TRIBES OF KORAPUT

GADABA :-

     Gadabas belong to the Munda group of tribes found largely in Lamataput, Similiguda and Pottangi block of the district. The name Gadaba seems to have been derived from the word “Gada” which is a name of the river in the region and the final syllable “ba” means belonging to. They speak Gutab and Desia dialect of the Austro-Asiatic language family. The Gadaba extensively practice shifting cultivation and they cultivate a mix variety of millets, pulses and niger. The Gadabas are fond of dance and music. They are famous for their typical Dhemsa dance which is performed by the women wearing saree called Kereng. (Made of Kerenga Fiber).

GADABA