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Halbi or Halba is a tribal community of India. It is mostly found in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

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The word Halba is derived from word hal ("plough"). The Halba were farmers and landlords. The Halba tribes were one of the major and most influential tribal groups of the state of Bastar in the 17th century. Halbas are spread over different parts of India like Maharashtra, Gujarat and mainly in the Vidarbha (part of Maharashtra state) from Bastar. Halba tribes were active in the politics and military of Bastar State. The goddess of the Halba tribe is Ma Danteshwari. The language of the Halba tribe is Halbi, which is a combination of Hindi, Chhattisgarhi, Odia and Marathi. The Halba/Halbi tribe has no sub-castes.

Bison horn maria dance tribe of bastar chhattisgarh


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Halbi Wikipedia


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