Garo people

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A Garo couple in traditional dress

The Garos are a tribal people in Meghalaya, Republic of India and neighboring areas of Bangladesh, who call themselves A·chik Mande (literally "hill people," from a·chik "hill" + mande "people") or simply A·chik or Mande.[1] They are the second-largest tribe in Meghalaya after the Khasi and comprise about a third of the local population. The Garos are one of the few remaining matrilineal societies in the world.

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  1. "Official Homepage of Meghalaya State of India". Archived from the original on 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2012-12-22.