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Munda people

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The Munda people (Hindi: मुंडा, Assamese: মুনদা, Bengali: মুন্ডা) are an Adivasi ethnic group of India. [1]

64 relations: Adivasi, Amrit Lugun, Anuj Lugun, Arunachal Pradesh, Assamese language, Austroasiatic languages, Baha parab, Bangladesh, Bengali language, Bhumij, Bihar, Birsa Munda, British Raj, Caste system in India, Chhattisgarh, Chota Nagpur Plateau, Christianity in Jharkhand, Dance, Dangaria Kandha, Dravidian languages, Folk music, Hindi, Ho people, India, India tribal belt, Indian Railways, Indo-Gangetic Plain, Jharkhand, Juang people, Karam (festival), Kharia people, Khonds, Kol people, Kolarian, Korku people, Lako Bodra, Madhya Pradesh, Mage Parab, Millenarianism, Munda languages, Munda peoples, Mundari language, Musical instrument, Naqareh, Narrative, Odisha, Pali, Patrilocal residence, Ram Sharan Sharma, Rohidas Singh Nag, ..., Saharia, Sangam literature, Sanskrit, Santal people, Sarnaism, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Society of Jesus, Sohrai, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Southeast Asia, Tamil language, Tripura, West Bengal, Yemen. Expand index (14 more) »


Adivasi is the collective term for the indigenous peoples of mainland South Asia.

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Amrit Lugun

Amrit Lugun (Hindi: अमृत लुगुन); born on 28 May 1974 in Ranchi, Jharkhand), is the Ambassador of India to Republic of Yemen. He also served as a senior Indian Foreign Service officer. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1989.

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Anuj Lugun

Anuj Lugun (Hindi: अनुज लुगुन) (born 10 January 1986) is a Jharkhandi Indian poet and writer.

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Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh ("the land of dawn-lit mountains") is one of the 29 states of India and is the northeastern-most state of the country.

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Assamese language

Assamese or Asamiya অসমীয়া is an Eastern Indo-Aryan language spoken mainly in the Indian state of Assam, where it is an official language.

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Austroasiatic languages

The Austroasiatic languages, formerly known as Mon–Khmer, are a large language family of Mainland Southeast Asia, also scattered throughout India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the southern border of China, with around 117 million speakers.

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Baha parab

Baha parab is a festival of Ho, Santhal, Oraon, Munda and other tribes in India.

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Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ, lit. "The country of Bengal"), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ), is a country in South Asia.

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Bengali language

Bengali, also known by its endonym Bangla (বাংলা), is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in South Asia.

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Bhumij are an Kshatriya people living primarily in the Indian states of Assam, West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand, mostly in the old Singhbhum district.

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Bihar is an Indian state considered to be a part of Eastern as well as Northern India.

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Birsa Munda

Birsa Munda (1875–1900) was an Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe.

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British Raj

The British Raj (from rāj, literally, "rule" in Hindustani) was the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947.

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Caste system in India

The caste system in India is the paradigmatic ethnographic example of caste.

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Chhattisgarh (translation: Thirty-Six Forts) is one of the 29 states of India, located in the centre-east of the country.

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Chota Nagpur Plateau

The Chota Nagpur Plateau is a plateau in eastern India, which covers much of Jharkhand state as well as adjacent parts of Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.

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Christianity in Jharkhand

Christians are an ethno-religious community residing in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

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Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement.

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Dangaria Kandha

The Dangaria Kandha or Dongria Kondh people are members of the Kondhs, of the Munda ethnic group.

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Dravidian languages

The Dravidian languages are a language family spoken mainly in southern India and parts of eastern and central India, as well as in Sri Lanka with small pockets in southwestern Pakistan, southern Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan, and overseas in other countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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Hindi (Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST: Hindī), or Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: मानक हिन्दी, IAST: Mānak Hindī) is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language.

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Ho people

The Ho people are an ethnic group of India.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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India tribal belt

India's tribal belt refers to contiguous areas of settlement of tribal people of India, that is, groups or tribes that remained genetically homogenous as opposed to other population groups that mixed widely within the Indian subcontinent.

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Indian Railways

Indian Railways (IR) is India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways.

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Indo-Gangetic Plain

The Indo-Gangetic Plain, also known as the Indus-Ganga Plain and the North Indian River Plain, is a 255 million-hectare (630 million-acre) fertile plain encompassing most of northern and eastern India, the eastern parts of Pakistan, virtually all of Bangladesh and southern plains of Nepal.

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Jharkhand (lit. "Bushland" or The land of forest) is a state in eastern India, carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000.

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Juang people

The Juang are an Austroasiatic ethnic group found mainly in the Gonsaika hills of Keonjhar district of Odisha.

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Karam (festival)

Karam is the worship of Karam-Devta (Karam-Lord/God), the god of power, youth, and youthfulness.

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Kharia people

The Kharia are an Austroasiatic ethnic group from central India.

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Khonds (also spelled Kondha, Kandha, Khondho etc.) are a Dravidian-speaking tribal people of India.

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Kol people

The term "Kol people" is used in India to refer to some of the indigenous Austroasiatic tribal groups of India.

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According to Cust & Cust, Kolarian is a word first used by George Campbell.

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Korku people

The Korku are an Adivasi ethnic group predominantly found in the Khandwa, Burhanpur, Betul and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh and adjoining areas near the Melghat Tiger Reserve of Maharashtra.

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Lako Bodra

Ot Guru Kol Lako bodra is the creator of the Warang Chiti writing system used for writing the Ho language.

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Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh (MP;; meaning Central Province) is a state in central India.

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Mage Parab

Mage Parab is the principal festival celebrated among the Ho people of eastern India, and is also celebrated by the Munda people, though followers of Birsa Dharam, a new religion based on traditional Munda spirituality and religion, do not celebrate Mage Parab, despite the fact that they celebrate other traditional Munda festivals.

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Millenarianism (also millenarism), from Latin ''mīllēnārius'' "containing a thousand", is the belief by a religious, social, or political group or movement in a coming major transformation of society, after which all things will be changed.

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Munda languages

The Munda languages are a language family spoken by about nine million people in central and eastern India and Bangladesh.

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Munda peoples

The Munda peoples of eastern and (in the case of the Korku) central India are any of several tribal groups of people who natively speak Munda languages, formerly also known as Kolarian.

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Mundari language

Mundari (Muɳɖa) is a Munda language of the Austroasiatic language family spoken by the Munda people in eastern India (primarily Assam and Jharkhand), Bangladesh, and Nepal.

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Musical instrument

A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds.

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The naqqāra, nagara or nagada is a Middle Eastern drum with a rounded back and a hide head, usually played in pairs.

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A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images, or both.

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Odisha (formerly Orissa) is one of the 29 states of India, located in eastern India.

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Pali, or Magadhan, is a Middle Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian subcontinent.

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Patrilocal residence

In social anthropology, patrilocal residence or patrilocality, also known as virilocal residence or virilocality, are terms referring to the social system in which a married couple resides with or near the husband's parents.

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Ram Sharan Sharma

Ram Sharan Sharma (26 November 1919 – 20 August 2011), commonly referred to as R. S. Sharma, was an eminent historian and academic of Ancient and early Medieval India.

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Rohidas Singh Nag

Olguru Rohidas Singh Nag was the inventor of "Mundari Bani", a script which is used to write Mundari language.

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The Saharia, Sahar, Sehariya, or Sahariya are an ethnic group in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Sangam literature

The Sangam literature (Tamil: சங்க இலக்கியம், Sanga ilakkiyam) is the ancient Tamil literature of the period in the history of ancient southern India (known as the Thamizhagam or the Tamilagam) spanning from c. 300 BCE to 300 CE.

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Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; and a former literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India.

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Santal people

The Santal, or rarely Santals (Santali:ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲ,सांथाल, translit, translit), are an ethnic group, native to Nepal and the Indian states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha.

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Sarnaism or Sarna (local languages: Sarna Dhorom or Sarna Dharam, meaning "religion of the woods"), also known as Sariism (Sari Dharam, literally "sal tree religion") or Adiism (Adi Dharam, literally "original religion"), is the collective designation of the indigenous religions of the Adivasi populations of the states of Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, and Chhattisgarh, centred around the worship of nature represented by trees.

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Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

The Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) are officially designated groups of historically disadvantaged people in India.

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Society of Jesus

The Society of Jesus (SJ – from Societas Iesu) is a scholarly religious congregation of the Catholic Church which originated in sixteenth-century Spain.

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Sohrai is a festival of Santal and oraon people of the Indian states of Jharkhand, Bihar,Orisa, Chattisgarh and West Bengal.

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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of nations in South Asia.

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.

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Tamil language

Tamil (தமிழ்) is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Burghers, Douglas, and Chindians.

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Tripura 'ত্রিপুরা (Bengali)' is a state in Northeast India.

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West Bengal

West Bengal (Paśchimbāṅga) is an Indian state, located in Eastern India on the Bay of Bengal.

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Yemen (al-Yaman), officially known as the Republic of Yemen (al-Jumhūriyyah al-Yamaniyyah), is an Arab sovereign state in Western Asia at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula.

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