10 Facts About Adivasi


Adivasi refers to inhabitants of Indian subcontinent, generally tribal people.

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Adivasi societies are particularly prominent in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, West Bengal, and Northeast India, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India, and Feni, Khagrachari, Bandarban, Rangamati, and Cox's Bazar.

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Adivasi studies is a new scholarly field, drawing upon archaeology, anthropology, agrarian history, environmental history, subaltern studies, indigenous studies, aboriginal studies, and developmental economics.

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Adivasi is the collective term for the Tribes of the Indian subcontinent, who are considered to be the indigenous people of India.

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Term Adivasi, in fact, is a modern Sanskrit word specifically coined in the 1930s by tribal political activists to give a differentiated indigenous identity to tribals by alleging that Indo-European and Dravidian speaking peoples are not indigenous.

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Constitution of India, don't use word Adivasi and directed government officials to not use the word in official documents.

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Term Adivasi is used for the ethnic minorities of Bangladesh, the Vedda people of Sri Lanka and the native Tharu people of Nepal.

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Adivasi issues are not related to land reforms but to the historical rights to the forests that were alienated during the colonial period.

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Adivasi literature is the literature composed by the tribals of the Indian subcontinent.

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The All India Adivasi Conference was held on 1 and 2 January 2011 at Burnpur, Asansol, West Bengal.

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