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Bharia Tribe

Bharia Tribe is a scheduled tribe settled in the Patalkot region of Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh. They are also known by different names such as Bhumia, Bhuinhar, Paliha and Pando.

Bharias speak a typical language known as 'Bharia'. Normally they live in a deep depression (bowl) surrounded on all sides by vertical mountains called 'Kanats'.

Farming is the traditional occupation of the people. Small millet called Kodo-Kutki is mostly produced. Other areas of activities include forest wealth collection and hunting.

Updated on 5th June, 2015


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