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Indigenous People of Gujarat: Fact Sheet
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According to the 2011 census, 14.8% of Gujarat’s population belong to Scheduled Tribes. With some exceptions, such as the Rabari, who are noted as a Scheduled Tribe in Kachchh, or the Siddis, who have that status in Saurashtra, the indigenous peoples of Gujarat are concentrated in a “tribal belt” extending across the eastern part of the state, mostly in the hilly areas bordering on Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. In south Gujarat, however, some groups such as the Chaudhari (or Chaudhri) and the Du…

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Lobo, Lancy, “Indigenous People of Gujarat: 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_032309>
First published online: 2019



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