They are one of the most colourful and primitive tribes of Orissa with their own language, Gutab. The women wear a long strip of cloth tied around the waist and a second piece of cloth is worn across the breasts and tied over one shoulder. They also adorn themselves with a number of ornaments, including necklaces, earrings, nose rings and large copper hoops in their ears. Older Gadabba women also wear two very thick silver neck rings, which are not removed until they die. Gadabba men wear loin cloths.
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