Adivasi, which translates literally as 'first people',
is a term that the tribes of India use to describe themselves.
There are an estimated 220 million Indigenous people in the world,
67.7 million are in India, more than any other country. However,
the Indian government have claimed there is no Indigenous people
in India, or rather, the whole Hindu population is indigenous.
As globalization and development projects affect India the Adivasi
are coming under increasing pressure since their land and villages
stand in the way of mining, dam and forestry projects.