Tribes in Karnataka: Status of health research

  title={Tribes in Karnataka: Status of health research},
  author={Subarna Roy and Harsha Vasudev Hegde and Debdutta Bhattacharya and Vinayak Upadhya and Sanjiva Dattatraya Kholkute},
  journal={The Indian Journal of Medical Research},
  pages={673 - 687}
The south Indian State of Karnataka, once part of several kingdoms and princely states of repute in the Deccan peninsula, is rich in its historic, cultural and anthropological heritage. The State is the home to 42,48,987 tribal people, of whom 50,870 belong to the primitive group. Although these people represent only 6.95 per cent of the population of the State, there are as many as 50 different tribes notified by the Government of India, living in Karnataka, of which 14 tribes including two… 

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