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Oran Tribe



Oran is a Dravidian tribal group, who inhabits areas in the eastern states of India. They are settled mainly in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand. Oran is also known by the name 'Korakh', meaning 'man'.

This tribe is believed to be an offshoot of the Proto-Australoid. They speak Kurukh, similar in many ways to the Munda Language.

Orans usually live in huts made of earth and bamboo. Bird hunting and fishing are their main occupations. In every village have two village heads namely the Loukik and the Religious. Separate places are identified in every village for social and religious activities.



Updated on 6th January, 2019

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