Kachari

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Kachari race or Bodo race is a generic term applied to a number of ethnic groups, predominantly in Assam, speaking Tibeto-Burman languages or claiming a common ancestry. The name Bodo-Kachari was used in the past to refer to the Bodo people, one of the constituents of this umbrella group. When it is written as "Bodo race" then it means all the cognate tribes of the Bodo tribe like Garo, Rabha, Dimasa, Sonowal Kacharis, Hajong, etc. They were first classified by S. Endle as the Kacharis. Here, Bodo is derived from Bod which means Tibet and Kachari is derived from Kachar meaning area near the river. They are considered to have reached the Brahmaputra valley via Tibet and settled in the foothills of the eastern Himalayan range which includes the whole of Assam, Tripura, North Bengal and parts of Bangladesh.

Kachari or Cachari may refer to: