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Form groups of five students. Refer to the geographical classification of tribes in India. Choose a tribe and prepare a PPT / or Chart Presentation of 8 – 10 slides of its cultural traits.

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Geographical Distribution of Indian Tribes: L. P. Vidyarthi (1977) has given a five-fold geographical classification of tribes in India on the basis of ecological, social, economic, administrative, ethnic, and racial.

Region Location Names of Tribes
Himalayan Region It has three sub-regions: (a) NorthEastern Himalayan region (b) Central Himalayan region (c) NorthWestern Himalayan region Garo, Khasi, Jainta, Naga, Mizo, Khasa, Lepcha, Gaddi
Middle Indian Region Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Over 55 percent of the tribal people of India live in this zone. Gond, Santhal, Munda, Ho, Oraon, Birhor
WesternIndian Region Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli. It has about one crore tribal population. Bhil, Katkari, Warli, Baina
South India Region Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. About one-sixth of the tribal population of India is found in the Southern zone. Toda, Kota, Irula, Badaga, Chenchu, Kurumba
The Island Region The Islands of Andaman and Nicobar in the Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea. Andamanese, Nicobarese, Onge, Jarawa, Sentinelese

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