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n.1.A Dravidian of a group of tribes of Orissa, India, a section of whom were formerly noted for their cruel human sacrifices to the earth goddess, murder of female infants, and marriage by capture.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This series of exploitation resulted in a number of reactionary movements against the Hindus, the Christians and the British, like The Revolt of the Gonds (1819), Chero disturbances in Chotanagpur (1820) and Khond resistance to the abolition of Meriah sacrifice (1830) (20).
[19] observed the highest frequency of whorls (47.07%) in males and loops (60%) in females among the Khond community of Andhra Pradesh; Narahari and Padmaja [20] presented fingerprint data on Bondos of Malkangiri district of Orissa (India).
The chloroform extracts of the root, stem, leaf, inflorescence and fruit had provided the solute in the range of 1-4.5% which was well within the range exhibited by the medicinal plants of Indian origin as reported by Khond et al.
It houses a significant and growing collection of the tribal and village arts of India, particularly those from the Khond tribes and arts from the Karnataka region.
In the Khond community, the elderly often have the role of looking after little children while the parental generation works in the field.
A few years ago in India, for example, the indigenous Bhagata, Khond, Konda Reddi, and Samantha communities found themselves targeted by foreign companies interested in the bauxite (aluminum ore) deposits on their lands.