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Meaningful initiative: Government will provide special opportunities for education to bring Abujhmadia tribe into the mainstream.

Chief Minister Vishnudev Sai stressed the need to provide special educational opportunities to Abujhmadiya, a special backward tribe of Narayanpur district, to bring them into the mainstream of development.

Meaningful initiative: Government will provide special opportunities for education to bring Abujhmadia tribe into the mainstream. 5

Do you know the history of this tribe…

There is very little evidence in history as to how the Abujhmadia tribe originated. According to Pt. Kedarnath Thakur's book Bastar Bhushan (1908), there are three types of Madiyas – Presently Abujhmadiya, Kuwakonda Halke Madiya and Telange Madiya (Madiya i.e. Koya). These people are Gonds. Abujhmadiya, as its name suggests, is a tribal community that lives on mountainous land.

It is also said that the word Abujhmard was used for the first time by the British officer Captain CLR Galsford in his report as 'Ubujhmard'. This tribal is the largest tribe of Orchha in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh and is one of the five PVTG (Particularly Vulnerable Tribe) communities of the state.

It is also said that this is a sub-tribe of Gond tribals, hence the local form of Gond dialect is prevalent in this community. Madiya dialect has been called the local form of Gond dialect in Gierson's Linguistic Survey of India Part-IV.

standard of living

Apart from this, Abujhmadiya jewelery includes 'Ubing' (garland of coins) around the neck, chip rosary, different types of plastic and pearl beads, gilt jewellery, bangles made of glass and various metals in the wrist, ring, toda (wear on the feet). Jewellery), wear padi (anklets) and boys and girls have special costumes and jewelery for dancing in the festival.

Meaningful initiative: Government will provide special opportunities for education to bring Abujhmadia tribe into the mainstream. 6

Birth

People of Abujhmadia tribe believe in reincarnation. Therefore, before naming the newborn baby, various methods are tried to find out as to which ancestor the newborn baby was born. The newborn baby is named on the basis of his previous birth name.

death

After death, the last rites are performed by burial or burning. If the death is natural then the dead body is buried and if the death is due to accident, disease or attack by wild animal then the dead body is burnt.

gods and goddesses

The Abujhmadia community mainly worships two types of gods and goddesses. Talur level is also called local level.

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