Madiga

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Madiga
Regions with significant populations
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, orissa, uttarpradesh.
Languages
Telugu language, Kannada, Hindi.
Religion
Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism
Related ethnic groups
Telugu people, Kannadiga, Dravidian peoples, Hindi people.

Madiga is a social group found in southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. And also found in Northern states of Maharastra, Madhyapradesh, uttarpradesh, Gujarat, Orissa, west Bengal, Chandigarh Madiga is also referred to as Maadiga, Maadara, Adi Jambava, Maatangi, Makkalu, and Madigaru.[citation needed]

Madiga are artisans group part of dalits or Scheduled Caste.[1] A critically acclaimed documentary film, Mahadiga, was made by Lelle Suresh in 2004.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Madhav, K.V.S. (2004-09-09). "Starring Madiga and dappu...". The Hindu. p. 02. Retrieved 2016-05-24. 

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