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Bhils lived in the northeastern part of the subcontinent.
A True
B False

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Hint: Bhils or Bheels are a tribal group in Western India who spoke Bhil languages. Bhils are one of the largest and oldest tribal groups in India.

Complete answer: The tribes of states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan all in the western region are known as Bhils. They are divided into a number of clans and lineages.
The Bhils speak the language of the region they live in such as Gujarati or a Marathi dialect.
They have a rich culture. The traditional dance of the Bhil is Ghoomar. Bhil painting is done by the use of multi-coloured dots. Bhuri Bai was the first Bhil artist to paint using readymade colours and papers. Their food consists majorly of maize, onion, garlic and chilli which they cultivate in their fields. Wheat and rice are used for special festivities. They used bows and arrows, swords, knives and axes as weapons for self-destruction. There are traditional dresses and ornaments of the Bhils. The traditional dresses of men are Pagri, Angarkha, Dhoti and Ghamcha. Women wear Sari and Ghagra Choli. Tattooing is a traditional custom. Every village has its own deity. They are superstitious people and celebrate Rakhi, Navratri and Holi. Folk songs and dances are their way for fun and recreational activities. Bhil villages are led by a headman known as gameti. He has power over most issues of the village.
Thus, option B is the correct answer.

Note: The Bhil people have also formed their own party which is known as the Tribal Party Of India in the year 2017 so that they can put their demands in front of the state government.