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Halam is a tribal group of Tripura. Originally it belonged to the Kukis, another older tribal group of Tripura. The Halam tribe is sub-divided into 16 sects.

The main source of living of the Halams is jhum cultivation. They make various sacrifices and offerings to avoid disasters causing crop failure and epidemics. A community dance form called Hai-Hak is performed after the harvest to satisfy Goddess Lakshmi.

Updated on 16th November, 2005


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