Andhra tribes

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Scheduled Tribes constitute 8.6% of India’s population (2011 Census). In Andhra Pradesh, the tribal people worship their own pantheon of nature gods and goddesses and continue to celebrate their old mores and manners. Most of their languages do not have scripts and are essentially verbal. The customary laws are adhered to scrupulously and any breach is strictly censured. The local head commands immense respect and is deferred to in all aspects of tribal life. Featured here is the culture of four tribes—Bagata, Konda Dora, Kodhu and Porja of Paderu and Araku Valley of Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.