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Paudi Bhuiyan: Fact Sheet
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The Paudi Bhuiyans represent a small section of the larger Bhuiyan community. Other names commonly used for them are Hill Bhuiyans or just Bhuiyans (also spelled as Bhuiya/Bhuyan, “Earth People”). Paudi Bhuiyans are classified by the Government of India as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Community (PVTG, earlier called Primitive Tribal Group [PTG]). As one of 12 such communities in Odisha (including Bondos, Dongria Konds, etc.) and 75 in India, they are entitled to additional annual “developmen…

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Skoda, Uwe, “Paudi Bhuiyan: 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_032185>
First published online: 2019



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