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The people

Nearly three-fourths of the population of Bihar is concentrated in the cultivated plains. The harnessing of the Kosi River has stabilized settlement in its valley. On the South Bihar Plain, a highly developed system of irrigation supports a large population. Density declines toward the south. Settlement in Chota Nagpur is confined largely to river valleys, deforested peneplains (areas reduced almost to plains by erosion), and mineral and industrial belts.

The great majority of the people live in villages. Compact or clustered villages are usually found in the plains, while dispersed rural settlements are characteristic of the plateau. Aboriginal tribes are concentrated in Chota Nagpur, especially in the districts of Ranchi, Singhbhum, and Santhal Pargana. Santhal, Oraon, Munda, and Ho are the principal tribes and together constitute four-fifths of the total tribal population.

. Christianity and animism are largely confined to Chota Nagpur. Of the tribal population (outside the caste hierarchy), most are Hindus, a few are Christians, and many adhere to animism. The Ho is the only tribe in which the majority follow animism; Kharia is the only tribe in which the majority are Christians. Christianity is significant among the Mundas and Oraons.

 Austro-Asiatic (Mundari, Santhali, Ho) and Dravidian (Oraon) languages are confined to the aboriginal tribes.

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