Droupadi Murmu is a member of the Santhal tribe! who are they?

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POSTED BY: Ranjeet Kumar PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 22

Literally, Santhal, often spelled Santal, denotes a quiet, tranquil individual. In Santhali (also spelled Santali), the word for quiet is santha

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Santhals, after Gonds and Bhils, are India's third-largest scheduled tribal community Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal have the largest concentrations of Santhali people

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Mayurbhanj, where Droupadi Murmu, the BJP's presidential candidate, hails from, is one of the areas with a significant Santhali population.

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The Santhals are often rooted in their heritage despite their socioeconomic advancement.

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They revere nature, and you may witness them doing so in their communities in Jaher (holy woods).

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Depending on the state of their farms or woods, the majority of Santhals are farmers. 

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Santhali, their native tongue, is written using the Ol chiki script, which was created by Santhal scholar Pandit Raghunath Murmu

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The Eighth Schedule to the Constitution recognises Santhali as one of the scheduled languages

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To learn more about Droupadi Murmu click below

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