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Bhil
Indigenous Group Bhil (Also known as: Bhilbari, Bhilboli, Bhilla, Bhili, Bhilodi, Vil, Bhagoria, Lengotia)
Location India, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, some in Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, Bihar, Tripura
Estimated Population 1,300,000 (2005, Wikipedia)
Environment Harsh; Mountainous and Arid
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Hunter / Paid labor
Level of Assimilation Traditional
Language Family Bhili
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Bhil
Alternate names: Bhilbari, Bhilboli, Bhilla, Bhil, Bhilodi, Vil, Bhagoria, Lengotia

Dialects: Ahiri, Anarya (Pahadi), Bhilodi, Bhim, Charani, Habura, Konkani, Kotali (Kotvali, Kotwalia), Magra Ki Boli, Nahari (Baglani), Naikdi, Panchali, Patelia, Ranawat, Rani Bhil, Siyalgir. Bhili of Ratlam District in Madhya Pradesh is inherently intelligible with Wagdi and a connecting link between Gujarati and Rajasthani (Marwari). Bhili highly intelligible to Bhilodi.
Website URLs Wikipedia: Bhili Language
South Asian Media Net: The Origin of Races
Ethnologue: Bhili
SIL, Paper: Education of tribal children in India and the issue of medium instruction: A Janshala Experience
Cultural Survival, Article: Tribal Education in India
Ambedkar, Article: Distress sale of poverty-stricken Bhil women
Native Planet
NGOs Nitigat Vikas Sansthan
Bhil Health Initiative and Literacy Society
Adivasi Eki Andolan
Asha
Asha Gram Trust
PRAYAS
Action for Social Advancement
Adivasi Chetna Shikshan Seva Samiti
Adivasi Sewashram Trust
Aktionsgemeinschaft Partner Indiens, e.V. (API)
World Food Program

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