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Dongria Kond: Fact Sheet
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The Dongria Kond of Odisha is a community of about 10,000 people who inhabit the Niyamgiri mountain range in eastern India. For years, this group has been in the focus of news reports worldwide due to its struggle against the mining plans of the Vedanta corporation. The community’s name occurs in various spellings, for example Dong(a)ria Kond or Dong(a)ria Kondh. The word “Dongria” is derived from the Odiya word for “hill” or “mountain” (dongor). The name “Kond” similarly means “mountains” in Dravidian languages and refers to a larger number of different subtribes w…

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Hardenberg, Roland, “Dongria Kond: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032152>
First published online: 2019



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