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Kutia Kondh tribe

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: TH

 Context: Two individuals from the Kutia Kondh community, considered one of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in Odisha, have been invited as special guests to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

  • Every year, representatives from PVTGs are invited by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs for Republic Day events.

 

About Kutia Kondh:

The Kutia Kondh community is located in the Belaghara area of Kandhamal district in Odisha.

The Kutia Kandha are a major section of the Kandha tribe who speak Kui, a Dravidian language. They are known for their buffalo sacrifice ritual, called “Kedu” to worship their Earth Goddess”.