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Bharia
Indigenous Group Bharia (Also known as: Bhar, Bharat, Bhumia, Bhumiya, Paliha, Bhuinhar Bhumia, Bhumiya, Pando)
Location India, mainly Madhya Pradesh state, Chhatarpur, Chhindwara, Datia, Jabalpur, Mandla, Panna, Rewa, Sidhi, Tikamgarh districts; Chhattisgarh state, Bilaspur, Durg, Surguja districts; Uttar Pradesh; West Bengal.
Estimated Population 196,500 (1981, SIL International)
Environment Forest / Valley
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Gatherer / Forestry
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Bharia
Classification: Dravidian, unclassified
Alternate Names: Bhar, Bharat, Bhumia, Bhumiya, Paliha
Website URLs Bhaira: Wikipedia
Tribes of Patalkot
Patalkot Region
JSTOR
NGOs Madhya Pradseh Rural Livelihoods Project (MPRLP)
Other Stephen Fuchs, The Gond and Bhumia of Eastern Mandla, Pp 584, New Literature Pub. Co; [2d ed.] edition (1968), ASIN: B0006CISSI

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