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(bō`dö), city (1995 pop. 39,119), capital of Nordland co., W Norway, at the mouth of the Saltfjord, N of the Arctic Circle. It is a center for coastal shipping, tourism, and fishing and serves as the port of the SulitjelmaSulitjelma
, town, Nordland co., E Norway, at the foot of the Sulitjelma Mts., near the Swedish border. It has been a mining and smelting center since the end of the 19th cent.; much copper and zinc is shipped to Bodø for export.
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 copper and pyrite mines. The city was heavily damaged in World War II. Of note is a modern cathedral (1956). Nearby is Bodin Church, a medieval stone structure.



(in Russian, Bara-Bodo), a group of peoples in northeastern India (primarily in Assam). The population was approximately 1.5 million according to a 1967 estimate. The Bodo languages make up a special subgroup in the Burmese group of the Tibeto-Burman branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. The largest subdivisions of the Bodo include the Garo, Kachari, and Dimasa. Their occupations are hunting and farming. The Bodo are one of the oldest Tibeto-Burman groups to have penetrated the territory of India. Apparently, they had already populated Assam in the second millennium B. C. Between the 13th and 15th centuries A. D., Bodo groups established in Assam and in northern Bengal a number of early class-based state formations which carried on a fierce struggle with the Ahom (Burmese Shan) invaders. Bodo social structure preserved elements of matriarchal tribal relationships. In religion, Bodos are animists and partially Hindus.


Narody luzhnoi Azii. Moscow, 1963.
Endle, S. The Kacháris. London, 1911.
Playfair, A. The Garos. London, 1909.




(sometimes called Garo), the most numerous of the Bara-Bodo group of peoples. Population, approximately 300,000 (1967 estimate). They live in the Garo Hills in the state of Assam, India. The Bodo language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman branch of the Sino-Tibetan family. The Bodo religion centers on the worship of the sacred stones that guard the entrance to the village. The Bodo peoples have preserved many vestiges of family-tribal organization, including survivals of matriarchal relations, especially in the inheritance of family property and in the use of land. The chief occupation is slash-and-burn farming (rice, corn), which accounts for the periodic resettlement patterns of the Bodo peoples.


Narody Iuzhnoi Azii. Moscow, 1963.
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and still a lot is needed to meet demand for residential housing and infrastructure," Giorgio Bodo, chief executive officer and chairman, told Reuters in an interview.
This easy presence of arms, coupled with the Muslims' belief that the Bodos will rely on violence to drive them out of the region, added to the fear factor.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi blamed the militant outfit NDFB ( Songbijit), which has been demanding a separate homeland for Bodos, and said the National Investigation Agency ( NIA) has been tasked with the probe into the incident.
It seems the Bodos wanted to the teach theMuslimsa lesson for supporting an outsider," said a state intelligence officer.
Security forces found the bodies of nine people with bullet wounds on Saturday, six of them women and children, the third day of violence that police have blamed on Bodo tribesmen attacking Muslim settlers as punishment for opposing their candidate in the election to the Indian parliament.
The villagers including Jishan's elder brother Saimal alleged that Bodo boy turned insane due to black magic done by Ranjeeta, a daini (witch in local parlance).
The area under the BTC jurisdiction is called the Bodo Territorial Autonomous District ( BTAD).
After waiting for a couple of weeks, however, their hopes are belied and are in utter despair as the newly appointed teacher is an Assamese who can neither speak nor understand Bodo language.
The plan is to use these small juveniles from Grieg to produce large juveniles (plus 100 grams) in our own facility at Morkvedbukta outside Bodo already this fall," said Oystein Steiro, CEO of Codfarmers.
The security officers at Norway's Bodo airport seized a total of 1,856 items last year.