Hill Reddis

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The Hill Reddis or Konda Reddis are a designated Scheduled Tribe in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[1] They are entirely unrelated to the Hindu caste also known by the name Reddi.[2] They tend to live in the Godavari district as it was called during the British Raj. Today the area is known as the Khammam district. There are also a small number in West Godavari district and East Godavari district.[3]

The Hill Reddis normally speak in Telugu with outsiders.

The 1991 Census of India counted 432 Hill Reddis.[citation needed]

Religion[edit]

The Hill Reddis traditional religion does not have the concept of a spirit being inside man.[4] However the Reddis worship dead ancestors, the hills, local gods and accepted Hindu gods.

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