Assam tribes

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Assam is the gateway to Northeast India and a large part of its cultural identity. Out of the total population of the state, Scheduled Tribes (STs) constitute 12.4 per cent (2011 Census). Assam is home to numerous tribes and sub-tribes. North Cachar Hills and Karbi Anglong are the two autonomous hill districts of Assam which predominantly house two important STs of Assam, the Dimasa and the Mikir (now recognized as Karbi). The study area, North Cachar Hills, was taken as the base area for documentation of four Tribes: the Hrangkhol, Zeme (Naga), Dimasa and Hmar. This area accomodates 68.3 % of the tribal population of Assam.