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Orissa Tribal Areas - India 2003

I am only adding pictures one by one, took a lot of portraits, so it is hard to edit the mass of photos from these tribal areas. Check back every now and then for updates.
Some information from the internet on these Adivasis, as they are also called:
Orissa, a very picturesque state in Eastern India is well known round the globe for its Tribes, Temples and Tigers. It is the land of 62 tribes, including some of the most primitive tribes. This third tribal concentration in India has long eluded most tourists. Mostly of proto Australoid stock, many of the Orissa tribes are high land tribes with rich ethnological character and customs, varying language and dialects. The territory conscious different tribes have long been able to reject the mainland influence and have preserved their social customs, living style and theological values. The most primitive among them are Bondas, Gadabas, Koyas, Kondhas and the Sauras. Not much has changed in the life-style of the tribes since the day Elwin, the British anthropoligist visited the high landers in 1943. The unique rituals, shamanism, sacrifices, housing pattern, wall paintings, handicrafts etc. are still mostly intact.
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school-Desia.jpg
selling tobacco leaves
selling tobacco leaves
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father-and-daughter-at-market
father-and-daughter-at-market
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colourful-headdress-and-necklaces
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getting a shave.jpg
getting a shave.jpg