Dehatis Tribe

Dehatis are an agricultural tribe settled in the states of Bihar and Orissa. The main source of living is agriculture and the Dehatis speak a language known as Dehati Maithili, a group of the Indo-Aryan language family. Their custom allows marriage within the same caste. Most them follow Hinduism and worship the deities of Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma and goddess Shakti.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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