‘Bastar’ is located in Chhattisgarh comprising of the Bastar, Dantewada and Kanker districts. Currently, it is spread over 10,000 sq kms and is home to tribal communities which are more than 3000 years old. The Megalithic Gond, Maria and Muria tribes largely inhabit the region, making it culturally and demographically unique and different. Surrounded by Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, it poses a hybrid blend of Odia and Andhra culture. Gondi is the main language in the region followed by Halbi.