Tribes of Jharkhand

The tribes of Jharkhand consist of 32 Schedule Tribe inhabiting the Jharkhand state in India.

In 1872, only 18 tribes were annexed in the schedule tribe from which Banjara, Bhatudi, Chik Baraik and Mahli were marked as semi-Hindu aboriginal and Kora as prolaterate Hindu.

In 1931, including above four semi-Hindu aboriginal and Kora, a prolaterate Hindu, the number raised to 26 from 18 by adding four more in the annexure.

They were Birajia, Godait, Karmali and Paharia, but Kisan excluded from list of 18th.

In 1941, Baga, Bedia and Lohra included again taking Kisan in the annexure and number cames to 30th which was preveling till June 2003.

Kanwar and Kol added on 8 June 2003 in the annexure and number of Schedule Tribe came to 32.

  1. Asur
  2. Baiga
  3. Banjara
  4. Bathudi
  5. Bedia
  6. Binjhia
  7. Birhor
  8. Birjia
  9. Chero
  10. Chik Baraik
  11. Gond
  12. Gorait
  13. Ho
  14. Karmali
  15. Kharia
  16. Kharwar
  17. Khond
  18. Kisan
  19. Kora
  20. Korwa
  21. Lohra
  22. Mahli
  23. Mal Pahariya
  24. Munda
  25. Oraon
  26. Parhaiya
  27. Santhal
  28. Sauria Paharia
  29. Savar
  30. Bhumij
  31. Kol
  32. Kanwar
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