Ādivāsīs (Devanagari: आदिवासी, literally: old inhabitants) is an umbrella term for a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups believed to be the Indigenous peoples of India. They comprise a substantial indigenous minority of the population of India. Adivasi societies are particularly present in the Indian states of Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Mizoram and other northeastern states, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Officially recognized by the Indian government as "Scheduled Tribes" in the Fifth Schedule of the en:Constitution of India, they are often grouped together with scheduled castes in the category "en:Scheduled Castes and Tribes", which is eligible for certain affirmative action measures.
This category has the following 31 subcategories, out of 31 total.
- ► Chenchu people (1 C, 2 F)
- ► Lalgarh (1 C, 4 F)
- ► Naga people (3 C, 1 P, 34 F)
- ► Paniya people (4 F)
Media in category "Adivasi"
The following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total.
- 2011 Census Scheduled Tribes distribution map India by state and union territory.svg 1,578 × 1,738; 863 KB