Alternatively known as Kandhs, this tribe originates in Orissa and is found in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Jharkhand. The group is further divided into several groups namely Hill or Kutia and Plain dwelling Kondhs. They are hunters and gatherers and mainly dependent on the forest for their survival, as well as agriculture and labor. Their main language is kui. Their expertise lies in the use of medicinal plants to treat diseases.
NEG-FIRE Intervention Presence: Koraput and Gajapati in Odisha, Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh