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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, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032152>
First published online: 2019



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