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People of Chhattisgarh

People and society in Chhattisgarh is tribal dominated, as one third of the total population comprises of tribes who have their distinct culture, unique lifestyle, rituals, customs and traditional beliefs. These tribes are located in the North and Southern part of the state. The major tribes of the state are Gond tribe, Korba, Baiga Tribe, Bison Horn Maria tribe, Abhuj Maria, Muria tribe, Halba tribe, Bhatra and Dhurvaa tribes. Gond tribe of Bastar region is the most prominent group.

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh is considered to be the largest tribal district having more than 70 percent tribal population. Around 27 percent of the total tribal population of the state resides in this district.

The history and culture of this state dates back to the ancient times. The people of the state are friendly and exuberant. The local people are hard-working and have good sense of humour.

Music and festival plays a major role in the life of the people and women love to adorn themselves with colourful dresses and jewellery.

Most of the tribal groups are dependent on hunting, fisheries, forestry and some local cottage industries of local crafts.


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