Important Tribal Groups of India

Adivasi is an umbrella term for a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups considered the aboriginal population of South Asia. Adivasi make up 8.6% ofIndia's population or 104 million according to the 2011 census and 40% of Nepalese population.

The same term Adivasi is used for the ethnic minorities of Bangladesh, the native Madhesi people of Madhesh region of Nepaland also to the native Vedda people of Sri Lanka (Sinhalese: ආදී වාස). The word is also used in the same sense in Nepal, as is another word, janajati (Nepali:जनजाति; janajāti),


List of Tribal Groups in India-
Tribes
Regions
Abors
 Arunachal Pradesh
Aptanis
 Arunachal Pradesh
Badagas
 Nilgiri (TN)
Baiga
 Madhya Pradesh
Bhils
 Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, some in Gujarat and Maharashtra
Bhot
 Himachal Pradesh
Bhotias
 Garhwal and Kumaon regions of U. P.
Chakma
 Tripura
Chenchus
 Andhra Pradesh, Orissa
Gaddis
 Himachal Pradesh
Garos
 Meghalaya
Gonds
 Madhya Pradesh. Also in Bihar, Orissa and A.P.
Gujjars
 Himachal Pradesh, J&K
Jarawas
 Andaman & Nicobar inhabiting Little Andamans
Khas
 Jaunsar-Babar area in U.P.



Khasis
 Assam, Meghalaya
Kol
 Madhya Pradesh
Kotas
 Nilgiri (Tamil Nadu)
Kuki
 Manipur
Lepchas
 Sikkim
Lushais
 Mizoram
Murias
 Bastar (Madhya Pradesh)
Mikirs
 Assam
Mundas
 Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal
Nagas (Angami, Sema, Ao, Tangkul, Lahora)
 Nagaland, some in Assam and NEFA region.
Oarons (also called Kurukh)
 Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal.
Onges
 Andaman and Nicobar islands
Santals
 Birbhum region in Bengal, Hazaribagh, Purnea in Bihar, Orissa
Sentinelese
 Sentinel Island, Andaman and Nicobar
Shompens
 Andaman and Nicobar
Todas
 Nilgiri (Tamil Nadu)
Uralis
 Kerala
Warlis
 Maharashtra

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