Tribes of India

Although not strictly from Atlas , we decided to cover this topic here because of  it's high repeat value in UPSC .

The Tribal groups in India have distinct cultural patterns. They form the indigenous group are also called ‘upajati’ in some regions of India.

A large chunk of Indians belong to Tribal community  (Adivasis). They occupy distinct regions, especially in the hilly and forested areas.

Scheduled Tribes in India form the

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A select list of tribes from the coverage in this module on the app will help you to revise as and when you can and thus make your visits here on the course more productive and easier to cover the topic.

Credit : All the base maps used in this and our other Atlas based courses are taken from d-maps.com and are used here with permission.

Some Past Years' Questions ... on Tribes

In which one of the following places is the Shompen tribe found? [ UPSC PT ]

Shompen Tribe : Andaman & Nicobar Islands

  • (a) Nilgiri Hills
  • (b) Nicobar Islands
  • (c) Spiti Valley
  • (d) Lakshadweep Islands

Which one of the following pairs of states and tribes is not correctly matched? [ UPSC PT ]

Incorrect match and hence the correct answer is (d) Madhya Pradesh : Lambada ( Lambada Tribe actually belongs to Andhra Pradesh )

  • (a) Assam : Miri
  • (b) Nagaland : Konyak
  • (c) Arunachal : Apatani
  • (d) Madhya Pradesh : Lambada

Which one of the following pairs of primitive tribes and places of their inhabitation is NOT correctly matched? [ UPSC PT ]

Incorrect match and hence the correct answer is (d) Korba : Kodagu ( Korba Tribe actually belongs to Chhattisgarh whereas Kodagu is in Karnataka )

  • (a) Buksa : Pauri-Garhwal
  • (b) Kol : Jabalpur
  • (c) Munda : Chhota Nagpur
  • (d) Korba : Kodagu

In which one of the following Union Territories, do people of the Onge tribe live? [ UPSC PT ]

Correct Answer : Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • (a) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • (b) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • (c) Daman and Diu
  • (d) Lakshadweep

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