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Bondas tribal community 

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  • August 27, 2020
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Bondas tribal community 

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Society; GS-II – Health

In News:

  • Bondas, a tribal community, was recently in news, when four of its members tested positive for COVID-19.

Key takeaways 

  • The community resides in the hill ranges of Malkangiri district in Odisha. 
  • It belongs to a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG). 
  • It lives in settlements comprising small hutments in the hills of the Khairaput block. 
  • Odisha is home to 62 tribal communities — the largest diverse groups of tribal population in India.
  • 13 of them are PVTGs. 
  • Tribal populations are found in the entire seven districts of Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Malkanagiri and Rayagada.

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