Asur Tribe

News:The Asur tribe has been using mobile radio to transmit local news and songs which is helping them revive the dying tribal language.


About the tribe:

  • Asur Tribe are an Austroasiatic ethnic group living primarily in the Indian state of Jharkhand.
  • They are included in the list of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups(PVTG’s).
  • They speak the Asuri language which is on the verge of extinction with less than 8,000 people speaking it.
  • The main festival of the tribe includes Sarhul, Phagua, Navakhans among others.