Sauria Paharia people
|Regions with significant populations|
|Sauria Paharia language|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Oraon • Kumarbhag Paharia|
Link with Oraons
According to Oraon traditions, when they were driven out of their home in the Son valley, the main group migrated towards Palamu but a smaller group moved down the Gangetic valley till they reached Rajmahal Hills, where they settled mostly in Damin-i-koh. The language of the Sauria Paharias is closely linked to that of the Oraons.
Sauria Paharias are listed as a primitive tribe and have a population of around 30,000 in Jharkhand, with a possible negligible population in West Bengal. They constitute less than 1 per cent of the tribal population in Jharkhand.
The Saurias are divided into three distinct cultural groups, namely the Probia, the Bare and the Chete.
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