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  • n. Plural form of tribal.


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  • The men were described as "tribals," a term referring to the region's indigenous people, most of whom remain mired in poverty and illiteracy.

    Indian Police Arrest 2 Men For Sacrificing Child

  • To many, Dr Sen is the victim of intimidation by a BJP-run state government fed up with his do-gooding efforts on behalf of "tribals"-indigenous folk, often in forests, whom the

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Millions of India's so-called tribals have seen their standard of living drop to the bottom of India's poverty ladder in the war between the Indian government and Maoist rebels.

    Caught in the Crossfire

  • Often, they are low-caste or so-called tribals or Adivasis, people shunned by India's upper-caste dominated elite and, though benefiting from positive discrimination in areas of government employment, marginalized from the country's increasingly private-sector driven economy.

    Mira Kamdar: India's Civil Wars

  • Sister Valsa said she did Jesus's work by teaching the aboriginal people - known in India as adivasi or "tribals" - about their rights to their land.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Nobody provides our troops with bomb proof vehicles or adequate training or equipment, but the so called tribals are armed to the teeth.

    The Times of India

  • What is this war that India is waging against some of the poorest people, people known as tribals, indigenous people, Adivasis?

    Democracy Now!

  • About 70% of the total population of Bastar comprises of tribals, which is 26.76% of the total tribal population of Chhattisgarh. - Articles related to Govt orders radar to track movement in thick forests

  • While Indian forces spotlight Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) as their greatest obstacle to subduing Naxal-inspired separatism, the Naxals see their symbiotic relationship with the local "tribals" as their real secret weapon.

    Neetu Mahil: Build a School; Then Build It Again

  • These projects employed thousands of local "tribals" until their destruction.

    Neetu Mahil: Build a School; Then Build It Again


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