From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject India (Rated Start-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject India, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of India-related topics. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.

Any objection to moving this page to Adivasi? QuartierLatin1968 01:18, 6 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Parsi tribal status followup[edit]

Although absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, I have removed the statement that Parsis have tribal status from both Parsi and Adivasi entries since I can't verify this (either way).

Although I originally added the statement (to Parsi) that Parsis gained tribal status in 2004, I am now of the opinion that this was incorrect. Parsiana (the Parsi community monthly), had absolutely nothing on the subject in 2004, and given how vocal Parsis can become on the subject of receiving (or not) special privileges, I'm sure that the subject would have been covered in depth if it were true.

Fullstop 12:52, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

I am sure that Parsi community do not belong to the category of adivasis and the scheduled tribes/ scheduled castes. --Bhadani 13:01, 27 December 2005 (UTC)


Does the word adivasi come from the Sanskrit language? 18:35, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Why do you not responde??????? 09:28, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
The talk pages are specifically for discussing the article, not for general discussion.
Adivasi = Adi (original) + Vasi (inhabitant)
Hence the words roughly is the sahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme as English aboriginal, although there is no negative connotation.
Also Adi and Vasi are Sanskrit words
SDas 23:24, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

DISCUSS: Proposing MERGER of Adivasis of Orissa into Adivasi[edit]

These articles are duplicative and need to be combined.OfficeGirl 06:36, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Adivasi is a pan India term for a 'Tribal person', whereas the other article is only specific of the adivasis from the Indian state of Orissa, so merging the two articles would be disasterous, only the duplicative material needs to be separated.

Adivasi/Janjati in Nepal[edit]

In Nepal there are many indigenous peoples such as Tharu, Magar and Kham, Gurung, Tamang, Rai and Limbu who are called Adivasi (or Adibasi) and Janjati. Their situation is the same as India's Adivasis, except there might be small differences in government policy toward them. I propose that they be added to this article. LADave (talk) 18:37, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

adivasi or Adivasi[edit]

Adivasi is more correct,they are aboriginal communities,having religion Aadim dharma..with Mahadeva/Lord Shiva as Supreme God.This article is clearly a work in progress, and several issues above relate to whether the term is general or specific. At the moment we use 'adivasi' in the early 'Connotations ..' section, and later often capitalise 'Adivasi' especially when referring to ST classification.

In keeping with Wikipedia:Manual of Style (capital letters), lower case should be used unless there is a definitive case (sic) for capitalising.

In any case (doh, there we go again) this article should move rapidly towards using one or the other consistently, or else explicitly explain that there are two uses of the term, one general and one specific, captialised accordingly. Earthlyreason (talk) 12:43, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

[Deleted copyright material]..Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bigbrothersorder (talkcontribs) 08:26, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

It is against Wikipedia policy (and is illegal) to lift copyrighted material at this scale - so I am deleting it. You could simply have brought in a couple of lines and a set of links rather than do this. Also, you didn't acknowledge the actual authors of this material, which isn't okay in any respect. You stole (basically) material from, and other sources. You are also in violation of Wikipedia talk guidelines (WP:SOAP). Please don't do this. Many of these exact issues inform the article, except that the article is actually richer and covers them in even more detail. --Hunnjazal (talk) 12:08, 4 November 2010 (UTC)


Several paragraphs have been copied verbatim, unattributed, from "James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden, editors. India: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1995", url:

Per WP:PD use is allowed.

Per WP:PLAG it must be properly attributed, which it is not currently. JanetteDoe (talk) 19:04, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Adivasi[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Adivasi's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 10:38, 10 August 2015 (UTC)