Mal Paharia people

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Mal Paharia
Regions with significant populations
              Jharkhand 115,093
Mal Paharia language, Bengali
Hinduism, traditional beliefs

The Mal Paharia people are a tribal people of Jharkhand in India.


The Mal Paharias who live in the southern hills of Damin-i-koh and in the south and east of Santhal Parganas have been Hinduised.[1]

The Mal Paharias survive on agriculture and forest produce. [2]


As per 2001 census, the Mal Paharias number around 115,093 in Jharkhand. [3]


  1. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, p. 81, Orient Longmans, 1949
  2. ^ "Mal Paharia Adivasi". jharkhand org. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Primitive Tribal Groups and their Population in India as per 2001 Census". Retrieved 2010-05-01.