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Meena
Indigenous Group Meena (Also known as: Meenas, Mina, Minas, Minot, Maina)
Location India, Rajasthan State, Sawai Madhopur, Dause, Jaipur, Dholpur, Karauli, Bharatpur, Bayana Districts, Shekhawati Region, Jaipur-Sikar, Northeast Region, Alwar, Madhya Pradesh, Kota, Jhalawar, Bundi
Estimated Population 3,800,000 (2003, SIL International)
Environment Forest / Subtropical
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Traditional
Language Family Hindi
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Western Hindi, Hindustani
Alternate Names: Khadi Boli, Khari Boli
Dialects: Hindi, Urdu, Dakhini, Rekhta, Hindustani

Mina
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Unclassified
Alternate Names: Dhundari-Marwari, Jaipuri

Other languages spoken: Mewari, Marwari, Harauti, Panjabi Eastern, Wagdi, Malvi, Garhwali, Bhili
Website URLs Ethnologue: Mina, A Language of India
Wikipedia: Meenas
Meena History and Art
Information about Mina tribe lifestyle and traditions
Paintings by Meena Women
NGOs None found

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