Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Juangs, an aboriginal people of Orissa, North-East India, occupying the Upper Baitarni valley, and now speaking a rude Kolarian dialect akin to that of the neighbouring Hos. But there is an undoubted strain of Negrito blood in the Juangs, as betrayed by their almost dwarfish stature, dark complexion, and frizzly hair, varying from black to a reddish brown. They are amongst the most primitive inhabitants of India. They burn their dead, but appear to have no clearly developed religious ideas beyond the crudest fetishism. (Dalton, Ethnology of Bengal, p. 152). These Jangali (" Jungle People") are steadily dying out.