HakkiPikki Tribe of Karnataka

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HakkiPikki Tribe of Karnataka

Recently, it was observed that some people of the HakkiPikki tribe in Karnataka survived the COVID-19 outbreak. Because of which this tribe has become the subject of discussion.

HakkiPikki Tribe:

  • The HakkiPikki tribes are semi-nomadic tribal people, the tribe consists of four dynasties – Gujarati, Kaliwala, Mewada, and Panwara.
  • They speak many South Indian languages, such as Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam as well as Vagribuli, which is similar to Gujarati.
  • It is a Scheduled Tribe of Karnataka. ‘HakkiPikki’ means “bird catcher” in Kannada.

Origin and History:

  • Hakipikki tribal communities have a rich history. They are also claimed to have a paternal relationship with Maharana Pratap Singh.
  • The HakkiPikki is a Kshatriya or warrior tribal community who had to migrate to South India after being defeated by the Mughals.

Source – The Hindu

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