Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online

Get access

Gadaba: Fact Sheet
(1,313 words)

The Gadaba are often included in the generic and rather vague category of Poraja (“Subject”), which refers to a number of indigenous communities of south Odisha. Another term used for and by the indigenous people of the Koraput district of Odisha, among them the Gadaba, is Desia (“People of the Land”). In a more specific sense, the Gadaba include two communities, the Ollar Gadaba speaking Ollari and the Gutob Gadaba speaking Gutob. Gutob is an Austroasiatic language of the southern Munda branch …

Cite this page
Berger, Peter, “Gadaba: 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 09 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032300>
First published online: 2019



▲   Back to top   ▲