Origin of Chero Tribe
The Chero tribal communitybelongs to one of the non-Aryan tribal families related to Dravidian origin. The word ‘Chero’ has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Chetak’ or ‘Chedak’ which signifies slave. The Chero tribe speak a language that is also called Chero.
The early history of this tribal group mentions that the Cheros of Jharkhand were descendants of the Chandravanshi Kshatriyas. Earlier they were a martial group and seized lands by their courage and valour.
Society of Chero Tribe
The Cheros are classified as a Scheduled Caste in most parts of Uttar Pradesh but are a Scheduled Tribe in Sonbhadra and Varanasi districts. They are also classified as a Scheduled Caste in Bihar.
Occupation of Chero Tribe
The Chero tribes are agricultural people. Their major cropsare maize, paddy, mahua, etc. Apart from farming, they also practice animal husbandry, some are employed as labourers.
Religion of Chero Tribe
They are Hindu, but also worship several tribal deities, such as ‘Sairi Maa’, ‘Ganwar Bhabhani’ and ‘Dulha Deo’.
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