The Duruwa, Dhurwa or Dharua is a tribal group found in the Indian states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Parji, a Dravidian language, is used by the people in their home domain.[1]

Dharua, Durua
Dhurwa man playing flute.jpg
Dhurwa man playing flute, Bastar district, Chhattisgarh
LanguagesParji & local lingua franca languages
Populated statesChhattisgarh, Odisha
PopulationOdisha – 18,151 (census 2011)
StatusScheduled Tribe


Dharua is a endogamous subdivision of great Gond tribe. Although Parji is their native language, they are well versed with the local lingua franca, Odia, Chhattisgarhi but also speak Hindi, Telugu, Kurmali and use Odia, Hindi or Telugu scripts for intergroup communication.[2]

In Chhattisgarh Dharua people are classified under the Gond tribe, but in Odisha they are listed as a separate tribe.[3]


  1. ^ User, Super. "Dharua". SCSTRTI. Retrieved 2021-11-23. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  2. ^ Ota, A.B. (2016). "Dharua" (PDF). Bhubaneswar: Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute. Retrieved 20 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "A-11 Individual Scheduled Tribe Primary Census Abstract Data and its Appendix". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2017-11-03.