TRIBES OF KORAPUT

PENTIA :-

      Pentias are a smaller group of tribes found in Borigumma, Dashmantpur, Jeypore, Kotpad and Kundra blocks of this district. Pentias traditionally spoke the language similar to the Holvas, Haluva but now mostly Odia is spoken. While both men and women folks are scantily dressed, the women folks can be found with jewelry made out of silver and brass and sometimes gold. Pentias being mostly landless earn their livelihood by working as daily wage laborers. Many of them also depend on collection of minor forest produce.

PENTIA