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.
||Names of Tribes|
||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|
||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|