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Saora: Fact Sheet
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Saora, Sora, Savara, Sabara, Saura, Sahara: these are all terms referring to a group living mainly in southern Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh states, where the Saora are classified as Scheduled Tribe by the government. According to the 2011 census of India, they number 534,751 in Odisha and 139,424 in Andhra Pradesh. Most of the Saora live in rural areas at the border of these two states, practicing agriculture – shifting cultivation on hill slopes and rice cultivation in plains. Since the e…

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Guillaume-Pey, Cécile, “Saora: 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 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032200>
First published online: 2019



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