When the society was divided based on varnas, there were still some communities that did not follow the social rules prescribed by the Brahmins. Those communities were often called as Tribes.
- The members were united by kinship bonds.
- They usually lived in forests, hills, and deserts.
- They obtained their livelihood from agriculture, hunting-gathering or by herding.
- They never kept written records, but they preserved their customs and oral traditions by passing on from one generation to another.
- Tribal organisations are often based on kinship or clan loyalities.
|Langahs, Arghuns||Multan, Sind|
|Nagas, Ahoms||North-east India|
|Mundas, Santhals||Orissa, Bengal|
|Kolis, Berads||Maharashtra, Karnataka|
|Koragas, Vetars, Maravars||South India|
|Bhils||Western & central India|
|Gonds||Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharshtra, Andhra Pradesh|
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