The Baiga have been the forest-dwelling aboriginals from central Indian states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.The name “Baiga” means “sorcerer, medicine man” and is applied in this sense to the priests of the Chota Nagpur tribe. The Baiga consider that they came from the conjugation of the Nanga (nude) Baiga as the Indian Adam and the Nangi (nude) Baigin (female Baiga), as the Indian Eve, who were the rightful progenitors of Indians.
The Baiga are true inhabitants of forests, retaining customs and traditions handed down by their ancestors. Recent research
study shows that genetically, it appears the Baiga tribes are linked to the Indo-Australian aboroginal group. They have
a sacred belief which prohibit them from ploughing the land as this is perceived as traumatising Mother Earth.The Baiga
seldom interact or intermarry with other tribes, often avoiding formal settlements, formal education and formal trades or