Consider the following tribes of India:

1. Konyak people

2. Gaddi People

3. Tharu people

Which among the following is the correct set of the states in which these tribes / ethnic groups are abundant?

Answer: [C] Nagaland, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand

Konyak are a one of the groups among the Nagas and have the largest population among the Naga tribes. They live in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh in India where they are also known as Wancho Konyak.

Gaddi are a tribe living mainly in the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. Most of them rear Sheeps / Goats.

Tharus are recognized as an official nationality by the Government of Nepal and they claim that they are direct descendants of Lord Buddha. In India, they are abundant in Uttarakhand and northern Uttar Pradesh. A very important point about the Tharus is that these people were found 7 times more resistant to Malaria compared to others. They were a subject of study and it was later found that presence of genes of Thalassemia in all of them was the reason for this.

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