Find out more about the life of some of the pastoral communities marked in figures A and B.
Figure A (Indian Tribes)
Maldbaris They are nomadic tribal herdsmen who live in the Gujarat state of India. The literal meaning of Maldhari is ‘owner of animal stock’. They are notable as the traditional dairymen of the region and once supplied milk and cheese to the palaces of raja$.
Monpas Monpas live in Arunachal Pradesh. They are also one of the 56 officially recognised ethnic groups in China. Their language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family and is written in Tibetan script. There are six sub-groups of Monpas. They adopted Tibetan Buddhism.
Figure B (African Tribes)
Nama Tribe They are an African ethnic group of South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. In general, the Nama practice a policy of communal land ownership. The Nama have a culture that is rich in the musical and literary abilities of its people. Traditional music, folk tales, proverbs and praise poetry have been handed down for generations and form the base for much of their culture. They are also known for " handicrafts like leather work, jewellery, clay pots, etc.
Zulu Tribe The Zulu tribes are the largest South-African ethnic group, with an estimated 10-11 million people. Their language ‘Zulu’ is a Bantu language. Under apartheid, they were classed as third class citizens and suffered from state-sanctioned discrimination. But now, they are enjoying equal rights alongwith all other citizens. Most Zulu people are Christian. -
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