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1
North Bastar: Bhattra, Gadaba, Gond, Halba. South Bastar: Kamar, Korwa, Pardhan, Pardhi, Parja. Northwest Koraput: Bagata, Bhottada, Bhumia, Bondo Poraja, Dharua, Didayi, Gadaba, Gandia, Gond, Holva, Jatapu; Southwest Korapur: Mahali, Matya, Mirdhas, Munda, Omanatya, Parenga, Paroia, Pentia, Santal, Saora.

2
The method used here is different from conventional reports. The emphasis is not on what peoples believe and consequently do (as the ethnology of religion would assume), but what they do and how they behave as a tradition and how this tradition developed. The meaning of the cult is read from complex spatial, material and social correlations in which the safety of the communal organisation is involved. In this context it is extremely important to observe things with high precision. Any smallest detail can give hints to the meaning of the cult. The emphasis is on the behavioural tradition, not on individual or collective belief! Important is the concept of accumulation. A particularly located cultural unit is not considered as a homogeneous temporal unit. Its elements are differentiated according to the anthropology of technology. Fibroconstructive and topological conditions are primary in this approach.

3
Accumulation is an important method to study cultural traditions (-> W. F. Ogburn: Social change with respect to culture and original nature, New York 1923)


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