Saora
Indigenous Group Saora (Also known as: Sabar, Sabara, Saora, Saonras, Saura, Savara, Sawaria, Shabari, Sora, Swara)
Location India, Andhra Pradesh, Srikakulam District, Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, South Orissa, Ganjam District, Koraput District, Phulbani District, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal.
Estimated Population 288,000 (1997, SIL International)
Environment Plains / Highland
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Hunter / Gatherer / Animal Husbandry / Agriculture / Paid Labour
Level of Assimilation Traditional / Assimilated
Language Family Saora
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Munda, South Munda, Koraput Munda, Sora-Juray-Gorum, Sora-Juray
Alternate names: Sabar, Sabara, Saora, Saonras, Saura, Savara, Sawaria, Shabari, Sora, Swara
Dialects: Munda
Website URLs Ethnologue: Saora, A Language of India
Paper: "Development of Eco-tourism in Tribal Regions of Orissa: Potential and Recommendations"
Government Museum Chennai
Orissa Government
NGOs The Sustainable Development Institute