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Mahali
 
Indigenous Group Mahali (Also known as: Mahli)
Location India, Bihar; Jharkhand, Chotanagpur region; Orissa, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhargarh districts; West Bengal; Assam
Estimated Population 66,000 (1991, SIL International)
Environment Plateau / Forest / Riverine
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Handicraft Sales / Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Mahali
Classification:
Austro-Asiatic, Munda, North Munda, Kherwari, Santali
Alternate names: Mahili, Mahli, Mahle
Website URLs Ethnologue : Mahali a language of India
Wikipedia Mahli
Orissa Tourism Tribal Heritage
NGOs World Vision
Santal Pargana Antyodaya Ashram (SPAA)
Vikas Maitri
Anwesha Tribal Arts and Crafts

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