Assamese - the roots : a note by Dr. Ankur Deka
|Vaishnavite Monestary in Assam|
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A tribe is a social group organized largely on the basis of kinship. Some theorists hold that tribes represent a stage in social evolution. Of course, alternative terms like 'ethnic group' are also used. In Indian context particularly the northeast India this term is used largely to denote the human races of Mongoloid and Austric origins who are believed to be the aboriginal ethnic groups. Indian government specified them as tribal groups and most of whom are considered as scheduled tribes.