(Last Updated on : 29/08/2016)
A blend of culture, religion and ethnicity is represented by the tribes of Karnataka. These tribes of Karnataka have built their settlements in several hilly and mountainous areas. Kannada
language is the main language. Following the tradition of most of the tribes of the whole country, these tribes of Karnataka
too have taken diverse religions. Although Hinduism
is the most prevalent religion, there are only a handful of tribes of Karnataka who have adept to religions like Islam
. Several other tribal communities of Karnataka possess their distinct tradition and ethnicity. Some of them are also reckoned as being originated from the warrior race. Fairs and festivals too are an integral part of the culture of and tradition of the state of Karnataka.
The tribes of Karnataka are also known for their costumes, cultural habits, folk dances and songs, foods and their way of celebrating different festivals and occasions. The long list of the tribes of Karnataka state includes Bedar tribe
, Toda tribe
, Hakkipikki tribe
, Jenu Kuruba tribe
, Kadu Kuruba tribe
, Kattunayakan tribe
, Konda Kapus tribe
, Sholaga tribe
Bedar Tribe of Karnataka:
Among several tribal communities of the state of Karnataka, this Bedar tribe is worth mentioning which is far famed in several names, namely, Beda, Berad, Boya, Bendar, etc.
Hakkipikki Tribe of Karnataka:
Another tribal community of Karnataka is the Hakkipikki tribe. The birth of this Hakkipikki tribal community has rich history, which also establishes a relation with the famous Ranaprathap Singh.
Kadu Kuruba Tribe of Karnataka:
Kadu Kuruba tribe is one of the significant tribes who have got the rich tradition of worshiping stone and also their predecessors with lots of festivity and enthusiasm.
Kattunayakan Tribe of Karnataka
: Apart from these tribal groups, the Kattunayakan tribe is said to be the descendants of the Pallavas
. Collection of food is one of the chief professional activities of the Kattunayakan tribes who also have got inclination to religious values and ethnicity.
Konda Kapus Tribe of Karnataka
: Konda Kapus tribe falls in the list of the scheduled tribes in the whole of the Indian subcontinent exulting in its culture and tradition.
Sholaga Tribe of Karnataka
: Another important tribal group, Sholaga tribe, has a belonging to the Kannada group. They are the followers of Hindu religion. Moreover, the wonderful houses, good clothes, ennobled language has drawn the attention of many people towards the tradition of this tribal community. These tribes have added multiplicity in the culture and tradition of Karnataka.
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