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Toda of Nilgiri

Todas are the nature worshipping tribe living among the Nilgiri mountains in Southern India. They have their own language, rich arts and crafts (see the embroidered shawl worn by the village chief above) and a unique way of community living. Animal raising is their primary profession.

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