhoras
  • 14. Konda Kapus
  • 15. Kondareddis
  • 16. Kondhs, Kodi, Kodhu, Desaya Kondhs, Dongria Kondhs, Kuttiya Kondhs, Jhonda
    Jhond
    The Jhonds or Jhonda are aboriginal inhabitants of south eastern Orissa and Northern Andhra Pradesh. They are often referred to as adivasi’s. The Jhond language is Kui which is classified as a south central Dravidian language...

    ,Tikiria Kondhs, Yenity Kondhs
  • 17. Kotia, Bentho Oriya, Bartika, Dhulia, Dulia, Holva, Paiko, Putiya, Sanrona, Sidhopaiko
  • 18. Koya, Rajah, Rasha Koya, Lingadhari Koya (ordinary), Kottu Koya, Bhine Koya, Rajkoya
  • 20. Malis (excluding Adilabad, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad and Warangal districts)
  • 21. Manna Dhora
  • 22. Mukha Dhora, Nooka Dhora
  • 23. Nayaks-bandaru (in the Agency tracts)
  • 24. Pardhan
  • 25. Porja, Parangiperja
  • 26. Reddi Dhoras
  • 27. Rona, Rena
  • 28. Savaras, Kapu Savaras, Maliya Savaras, Khutto Savaras
  • 29. Sugalis, Lambadis
  • 30. Thoti
    Thoti
    The Thoti are one of the Scheduled tribes of India. In 1991 there were 3,654 Thoti reported by the census of India. In 2001 the census figure for Thoti was 2,074....

     (in Adilabad, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad and Warangal districts)
  • 31. Valmiki (in the Agency tracts)
  • 32. Yenadis
    Yenadis
    The Yenadis are one of the Scheduled tribes of India. They live in Andhra Pradesh in Nellore district, Chittoor district and Prakasham district.In 1991 the Yenadis numbered 395,739....

  • 33. Yerukulas.
  • 34. Banjaras ( in Khammam, warangal, karimnagar, medak, Ranga reddy, Adilabad, Nalgonda )
  • 35. padmashali

Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh is a state of India, located in the far northeast. It borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south, and shares international borders with Burma in the east, Bhutan in the west, and the People's Republic of China in the north. The majority of the territory is claimed by...


All tribes in the State including:
  1. Abor
  2. Aka
    Aka (tribe)
    The Aka, also known as Hrusso, are found in the Thrizino , Bhalukpong , Buragaon, Jamiri, Palizi, Khuppi area in West Kameng of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Their language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family....

  3. Apatani
  4. Dafla
  5. Galong
  6. Khampti
  7. Khowa
    Khowa
    Khoa redirects here. For the foodstuff, see Khoa The Khowa, also known as Bugun in their native tongue, is a tribal group in India. They live mainly in the subtropical Tenga Velley or Singchung Administrative Circle of West Kameng district with its whole native polulations under...

  8. Mishmi
    Mishmi
    The Mishmi or Deng people of Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh are an ethnic group comprising mainly three tribes: Idu Mishmi ; Digaro Mishmi , and Miju Mishmi . The Mishmis occupy the north-eastern tip of the central Arunachal Pradesh/South Tibet in Upper and Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit and Anjaw...

  9. Monpa
  10. Tangsa
    Tangsa
    The Tangsa, termed Tangshang in Myanmar , is a community of several tens of thousands living in Changlang and Tirap Districts of Arunachal Pradesh,and parts of Tinsukia District of Assam, in north-eastern India, and across the border in Sagaing Region, Myanmar . The Tangshang in Myanmar were...

  11. Sherdukpen
    Sherdukpen
    The Sherdukpen are an ethnic group related to both the Aka and Monpa. Their population of 4,200 is centered in West Kameng in the villages of Rupa, Jigaon, Thongri, Shergaon, in Bomdila. All of these are at elevations between 5000–6000 feet above sea level...

  12. Singpho
  13. Phake
    Phake
    Tai Phake, also known as Phakial or simply Phake belong to the Tai-speaking tribal group living in Dibrugarh district and Tinsukia district of Assam, principally along the areas of Dihing river as well as adjacent parts of Lohit and Changlang districts in Arunachal Pradesh...

  14. Yobin / Lisu

Autonomous Districts

  • 1. Chakma
    Chakma people
    The Chakmas , also known as the Changhma , are a community that inhabits the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and the North-East India. The Chakmas are the largest ethnic group in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, making up more than half the tribal population. Chakmas are divided into 46 clans or...

  • 2. Dimasa
    Dimasa
    The Dimasa people are a group of people in Assam, in northeastern IndiaDimasa mythology says they are the children of Bangla Raja and the great divine bird Arikhidima...

    , Kachari
  • 3. Garo
    Garo (tribe)
    See also Garo for other uses.The Garos are a tribal people in Meghalaya, India and neighboring areas of Bangladesh, who call themselves A·chik Mande or simply A·chik or Mande...

  • 4. Hmar
    Hmar
    Hmar is the name of one of the numerous mizo/kuki/chin tribes of India, spread over a large area in the northeast. The Hmars belong to the Chin-Kuki-Mizo group of tribes, and are recognised as Scheduled Tribe under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution of India. Literally, Hmar means North or...

  • 5. Khasi, Jaintia, Synteng, Pnar, War, Bhoi, Lyngngam
  • 6. Any Kuki
    Kuki people
    The Kukis are an ethnic group that spread throughout the Northeastern region of India, Northwest Burma and Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. In Northeast India they are present in all the states except Arunachal Pradesh. This dispersal across international borders is mainly attributed to the...

     tribes including:
    • (i) Biate
      Biate (tribe)
      The Biate people are an indigenous tribal people, or "hill tribe", of Assam. Their language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family. Though they are less in term of population, they have their own identity with a rich and distinctive history, culture, dialect and religious heritages. They are also one...

      , Biete
    • (ii) Changsan
    • (iii) Chongloi
    • (iv) Darlong
    • (v) Doungel
    • (vi) Gamalhou
    • (vii) Gangte
      Gangte
      Gangte is an ethnic minority community from northeast India with a population of 15,100 , primarily in Manipur's southern district and neighbouring States of Meghalaya, and Assam. Though nationally "Indian," this tribe displays East Asian-type features. They are considered part of the...

    • (viii) Guite
    • (ix) Hanneng
    • (x) Haokip, Haupit
    • (xi) Haolai
    • (xii) Hengna
    • (xiii) Hongsung
    • (xiv) Harangkhwal, Rangkhol
    • (xv) Jongbe
    • (xvi) Khawchung
    • (xvii) Khawathlang, Khothalong
    • (xviii) Khelma
    • (xvix) Kholhou
    • (xx) Kipgen
    • (xxi) Kuki
      Kuki people
      The Kukis are an ethnic group that spread throughout the Northeastern region of India, Northwest Burma and Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. In Northeast India they are present in all the states except Arunachal Pradesh. This dispersal across international borders is mainly attributed to the...

    • (xxii) Lengthang
    • (xxiii) Lhangum
    • (xxiv) Lhoujem
    • (xxv) Lhouvun
    • (xxvi) Lupheng
    • (xxvii) Mangjel
    • (xxviii) Misao
    • [xxviiib] Negrito
    • (xxix) Riang
    • (xxx) Sairhem
    • (xxxi) Selnam
    • (xxxii) Singson
    • (xxxiii) Sithou
    • (xxxiv) Sukte
    • (xxxv) Thado
    • (xxxvi) Thangngeu
    • (xxxvii) Uibuh
    • (xxxviii) Vaiphei
  • 7. Hajong
  • 8. Lakher
  • 9. Man (Tai speaking)
  • 10. Any Mizo (Lushai) tribes
  • 11. Mikir
  • 12. Any Naga tribes
  • 13. Pawi
  • 14. Syntheng
  • 15 Burya Sikh
  • 16. Thengal Kachari

Non-autonomous Assam
Assam
Assam , also, rarely, Assam Valley and formerly the Assam Province , is a northeastern state of India and is one of the most culturally and geographically distinct regions of the country...

 districts

  • 1. Barmans in Cachar
  • 2. Bodo
    Bodo people
    The Bodos are an ethnic and linguistic community, early settlers of Assam in the North-East of India. According to the 1991 census, there were 1.2 million Bodos in Assam which makes for 5.3% of the total population in the state. Bodos belong to a larger ethnic group called the Bodo-Kachari. The...

  • 3. Deori
    Deori (tribe)
    See Deori for disambiguationAssam is the habitation of various tribal communities. Almost all of them have certain culture and tradition and they develop it in their own and unique style. They have a great contribution towards the making and well-being of Assamese culture.Deori, Bodo, Mishing,...

  • 4. Hojai
  • 5. Sonowal
  • 6. Lalung
    Tiwa (Lalung)
    Tiwa is a tribal group inhabiting the States of Assam and Meghalaya in Northeast India. They are recognized as a Scheduled tribe within the State of Assam...

  • 7. Mech
  • 8. Mising
  • 9. Rabha
    Rabha
    Rabha is a little known Scheduled Tribe community of West Bengal and Assam. The language/dialect spoken by the Rabha people is also of the same name. In West Bengal, Rabha people mainly live in Jalpaiguri district and Cooch Behar district. Moreover, almost, 70 per cent of them live in...

  • 10.-bandaru
  • 11. borokachari

Bihar
Bihar
Bihar is a state in eastern India. It is the 12th largest state in terms of geographical size at and 3rd largest by population. Almost 58% of Biharis are below the age of 25, which is the highest proportion in India....

  1. Santals
    Santals
    The Santhal , are the largest tribal community in India, who live mainly in the states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, and Assam. There is also a significant Santal minority in neighboring Bangladesh, and a small population in Nepal....

  2. kharia
  3. [nunia, nonia]
  4. [gond]
  5. [ Lohara, Lohra ]

1 Asur
2 Baiga
3 Banjara
4 Bathudi
5 Bedia
6 Bhumij (in North Chotanagpur and South Chotanagpur
divisions and Santal Parganas district)a
7 Binjhia
8 Birhor
9 Birjia
10 Chero
11 Chik Baraik
12 Gond
13Gorait
14 Ho
15 Karmali
16 Kharia
17 Kharwar
18 Khond
19 Kisan
20 Kora
21 Korwa
22 Lohara, Lohra
23 Mahli
24 Mal Paharia
25 Munda
26 Oraon
27 Parhaiya
28 Santal
29 Sauria Paharia
30 Savar
31 Nunia, Nonia

Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh is a state in Central India, formed when the 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking South-Eastern districts of Madhya Pradesh gained separate statehood on 1 November 2000....

  1. Agariya
  2. Andh
    Andh
    The Andh are one of the Scheduled Tribes of India. They seem to have originated in southern India in the vicinity of Madras which was once ruled by the Andhra dynasty...

  3. Baiga
  4. Bastar
  5. Bhaina
  6. Bharia
    Bharia
    Bharia is one of tribes of Madhya Pradesh in India.The Bharias live in Patalkot, which is completely isolated valley some 400 metres below Tamia in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh.This valley is the source of Dudhi River...

     Bhumia, Bhuinhar Bhumia, Bhumiya, Bharia, Paliha, Pando
  7. Bhattra
  8. Bhil, Bhilala, Barela, Patelia
  9. Bhil Meena
  10. Bhunjia
    Bhunjia
    The Bhunjia are a scheduled tribe found in the state of Orissa in India. There homeland is the Sunabeda plateau which is roughly between 21° 25° North and 21° 30° north latitude and 82° 35° East longitude...

  11. Biar
    Biar
    Biar is a town in the comarca of Alt Vinalopó, province of Alicante, Spain. Biar lies at the foot of the Serra de Mariola and is located 39km from the city of Alicante.The economy in Biar is based on manufacture, particularly dolls, and pottery....

    , Biyar
  12. Binjhwar
  13. Birhor
    Birhor people
    Birhor people are a tribal/Adivasi forest people, traditionally nomadic, living primarily in the Indian state of Jharkhand. They speak the Birhor language, which belongs to the Munda group of languages of the Austroasiatic language family.-Ethnology:...

    , Birhor
  14. Damor
    Damor
    The Damor are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India. They are also known as Damoria.- Origin :The Damor are a sub-group of the Bhil tribe. They claim themselves to be of Rajput origin, and claim to be descended from Rajput men who married Bhil women...

    , Damaria
  15. Dhanwar
  16. Gadaba, Gadba
  17. Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

    , Arrakh, Agaria, Asur, Badi Maria, Bada Maria, Bhatola, Bhimma, Bhuta, Koilabhuta, Kolibhuti, Bhar, Bisonhorn Maria, Chota Maria, Dandami Maria, Dhuru, Dhurwa, Dhoba, Dhulia, Dorla, Gaiki, Gatta, Gatti, Gaita, Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

    , Gowari Hill Maria, Kandra, Kalanga, Khatola, Koitar, Koya, Khirwar, Khirwara, Kucha Maria, Kuchaki Maria, Madia, Maria, Mana,, Mannewar, Moghya, Mogia, Monghya, Mudia, Muria, Nagarchi, Nagwanshi, Ojha, Raj Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

    , Sonjhari, Jhareka, Thatia, Thotya, Wade Maria, Vade Maria, Daroi.
  18. Halba, Halbi
  19. Kamar
    Kamar
    Kamar , is a town in western Tajikistan . It is located in Sughd province.-External links:*...

  20. Karku
  21. Kawar, Kanwar, Kaur, Cherwa, Rathia, Tanwar, Chattri
  22. Khairwar, Kondar
  23. Kharia
  24. Kondh, Khond, Kandh
  25. Kol
  26. Kolam
    Kolam
    Kolam is a form of painting that is drawn using rice powder. A Kolam is a geometrical line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. In South India, it is widely practised by female Hindu family members in front of their homes.-Purpose:Kolams are thought to bestow...

  27. Korku, Bopchi, Mouasi, Nihar, Nahul, Bondhi, Bondeya
  28. Korwa
    Korwa
    Korwa is a census town in Sultanpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is home to HAL's Avionics Division that has produced DARIN upgrade for the SEPECAT Jaguar and supplied similar electronic systems for MiG-27 aircraft. A new ordnance factory is also coming in Korwa.-Demographics:...

    , Kodaku
  29. Majhi
  30. Majhwar
    Majhwar
    The Majhwar are scheduled caste, found in North India. They are also known as Manjhi.-History and origin:The Majhwar get their name from the Hindi word madhya, which means those at the centre. They claim to have originally belonged to the Gond community...

  31. Mawasi
  32. Munda
    Munda people
    The Munda are tribal people of the Chota Nagpur Plateau region.They are found across Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Assam states of India, and into parts of Bangladesh...

  33. Nagesia, Nagasia
  34. Oraon
    Oraon
    The Oraon उरांव or Kurukh कुड़ुख tribe , also spelled Uraon, Oran, or Oram, are tribal aborigines inhabiting various states across central and eastern India as well as Bangladesh...

    , Hatkar, Dhangar, Dhanka, Dhangad
  35. Pao
  36. Pardhan, Pathari, Saroti
  37. Pardhi, Bahelia, Bahellia, Chita Pardhi, Langoli Pardhi, Phans Pardhi, Shikari, Takankar, Takia [in (i) Bastar, Dantewara, Kanker, Raigarh, Jashpurnagar, Surguja and Koria district, (ii) Katghora, Pali, Kartala and Korba tahsils of Korba tahsils of Korba district, (iii) Bilaspur, Pendra, Kota and Takhatpur tahsils of Bilaspur district, (iv) Durg, Patan, Gunderdehi, Dhamdha, Balod, Gurur and Dondilohar tahsils of Durg district, (v) Chowki, Manpur and Mohala Revenue Inspector Circles of Rajnandgon district, (vi) Mahasamund, Saraipali and Basna tahsils of Mahasamund district, (vii) Bindra-Navagarh, Rajim
    Rajim
    -Location:Rajim is 45 km from Raipur. To reach there, one needs to take National Highway 43 to Abhanpur; from there a left turn leads a narrow but motor-able road to Rajim. Nearest airport is Raipur Airport.-Tourism:...

     and Deobhog tahsils of Raipur district, and (viii) Dhamtari, Kurud and Sihava tahsils of Dhamtari district]
  38. Parja
  39. Sahariya, Saharia, Seharia, Sehria, Sosia, Sor
  40. Saonta, Saunta
  41. Saur
  42. Sawar, Sawara
  43. Sonr

Gujarat

  • 1. Barda
    Barda (tribe)
    The Barda are a Hindu tribal community found in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in India. They have scheduled tribe status. The community is also known as Adibashi or Khandeshi Bhil.- Origin :...

  • 2. Bavacha, Bamcha
    Bamcha
    The Bamcha are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India. They are also known as Bavcha and sometimes Bavecha.- Origin :The Bammcha claim that their ancestors were soldiers in army of the princely state of Baroda. They gave up their profession when the ruler of Baroda disbanded his army...

  • 3. Bharwad
    Bharwad
    The Bharwad are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India. Those of Saurashtra use Ahir as a surname, Bharwad consider themselves as Nandvanshi Ahirs.Enthoven writes that Bharwads numbered 95,832 according to 1901 census.-Origin:...

     (in the Nesses of the forest of Alech, Barada and Gir)
  • 4. Bhil, Bhil Garasia, Dholi Bhil, Dungri Bhil, Dungri Garasia, Mewasi Bhil, Rawal Bhil, Tadvi Bhil, Bhagalia, Bhilala, Pawra, Vasava, Vasave
  • 5. Charan
    Charan
    Chāraṇ is the term for a caste living in the Gujarat and Rajasthan states of India. According to Shrimada Bhagwata Skand Charans were created along with other divine forms such as Yaksha, Gandharvas, Kinnara, Sidhdhas, Apsara, etc. and lived with them in Heaven...

     (in the Nesses of the forests of Alech, Barada and Gir)
  • 6. Chaudhari (in Surat and Valsad districts)
  • 7. Chodhara
  • 8. Dhanka
    Dhanka
    The Dhanka are an Adivasi group in India. They number slightly over 400,000 people. Over half of the Dhanka live in Gujarat state with smaller populations in Maharashtra and Rajasthan and a small population in Madhya Pradesh....

    , Tadvi, Tetaria, Valvi
  • 9. Dhodia
    Dhodia
    The majority of the Dhodia tribes are located in the southern part of Gujarat, Surat and Valsad districts, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan of India. In Maharashtra, they are found mainly in the district of Thane.The Dhodia tribes speak the...

  • 10. Dubla
    Dubla
    The Dubla are a Hindu caste found in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in India. They are also known as Talvia or Talvi Rathode.- Origin :...

    , Talavia, Halpati
  • 11. Gamit
    Gamit
    The Gamits or Gavits are a small Indian tribal population residing in Surat, Bharuch and Tapi districts of south Gujarat and Dhule and Nandurbar districts of north Maharashtra. These indigenous people speak Gamit, which has no written script and belongs to Bhil subgroup of the central Indo Aryan...

    , Gamta, Gavit, Mavchi, Padvi
  • 12. Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

    , Rajgond
  • 13. Kathodi, Katkari, Dhor Kathodi, Dhor Katkari, Son Kathodi, Son Katkari
  • 14. Kokna, Kokni, Kukna
  • 15. Koli
    KOLI
    KOLI is a radio station serving Wichita Falls, Texas and Vicinity with a country music format. It operates on FM frequency 94.9 MHz and is under ownership of Cumulus Media. It is the radio flagship station for the Wichita Falls Wildcats hockey team....

     (in Kutch district)
  • 16. Koli
    KOLI
    KOLI is a radio station serving Wichita Falls, Texas and Vicinity with a country music format. It operates on FM frequency 94.9 MHz and is under ownership of Cumulus Media. It is the radio flagship station for the Wichita Falls Wildcats hockey team....

     Dhor, Tokre Koli, Kolcha, Kolgha
  • 17. Kunbi
    Kunbi
    Kunbi is a generic term applied to castes of traditionally non-elite tillers in Western India. These include the Dhonoje, Ghatole, Hindre, Jadav, Jhare, Khaire, Lewa , Lonari and Tirole communities of Vidharbha. The communities are largely found in the state of Maharashtra but also exist in the...

     (in the Dangs district)
  • 18. Naikda
    Naikda
    -History and origin:The Naikda are found mainly in Surat District in south Gujarat. They trace common ancestry from the Dhodia, another tribal community found in the region. The two communities claim descent from two brothers, the Naikda from Rupa Khatri, and the Dhodia from Dhana Khatri. According...

    , Nayak, Cholivala Nayak, Kapadra Nayak, Mota Nayak, Nana Nayak
  • 19. Padhar
    Padhar
    -History and origin:The Padhar are distributed in six villages in Surandarnagar and four villages in Ahmadabad District. There main villages are Shahpur, Sahiyal, Dharji, Devadthal, Nam Katechi, Ranagadh, Ralal, Parali, Parnala, Godi and Anandpur. They claim to have originated in Sindh, and their...

  • 20. Paradhi (in Kutch district)
  • 31. Pateliya
    Pateliya
    The Pateliya is a scheduled tribe found in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India.-History and origin:The term Pateliya is derived from the word patel, which means a headman. They are found mainly in the districts of Kota, Jhalawar and Banswara. They are a sub-group of the Bhil tribe. The...

     in dahod district
  • 21. Pardhi, Advichincher, Phase Pardhi (excluding Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kutch, Rajkot and Surendranagar districts)
  • 22. Pomla
  • 23. Rabari
    Rabari
    Members of the Rabari or Rewari live throughout the Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Harayana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh states in India...

     (in the Nesses of the forests of Alech, Barada and Gir)
  • 24. Rathwa
    Rathwa
    The Rathwa are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India. They are also known as Rathwa Kolis.-History and origin:The Rathwa derive their name from the word rathbistar, which means an inhabitant of a forest or hilly region...

  • 25. Siddi
    Siddi
    The Siddi, Siddhi, or Sheedi , also known as Habshi, are an Indian and Pakistani ethnic group of Afro-Arab and/or Black African descent. The Siddi population is currently estimated to be 20,000–55,000, with Gujarat and Hyderabad in India the main population centre. Siddis are mainly Sufi Muslims,...

     (in Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Rajkot and Surendranagar districts)
  • 26. Vaghri (in Kutch district)
  • 27. Varli
  • 28. Vitolia, Kotwalia, Barodia.
  • 29. Dhed
  • 30. Khant
    Khant (caste)
    The Khant are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.-History:Khants numbered 13,423 , including 6,733 males and 6,690 females. They are found chiefly in Gir villages in Junagadh district in Kathiawar. The chief of the tribe claims descent from Bhati Rajputs. The leading families are...

  • 31. Bhangi
    Bhangi
    Bhangi is an Indian caste or jāti traditionally treated as untouchable, and was historically restricted to three occupations: cleaning latrines, sweeping, and scavenging . They prefer to be known as Balmiki...

    , Mehtar
  • 32. Balahi, Balai
  • 33. Chamar
    Chamar
    Chamar |tanner]]"; from the Sanskrit Charmakara) is a prominent occupational caste in India, Pakistan and Nepal. Chamar is a Dalit sub-caste mainly found in the northern states, such as Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi and in Nepal at least north to the Himalayas...

  • 34. Chikva, Chikvi
  • 35. Koli, Kori
  • 36. Kotwal.
  • 37. Vaghri
    Vagri
    The Vagri or Bagri are a scheduled caste found in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat in India, and the province of Sindh in Pakistan.-History and origin:The etymology of the word Vagri is said to come from the Rajasthani word vagode, which means to run away...

     (Patadi,Dasada,Mandal ,Gujarat)

Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is a state in Northern India. It is spread over , and is bordered by the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west and south-west, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on the south, Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east...

  • 1. Bhot, Bodh
  • 2. Gaddi  and Shippis
  • 3. Kanauwra.
  • 4. Muslim Van Gujjar

Jharkhand
Jharkhand
Jharkhand is a state in eastern India. It was carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. Jharkhand shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Orissa to the south, and West Bengal to the east...

  1. Asur
    Asur people
    Asur people are a tribal/Adivasi people living primarily in the Indian state of Jharkhand, mostly in the Gumla, Lohardaga, Palamu and Latehar districts....

  2. Baiga
  3. Banjara
    Banjara
    The Banjara are a class of usually described as nomadic people from the Indian state of Rajasthan, North-West Gujarat, and Western Madhya Pradesh and Eastern Sindh province of pre-independence Pakistan...

     (Kora)
  4. Bathudi
  5. Bedia
    Bedia (caste)
    The Bedia, sometimes pronounced as Beriya are a Hindu caste found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. They have been granted Scheduled Caste status.- Origin :...

  6. Binjhia
  7. Birhor
    Birhor people
    Birhor people are a tribal/Adivasi forest people, traditionally nomadic, living primarily in the Indian state of Jharkhand. They speak the Birhor language, which belongs to the Munda group of languages of the Austroasiatic language family.-Ethnology:...

  8. Birjia
  9. Chero
    Chero
    The Chero are scheduled caste, found in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, in North India.-History and origin:The community claim to have originally been Chandravanshi Rajputs. Other members of the tribe claim to be Nagvanshi. The Chero are essentially one of many tribal communities, such as...

  10. Chick Baraik
    Chick Baraik
    Chick Baraik is one of the Scheduled Tribes of India found in parts of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. They belong to proto-austoloid group and speak Sadani, Sadri, Nagpuri as their mother tongue...

  11. Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

  12. Gorait
  13. Ho
    Ho people
    The Ho people are a tribe of people belonging to the Indian state of Jharkhand.They are the fourth most numerous scheduled tribe Jharkhand after Santals, Oraons, and Mundas, and constitute around 10.5 percent of the total population in the state, numbering 7,087,068 in the 2001 census...

  14. Karmali
    Karmali
    Karmali is a village in North Goa district, Goa, India.-External links:* *...

  15. Kharia
  16. Kharwar
    Kharwar
    Kharwars are found in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Delhi, Chhattisgarh,Madhyapradesh.The community claim to have originally suryavanshi kshatriya and chero rule also trace their descent from the suryavanshi kshatriya .They wear the janeo or...

  17. Kondh
  18. Kisan
    Kisan Tribe
    Kisan Tribe in Orissa are found in Sundergarh, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur and Keonjhar. They are traditional farmers and food gathering people. They speak the Kurukh language along with Kosli, Hindi and English....

  19. Korwa
    Korwa
    Korwa is a census town in Sultanpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is home to HAL's Avionics Division that has produced DARIN upgrade for the SEPECAT Jaguar and supplied similar electronic systems for MiG-27 aircraft. A new ordnance factory is also coming in Korwa.-Demographics:...

  20. Lohra
  21. Mahli
  22. Mal Pahariya
  23. Munda
    Munda people
    The Munda are tribal people of the Chota Nagpur Plateau region.They are found across Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Assam states of India, and into parts of Bangladesh...

  24. Oraon
    Oraon
    The Oraon उरांव or Kurukh कुड़ुख tribe , also spelled Uraon, Oran, or Oram, are tribal aborigines inhabiting various states across central and eastern India as well as Bangladesh...

     Hatkar
    Hatkar
    -History:A British commentator, Captain Fitzgerald, once an assistant commissioner in Berar Division, made the following observation:...

     Dhangar
    Dhangar
    The Dhangar caste is primarily located in the Indian state of Maharashtra...

  25. Parhaiya
  26. Santhal
  27. Sauria Paharia
    Sauria Paharia people
    The Sauria Paharia people are a tribal people of Jharkhand in India. They are found mostly in Santhal Parganas.-Link with Oraons:...

  28. Savar
    Sävar
    Sävar is a locality situated in Umeå Municipality, Västerbotten County, Sweden with 2,672 inhabitants in 2005.It is located by E4 about 15 km north of Umeå, Sweden. Sävar is mostly known for being the last battlefield of the Finnish War....

  29. Bhumij
    Bhumij
    Bhumij are a tribal/Adivasi people living primarily in the Indian states of West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand, mostly in the old Singhbhum district...

  30. Sinlung

Karnataka
Karnataka
Karnataka , the land of the Kannadigas, is a state in South West India. It was created on 1 November 1956, with the passing of the States Reorganisation Act and this day is annually celebrated as Karnataka Rajyotsava...

  • 1. Adiyan
  • 2. Barda
    Barda (tribe)
    The Barda are a Hindu tribal community found in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in India. They have scheduled tribe status. The community is also known as Adibashi or Khandeshi Bhil.- Origin :...

  • 3. Bavacha, Bamcha
  • 4. Bhil, Bhil Garasia, Dholi Bhil, Dungri Bhil, Dungri Garasia, Mewasi Bhil, Rawal Bhil, Tadvi Bhil, Bhagalia, Bhilala, Pawra, Vasava, Vasave
  • 5. Chenchu
    Chenchu
    The Chenchus are an aboriginal tribe of the central hill regions of Andhra Pradesh, India. Their traditional way of life has been based on hunting and gathering. The Chenchus speak the Chenchu language, a member of the Telegu branch of the Dravidian language family. In general, the Chenchu...

    , Chenchwar
  • 6. Chodhara
  • 7. Dubla, Talavia, Halpati
  • 8. Gamit
    Gamit
    The Gamits or Gavits are a small Indian tribal population residing in Surat, Bharuch and Tapi districts of south Gujarat and Dhule and Nandurbar districts of north Maharashtra. These indigenous people speak Gamit, which has no written script and belongs to Bhil subgroup of the central Indo Aryan...

    , Gamta, Gavit, Mavchi, Padvi, Valvi
  • 9. Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

    , Naikpod, Rajgond
  • 10. Gowdalu
  • 11. Hakkipikki
  • 12. Hasalaru
  • 13. Irular
  • 14. Iruliga
  • 15. Jenu Kuruba
    Jenu Kuruba
    Jenu in Kannada means honey and kuruba is the caste. As the name suggesta Jenu Kurubas are honey gatherers. Like the Kadu Kurubas, Jenu kurubas are the original inhabitants of the forests of the Western Ghats , Southern India.- Origins :...

  • 16. Kadu Kurua
  • 17. Kammara
    Kammara
    The Kammara are one of the Scheduled Tribes of India. They number about 120,000 people, living mainly in Andra Pradesh and Orissa. The vast majority of the Kammara are Hindus.-Sources:*...

     (in South Kanara district and Kollegal taluk of Mysore district)
  • 18. Kanivan, Kanyan (in Kollegal taluk of Mysore district)
  • 19. Kathodi, Katkari, Dhor Kathodi, Dhor Katkari, Son Kathodi, Son Katkari
  • 20. Kattunayakan
    Kattunayakan
    Kattunayakan is a primitive tribal group of the southern states of India. They live mainly in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. This community is believed to be the modern representatives of the ancient Pallavas....

  • 21. Kokna, Kokni, Kukna
  • 22. Koli Dhor, Tokre Koli, Kolcha, Kolgha
  • 23. Konda Kapus
  • 24. Koraga
  • 25. Kota
  • 26. Koya, Bhine Koya, Rajkova
  • 27. Kudiya
    Kudiya
    Kudiya is a village development committee in Nawalparasi District in the Lumbini Zone of southern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 7564 people living in 1252 individual households....

    , Melakudi
  • 28. Kuruba
    Kuruba
    Kuruba / Kuruba Gowda or Kuruma is a caste of Hindus who mainly were shepherds in the past. The community is present in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. They are known as Dhangars in Maharashtra, Kurumba / Kurumans / Kurumbar in Tamil Nadu, Kuruba Gowda or Halumatha Gowda in...

     (in Coorg)
  • 29. Kurumanas, Kumbara
  • 30. Maha Malasar
  • 31. Malaikudi
  • 32. Malasar
  • 33. Malayekandi
  • 34. Maleru
  • 35. Maratha (in Coorg District)[The same Maratha cast people calls Marathi in south kanara( undivided) and also included in s t list]
  • 36. Marathi[In south kanara (undivided) [This marathas are 96kuli Marathas in undivieded dakshina Kannada dist.The areys(now they cals Kshatriya Maratha)are agriculturists arey means agriculture they are not belongs to royal family they are the followers of royal family those cals Marati in south canara are the96 kuli Marathas they are the real Kshatriya clan [Marati=Marathi=Maratha]

  • 37. Meda
  • 38. Naikda, Nayak, Chollivala Nayak, Kapadia Nayak, Mota Nayak, Nana Nayak, Naika, Nayaka, Beda, Bedar & Valmiki].
  • 39. Palliyan
  • 40. Paniyan
  • 41. Pardhi, Advichincher, Phanse Pardhi
  • 42. Petelia
  • 43. Rathawa
  • 44. Sholaga
  • 45. Siddi
    Siddi
    The Siddi, Siddhi, or Sheedi , also known as Habshi, are an Indian and Pakistani ethnic group of Afro-Arab and/or Black African descent. The Siddi population is currently estimated to be 20,000–55,000, with Gujarat and Hyderabad in India the main population centre. Siddis are mainly Sufi Muslims,...

  • 46. Soligaru
  • 47. Toda
    Toda people
    The Toda people are a small pastoral community who live on the isolated Nilgiri plateau of Southern India. Before the late 18th century, the Toda coexisted locally with other communities, including the Badaga, Kota, and Kuruba, in a loose caste-like community organization in which the Toda were...

  • 48. Varli
  • 49. Vitolia, Kotwalia, Barodia
  • 50. Yerava

Kerala
Kerala
or Keralam is an Indian state located on the Malabar coast of south-west India. It was created on 1 November 1956 by the States Reorganisation Act by combining various Malayalam speaking regions....

  • 1. Adiyan
  • 2. Arandan/ Ernadan
  • 3. Eravallan
  • 4. Hill Pulaya
  • 5. Irular, Irulan
  • 6. Kadar
  • 7. Kammara
    Kammara
    The Kammara are one of the Scheduled Tribes of India. They number about 120,000 people, living mainly in Andra Pradesh and Orissa. The vast majority of the Kammara are Hindus.-Sources:*...

     (in the areas comprising the Malabar district as specified by sub-section (2) of section 5 of the States Reorganisation Act 1956 (37 of 1956))
  • 8. Kanikaran, Kanikkar
  • 9. Kattunayakan
    Kattunayakan
    Kattunayakan is a primitive tribal group of the southern states of India. They live mainly in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. This community is believed to be the modern representatives of the ancient Pallavas....

  • 10. Kochu Velan
  • 11. Konda kapus
  • 12. Kondareddis
  • 13. Koraga
  • 14. Kota
    Kota tribe
    Kotas or Kothar or Kov by self-designation are an ethnic group who are indigenous to the Nilgiris mountain range in Tamil Nadu, India. They are one of the many tribal or ethnic groups indigenous to the region. Others include Todas, Badagas, Irulas and Kurumbas...

  • 15. Kudiya
    Kudiya
    Kudiya is a village development committee in Nawalparasi District in the Lumbini Zone of southern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 7564 people living in 1252 individual households....

    , Melakudi
  • 16. Kurichchan
  • 17. Kurumans
  • 18. Kurumbas
  • 19. Maha Malasar
  • 20. Malai Arayan
  • 21. Malai Pandaram
  • 22. Malai Vedan
  • 23. Malakkuravan
  • 24.[Malasar
  • 25. Malayan (excluding the areas comprising the Malabar district as specified by sub-section (2) of section 5 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 (37 of 1956)
  • 26. Malayarayar
  • 27. Mannan

  • 29. Muthan
  • 30. Mudugar
    Mudugar
    Mudugar indigenous people live in the Attappadi valley in Palghat district of Kerala, South India. Some Mudugar also live in Cuddalore district, Nilgiri District and Dharmapuri District of Tamilnadu.-Disambiguation:...

  • 31. Muduvan, Muthuvan, Muduvan, Muthuvan
    Muthuvan
    The Muthuvan people were loyal subjects of the dynasty of Madurai, according to tribal legend. When the dynasty was deposed, the surviving royal members migrated to Travancore, central Kerala, and established the famed Poonjar dynasty. On their way to Kerala, the Muthuvas carried the idols of...

  • 32. Paliyan
    Paliyan
    The Paliyan, or Palaiyar or Pazhaiyarare are Adivasi Dravidian people living in the South Western Ghats montane rain forests in South India, especially in Tamilnadu and Kerala. They are traditional nomadic hunter-gatherers, honey hunters and foragers. Yams are their major food source...

    , (Palleyan), (Palliyar), Paanan
  • 33. Paniyan, Parayan
  • 34. Ulladan
    Ulladan
    The Ulladan are an Adivasi group in Idukki District, Kerala, India. Most of them are agricultural workers and forest gatherers. However some have moved to the plains and work as wood-cutters or yacht-makers...

  • 35. Uraly
  • 36. Cholanaickan (In the Reserve Forests of Nilambur South and North Forest Divisions of Malppuram Districts)
  • 37. Kattunaickan (In the Reserve Forests of Nilambur South and North Forest Divisions of Malppuram Districts)

38.

Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh , often called the Heart of India, is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal and Indore is the largest city....

  • 1. Agariya
  • 2. Andh
    Andh
    The Andh are one of the Scheduled Tribes of India. They seem to have originated in southern India in the vicinity of Madras which was once ruled by the Andhra dynasty...

  • 3. Baiga
  • 4. Bhaina
  • 5. Bharia
    Bharia
    Bharia is one of tribes of Madhya Pradesh in India.The Bharias live in Patalkot, which is completely isolated valley some 400 metres below Tamia in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh.This valley is the source of Dudhi River...

     Bhumia, Bhuinhar Bhumia, Bhumiya, Bharia
    Bharia
    Bharia is one of tribes of Madhya Pradesh in India.The Bharias live in Patalkot, which is completely isolated valley some 400 metres below Tamia in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh.This valley is the source of Dudhi River...

    , Paliha, Pando
  • 6. Bhattra
  • 7. Bhil, Bhilala, Barela, Patelia
  • 8. Bhil
  • 9. Bhunjia
    Bhunjia
    The Bhunjia are a scheduled tribe found in the state of Orissa in India. There homeland is the Sunabeda plateau which is roughly between 21° 25° North and 21° 30° north latitude and 82° 35° East longitude...

  • 10. Biar, Biyar
  • 11. Binjhwar
  • 12. Birhul, Birhor
  • 13. Damor
    Damor
    The Damor are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India. They are also known as Damoria.- Origin :The Damor are a sub-group of the Bhil tribe. They claim themselves to be of Rajput origin, and claim to be descended from Rajput men who married Bhil women...

    , Damaria
  • 14. Dhanwar
  • 15. Gadaba, Gadba
  • 16. Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

    , Arrakh, Agaria
    Agaria
    Agaria is one of little Steel industry in India. The Agarias declined rapidly after the import of English steel in India was promoted during the 19th century and the weapons and utensils were made using English steel....

    , Asur, Badi Maria, Bada Maria, Bhatola, Bhimma, Bhuta, Koilabhuta, Koliabhuti, Bhar, Bisonhorn Maria, Chota Maria, Dandami Maria, Dhuru, Dhurwa, Dhoba, Dhulia, Dorla, Gaiki, Gatta, Gatti, Gaita, Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

    , Gowari, Hill Maria, Kandra, Kalanga, Khatola, Koitar, Koya, Khirwar, Khirwara, Kucha Maria, Kuchki Maria, Madia, Maria, Mana, Mannewar, Moghya, Mogia, Monghya, Mudia, Muria, Nagarchi, Nagwanshi, Ojha, Parste,Raj Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

    , Sonjhari, Jhareka, Thatia, Thotya, Wade Maria, Vade Maria, Daroi
  • 16. indore
  • 17. Halba, Halbi
  • 18. Kamar
  • 19. Karku
  • 20. Kawar, Kanwar, Kaur, Cherwa, Rathia, Tanwar, Chattri
  • 21. Keer (in Bhopal, Raisen and Sehore districts)
  • 22. Khairwar, Kondar
  • 23. Kharia
  • 24. Kondh, Khond, Khand
  • 25. Kol
  • 26. Kolam
    Kolam
    Kolam is a form of painting that is drawn using rice powder. A Kolam is a geometrical line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. In South India, it is widely practised by female Hindu family members in front of their homes.-Purpose:Kolams are thought to bestow...

  • 27. Korku, Bopchi, Mouasi, Nihar, Nahul, Bhodhi, Bondeya
  • 28. Kori, Korwa, Kodaku
  • 29. Manjhi
    Manjhi
    Manjhi is a Sindhi tribe in Sindh, Pakistan....

  • 30. Majhwar
    Majhwar
    The Majhwar are scheduled caste, found in North India. They are also known as Manjhi.-History and origin:The Majhwar get their name from the Hindi word madhya, which means those at the centre. They claim to have originally belonged to the Gond community...

  • 31. Mawasi
  • 32. Meena (in Sironj Sub-Division of Vidisha District)
  • 33. Mundra
    Mundra
    Mundra is a census town in Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Mundra Port is the largest private port in India.-Geography:The town of Mundra is located about 50 km from Anjar which is one of the major towns in the district of Kutch in Gujarat. The other important towns in this...

  • 34. Nagesia, nagasia
  • 35. Oraon
    Oraon
    The Oraon उरांव or Kurukh कुड़ुख tribe , also spelled Uraon, Oran, or Oram, are tribal aborigines inhabiting various states across central and eastern India as well as Bangladesh...

    , Dhanka
    Dhanka
    The Dhanka are an Adivasi group in India. They number slightly over 400,000 people. Over half of the Dhanka live in Gujarat state with smaller populations in Maharashtra and Rajasthan and a small population in Madhya Pradesh....

    ,Hatkardhangar,Dhangar Dhangad ,
  • 36. Panika
    Panika
    The Panika are a Hindu caste found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. They are also known as Panka. The Kotwar sub-group of the Panika have now separated from the parent community.-Origin:...

     [in (i) Chhatarpur, Panna, Rewa, Satna, Shahdol, Umaria, Sidhi and Tikamgarh districts, and (ii) Sevda and Datia tehsils of Datia district)]
  • 37. Pao
  • 38. Pardhan, Pathari, Saroti
  • 39. Pardhi (in Bhopal, Raisen and Sehore districts)
  • 40. Pardhi, Bahelia, Bahellia, Chita Pardhi, Langoli Pardhi, Phans Pardhi, Shikari, Takankar, Takia [in (i) Chhindwara, Mandla, Dindori and Seoni districts, (ii) Baihar tehsil of Balaghat district, (iii) Betual, Bhainsdehi and Shahpur tahsils of Betul district, (iv) Patan tahsil and Sihora and Majholi blocks of Jabalpur district, (v) Katni (Murwara) and Vijaya Raghogarh tahsils and Bahoriband and Dhemerkheda blocks of Katni district, (vi) Hoshangabad, Babai, Sohagpur, Pipariya and Bankhedi tahsils and Kesla block of Hoshangabad district, (vii) Narsinghpur district, and (viii) Harsud tahsil of Khandwa district]
  • 41. Parja
  • 42. Sahariya, Saharia
    Saharia
    Saharia, Sahar, Sehariya, or Sahariya is an indigenous tribe in the Madhya Pradesh province of India. The Saharias are mainly found in the districts of Morena,sheopur, Bhind, Gwalior, Datia, Shivpuri, Vidisha and Guna districts of Madhya Pradesh and Baran district of Rajasthan.-Etymology:The...

    , Seharia, Sehria, Sosia, Sor
  • 43. Saonta, Saunta
  • 44. Saur
  • 45. Sawar, Sawara
  • 46. Sonr


1. Omitted and inserted by Act 28 of 2000, s. 20 and the Fourth Sch. (w.e.f. 1.11.2000)

Maharashtra

  • 1. Andh
    Andh
    The Andh are one of the Scheduled Tribes of India. They seem to have originated in southern India in the vicinity of Madras which was once ruled by the Andhra dynasty...

  • 2. Baiga
  • 3. Barda
    Barda (tribe)
    The Barda are a Hindu tribal community found in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in India. They have scheduled tribe status. The community is also known as Adibashi or Khandeshi Bhil.- Origin :...

  • 4. Bavacha, Bamcha.
  • 5. Baki
  • 6. Bharia Bhumia, Bhuinhar Bhumia, Pando
  • 7. Bhattra
  • 8. Bhil, Bhil Garasia, Dholi Bhil, Dungri Bhil, Dungri Garasia, Mewasi Bhil, Rawal Bhil, Tadvi Bhil, Bhagalia, Bhilala Pawara, Vasava, Vasave
  • 9. Bhunjia
    Bhunjia
    The Bhunjia are a scheduled tribe found in the state of Orissa in India. There homeland is the Sunabeda plateau which is roughly between 21° 25° North and 21° 30° north latitude and 82° 35° East longitude...

  • 10. Binjhwar
  • 11. Birhul, Borjee
  • 12. Chodhara (excluding Akola, Amravati, Bhandara, Buldana Chandrapur, Nagpur, Wardha, Yavatmal, Aurangabad, Beed, Nanded, Osmanabad and Parbhani districts)
  • 13. Dhanka
    Dhanka
    The Dhanka are an Adivasi group in India. They number slightly over 400,000 people. Over half of the Dhanka live in Gujarat state with smaller populations in Maharashtra and Rajasthan and a small population in Madhya Pradesh....

    , Tadvi, Tetaria Valvi
  • 14. Dhanwar
  • 15. Dhodia
    Dhodia
    The majority of the Dhodia tribes are located in the southern part of Gujarat, Surat and Valsad districts, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan of India. In Maharashtra, they are found mainly in the district of Thane.The Dhodia tribes speak the...

  • 16. Dubla
    Dubla
    The Dubla are a Hindu caste found in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in India. They are also known as Talvia or Talvi Rathode.- Origin :...

    , Talavia, Halpati
  • 17. Gamit
    Gamit
    The Gamits or Gavits are a small Indian tribal population residing in Surat, Bharuch and Tapi districts of south Gujarat and Dhule and Nandurbar districts of north Maharashtra. These indigenous people speak Gamit, which has no written script and belongs to Bhil subgroup of the central Indo Aryan...

    , Gamta, Gavit, Mavchi, Padvi
  • 18. Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

    , Rajgond, Arrakh, Agaria, Asur, Badi Maria, Bada Maria, Bhatola, Bhimma, Bhuta, Koilabhuta, Koilabhuti, Bhar, Bisonhorn Maria, Chota Maria, Dandami Maria, Dhuru, Dhurwa, Dhoba, Dhulia, Dorla, Kaiki; Gatta, Gatti, Gaita, Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

     Gowari, Hill Maria, Kandra, Kalanga, Khatola, Koitar, Koya, Khirwar, Khirwara,Korku, Kucha Maria, Kuchaki Maria, Madia, Maria, Mana, Mannewar, Moghya, Mogia, Monghya Mudia, Muria, Nagarchi, Naikpod, Nagwanshi, Ojha, Raj, Sonjhari Jhareka, Thatia, Thotya, Wade Maria, Vade Maria
  • 19. Halba, Halbi
  • 20. Kamar
    Kamar
    Kamar , is a town in western Tajikistan . It is located in Sughd province.-External links:*...

  • 21. Kathodi, Katkari, Dhor Kathodi, Dhor Kathkari Son Kathodi, Son Katkari
  • 22. Kawar, Kanwar, Kaur, Cherwa, Rathia, Tanwar, Chattri
  • 23. Khairwar
  • 24. Kharia
  • 25. Kokna
    Kokna
    Kokna is a river of Poland....

    , Kokni, Kukna
  • 26. Kol
  • 27. Kolam
    Kolam
    Kolam is a form of painting that is drawn using rice powder. A Kolam is a geometrical line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. In South India, it is widely practised by female Hindu family members in front of their homes.-Purpose:Kolams are thought to bestow...

    , Mannervarlu
  • 28. Koli Dhor, Tokre Koli, Kolcha, Kolkha
  • 29. Koli Mahadev, Dongar Koli
  • 30. Koli Malhar
  • 31. Kondh, Khond, Kandh
  • 32. Korku, Bopchi, Mouasi, Nihal, Nahul, Bondhi, Bondeya
  • 33. Koya, Bhine Koya, Rajkoya
  • 34. Nagesia, Nagasia
  • 35. Naikda
    Naikda
    -History and origin:The Naikda are found mainly in Surat District in south Gujarat. They trace common ancestry from the Dhodia, another tribal community found in the region. The two communities claim descent from two brothers, the Naikda from Rupa Khatri, and the Dhodia from Dhana Khatri. According...

    , Nayak, Cholivala Nayak, Kapadia Nayak, Mota Nayak, Nana Nayak
  • 36. Oraon
    Oraon
    The Oraon उरांव or Kurukh कुड़ुख tribe , also spelled Uraon, Oran, or Oram, are tribal aborigines inhabiting various states across central and eastern India as well as Bangladesh...

    , Dhangad|Dhangar
    Dhangar
    The Dhangar caste is primarily located in the Indian state of Maharashtra...

     Hatkar
    Hatkar
    -History:A British commentator, Captain Fitzgerald, once an assistant commissioner in Berar Division, made the following observation:...

  • 37. Pardhan, Pathari, Saroti
  • 38. Pardhi, Advichincher, Phans Pardhi, Phanse Pardhi, Langoli Pardhi, Bahelia, Bahellia, Chita Pardhi, Shikari, Takankar, Takia
  • 39. Parja
  • 40. Patelia
  • 41. Pillewan
  • 42. Pomla
  • 43. Rathwa
    Rathwa
    The Rathwa are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India. They are also known as Rathwa Kolis.-History and origin:The Rathwa derive their name from the word rathbistar, which means an inhabitant of a forest or hilly region...

  • 44. Sawar, Sawara,
  • 45. Thakur, Thakar, Ka Thakur, Ka Thakar, Ma Thakur, Ma Thakar
  • 46. Thoti
    Thoti
    The Thoti are one of the Scheduled tribes of India. In 1991 there were 3,654 Thoti reported by the census of India. In 2001 the census figure for Thoti was 2,074....

     (in Aurangabad, Bhir, Nanded, Osmanabad and Parbhani districts and Rajura tahsil of Chandrapur district)
  • 47. Warli
    Warli
    The Warlis or are an Indian indigenous people, who live mostly in Dahanu and Talasari talukas of the northern Thane district, parts of Nashik and Dhule districts of Maharashtra, Valsad District of Gujarat, and the union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. They have their own...

     (Thane District)
  • 48. Vitolia, Kotwalia, Barodia.

Manipur
Manipur
Manipur is a state in northeastern India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. Manipur is bounded by the Indian states of Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south and Assam to the west; it also borders Burma to the east. It covers an area of...

  • 1. Aimol
    Aimol
    The people of Aimol are settled in different regions in different districts of Manipur and some in Assam and Nagaland. Some people live in Senapati district and some are in Churachandpur district. Most of them are found in Chandel in the South-eastern part of Manipur...

  • 2. Anal
    Anal language
    Anal, also known as Namfau, is a Northern Kukish language, part of the Sino-Tibetan language family, spoken by a dwindling number of Anal people in India, Burma, and possibly Bangladesh. It had 14,000 speakers in India according to the 2001 census. UNESCO lists Anal as having 23,000 speakers in...

  • 3. Angami Naga (Angami Naga in the state of Nagaland)
  • 4. Any Kuki Tribes
  • 5. Chiru
  • 6. Chothe
  • 7. Gangte
    Gangte
    Gangte is an ethnic minority community from northeast India with a population of 15,100 , primarily in Manipur's southern district and neighbouring States of Meghalaya, and Assam. Though nationally "Indian," this tribe displays East Asian-type features. They are considered part of the...

  • 8. Hmar
    Hmar
    Hmar is the name of one of the numerous mizo/kuki/chin tribes of India, spread over a large area in the northeast. The Hmars belong to the Chin-Kuki-Mizo group of tribes, and are recognised as Scheduled Tribe under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution of India. Literally, Hmar means North or...

  • 9. Kabui
  • 10. Kecha Naga (Liangmai and Zeme)
  • 11. Koirao
  • 12. Koireng (Koren)
  • 13. Kom
    Kom people (India)
    The Kom are a community of people mainly found in Manipur, North-East India. They are scattered over all the districts of Manipur. They have very close cultural similarities with non-Naga tribes of Manipur, native tribes of Tripura and the Mizos . They are a sub-tribe of Komrem/Komhrem...

  • 14. Lamgang
  • 15. Mao
  • 16. Maram
    Maram (Naga tribe)
    The Marams are a Naga tribe, located in the northeast of India, mainly in Senapati district.- Demographics :Marams are mainly found in the Senapti district of Manipur...

  • 17. Maring
  • 18. Any Mizo (Lushai) tribes
  • 19. Monsang
  • 20. Moyon
    Moyon
    Moyon is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France....

  • 21. Paite
  • 22. Purum
    Purum
    The Purum are an "old Kuki" tribe of Manipur. They are notable because their marriage system is the subject of ongoing statistical and ethographical analysis; Buchler states that "they are perhaps the most over-analyzed society in anthropology"...

  • 23. Ralte
    Ralte
    The Ralte tribe is found scattered in the Lushai villages to the north of Aizawl, India. About 200 years ago the Raltes lived mostly near Champhai. Mangkhaia was an important Ralte chief there. He was killed in course of events following his clash with a Lushai chief. Mangkhaia's memorial stone has...

  • 24. Sema (Sema was renamed to original name "Sümi", a decade ago. This tribe is in the state of Nagaland)
  • 25. Simte
  • 26. Suhte
  • 27. Tangkhul
    Tangkhul
    Tangkhul is a Naga tribe living in the Indo-Burma border area occupying the Ukhrul district in Manipur, India and the Somra Tangkhul hills in Upper Burma. Despite this international border, the Tangkhul have continued to regard themselves as one nation...

  • 28. Thadou
  • 29. Vaiphei
  • 30. Zou
    Zou people (India)
    The Zou people is an indigenous community living along the frontier of India and Burma. In India, they live with and are similar in language and habits to the Paite and the Simte peoples, all of which are called Zomi. In Burma, Zou are counted among the Chin people...


Meghalaya
Meghalaya
Meghalaya is a state in north-eastern India. The word "Meghalaya" literally means the Abode of Clouds in Sanskrit and other Indic languages. Meghalaya is a hilly strip in the eastern part of the country about 300 km long and 100 km wide, with a total area of about 8,700 sq mi . The...

  • 1. Chakma
    Chakma people
    The Chakmas , also known as the Changhma , are a community that inhabits the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and the North-East India. The Chakmas are the largest ethnic group in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, making up more than half the tribal population. Chakmas are divided into 46 clans or...

  • 2. Dimasa
    Dimasa
    The Dimasa people are a group of people in Assam, in northeastern IndiaDimasa mythology says they are the children of Bangla Raja and the great divine bird Arikhidima...

    , Kachari
  • 3. Garo
    Garo (tribe)
    See also Garo for other uses.The Garos are a tribal people in Meghalaya, India and neighboring areas of Bangladesh, who call themselves A·chik Mande or simply A·chik or Mande...

  • 4. Hajong
    Hajong
    The Hajong is a tribal ethnic group in the Indian Subcontinent & four major Tribe in Meghalaya. Hajong people are spread out across northeast India and Bangladesh. At present their population is more than 100,000 in India and 30,000 in Bangladesh. Hajongs are predominantly rice farmers although...

  • 5. Hmar
    Hmar
    Hmar is the name of one of the numerous mizo/kuki/chin tribes of India, spread over a large area in the northeast. The Hmars belong to the Chin-Kuki-Mizo group of tribes, and are recognised as Scheduled Tribe under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution of India. Literally, Hmar means North or...

  • 6. Khasi (also known as Khynriam), Jaintia (also known as Syteng or Pnar), War, Bhoi, Lyngngam (collectively all these tribes are called Hynniewtrep)
  • 7. Any Chin-Kuki
    Kuki people
    The Kukis are an ethnic group that spread throughout the Northeastern region of India, Northwest Burma and Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. In Northeast India they are present in all the states except Arunachal Pradesh. This dispersal across international borders is mainly attributed to the...

    -Mizo Tribes including.-
    • (i) Biate
      Biate
      Biate is a census town in Serchhip district in the state of Mizoram, India.-Demographics: India census, Biate had a population of 2227. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Biate has an average literacy rate of 87%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy...

      , Biete
    • (ii) Changsan
    • (iii) Chongloi
    • (iv) Darlong
    • (v) Doungel
    • (vi) Gamalhou
    • (vii) Gangte
      Gangte
      Gangte is an ethnic minority community from northeast India with a population of 15,100 , primarily in Manipur's southern district and neighbouring States of Meghalaya, and Assam. Though nationally "Indian," this tribe displays East Asian-type features. They are considered part of the...

    • (viii) Guite
    • (ix) Hanneng
    • (x) Haokip, Haupit
    • (xi) Haolai
    • (xii) Hengna
    • (xiii) Hongsungh
    • (xiv) Hrangkhawl
      Hrangkhawl
      Hrangkhawl is one of the 21 scheduled tribes of Tripura state of India. They are mainly dwelling in the Teliamura sub-division of West Tripura and the Ambassa sub-division of Dhalai districts. Hrangkhawls are also found in the North Cachar Hills of Dima Hasao district, Assam. They speak the ...

      , Rangkhol
    • (xv) Jongbe
    • (xvi) Khawchung
    • (xvii) Khawthlang, Khothalong
    • (xviii) Khelma
    • (xvix) Kholhou
    • (xx) Kipgen
    • (xxi) Kuki
      Kuki people
      The Kukis are an ethnic group that spread throughout the Northeastern region of India, Northwest Burma and Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. In Northeast India they are present in all the states except Arunachal Pradesh. This dispersal across international borders is mainly attributed to the...

    • (xxii) Lengthang
    • (xxiii) Lhangum
    • (xxiv) Lhoujen
    • (xxv) Lhouvun
    • (xxvi) Lupheng
    • (xxvii) Mangjel
    • (xxviii) Misao
    • (xxvix) Riang
    • (xxx) Sairhem
    • (xxxi) Selnam
    • (xxxii) Singson
    • (xxxiii) Sitlhou
    • (xxxiv) Sukte
    • (xxxv) Thado
    • (xxxvi) Thangngeu
    • (xxxvii) Uibuh
    • (xxxviii) Vaiphei
  • 8. Lakher
  • 9. Man
    Man
    The term man is used for an adult human male . However, man is sometimes used to refer to humanity as a whole...

     (Tai speaking)
  • 10. Any Mizo (Lushai) Tribes
  • 11. Mikir
  • 12.Any Naga tribes
  • 13. Pawi
  • 14. Boro Kacharis (inserted by Act 43 of 1987, s. 2 (w.e.f. 19-9-1987).)
  • 15. Koch
  • 16. Raba, Rava

Mizoram
Mizoram
Mizoram is one of the Seven Sister States in North Eastern India, sharing borders with the states of Tripura, Assam, Manipur and with the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Burma. Mizoram became the 23rd state of India on 20 February 1987. Its capital is Aizawl. Mizoram is located in the...


(Inserted by Act 34 of 1986, s. 14 and Third Sch. (w.e.f. 20-2-1987).)
  • 1. Lusai
  • 2. Chakma
    Chakma people
    The Chakmas , also known as the Changhma , are a community that inhabits the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and the North-East India. The Chakmas are the largest ethnic group in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, making up more than half the tribal population. Chakmas are divided into 46 clans or...

  • 3. Dimasa
    Dimasa
    The Dimasa people are a group of people in Assam, in northeastern IndiaDimasa mythology says they are the children of Bangla Raja and the great divine bird Arikhidima...

     (Kachari)
  • 4. Garo
    Garo (tribe)
    See also Garo for other uses.The Garos are a tribal people in Meghalaya, India and neighboring areas of Bangladesh, who call themselves A·chik Mande or simply A·chik or Mande...

  • 5. Hajong
    Hajong
    The Hajong is a tribal ethnic group in the Indian Subcontinent & four major Tribe in Meghalaya. Hajong people are spread out across northeast India and Bangladesh. At present their population is more than 100,000 in India and 30,000 in Bangladesh. Hajongs are predominantly rice farmers although...

  • 6. Hmar
    Hmar
    Hmar is the name of one of the numerous mizo/kuki/chin tribes of India, spread over a large area in the northeast. The Hmars belong to the Chin-Kuki-Mizo group of tribes, and are recognised as Scheduled Tribe under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution of India. Literally, Hmar means North or...

  • 7. Khasi and Jaintia, (including Khasi, Synteng or Pnar, War, Bhoi or Lyngngam)
  • 8. Any Kuki
    Kuki people
    The Kukis are an ethnic group that spread throughout the Northeastern region of India, Northwest Burma and Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. In Northeast India they are present in all the states except Arunachal Pradesh. This dispersal across international borders is mainly attributed to the...

     tribes, including,--
    • (i) Baite or Biete
    • (ii) Changsan
    • (iii) Chongloi
    • (iv) Darlong
    • (v) Doungel
    • (vi) Gamalhou
    • (vii) Gangte
      Gangte
      Gangte is an ethnic minority community from northeast India with a population of 15,100 , primarily in Manipur's southern district and neighbouring States of Meghalaya, and Assam. Though nationally "Indian," this tribe displays East Asian-type features. They are considered part of the...

    • (viii) Guite
    • (ix) Hanneng
    • (x) Haokip or Haupit
    • (xi) Haolai
    • (xii) Hengna
    • (xiii) Hongsungh
    • (xiv) Hrangkhawl
      Hrangkhawl
      Hrangkhawl is one of the 21 scheduled tribes of Tripura state of India. They are mainly dwelling in the Teliamura sub-division of West Tripura and the Ambassa sub-division of Dhalai districts. Hrangkhawls are also found in the North Cachar Hills of Dima Hasao district, Assam. They speak the ...

       or Rangkhol
    • (xv) Jongbe
    • (xvi) Khawchung
    • (xvii) Khawathlang or Khothalong
    • (xviii) Khelma
    • (xix) Kholhou
    • (xx) Kipgen
    • (xxi) Kuki
      Kuki people
      The Kukis are an ethnic group that spread throughout the Northeastern region of India, Northwest Burma and Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. In Northeast India they are present in all the states except Arunachal Pradesh. This dispersal across international borders is mainly attributed to the...

    • (xxii) Lengthang
    • (xxiii) Lhangum
    • (xxiv) Lhoujem
    • (xxv) Lhouvun
    • (xxvi) Lupheng
    • (xxvii) Mangjel
    • (xxviii) Missao
    • (xxix) Riang
    • (xxx) Sairhem
    • (xxxi) Selnam
    • (xxxii) Singson
    • (xxxiii) Sitlhou
    • (xxxiv) Sukte
    • (xxxv) Thado
    • (xxxvi) Thangngeu
    • (xxxvii) Uibuh
    • (xxxviii) Vaiphei
  • 9. Lakher or Mara
    Mara people
    The Mara people are a recognised scheduled tribe in India, native to northeastern India, primarily in the Mara Autonomous District Council of the state of Mizoram, where they form the majority of the population. Significant numbers of Maras are also found living south-eastern part of Burma, in Chin...

     (Lakher was changed to Mara in 1988)
  • 10. Man
    Man
    The term man is used for an adult human male . However, man is sometimes used to refer to humanity as a whole...

     (Tai-speaking)
  • 11. Any Mizo (Lushai) tribes
  • 12. Mikir
  • 13. Any Naga tribes
  • 14. Pawi

Nagaland
Nagaland
Nagaland is a state in the far north-eastern part of India. It borders the state of Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam to the north, Burma to the east and Manipur to the south. The state capital is Kohima, and the largest city is Dimapur...


(a list of the major tribes of Nagaland)
  • 1. Angami
  • 2. Ao
    Ao people
    The Ao are a Naga people of Nagaland in northeast India. Their main territory is from Tsula Valley in the east to Tsurang Valley in Mokokchung District...

  • 3. Chakhesang
    Chakhesang
    Chakhesang is a Naga tribe found in Nagaland, India.The word Chakhesang comprises three tribes: cha - Chakri, Khe - Khezha, Sang - Sangtam.Chakhesangs are the former Eastern [Angami], who have separated from the Angami Naga tribe, and are now recognized as a separate tribe. It is a major tribe in...

  • 4. Chang
  • 5. Khiamniungan
  • 6. Kachari
  • 7. Konyak
  • 8. Kuki
    Kuki people
    The Kukis are an ethnic group that spread throughout the Northeastern region of India, Northwest Burma and Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. In Northeast India they are present in all the states except Arunachal Pradesh. This dispersal across international borders is mainly attributed to the...

  • 9. Lotha
  • 10. Phom
  • 11. Pochury
  • 12. Rengma
    Rengma
    Rengma is a Naga tribe found in Nagaland and Assam states of India. According to the 2001 census of India, the Rengma population in Nagaland was 50,966 i.e. 2.9% of the total Naga population.-History:...

  • 13. Sümi / Sema (reverted back to their original name Sümi. British called them Sema, the Angami name for them)
  • 14. Sangtam
  • 15.Yimchunger
  • 16.zeliang
  • 17.garos

Orissa
Orissa
Orissa , officially Odisha since Nov 2011, is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient nation of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 261 BC. The modern state of Orissa was established on 1 April...

  • 1. Bagata
    Bagata
    The Bagata are one of the Scheduled Tribes of India. They live primarily in Andhra Pradesh. They are also known as Bagat, Bagatha, Bagodi, Bhakta or Bogad.The Bagata mainly speak Telugu but they also speak such languages as Oriya...

  • 2. Baiga
  • 3. Banjara
    Banjara
    The Banjara are a class of usually described as nomadic people from the Indian state of Rajasthan, North-West Gujarat, and Western Madhya Pradesh and Eastern Sindh province of pre-independence Pakistan...

    , Banjari
    Banjari
    Banjari are a scheduled tribe in Orissa, India. They are part of Banjara ethnic group....

  • 4. Bathudi
  • 5. Bhottada, Dhotada
  • 6. Bhuiya
    Bhuiya
    The Bhuiya are a Hindu tribal found in North India, and those in Uttar Pradesh have scheduled caste status . They are also known as Roy.- Origin :...

    , Bhuyan
  • 7. Bhumia
  • 8. Bhumij
    Bhumij
    Bhumij are a tribal/Adivasi people living primarily in the Indian states of West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand, mostly in the old Singhbhum district...

  • 9. Bhunjia
    Bhunjia
    The Bhunjia are a scheduled tribe found in the state of Orissa in India. There homeland is the Sunabeda plateau which is roughly between 21° 25° North and 21° 30° north latitude and 82° 35° East longitude...

  • 10. Binjhal
  • 11. Binjhia, Binjhoa
  • 12. Birhor
    Birhor people
    Birhor people are a tribal/Adivasi forest people, traditionally nomadic, living primarily in the Indian state of Jharkhand. They speak the Birhor language, which belongs to the Munda group of languages of the Austroasiatic language family.-Ethnology:...

  • 13. Bonda
    Bonda People
    The Bonda are an ancient tribe of people numbering approximately 5000 who live in the isolated hill regions of the Malkangiri district of southwesternmost Orissa, India, near the junction of the three states of Orissa, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh...

    , Bondo Poraja
    Bonda People
    The Bonda are an ancient tribe of people numbering approximately 5000 who live in the isolated hill regions of the Malkangiri district of southwesternmost Orissa, India, near the junction of the three states of Orissa, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh...

  • 14. Chenchu
    Chenchu
    The Chenchus are an aboriginal tribe of the central hill regions of Andhra Pradesh, India. Their traditional way of life has been based on hunting and gathering. The Chenchus speak the Chenchu language, a member of the Telegu branch of the Dravidian language family. In general, the Chenchu...

  • 15. Dal
  • 16. Desua Bhumji
  • 17. Dharua
  • 18. Didayi
  • 19. Gadaba
  • 20. Gandia
  • 21. Ghara
  • 22. Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

    , Gondo
  • 23. Ho
    Ho people
    The Ho people are a tribe of people belonging to the Indian state of Jharkhand.They are the fourth most numerous scheduled tribe Jharkhand after Santals, Oraons, and Mundas, and constitute around 10.5 percent of the total population in the state, numbering 7,087,068 in the 2001 census...

  • 24. Holva
  • 25. Jatapu
  • 26. Juang
  • 27. Kandha Gauda
  • 28. Kawar
  • 29. Kharia, Kharian
  • 30. Kharwar
    Kharwar
    Kharwars are found in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Delhi, Chhattisgarh,Madhyapradesh.The community claim to have originally suryavanshi kshatriya and chero rule also trace their descent from the suryavanshi kshatriya .They wear the janeo or...

  • 31. Khond, Kond, Kandha, Nanguli Kandha, Sitha Kandha
  • 32. Kisan Tribe
    Kisan Tribe
    Kisan Tribe in Orissa are found in Sundergarh, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur and Keonjhar. They are traditional farmers and food gathering people. They speak the Kurukh language along with Kosli, Hindi and English....

  • 33. Kol
    Kol (people)
    The Kol people is a generic name for the Munda, Ho, and Oraon tribes of eastern India who live in the states of Jharkhand, Orissa, and West Bengal, and spread over into parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Bangladesh, and Nepal.- Kol of Uttar Pradesh :The...

  • 34. Kolah Loharas, Kol Loharas
  • 35. Kolha
  • 36. Koli
    KOLI
    KOLI is a radio station serving Wichita Falls, Texas and Vicinity with a country music format. It operates on FM frequency 94.9 MHz and is under ownership of Cumulus Media. It is the radio flagship station for the Wichita Falls Wildcats hockey team....

    , Malhar
  • 37. Kondadora
  • 38. Kora
  • 39. Korua
  • 40. Kotia
  • 41. Koya
  • 42. Kulis
  • 43. Lodha
    Lodha
    There are a large number of Indians in this world with the title Lodha. There is no unique origin for all these people. Some Lodhas are members of a caste called Oswal. It is a social group of people from the Indian States of Rajasthan. Oswals are mainly Jain following the Swetambara tradition,...

    , Shabar
  • 44. Madia
  • 45. Mahali
    Mahali
    Mahle is the name of a religion of India, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is a indigenous scheduled of the state of West Bengal and Orissa. They mostly reside in areas adjoining to Santhal Parganas in Orissa and West Bengal. Mahle people forms a different tribe which is clubbed together with the Munda tribe...

  • 46. Mankidi
  • 47. Mankirdia
  • 48. Matya
  • 49. Mirdha
    Mirdha (tribe)
    Mirdha is a tribe found in Orissa, India. In 1981 census, the population of Mirdha tribe in Orissa was 28177, mainly spread over the districts Sambalpur, Bolangir and Kalahandi. They are considered to be the off-shoots of several ethnic groups. Russel and Hiral Lal describe them as branch of...

  • 50. Munda
    Munda people
    The Munda are tribal people of the Chota Nagpur Plateau region.They are found across Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Assam states of India, and into parts of Bangladesh...

    , Munda
    Munda people
    The Munda are tribal people of the Chota Nagpur Plateau region.They are found across Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Assam states of India, and into parts of Bangladesh...

     Lohara, Munda
    Munda people
    The Munda are tribal people of the Chota Nagpur Plateau region.They are found across Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Assam states of India, and into parts of Bangladesh...

     Mahalis
  • 51. Omanatya
  • 52. Oraon
    Oraon
    The Oraon उरांव or Kurukh कुड़ुख tribe , also spelled Uraon, Oran, or Oram, are tribal aborigines inhabiting various states across central and eastern India as well as Bangladesh...

     Hatkar
    Hatkar
    -History:A British commentator, Captain Fitzgerald, once an assistant commissioner in Berar Division, made the following observation:...

    /Dhangar/Dhangad
  • 53. Parenga
  • 54. Paroja
  • 55. Pentia
  • 56. Rajuar
  • 57. Santal
  • 58. Saora, Savar, Saura, Sahara
  • 59. Sounti
  • 60. Tharua
  • 61. Sahu
  • 62. Besra
    Besra
    The Besra, Accipiter virgatus, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.The Besra is a widespread resident breeder in dense forests throughout south Asia from Pakistan and India to south China and Indonesia. It nests in trees, building a new nest each year...


Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Rājasthān the land of Rajasthanis, , is the largest state of the Republic of India by area. It is located in the northwest of India. It encompasses most of the area of the large, inhospitable Great Indian Desert , which has an edge paralleling the Sutlej-Indus river valley along its border with...

  • 1. Bhil, Bheel, Garasia
    Garasia
    Garasia is a scheduled tribe living in the forest areas of the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. They are divided into Rajput Garasia, Adiwasi Garasia and Bhil Garasia....

    , Dholi Bhil, Dungri Bhil, Dungri Garasia
    Garasia
    Garasia is a scheduled tribe living in the forest areas of the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. They are divided into Rajput Garasia, Adiwasi Garasia and Bhil Garasia....

    ,Mewasi Bhil, Rawal Bhil, Tadvi Bhil, Bhagalia, Bhilala, Pawra, Vasava, Vasave
  • 2. Mina
    Meenas
    Meenas, Meena, Meenoat or Mina is a caste and community mainly found in Rajasthan, India. The name Mina is derived from Meen,meaning 'fish' in Sanskrit, and the Minas claim descent from the Matsya Avatar, or fish incarnation, of Vishnu.Meenas celebrate Meenesh Jayanti in the name of Vishnu on 3...

  • 3. Bhil Mina
  • 4. Damor
    Damor
    The Damor are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India. They are also known as Damoria.- Origin :The Damor are a sub-group of the Bhil tribe. They claim themselves to be of Rajput origin, and claim to be descended from Rajput men who married Bhil women...

    , Damaria
  • 5. Dhanka
    Dhanka
    The Dhanka are an Adivasi group in India. They number slightly over 400,000 people. Over half of the Dhanka live in Gujarat state with smaller populations in Maharashtra and Rajasthan and a small population in Madhya Pradesh....

     Tadvi, Tetaria, Valvi
  • 6. Garasia
    Garasia
    Garasia is a scheduled tribe living in the forest areas of the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. They are divided into Rajput Garasia, Adiwasi Garasia and Bhil Garasia....

     (excluding Rajput Garasia)
  • 7. Kathodi, Katkari, Dhor Kathodi, Dhor Katkari, Son Kathodi, Son Katkari
  • 8. Kokna
    Kokna
    Kokna is a river of Poland....

    ,kokni,kukna
  • 9. Koli Dhor,Tokre koli,Kolcha,Kolgha
  • 10. Naikda
    Naikda
    -History and origin:The Naikda are found mainly in Surat District in south Gujarat. They trace common ancestry from the Dhodia, another tribal community found in the region. The two communities claim descent from two brothers, the Naikda from Rupa Khatri, and the Dhodia from Dhana Khatri. According...

    ,Nayak, Cholivala Nayak, Kapadia Nayak, Mota Nayak, Nana Nayak[ Nayak also called as Nayaka in local rajasthani]
  • 11. Pateliya
    Pateliya
    The Pateliya is a scheduled tribe found in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India.-History and origin:The term Pateliya is derived from the word patel, which means a headman. They are found mainly in the districts of Kota, Jhalawar and Banswara. They are a sub-group of the Bhil tribe. The...

  • 12. Seharia, Sahariya

Sikkim
Sikkim
Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayan mountains...

  • 1. Lepcha
    Lepcha people
    The Lepcha or Róng people , also called Róngkup , Mútuncí Róngkup Rumkup , and Rongpa , are the aboriginal people of Sikkim, who number between 30,000 and 50,000...

  • 2. Bhutia
    Bhutia
    The Bhutia are ethnic Tibetans who speak Sikkimese, a Tibetan dialect fairly mutually intelligible to standard Tibetan. In 2001, the Bhutia numbered around 70,300...

     (including Chumbisa, Dopthapa, Dukpa, Kagatay, Sherpa
    Sherpa people
    The Sherpa are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Nepal, high in the Himalayas. Sherpas migrated from the Kham region in eastern Tibet to Nepal within the last 300–400 years.The initial mountainous migration from Tibet was a search for beyul...

    , Tibetan
    Tibetan people
    The Tibetan people are an ethnic group that is native to Tibet, which is mostly in the People's Republic of China. They number 5.4 million and are the 10th largest ethnic group in the country. Significant Tibetan minorities also live in India, Nepal, and Bhutan...

    , Tromopa, Yolmo
    Yolmo people
    Yolmos are a sub-group of the Gorkha/Nepali ethnic group found in the Himalayan foothills. Yolmos are spread out over Nepal and parts of Sikkim and Darjeeling district in India. Yolmos are also known as Kagatay as their traditional occupation was paper-making . Yolmos believe their clan to...

  • 3. Limbu
    Limbu people
    The Yakthung or Limbu tribes and clans belong to the Kirati nation or to the Kirat confederation.They are indigenous to the hill and mountainous regions of east Nepal between the Arun and Mechi rivers to as far as Southern Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim....

     (Subba)
  • 4. Tamang
    Tamang
    The Tamangs are the ancient and original inhabitants of the mountains and plains of the Himalayan regions of Nepal and India. Their ancient capital being Yambu - modern day Kathmandu. They have their own distinct culture, language and religion. Their ancestral domain is popularly known as...


  • Lepcha and Bhutia are also included under a special category known as the BL(Bhutia-Lepcha) Group which is quite different from the Tribal Status but it is a constitutional right safeguarding the interest of the two ethnic groups of the state

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is bordered by the union territory of Pondicherry, and the states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh...

  • 1. Adiyan
  • 2. Aranadan
  • 3. Eravallan
  • 4. Irular
    Irulas
    Irulas are a scheduled tribe of India. Irulas are present in various parts of India, but are mainly located in the Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu...

  • 5. Kadar
  • 6. Kammara (excluding Kanyakumari district
    Kanyakumari District
    Kanyakumari District ) is a district of Tamil Nadu state, India and is the southernmost land area of mainland India.The district is the second most urbanised district in Tamilnadu, next only to Chennai and ahead of Coimbatore. It also has the highest literacy and education levels in the...

     and Shencottah taluk of Tirunelveli district
    Tirunelveli
    Tirunelveli , also known as Nellai , and historically as Tinnevelly, is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters of the Tirunelveli District and the sixth biggest city in Tamil Nadu...

    )
  • 7. Kanikaran, Kanikkar (in Kanyakumari district and Shencottah taluk of Tirunelveli district)
  • 8. Kaniyan, Kanyan
  • 9. Kattunayakan
  • 10.Kochu Velan
  • 11.Konda Kapus
  • 12.Kondareddis(kabu)
  • 13.Koraga
  • 14.Kota
    Kota tribe
    Kotas or Kothar or Kov by self-designation are an ethnic group who are indigenous to the Nilgiris mountain range in Tamil Nadu, India. They are one of the many tribal or ethnic groups indigenous to the region. Others include Todas, Badagas, Irulas and Kurumbas...

     (excluding Kanyakumari district and Shencottah taluk of Tirunelveli district)
  • 15.Kudiya, Melakudi
  • 16.Kurichchan
  • 17.Kurumbas (in the Nilgiris district)
  • 18.Kurumans
  • 19.Maha Malasar
  • 20.Malai Arayan
  • 21.Malai Pandaram
  • 22.Malai Vedan
  • 23.Malakkuravan
  • 24.Malasar
  • 25. Malayali
    Malayali
    Malayali is the term used to refer to the native speakers of Malayalam, originating from the Indian state of Kerala...

     (in Dharmapuri, Pudukottai, Salem, Tiruchi districts and North and South Arcot regions)
  • 26. Malayekandi
  • 27. Mannan
  • 28. Mudugar, Muduvan
  • 29. Muthuvan
  • 30. Palleyan
  • 31. Palliyan
    Paliyan
    The Paliyan, or Palaiyar or Pazhaiyarare are Adivasi Dravidian people living in the South Western Ghats montane rain forests in South India, especially in Tamilnadu and Kerala. They are traditional nomadic hunter-gatherers, honey hunters and foragers. Yams are their major food source...

  • 32. Palliyar
  • 33. Paniyan
  • 34. Sholaga
  • 35. Toda
    Toda people
    The Toda people are a small pastoral community who live on the isolated Nilgiri plateau of Southern India. Before the late 18th century, the Toda coexisted locally with other communities, including the Badaga, Kota, and Kuruba, in a loose caste-like community organization in which the Toda were...

     (excluding Kanyakumari district and Shencottah taluk of Tirunelveli district)
  • 36. Uraly
  • 38 lai

Tripura
Tripura
Tripura is a state in North-East India, with an area of . It is the third smallest state of India, according to area. Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh on the north, south, and west. The Indian states of Assam and Mizoram lie to the east. The capital is Agartala and the main languages spoken are...

  • Darlong http://globalrecordings.net/language/779
  • Tipra
  • Riang
  • Jamatia
    Jamatia
    Jamatia is one of the 21 scheduled tribes of Tripura state of India. They are mainly dwelling in the West Tripura and the South Tripura districts. They speak the language Kokborok which is of Tibeto-Burmese origin...

  • Chakma
    Chakma people
    The Chakmas , also known as the Changhma , are a community that inhabits the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and the North-East India. The Chakmas are the largest ethnic group in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, making up more than half the tribal population. Chakmas are divided into 46 clans or...

  • Halam
    Halam (ethnic group)
    The Halam people are a Kuki tribe native to the state of Tripura in India. The name Halam is coined by the Tipra Raja. They are also known as Mizo, while some people called them Ranglong. They are further divided into 15 sub-clans.-History:...

     (Like, Hrangkhawl, Molsom, Bongcher, etc.)
  • Noatia
    Noatia
    Noatia is one of the 21 scheduled tribes of the Tripura state of India. The tribe mainly lives in the hills of Dhalai and the North Tripura districts of the Tripura state of India. They speak the Noatia dialect of Kokborok which is of Tibeto-Burmese origin. Their appearance is mongoloid.-See...

  • Mog
    Mog (people)
    The Mog are the Arakanese descendants who live in the Indian state of Tripura since the Arakan kingdom's control over Tripura in the 16th centuries. Arakanese descendanst living in present-day Bangladesh are known as Magh or Marma people....

  • Kuki
    Kuki people
    The Kukis are an ethnic group that spread throughout the Northeastern region of India, Northwest Burma and Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. In Northeast India they are present in all the states except Arunachal Pradesh. This dispersal across international borders is mainly attributed to the...

  • Garo
    Garo (tribe)
    See also Garo for other uses.The Garos are a tribal people in Meghalaya, India and neighboring areas of Bangladesh, who call themselves A·chik Mande or simply A·chik or Mande...

  • Munda
    Munda people
    The Munda are tribal people of the Chota Nagpur Plateau region.They are found across Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Assam states of India, and into parts of Bangladesh...

  • Lushai
    Lushai
    The Lusei people are one of the eleven tribes of the Mizo people, native to Mizoram in Northeast India, Chin Hills in western Myanmar and Chittagong Hill Tracts of eastern Bangladesh.-The name:...

  • Oraon
    Oraon
    The Oraon उरांव or Kurukh कुड़ुख tribe , also spelled Uraon, Oran, or Oram, are tribal aborigines inhabiting various states across central and eastern India as well as Bangladesh...

    Hatkar
    Hatkar
    -History:A British commentator, Captain Fitzgerald, once an assistant commissioner in Berar Division, made the following observation:...

     Dhangar
    Dhangar
    The Dhangar caste is primarily located in the Indian state of Maharashtra...

     Dhangad
  • Santal
  • Uchai
  • Bhil
    Bhil
    Bhils are primarily an Adivasi people of Central India. Bhils are also settled in the Tharparkar District of Sindh, Pakistan. They speak the Bhil languages, a subgroup of the Western Zone of the Indo-Aryan languages....

  • Lepcha
    Lepcha people
    The Lepcha or Róng people , also called Róngkup , Mútuncí Róngkup Rumkup , and Rongpa , are the aboriginal people of Sikkim, who number between 30,000 and 50,000...

  • Bhutia
    Bhutia
    The Bhutia are ethnic Tibetans who speak Sikkimese, a Tibetan dialect fairly mutually intelligible to standard Tibetan. In 2001, the Bhutia numbered around 70,300...

  • Chaimal

Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand , formerly Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the Land of Gods due to the many holy Hindu temples and cities found throughout the state, some of which are among Hinduism's most spiritual and auspicious places of pilgrimage and worship...

  1. Bhotia
  2. Buksa
  3. Jaunsari
  4. Raji
  5. Tharu
  6. Van Rawat
    Van Rawats
    The Van Rawats , represent a native endangered ethnic minority group, originating and living in Uttarakhand, India. They are distributed in the districts of Pithoragarh, Champawat and Udham Singh Nagar and in a small area confined to Western Nepal. They are the smallest Himalayan tribal group...

     Hatkar
    Hatkar
    -History:A British commentator, Captain Fitzgerald, once an assistant commissioner in Berar Division, made the following observation:...

     Dhangar
    Dhangar
    The Dhangar caste is primarily located in the Indian state of Maharashtra...

     Dhangad

West Bengal
West Bengal
West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India and is the nation's fourth-most populous. It is also the seventh-most populous sub-national entity in the world, with over 91 million inhabitants. A major agricultural producer, West Bengal is the sixth-largest contributor to India's GDP...

  • 1. Asur
    Asur people
    Asur people are a tribal/Adivasi people living primarily in the Indian state of Jharkhand, mostly in the Gumla, Lohardaga, Palamu and Latehar districts....

  • 2. Adhikari
    Adhikari
    Adhikari originally referred to a village administrator in Nepal. It is used as a surname, and may refer to:*Shantidas Adhikari , Hindu preacher from Sylhet*Rajesh Singh Adhikari , Indian army officer...

  • 3. Badia, Bediya
  • 4. Bhumij
    Bhumij
    Bhumij are a tribal/Adivasi people living primarily in the Indian states of West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand, mostly in the old Singhbhum district...

  • 5. Bhutia
    Bhutia
    The Bhutia are ethnic Tibetans who speak Sikkimese, a Tibetan dialect fairly mutually intelligible to standard Tibetan. In 2001, the Bhutia numbered around 70,300...

    , Sherpa, Toto
    Toto tribe
    The Toto is a primitive and isolated tribal group residing only in a small enclave called Totopara in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India. Totopara is located at the foot of the Himalayas just to the south of the borderline between Bhutan and West Bengal...

    , Dukpa, Kagatay, Tibetan
    Tibetan people
    The Tibetan people are an ethnic group that is native to Tibet, which is mostly in the People's Republic of China. They number 5.4 million and are the 10th largest ethnic group in the country. Significant Tibetan minorities also live in India, Nepal, and Bhutan...

    , Yolmo
    Yolmo people
    Yolmos are a sub-group of the Gorkha/Nepali ethnic group found in the Himalayan foothills. Yolmos are spread out over Nepal and parts of Sikkim and Darjeeling district in India. Yolmos are also known as Kagatay as their traditional occupation was paper-making . Yolmos believe their clan to...

  • 6. Birhor
    Birhor people
    Birhor people are a tribal/Adivasi forest people, traditionally nomadic, living primarily in the Indian state of Jharkhand. They speak the Birhor language, which belongs to the Munda group of languages of the Austroasiatic language family.-Ethnology:...

  • 7. Birjia
  • 8. Chakma
    Chakma people
    The Chakmas , also known as the Changhma , are a community that inhabits the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and the North-East India. The Chakmas are the largest ethnic group in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, making up more than half the tribal population. Chakmas are divided into 46 clans or...

  • 9. Chero
    Chero
    The Chero are scheduled caste, found in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, in North India.-History and origin:The community claim to have originally been Chandravanshi Rajputs. Other members of the tribe claim to be Nagvanshi. The Chero are essentially one of many tribal communities, such as...

  • 10. Chik Baraik
  • 11. Garo
  • 12. Gond
    Gondi people
    The Gondi, Goindi or Gond people are people in central India, spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.The Gondi language is related to...

  • 13. Gorait
  • 14. Hajang
  • 15. Ho
    Ho people
    The Ho people are a tribe of people belonging to the Indian state of Jharkhand.They are the fourth most numerous scheduled tribe Jharkhand after Santals, Oraons, and Mundas, and constitute around 10.5 percent of the total population in the state, numbering 7,087,068 in the 2001 census...

  • 16. Karmali
    Karmali
    Karmali is a village in North Goa district, Goa, India.-External links:* *...

  • 17. Kharwar
    Kharwar
    Kharwars are found in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Delhi, Chhattisgarh,Madhyapradesh.The community claim to have originally suryavanshi kshatriya and chero rule also trace their descent from the suryavanshi kshatriya .They wear the janeo or...

  • 18. Khond
    Khonds
    Khonds, or Kandhs are an aboriginal tribe of India, inhabiting the tributary states of Orissa and Srikakulam, in the Visakhapatnam districts of Andhra Pradesh. Their main divisions are into Kutia, or hill Khonds and plain-dwelling Khonds; the landowners are known as Raj Khonds. They are hunter...

  • 29. Kisan
    Kisan Tribe
    Kisan Tribe in Orissa are found in Sundergarh, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur and Keonjhar. They are traditional farmers and food gathering people. They speak the Kurukh language along with Kosli, Hindi and English....

  • 20. Kora
  • 21. Korwa
  • 22. Lepcha
    Lepcha people
    The Lepcha or Róng people , also called Róngkup , Mútuncí Róngkup Rumkup , and Rongpa , are the aboriginal people of Sikkim, who number between 30,000 and 50,000...

  • 23. Lodha
    Lodha people
    Lodha people are a tribal/Adivasi people living primarily in the Indian states of West Bengal and Orissa, mostly in the Paschim Medinipur district. A section of the Lodha has converted to Islam, and form a distinct community of Lodha Muslims.-Demographics:...

    , Kheria, Kharia
  • 24. Lohar
    Lohar
    Lohar is an ethnic sub-caste found among Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims in Northern India and Northern Pakistan. Originally this community was a warrior tribe living in provinces of Kermanshah in Iran right up to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. In India the Lohars are also known as Vishwakarma, Sharma,...

    a, Lohra
  • 25. Magh
    Magh people
    The Magh is the term used in Bengal for the Arakanese or Rakhine people of Arakan. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the kingdom of Arakan expended its territories to the Chittagong area of Bengal...

  • 26. Mahali
    Mahali
    Mahle is the name of a religion of India, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is a indigenous scheduled of the state of West Bengal and Orissa. They mostly reside in areas adjoining to Santhal Parganas in Orissa and West Bengal. Mahle people forms a different tribe which is clubbed together with the Munda tribe...

  • 27. Mahli
  • 28. Mal Pahariya
  • 29. Mech
    Mech tribe
    Mech tribe is one of the scheduled tribes of India and belong to Bodo-Kachari group of tribes. They belong to Mongoloid race and speak mainly Bodo language, which is a Tibeto-Burman dialect but have got influenced by the Assamese language. The Mech people live in the Dooars region of West Bengal...

  • 30. Mru
    MRU
    MRU may refer to :* "Many Regrets Unable", a short reply to a social event invitation, normally followed by a reason for not attending. Used in various navies.* Mano River Union, a political union in Africa...

  • 31. Munda
    Munda people
    The Munda are tribal people of the Chota Nagpur Plateau region.They are found across Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Assam states of India, and into parts of Bangladesh...

  • 32. Nagesia
  • 33. Oraon
    Oraon
    The Oraon उरांव or Kurukh कुड़ुख tribe , also spelled Uraon, Oran, or Oram, are tribal aborigines inhabiting various states across central and eastern India as well as Bangladesh...

     Hatkar
    Hatkar
    -History:A British commentator, Captain Fitzgerald, once an assistant commissioner in Berar Division, made the following observation:...

     Dhangar
    Dhangar
    The Dhangar caste is primarily located in the Indian state of Maharashtra...

     Dhangad
  • 34. Parhaiya
  • 35. Rabha
    Rabha
    Rabha is a little known Scheduled Tribe community of West Bengal and Assam. The language/dialect spoken by the Rabha people is also of the same name. In West Bengal, Rabha people mainly live in Jalpaiguri district and Cooch Behar district. Moreover, almost, 70 per cent of them live in...

  • 36. Santal
  • 37. Sauria Paharia
    Sauria Paharia people
    The Sauria Paharia people are a tribal people of Jharkhand in India. They are found mostly in Santhal Parganas.-Link with Oraons:...

  • 38. Savar
    Sävar
    Sävar is a locality situated in Umeå Municipality, Västerbotten County, Sweden with 2,672 inhabitants in 2005.It is located by E4 about 15 km north of Umeå, Sweden. Sävar is mostly known for being the last battlefield of the Finnish War....

  • 39. Tamang
    Tamang
    The Tamangs are the ancient and original inhabitants of the mountains and plains of the Himalayan regions of Nepal and India. Their ancient capital being Yambu - modern day Kathmandu. They have their own distinct culture, language and religion. Their ancestral domain is popularly known as...

  • 40. Subba
    Limbu people
    The Yakthung or Limbu tribes and clans belong to the Kirati nation or to the Kirat confederation.They are indigenous to the hill and mountainous regions of east Nepal between the Arun and Mechi rivers to as far as Southern Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim....

  • 41. Mayank

See also

  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
    Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
    The Scheduled Castes and Tribes Act, 1989 was enacted by the Parliament of India, in order to prevent atrocities against Scheduled castes and scheduled tribes...

  • Scheduled Castes and Tribes
    Scheduled Castes and Tribes
    The Scheduled Castes , also known as the Dalit, and the Scheduled Tribes are two groupings of historically disadvantaged people that are given express recognition in the Constitution of India...


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