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Garo: The Garo Ethnic Community
(6,000 words)

Traditionally, upland Garo have practiced shifting cultivation, and in many ways “Garoness” continues to be associated with that mode of agriculture. Shifting cultivation is closely tied up with the traditional Garo community religion since it requires the negotiation of relationships with innumerable deities (mitdes) who are …

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de Maaker, Erik, “Garo: The Garo Ethnic Community”, 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 05 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032268>
First published online: 2019



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