There are a total of 645 district tribes in India. In Indian context, tribes consist of those social groups which do not fall under general pattern of classification. Such tribes have existed since the beginning of the Hindu civilization. Tribal groups are those which have either been left behind in the course of civilization or have been pushed to the margins by expansion of the state. Such tribes are also known as Adivasi. Adivasi societies are particularly present in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and some north-eastern states. There are more than 8% of tribal people in total population of India who occupy about 15% of the area. Let’s discuss some of the tribes from different areas of our country
Tribes of North East India
In the northern east part of India there is a concentration of a number of tribes. Northeast India comprises of seven states. They are Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura these state include a geomorphologic location which can be largely divided into the hills and valleys of northeast India.
Origin of north East Indian tribes-
Northern east Indian tribes can be largely associated with the ethnic group of indo mongoloids, Tibeto-burmese and proto austrioloids which represent the asio-austric cultural on Indian hilly region .the trends of this group are visible in the look as well as the tradition which are followed by these community. They provide a cultural bridge between India on one side and south-east Asia
Types of Indian tribes in the north & East part-
These Indian tribes constitute a major part of Indian tribe’s community and largely scatter over all the state of north east. Starting from the tribes community found in arunachal pardesh which recognize at least 25 type of tribes which are Garo tribes,khasi tribes,jaintia tribes,adi tribes, apatani tribes, in arunachal prasdesh,kuki tribes,bodo tribes and deori tribes in Assam who are scattered in the entire north eastern resion of India
Culture of those tribes-
They can be separately marked for their cultural trends which are marked by their festival, customs dance art and other social occasion that are observe by these tribes group. Each tribe can be categories separately by the dress they wear, jewellerys, and the dance they perform. Along with separate festival these tribes are very on language as well as each tribe has its own language. Regarding religion these tribes usually followers of Christianity while religious like Buddhist and Hinduism and also followed in parts of north east India
Occupation of these tribes-
These tribes are primarily engaged in agriculture and farming is their biggest occupation along with agriculture the tribes community of north east depends largely on weaving and rearing of woolly animal. The women are community mostly engage themselves in the job of weaving which are sold in the markets
Festivals of the tribes-
The festival celebrated by them are nyokam, sekrenlyl, ngada, ka shad suk mynsiem,ka pom-blang nongkrem,ka shad shyngwiang-thangiap,ka-shad-kynojoh khaskian,wangala etc
If you really want to know more about the Tribes and their culture and festivals, you definitely need to stay there and have to mix up with their environment. You can stay in any of the holiday home rentals, travel vacation rentals, vacation rentals India etc. of anywhere in India around the tribes places.
TRIBALS IN INDIA