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Indigenous People of the North Bastar Plateau: Fact Sheet
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The current population of Bastar includes migrants from all over India, but a distinction can be made between those who have been there for four generations or less and locals who have been living there for an unknown number of generations, but certainly greater than four. Genealogy, then, is one marker of indigeneity. Another is language. There are many local languages in Bastar, but the two dominant languages are Gondi, a Dravidian language that is spoken by about 30% of the local inhabitants,…

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Gregory, Chris, “Indigenous People of the North Bastar Plateau: 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_032158>
First published online: 2019



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