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Folk Tribes of Rajasthan

The folk tribes in Rajasthan are an ancient and a multi-communal society. There are about 200 different groups of folk people. Each group has its own interesting history of origin, characteristics, established social conventions, customs and social practices.

Tribes of Rajasthan are:  

Bishnois
There is a ban on killing animals and felling green trees, and thus protection is provided to all life forms. Ever since, their sanctity has extended to all trees and animals, and they do not allow either felling or hunting on their lands. They are pure vegetarian and nature worshipper. They treat black buck as a sacred animal. They also believe that in their after life they will be reincarnated as deer, due to this the herds of deer can be seen roaming in their fields, without fear. 

Folk Tribes, Folk Tribes of Rajasthan

Minas
The Minas are the militant defenders of Rajasthan. The Minas are the second largest and most widely spread tribal group in Rajasthan after the Bhils, and are most widely spread. The name Mina is derived from the word meen or fish, and the Minas claim descent from the fish, incarnation of Lord Vishnu. With the withdrawal of the Criminal Tribes Act, the Minas took to agriculture. The literacy rate among the Minas was very low, but is improving. The Minas have a tall, athletic build with sharp features, large eyes, thick lips and a light brown complexion.

Various other folk tribes of Rajasthan are Rajputs, Brahmins, Jats, Muslim Settlers, Nomads, Gujars, Bhils, Tribals, Rebaries, Gavarias, Banjaras, Sahariyas, Garasias, Bhands, Bhambis, Kolis, Harijans, Traders, Merchant, Service People, Kumhars, Khatis, Charans, Nais, Gadia Lohars. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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