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Santali
Indigenous Group Santali (Also known as: Har, Hor, Sandal, Samtali, Sangtal, Santal, Santhali, Santhal, Santhiali, Satar, Sentali, Sonthal)
Location India, Assam, Bihar, Mizoram, Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal.
Estimated Population 5,959,000 (1997, SIL International)
Environment Forest and rivers of the jungle’ to “Forest / Riverine / Jungle
Lifestyle Semi-Nomadic
Subsistence Hunters /Fishing / Agriculture / Gathers / Paid Labour
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Santali
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Munda, North Munda, Khewari, Santali
Alternate names: Har, Hor, Sandal, Samtali, Sangtal, Santal, Santhali, Santhal, Santhiali, Satar, Sentali, Sonthal
Dialects: Ho, Karmali (Khole), Kamari-Santali, Lohari-Santali, Manjhi, Mahali (Mahili, Mahli), Mundari, Paharia.
Website URLs A Portal for Santals
About the Santali
Santals
Ethnologue: Santali, A Language of India
The Lutes of the Santal
NGOs The Sustainable Development Institute
WorldVision

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