Duruas are a smaller group of tribes differentiated from other by their physical appearance. Their physique is very similar to the African Negroes, medium stature having well developed chests and massive shoulders with broad nose. Their hair is black, coarse and curly and has scanty growth of beard and moustache. Duruas are mostly found in Jeypore, Boipariguda, Kundra and Kotpad blocks of the district. They are divided into various different clans like Soma, Surya, Yadu, Kadamb, Gangu, Garg etc. Traditionally Duruas were engaged by the native kings as quasi-military servicemen. However later on they shifted to agriculture and with changing time they have migrated to other forms of livelihoods. Duruas mostly worship Hindu gods.