Tribes of Haryana - Informative & researched article on Tribes of Haryana
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesIndian Tribals


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
Indian Food|Indian Religion|Indian Personalities|Indian Villages|Kamasutra|Indian Costume|Indian Weddings|Astrology|Indian Jewellery|Indian Women|Indian Tribals
Home > Society > Indian Tribals > Indian Tribal People > Tribes of Haryana
Tribes of Haryana
Tribes of Haryana comprise a heterogeneous race of people. Among them the major ones are Jats, Rajputs, Ahirs, Rors and Gujjars. Majority of the Tribes of Haryana are engaged in cultivation as well as trade and commerce.
 
 GujjarsTribe of HaryanaTribes of Haryana mostly belong to Indo Aryan and Indo-Dravidian families. The entire tribal population of Haryana also include several allied agricultural communities. Some of the major tribal communities of Haryana are Jats, Rajputs, Ahirs, Rors, Gujjars, etc. They differ from one another as far as their culture, traditions and customs are concerned.

In the state of Haryana, Jats occupy a major place, being one of the largest groups in the region. Regarding their origin, some of the Jats claim that they have a Rajput origin and that their Rajput ancestors came from Malwa region and Bikaner. The Jats are further sub-divided into several chief and minor clans. The Jats are basically cultivators. They are also engaged in trade, commerce and production of local products especially in rural areas. Jats also engage in government services, particularly army and police as well as civil services. Rajputs also occupy a significant portion of the state. They trace their ancestry to Kshatriyas. In Haryana, the two oldest clans of Rajput settlers are the Mandhars and the Chauhans. Other Rajput clans include Badgujar, Bachas, Tunwars, Gurs, etc. In Haryana, Ahir community is mainly concentrated in Mahendragarh district. They are considered quite similar to the Jats having a number of clans. Ror is a small tribe of Haryana. This tribe is largely concentrated in Karnal district. They are engaged in agriculture and allied activities. Gujjars are mainly concentrated in Khadar and Karnal districts.

These are the major tribes of Haryana and they practice their indigenous religion maintaining their ethnicity.

This article is a stub. You can enrich by adding more information to it. Send your Write Up to content@indianetzone.com

(Last Updated on : 28/09/2010)
More Articles in Indian Tribal People  (489)
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Tribals
Godna Art
Godna art is a form of body tattooing extensively used by the tribes of Chhattisgarh for adorning themselves.
Tribes of West Bengal
Tribes of West Bengal, with their unique culture, religion, costumes and tradition have enriched the culture and tradition of the state of West Bengal.
Garo Tribes
Garo Tribes are one of the matrilineal tribes of North-East India who reside in the Garo hills of Meghalaya.
Festivals of Munda Tribe
Festivals of Munda Tribe, observed during different Hindu months, are celebrated with great enthusiasm for the well being of the village. Teh festivals are usually marked by dancing, singing and feasting.
Sohrai Festival
Sohrai is a harvesting festival celebrated by the Munda Tribe on the fifteenth day of the month of Kartik during the Kartik amawasya. On the festival day goddess Lakshmi is also worshipped.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum
Forum on Indian Tribals
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Society
 
 
Tribes of Haryana - Informative & researched article on Tribes of Haryana
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.