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Chenchu
Indigenous Group Chenchu (Also known as: Chenchucoolam, Chenchwar, Chenswar, Choncharu)
Location India, Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool District, Nallamalla Hills, Karnataka, Orissa
Estimated Population 22,900 (2000, Chenchu of India)
Environment Forest / Mountain
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Hunting / Gatherer / Agriculture / Fishing
Level of Assimilation Traditional
Language Family Chenchu
Classification: Dravidian, South-Central, Telugu
Alternative Names: Chenchucoolam, Chenchwar, Chenswar, Choncharu
Website URLs Chenchu tribes
Chenchu of India
Primitive Tribal Groups of India
Ethnologue: Chenchu, A Language of India
People: The Chenchu
NGOs Center for Adivasee Studies and Peace
Samata- Assertion for People
SAKTI (Search For Action and Knowledge for Tribal Initiative) AIDBA
Sevabharathi
The Peoples of the World Foundation
World Rainforest Movement

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