51,200 (2001 census). Ethnic population: 100,000 (1986). 65% in Bastar, 35% in Koraput.
Chhattisgarh, Bastar district, southeast Jagdalpur tahsil; Odisha, Koraput district.
Dharba, Kukanar, Nethanar, Tiriya. Nethanar dialect is central. Lexical similarity: 90%–96% with dialects, 70%–82% with Halbi [hlb].
A Scheduled Tribe. Ethnonym: Dhurwa. Glossonym: Parji. Traditional religion.