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From New Sanskrit आदिवासी (ādivāsī).


Adivasi (plural Adivasis or Adivasi)

  1. A member of a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups considered the aboriginal population of South Asia.
    • 2017 May 2, "Can the Jummas of Bangladesh speak?", Jumjournal:
      These new set of decisions may or may not be put into operation, but the process of constructing suspicion and othering of the Jummas is already in place. Jummas cannot be called “adibashis", Jummas cannot be recognised in the constitution, Jummas have to be called “khudro nri-goshthi" [insignificant people], Jummas cannot talk to anyone without a chaperone, government officials will prevent celebration of indigenous peoples’ day – the list goes on.


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