Mahali

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Mahali is the name of an indigenous community of India, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is an indigenous of the state of West Bengal and Odisha.[1] They mostly reside in areas adjoining to Santhal Parganas in Odisha and West Bengal. Mahali people forms a different tribe which is clubbed together with the Munda tribe.[1] They basically speak Mahali language, but in some place they differentiate Mahali language from Mahali. The word Mahali is sometimes considered a derogatory term to reference this ethnic group when directed from a non-Mahali speaker. [2]

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  1. ^ a b "The Constitution (Scheduled tribes) Order, 1950" (PDF). Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India. pp. 180, 182. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Orissa's new name is Odisha". The Times Of India. 2011-03-24.