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Nishada [1] is a tribe mentioned in ancient Indian literature (such as the epic Mahabharata). The ancient texts mention several kingdoms ruled by this tribe.[2] In the Mahabharata, the Nishadas are described as hunters, fishermen, mountaineers or raiders that have the hills and the forests as their abode.[3]

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  1. Manish Kumar (January 0101). Eklavya. Prabhat Prakashan. ISBN 9789351861447.
  2. Gopal, Ram (1983). India of Vedic Kalpasūtras (2 ed.). Motilal Banarsidass. p. 116. ISBN 9780895816351. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  3. (2014-08-03). "Nishada, Niṣāda, Nisāda, Nisada, Nisha-ada: 24 definitions". Retrieved 2022-11-09.