There are nearly two dozens of tribal communities who are numerically (over one lakh population) major. Some tribal communities like Kondh, Juang, Bhuiyan, Bonda, Didayi, Paraja, Gadaba, Saora etc. are confined to Orissa only. Tribes like Gond, Koya, ,Ollaro Gadaba, Halva, Oraon, Munda, Ho, Santala etc. are spread over adjoining areas of neighboring states. There are some very minor tribes, who are numerically very less and found only in limited areas of Orissa (for e.g. Jatapu, Amanatia, Pentia etc). Tribals constitute 22.16% (according to 2001 census) of total population of Orissa. According to 1991 census the tribals constituted 22.21% of the total population of the State........ more
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