The Gond are an ethnic group with a Dravidian language. The people with approximately four million members living in central India, in the historic landscape Gondwana, whose name comes from the Dravidian and means " land of the Gond " means.
The main settlement area of the Gond is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. About two million of them speak the Dravidian language Gondi, the Gond population in Bastar district in Chhattisgarh speaks Bhatri, a quite strong divergent dialect of the Indo-Aryan language Oriya.
In India, among the Gond Adivasi, the original inhabitants of India. Within these they count as the largest ethnic group in Central India. The Gond are in a social and cultural relationship with the Pardhan whose musicians in the homes of Gond epic stories recite that accompany them on the fiddle bana or occasionally of the harp bin- baja.
Bhajju Shyam is an internationally known visual artist of the Gonds.