Wagdi Tribe

Wagdi is a widely distributed tribal group in India. They are considered to be the sub-group of Bhils. A majority of this tribe are settled in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. The tribe has its own language known as ‘Wagdi’ (Vagi), which belongs to the Bhil branch of the Indo-Aryan language family.

These itinerant gathering tribes mainly work as peasant farmers and field labourers. Wagdis loves dance, drama, festivals and music. Marriage is done within their own classes.

About forty families can be seen in each village of Wagdi Tribe. The villages are separated each other by tying bundles of grass to trees along the paths. The tribe members live in wooden framed rectangular homes, which are built on hills with their fields surrounding them.

Wagdis worship many Hindu gods and goddesses, along with worshipping non-living objects. Worshipping the spirits of deceased relatives is also quite popular.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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