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Garo: Fact Sheet
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The Garo are an ethnolinguistic community resident in the Garo Hills (Meghalaya), in neighboring parts of Goalpara (Assam), and in Mymensingh (Bangladesh). In addition, Garo are a minority community in Khasi Hills (Meghalaya), and in the northeastern Indian states of Nagaland and Tripura. Shillong – the administrative, political, and educational center of Meghalaya – also has a significant Garo population. According to the 2011 census, Meghalaya had a population of just over 800,000 Garo speaker…

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de Maaker, Erik, “Garo: 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_032270>
First published online: 2019



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