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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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The Araku Valley has a population of nearly 50,000 and is home to various tribes including the Khonds, Gadabas, Jatapus, Kondreddys and Savaras.
Twelve Scheduled tribe groups (namely the Bodo Gadaba, Gutob Gadaba, Bondo Poraja, Ghond Poraja, Parangiperja, Chenchu, Dongaria Khonds, Kuttia Khonds, Kolam, Konda Reddis, Konda Savaras, and Thoti) are identified by the Government as particularly vulnerable tribal groups (Reddy and Kumar 2010).