They are majorly found in Odisha. Linguistically, people of Gadaba tribe belong to the Mundari dialect; they speak Gutob and Ollari, which are Austroasiatic and Dravidian languages respectively. They live in permanent villages. While their socioeconomic life is based on farming and daily labor, they are, like the Savaras, farmers, but hunting and fishing make additional contributions to their food supply. The Gadaba women are known for weaving bark fiber cloth on miniature looms of their own manufacture and the woven fabric is dyed by them with various vegetable dyes. They are well known for their tribal dance, the Dhemsa.
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