Kol people

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The term "Kol" or Kolarian was used in British India to refer to the Austroasiatic tribal groups who were speaking different languages than Indo-Aryan and Dravidian.[1][2]

However, in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kol is umbrella term for some Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population such as Rojaboria, Rautia, Thakuria, Monasi, Chero, Barawire etc.[3][4]


  1. ^ Robert N. Cust; Robert Needham Cust (26 July 2001) [1878]. A sketch of the modern languages of the East Indies. Psychology Press. pp. 79–. ISBN 978-0-415-24501-2. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  2. ^ James Hastings (24 January 2003). Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics. Kessinger Publishing. p. 119. ISBN 978-0-7661-3671-7. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  3. ^ "The Kol Tribe of Madhya Pradesh". indiastudychannel. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India". books.google.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.