List of Scheduled Tribes in Gujarat

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The population of Gujarat in 2011 Census of India was 6,04,39,692 Of this 8,917,174 persons belong to one of the Scheduled Tribes (STs) constituting 14.75 per cent of the total population of the state. The state has registered 21.4 per cent decadal growth in the Scheduled Tribe population between 1991-2001.[1]

List of communities[edit]

There are twenty nine (29) notified Scheduled Tribes in the state, which are as follows:[2] [3] [4]

  • 1 Barda
  • 2 Bavacha, Bamcha
  • 3 Bharwad (in the Nesses of the forests of Alech, Barada and Gir)
  • 4 Bhil, Bhil Garasia, Dholi Bhil, Dungri Bhil, Dungri Garasia, Mewasi Bhil, Rawal Bhil, Tadvi Bhil, Bhagalia, Bhilala, Pawra,Valvi, Vasava, Vasave.
  • 5 Charan (in the Nesses of the forests of Alech, Barada and Gir)
  • 6 Chaudhari (in Surat and Valsad districts)
  • 7 Chodhara
  • 8 Dhanka, Tadvi, Tetaria, Valvi
  • 9 Dhodia, Dhodi
  • 10 Dubla Talavia, Halpati
  • 11 Gamit, Gamta, Gavit Mavchi, Padvi
  • 12 Gond, Rajgond
  • 13 Kathodi, Katkari, Dhor Kathodi, Dhor Katkari, Son Kathodi, Son Katkari
  • 14 Kokna, Kokni, Kukna
  • 15 Omit
  • 16 Koli Dhor, Tokre Koli, Kolcha, Kongha
  • 17 Kunbi (in the Dang Districts
  • 18 Naikda, Nayaka, Cholivala Nayaka, Kapadia Nayaka, Mota Nayaka, Nana Nayaka,
  • 19 Padhar
  • 20 Omit
  • 21 Pardhi, Advichincher, Phanse Pardhi (excluding Amreli, Bhavanagar, Jamnagar, Jungadh, Kutch, Rajkot and Surrendranagar district)
  • 22 Pateliya
  • 23 Pomla
  • 24 Rabari (in the Nesses of the forest of Alech, Barada and Gir)
  • 25 Rathwa
  • 26 Siddi, Siddi-Badshan (in Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Rajkot and Surendranagar Districts)
  • 27 Omit
  • 28 Varli
  • 29 Vitolia, Kotwalia, Barodia
  • 30 Bhil, Bhilala, Barela, Patelia
  • 31 Tadvi Bhil, Bawra, Vasave,
  • 32 Padvi

Population in 2011[edit]

SR. No. Name of the Scheduled Tribe Total population Proportion to the total ST population
1 Bhil, Bhil Garasia, Dholi Bhil, Dungri Bhil, Dungri Garasia, Mewasi Bhil, Rawal Bhil, Tadvi Bhil, Bhagalia, Bhilala, Pawra, Vasava, Vasave 4,215,603 47.28%
2 Chaudhri (in Surat and Valsad districts) 302,958 3.40%
3 Dhanka, Tadvi, Tetaria, Valvi 280,949 3.15%
4 Dhodia, Dhodi 635,695 7.13%
5 Dubla, Talavia, Halpati 643,120 7.21%
6 Gamit, Gamta, Gavit, Mavchi, Padvi 378,445 4.24%
7 Kokna, Kokni, Kukna 361,587 4.05%
8 Naikda, Nayaka, Cholivala Nayaka, Kapadia Nayaka, Mota Nayaka, Nana Nayaka 459,908 5.16%
9 Rathawa 642,348 7.20%
10 Varli 328,194 3.68%
11 Other Tribes 668,367 7.50%
12 All Schedule Tribes 8,89,1612 100.00%

Scheduled areas[edit]

The following are the scheduled areas of Gujarat:[5]

1. Uchchhal, Vyara, Mahuwa, Mahuwa, Mandvi, Nizar, Songadh, Valod, Mangrol and Bardoli talukas in Surat district

2. Dediapada, Sagbara, Valia, Nandod and Jhagadia talukas in Bharuch district

3. Dangs district and taluka

4. Bansda, Dharampur, Chikhali, Pardi and Umbergaon talukas in Valsad district

5. Jhalod, Dohad, Santrampur, Limkheda and Deogarh Baria talukas in Panchmahal district

6. Chhotaudepur,Kawant ,Naswadi talukas and Tilakwada mahal in Vadodara district

7. Khedbrahma, Bhiloda and Meghraj talukas and Vijayanagar mahal in Sabarkantha district

The Scheduled Areas in the States of Bihar and Gujarat were originally specified by the Scheduled Areas (Part A States) Order, 1950 (Constitution Order, 9) dated 23.1.1950 and have been respecified as above by the Scheduled Areas (States of Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa) Order, 1977 (Constitution Order, 109) dated 31.12.1977 after rescinding the Order cited first so far as that related to the States of Bihar & Gujarat.[5]

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