Chapter 5

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Class 9
History
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3. Find out more about some of the pastoral communities marked in Figs. 11 and 13.

Question:

Find out more about some of the pastoral communities marked in Figs. 11 and 13.

Answer:

Maldharis: This tribe is a nomadic tribe which lives in the Gujarat state of India. The word Maldhari means 'owner of animal stock'. They are famous as traditional dairymen of the area. They also used to supply milk and cheese to the palaces of kings.

Monpas: Monpas community belongs to Arunachal Pradesh. They are also one of the 56 officially recognized groups in china. Their language is written in Tibetan script and belongs to the Tibeto- Burman family. They have adopted Tibetan Buddhism and this community is divided into six subgroups.

Nama Tribe: This tribe belongs to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. This tribe generally follows the policy of communal land ownership. The culture of this tribe is rich in the musical and literary abilities of its people. Traditional folk music, tales, proverbs and poetry have always been part of their culture for generations. This tribe is also known for its handicrafts like leather work, jewellery, clay pots, etc.

Zulu Tribe: The Zulu tribes are the largest in South Africa with an estimated 10 to 11 million population. Their language Zulu is a Bantu language. They were classified as third-class citizens under apartheid and suffered discrimination. But now they have equal rights as other citizens. Most Zulu people are Christian.

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