- Mizo Tribe
The Mizo tribe is of Mongoloid descent and lives in the Mizoram area. They get their livelihood from the agricultural sector. Most of the Mizo are Christian. The women raise money for missions by setting aside a bowl of rice every time they cook it for their families. Then that bowl of rice is taken to church and collected to be sold to finance their missionaries.
- Monsang Tribe
The Monsang tribe is a unique tribe within Naga people group. They live near the Mizo, in the far northeast corner of India, beside Bangladesh and Myanmar. Each Naga tribe, including the Monsang, have their own language and cultural features. The Monsang are also Christian, and the spread of Christianity, the growth of education, and development programs, have rapidly changed the Naga culture.
- Bagri Tribe
The Bagri tribe is mostly located in the regions of Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana. This tribe is actually a group of soldiers who came from Gujarat. They embraced Hinduism and mainly worship Shiva. The Bagri work mostly in agriculture and some of them worked as goldsmiths (Mair Rajput).
- Toda Tribe
This tribe is the most ancient and unique tribe in India. They come from the Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu. They speak the Toda language. The Toda play a traditional music instrument called Pooheeri. Their livelihood is breeding buffalo. The Toda are more animistic than Hindu. They worship buffalo along with the god of the hills, Lord Amor (the realm of the dead), and Goddess Teikirisi.
- Munda Tribe
The Munda tribe reside in Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, West Bengal and Odisha. This tribe speaks Mundari and Killi along with Hindi. The Munda have their own religion called Sarna. The Munda don’t eat beef, but they aren’t vegetarians. Instead they eat frogs, snakes, rats, earthworms, shells and snails. The Munda have some unique festivals, such as Sarhul festival. It is a flower festival held in March and April. In addition to the flower festival, they also celebrate the Sohrai festival in October-November. It is part of Diwali.
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