Rabha is a Tibeto-Burmese language. Assamese script is used for writing
this language. Rabha speakers are mainly concentrated in Assam state.
They are also found in Meghalaya and West Bengal.
The traditional economy of the Rabhas in general, is based on agriculture,
forest based activities and weaving. In the past, the Rabhas used to practice
shifting cultivation. They continued to cultivate the land with Gogo or
bill-hook. Later they took up the job of settled cultivation and started
cultivation with plough. Besides cultivation, hunting was also an old practice
of Rabha people. Weaving was a traditional occupation of the Rabha women.