The Gujjar Bakarwals start moving upwards towards the high mountains by the end of:

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By the end of April, the Gujjar Bakarwals start moving upwards towards the high mountains as the snow begins to melt.

The Gujjar Bakarwals belong to:

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The Gujjar Bakarwals belong to Jammu and Kashmir.

Banjaras are not found in:

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Banjaras are not found in Bihar.

In India, 'Reserved' forests were composed of ____ trees.

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In India, 'Reserved' forests were composed of sal and deodar trees.

White colonists in Africa had to depend on black labour to ____.

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White colonists in Africa had to depend on black labour to bore mines and roads.

The Criminal Tribes Act in India was passed in:

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The Criminal Tribes Act in India was passed in 1871.

Even today, around ____ million Africans depend on pastoral activities for their livelihood.

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Even today, around 22 million Africans depend on pastoral activities for their livelihood.

The Gaddi shepherds spend their summer in:

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The Gaddi shepherds spend their summer in Lahul and Spiti.

The colonial government in India did not impose a tax on:

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The colonial government in India did not impose a tax on animal stock.

The Serengeti National Park is in:

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The Serengeti National Park is in Tanzania.

The Forest Act in India came into force in the:

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The Forest Act in India came into force in the mid-19th century.

The Samburu National Park is in:

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The Samburu National Park is in Kenya.

The Dhangars belong to:

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The Dhangars belong to Maharashtra.

The Serengeti National Park was created over ____ Khus of Maasai grazing land.

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The Serengeti National Park was created over 14,760 Khus of Maasai grazing land.

'Maasai' means:

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Maasai means 'my people'.

The Maasai cattle herders live primarily in ____.

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The Maasai cattle herders live primarily in East Africa.

Around 15,000 Maasai herders live in:

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Around 15,000 Maasai herders live in Tanzania.

The chiefs appointed by colonial governments in India were:

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The chiefs appointed by colonial governments in India were accumulators of wealth.

After India's partition, where did the sheep herding Raikas move to graze their camels?

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After India's partition, the sheep herding Raikas moved to graze their camels from Sindh to Haryana.

Which of these is not a pastoral community of the Himalayas?

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The Raikas are a pastoral community of Rajasthan.

The British Colonialists saw uncultivated land as:

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The British Colonialists saw uncultivated land as waste land.

The Gaddi shepherds belong to:

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The Gaddi shepherds belong to Himachal Pradesh.

Maasai land was cut into half in:

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Maasai land in Africa was cut into half in 1885 with an international boundary between British Kenya and German Tanganyika. Subsequently, the best grazing lands were gradually taken over for white settlement and the Maasai were pushed into a small area.

During the winter, the Gujjar Bakarwals stay in the:

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During the winters, the Gujjar Bakarwals live in the low foot hills of the Shiwaliks, since the high mountains are covered by snow.

The title 'Maasai derives from the word ____.

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The title 'Maasai' derives from the word 'Maa'.

By November every year, the Dhangars start moving towards:

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By November every year, the Dhangars migrate to the Konkan region.

The Dhangars grow ____ in the plateau region of Maharashtra.

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The Dhangars grow bajra in the plateau region of Maharashtra.

Under the colonial rule in India:

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Under the colonial rule in India, grazing grounds shrank, pastoral movement was regulated, and the revenues that the pastoralists had to pay were increased. Their agricultural stock declined.

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