Usipi Tribe

Usipi is an ethnic community found in the eastern states of Assam and Tripura. They are commonly characterized as Garo tribe. But little is known about their exact routine and culture. The tribe members speak Usipi language (also Kok Barok), which is a part of Sino-Tibetan language family.

Agriculture is the main occupation of this tribe, with about seventy percent of the population involved in it. The raising of livestock, particularly horned cattle, buffalo, horses and mules, is also a central feature of their economy.

Usipis are predominantly ethnic religionists. They believe in animism and ancestral worship. Due to the influence of Hinduism, Usipis now worship Hindu deities such as Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu and Shakti.

Updated on 27th June, 2015


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