Latehar district is around 190 kilometres from Ranchi. There is a village in the Manika block of this district called Lanka. Around 80 families of Parahiya community live in a section of the village called “Tola Uchuvabal”. The Parahiyas are one of the eight primitive tribes of Jharkhand that are on the verge of extinction. This community is mainly found in the Latehar, Palamu and Gadwa districts of Palamu division. According to Ashwini Kumar Pankaj, a social worker who has studied Adivasi cultures of Jharkhand closely, the population of Parahiya community is now less than 10,000.
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