Major tribal group in India

Meena (pronounced [miːɳa]) is a sub-group of Bhils, an ethnic group in western India.

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  • Mina is the largest Scheduled Tribe of Rajasthan and the fourth largest in India. 150 They trace their descent from the Min-avatara or the fish incarnation of Vishnu, hence the name Mina. Lord Shiva is their supreme deity, and they also worship Hanuman, Sita-Ram and Radha-Krishna. In the 1961 and 1971 censuses, one hundred percent of Minas recorded themselves as Hindus.
    • Malhotra, R. & Viswanathan V. (2022). Snakes in the Ganga : Breaking India 2.0.

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