TRIBES OF KORAPUT

OMANATYA :-

      Omanatya are a tribal group who possibly derive their name from the word ‘Amatya’ which means Minister of State Affairs in the ancient Indian princely provinces. Omanatyas are largely present in Borigumma, jeypore, Kotpad and Kundra block of the district. This group of tribes mostly depends on agriculture for their livelihoods. While the men folks are clad in simple clothes while the women folks are adorned with traditional jewelry and distinctly adorn a black bead of necklace worn around the neck. Their popular dances include Junia Nach and Chera Chera Nach.

OMANATYA