Nov 24, 2014

The Oraon tribes

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The Oraon tribes or Kurukh tribes are tribal aborigines inhabiting various states across central and eastern India as well as BangladeshKartik Oraon was an Indian Congress leader and a former state communication minister. Albert Ekka was posthumously awarded the Paramveer Chakra. They speak the language called Kurukh which has special recognition and is also taught in Ranchi University. They are also known worldwide for following the archaic customs of human sacrifice during the Sarhul festival to please the local deity.

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