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Celebrating the “First” People of India : World Indigenous People Day

Team StoryWeavers|August 9, 2018| 79

9th August is a day to remember and celebrate the first people of the world, or as they are more commonly known as – the Natives. When we think of natives, we usually pictures them in brightly colours clothes, living in small thatched huts, celebrating festivals and occasions by dancing around fires. However, along with these, there are several unique aspects that make trse natives or tribes, important to the world.

Here are few natives from our country, who have stood the test of time and live harmoniously with nature and modern society:

Chenchu: Found and originated in parts of Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Karnataka and Odisha, the chenchu tribe covers a large portion of the landmass in these states. They speak their own language – Chenchu. Though the population of this tribe is dwindling rapidly, currently at around 70,000 – they take up considerable amount of forest space, where cities have not yet barged in. their main source of food an incomes in foraging resources in forest and hunting, unlike the usual farming.

Kodava: An ancient war-like tribe halining from the hills of Coorg and Kodagu, the Kodava tribe is one of the few old tribes which carries rifles legally. As part of their tradition, and to show their wealth gained over centuries, they do not put these guns to use till some major festivals of family events. The tribe’s current population stands at 554,762, however over the years, with the help of societies around them, the tribe has prospered to become landowners. 

Toto: An isolated tribe, the Toto tribe is one of the oldest Indian tribes, located in the area of Totopara, in the Alipurduar district of West Bengal. A tribe with its own language, gods and art styles, the people of the tribe speak Toto, a Sino-Tibetan language. With a sparse population of just 5000, these indigenous people worship Ishpa who is known to cause disease and sickness when displeased. The totos offer him animals. They also worship Cheima, who keeps the village and people safe from trouble and sickness. She is offered grains, rice and fowl.

Nyishi: A tribe which is currently at a population of 2,30,000, the Nyishi have worked over the centuries to perfect their handicrafts ranging from weaving, cane and bamboo items to pottery, wood carving, blacksmith and carpentry. These in turn become their way of earning money. The language spoken by the people of this tribe is Nishi and they inhabits parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Warli: Known around the world for their complex art form  – the Warli art, has been carried over from ancient times to become a standing symbol of the tribe. The Warli speak their unwritten language Varli and inhabit the mountainous and coastal areas of Maharashtra and gujarat. With a population of 2,55,271 the Warli is one of the most popular tribes in India.

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Ridhima Sinha

August 9, 2018

Very nice Information.


Jahanvi

August 9, 2018

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Disha ?

August 9, 2018

As we all know that India has a wonderful variety of culture. And these cultures makes our India colourful
Thank you BYJU’S for these interesting and awesome info.


Tennis Directioner

August 9, 2018

This is amazing…and to know that these are NOT even half the tribes in our whole country…
Our country is truly great!!!
Celebrating this is another big deal!!!
I am so proud right now…


Sreesini

August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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Soumya swini

August 9, 2018

Really feel great to knw about our natives…really it’s proved that we copied them. Infact they were our inspiration that today we are here. The art form, the sculpture, weaving etc. Were so inspired. And yes of course nothing is Original in this world. Each n everything is inspired from one n another..that’s the most cool thing I liked about our world. Yes our Earth totally — “an inspiration”


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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

Thanks alot BYJU’s.I really like the mails that i get and infact they are so informative and also it’s fun reading them! I just wanted to add a little more to this information. There are infact more tribes in India,there are jarwas in andaman and nicobar islands,there are sentinelese in north andaman and these tribes are very dangerous


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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 9, 2018

How interesting it is to know that our apart from our daily modern lives in India there does exists such tribes many of us aren’t aware about. They have created there own whole new world and seem to be so happy. Thanks byjus for letting us reach them and adore their simplicity


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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

History of tribes in India.


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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

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August 10, 2018

A great and Deep from my heart I thank all the people who celebrate this day 9th of august as world indigenous day because this lead to make people remember us the Adivasi(tribe) people.
I’m proud to be a part of this community.
thank u byju’s.


Khushi

August 11, 2018

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Thank you


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August 11, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 12, 2018

OMG what a information! Fabulous…. Happy world Indigenous day..??????????️


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August 12, 2018

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August 12, 2018

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August 12, 2018

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August 12, 2018

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August 12, 2018

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August 12, 2018

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August 12, 2018

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August 12, 2018

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August 12, 2018

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August 13, 2018

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August 13, 2018

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August 14, 2018

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August 14, 2018

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August 14, 2018

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August 17, 2018

Amazing, I do not know that 9th August is native day, because of Byju’s I came to know this and thank you Byju’s.


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August 17, 2018

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Dhanajchezian

August 17, 2018

Sir there is any tribal group in Tamil Nadu still there?


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August 19, 2018

Sooo amazing facts Wow Unjust I did not know about 9th August as first person’s day


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August 24, 2018

It’s interesting to read and
also have many facts that
modern people didn’t know.


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August 31, 2018

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Varsha

December 25, 2018

Its true


Dushyanth Chowdary Kolli

May 15, 2019

We the modern people who hate the “old fashion “came from those old tribes


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April 12, 2020

Good to know ??


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