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Lanjia Saora: Fact Sheet
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The Lanjia Saoras (or Hill Saoras) are a small ethnic group with a distinctive culture of great relevance, most of whom live in the central-eastern Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Despite a certain tendency in India to consider them as part of the larger ethnic minority of Savara (spelled alternatively as Sabara/Sora/Sabar, etc.; Singh, 2001), who also live in areas of the neighboring states of West Bengal and Bihar, the link between these ethnic groups whose name has become synonymo…

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Beggiora, Stefano, “Lanjia Saora: 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_032170>
First published online: 2019



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