As far as the occupations are concerned, these tribes of Himachal Pradesh have taken up the occupations including rearing of cattle and also raising of wool. Dresses that these tribes of Himachal Pradesh wear also are quite exquisite to look at.
The tribes of Himachal Pradesh belong to the famous Indo-Aryan family group. The major tribes of this region include Kinnaura Tribe, Lahaule Tribe, Gaddi Tribe and Gujjar Tribe.
Gaddi Tribes of Himachal Pradesh: They dwell in numerous districts like Chamba, Kangra etc. The people of this tribal group are not nomadic in nature and they have their own villages where they reside in a cluster. The notable thing about the Gaddi tribe is their costumes. Most of the people of this community are shepherds but some are engaged in other occupations too.
Gujjar Tribes of Himachal Pradesh: Gujjar tribal community has developed the practice of carrying on conversation in numerous languages namely, Urdu and Hindi. They have also adapted religion like Islam. As per the study conducted by numerous anthropologists, the Gujjar tribes arrived in India most probably in 6th century.
Kinnaura Tribes of Himachal Pradesh: Another tribal group, Kinnaura tribal community, is one of the Scheduled tribes of Himachal Pradesh state where most of the people talks in wonderful dialect called ‘Kinnori’. It has been assumed that the Kinnaura people belong to the Kinner group who got mentioning in Mahabharata. They reside in the border district of Kinnaur.
Lahaule Tribes of Himachal Pradesh: The people of the Lahaule tribal community of Himachal Pradesh converse in the beautiful language of ‘Pattani’. They are the inhabitants of Lahaul and they are the amalgamation of Munda Tribe and Tibetans. Their societal structure is divided into high and low castes. Basically this tribal group is followers of Buddhism.
Indian Tribal People
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