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The Predominantly Animistic – Bastar Beliefs

The Bastar tribals are predominantly animistic. They are also influenced by Hinduism and Hindu practices. Their belief varies from tribe to tribe. they worship a pantheon of deities, to which they mak

by Manikanta - Feb 9, 2018

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Ghothuls of Different Tribes

In Abhuj Marias, when the settlement shifts to a new place, Ghotuls are the first building to come up and it is also the best. The Abhuj Marias have the system of village dormitory and it is entir

by Manikanta - Feb 9, 2018

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Muria Tribe

Etymologically, the word Mur is a Sanskrit word. It means mool, which is the root the beginning etc. Therefore, it denotes the first inhabitant, (moolnivashi). Because of this understanding, the word

by Manikanta - Feb 8, 2018

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Dolra Tribe

The people belonging to this tribe are mainly found in konta and Bhopalpattanam areas of Bastar. Their dialect is Dorli, influenced by the Telugu language. According to the legend of this tibe,

by Manikanta - Feb 8, 2018

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Dhurvaa Tribe

These tribes are found mainly in Adhar and Chintgarh areas of Bastar. They are courageous and known for their bravery. They are appointed to take care of the King's palace. In terms of social hie

by Manikanta - Feb 6, 2018

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Halibaas Tribe

They are mainly farmers. These tribes are found not only in Bastar but they are also spread in Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Maharashtra. They speak Halbi dialect. Halbi was the language the king of

by Manikanta - Feb 6, 2018

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Bhatra tribes (San Bhatra, Pit Bhatra, Amnit bhatra)

These tribes are located in Bastar and borders of Odisha. Their settlements made of wall houses and boundary made by clay is unique. They are ranked first in terms of social hierarchy. Their origi

by Manikanta - Feb 5, 2018

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Abuj Maria Tribe

Abuj Marias are inhabitants of abujjmad area of Naryanpur. They are known as hill Marias. The areas inhabited by the Abuj Maria tribals, are a dense forest area that sprawls across nearly 1500 mi

by Manikanta - Feb 5, 2018

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Baison Horn Maria Tribe

This tribal community has the custom of wearing a distinctive head gear which resembles the horns of a wild bison. They generally wear the head gear (the peculiar crown decorated with the horns of Bis

by Manikanta - Jan 25, 2018

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Maria (madia) tribe

The word Madia originated from the word Mad of Gondi dialect, which means the Hill. Therefore, Madia means the people who live in the hills. In the mountains of Abujhmad, spread over Narayanpur, B

by Manikanta - Jan 25, 2018

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