The Gonds

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  • The Gonds are one of the largest tribal Communities in India and can be traced to the pre-Aryan era.
  • They are a heterogeneous group spreading over large areas from the Godavari Gorges in the south to the Vindhya Mountains in the north.
  • The majority speak various mutually unintelligible dialects of Gondi.
    • The Gondi belongs to the Dravidian language family.
    • It is claimed to be closely related to the Telugu language.
  • The word Gond comes from Konda, which means mountains in Telugu.
  • They live in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Odisha.
  • They are famous for their paintings called Gond Paintings.

Latest News

  • 17 April 2023:
    • Recently, the famous Gond painting of Madhya Pradesh has received the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag.


  1. Hindustan Times
  2. Wikipedia

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