Tipura

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Tipura

 

(also Tipera), a people in the eastern part of India in the state of Tripura. There are approximately 270,000 Tipura (1971, estimate). Their language is related to the Tibeto-Burmese language group. The Tipura belong to the southern Mongoloid group. Their religion is Hinduism. Their principal occupation is farming, with a subsidiary role played by cattle raising and such handicrafts as weaving, wickerwork with straw and bamboo, and pottery.

REFERENCE

Narody luzhnoi Azii. Moscow, 1963.
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