Dongria Kondh

Introduction

Chatikona - district RayagadaThe Dongria Kondh (also known as the Dongria Kondhas) are Indigenous Peoples who inhabit the plateaus of the Niyamgiri hill ranges in Orissa, India.

The Dongria Kondh call themselves “Jharnia” a term that means “those who live by the Jharana” (streams).

Unlike other Indigenous Peoples of India, the Dongria Kondh are accomplished horticulturists, farming on the mountain ranges of Niyamgiri.

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