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  • noun A member of a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups claimed to be the aboriginal population of India.

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Examples

  • There are approximately 80 million tribal people ( 'Adivasi') in India, 73% of whom live below the poverty line.

    Bianca Jagger: Undermining Human Rights in the Name of Development

  • "Apart from adequate compensation for land which is acquired from them, we should also ensure that our 'Adivasi' (tribal) brothers and sisters have a stake in the developmental project being undertaken," Singh said while addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red

    Daily News & Analysis

  • The Ministry for CHT Affairs (MoCHTA) also issued a memo instructing district-level officials to not use the terms "Adivasi" or "indigenous" in any government documents, and instead to use the word "upajati."

    Drishtipat Writers' Collective

  • Arundhati, as a policeman, I can tell you that the police are not going to be able to solve the problem of these indigenous, you know, these Adivasi people "-" Adivasi "is the word for tribal people -" and I have told the government that the problem with these people is that they don't have any greed.

    Signs of the Times

  • Arundhati, as a policeman, I can tell you that the police are not going to be able to solve the problem of these indigenous, you know, these Adivasi people "-" Adivasi "is the word for tribal people -" and I have told the government that the problem with these people is that they don't have any greed.

    Democracy Now!

  • Poets in Mumbai today will celebrate the fading culture of local Adivasi tribes with verse and songs; poets in Terelj, Mongolia will remember the work of local poet R.

    John Lundberg: 100,000 Poets Rally for Change

  • Last month, Cultural Survival and International Accountability Project joined with Jatiya Adivasi Parishad, Bangladesh's National Indigenous Union, to launch an international campaign to stop the open-pit mine and raise awareness of on-going Big Coal human rights and environmental violations in Bangladesh.

    Jeff Biggers: Big Coal WikiLeaks Emergency in Bangladesh: Does Obama Support Removal of 100,000 Villagers?

  • In January, we received a letter from the Jatiya Adivasi Parishad in Bangladesh the National Indigenous Union, asking us to support their opposition to the Phulbari coal project.

    Jeff Biggers: Big Coal WikiLeaks Emergency in Bangladesh: Does Obama Support Removal of 100,000 Villagers?

  • Poets in Mumbai today will celebrate the fading culture of local Adivasi tribes with verse and songs; poets in Terelj, Mongolia will remember the work of local poet R.

    John Lundberg: 100,000 Poets Rally for Change

  • Poets in Mumbai today will celebrate the fading culture of local Adivasi tribes with verse and songs; poets in Terelj, Mongolia will remember the work of local poet R.

    John Lundberg: 100,000 Poets Rally for Change

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