Gondi people

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.