- a people inhabiting the hills of west central India.
Origin of Bhil
First recorded in 1815–25
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I should prefer to be killed by the arrow of a Bhil than to seek unmanly protection.Indian Home Rule
M. K. Gandhi
Milder measures were then tried, and the Bhil Agency was formed in 1825.
Behind him a young and wiry Bhil, in uniform, was taking the trees out of Chinn's mess-boots.
Then they spoke of Bhil superstitions, a wide and picturesque field, till young Chinn hinted that they must be pulling his leg.
In many Rajput states the princes on succession have their foreheads marked with blood from the thumb or toe of a Bhil.