Tribes of Jharkhand

Tribal Population Across Jharkhand

Summary of Tribes

Tribes of Jharkhand

The tribes of Jharkhand consist of 32 tribes inhabiting the Jharkhand state in India. The tribes in Jharkhand were originally classified on the basis of their cultural types by the Indian anthropologist, Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi. His classification was as follows:

  1. Hunter-gatherer type —
    1. Birhor,
    2. Korwa,
    3. Hill
    4. Kharia
  2. Shifting Agriculture —
    1. Sauria Paharia
    2. Mal- Paharia
  3. Simple artisans 
    1. Mahli,
    2. Lohra,
    3. Karmali,
    4. Chik Baraik
  4. Settled agriculturists —
    1. Santhal,
    2. Munda,
    3. Oraon,
    4. Ho,
    5. Bhumij