(Last Updated on : 10/08/2016)
Daman and Diu
are considered two distinguishable parts, in every domain of living and entertainment. The tribal population in Daman and Diu is sure to constitute a significant portion in its administration. Tribes of Daman and Diu make up a major section in the islands tourism, with varied forms of tribal uniqueness to be exhibited. This small Scheduled Tribes
population is aggregation of population of five tribes namely, Dubla
, Naikda and Siddi
. Varli have the highest rural population, followed by Dubla and Dhodia.
Dubla Tribe of Daman and Diu:
The Dubla are largely distributed in the Surat
and Vadodara districts of Gujarat
. The Dubla are non-vegetarians and rice
is their staple diet.
Dhodia Tribe of Daman and Diu:
The Dhodia are located in the extreme southeastern districts of Gujarat
. The Dhodia, a non-aggressive people, retreated deeper into the hills during the conflict.
Naikda Tribe of Daman and Diu:
According to one legend, the Nayaka and the Dhodia are the descendants of Rupakhatri and Dhanakhatri.
Tribes in Daman and Diu have always been impressed and affected upon by Portuguese
domination. The manners of daily life, of occupation, of self-governance, of social customs, of culture and traditional festivals or costumes and culinary domains, tribes men of Daman and Diu stand out in each special way. Besides a hefty count of sub-sections of tribals in the islands, scheduled tribes also make up a major portion in tribal population.
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