Country: India

State:  Karnataka

District:  All



Number of People Groups

611

Unreached People Groups

578

Total Population

62,430,000

Buddhist

0.8 %

Christian

1.9 %

Hindu

75.3 %

Muslim

11.9 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

10.3 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 75,000 Telugu 60,000 - - 14,000 - -
 Adi Dravida 1,180,000 Tamil 1,068,000 - - 116,000 - -
Adi Karnataka 3,696,000 Kannada 3,602,000 - - 88,000 - 5,700
 Adiyan 2,400 Malayalam 2,400 30 - - - -
 Agamudaiyan 19,000 Tamil 19,000 - - - - -
Agani 500 Kodava 500 - - - - -
Ager, Hindu 8,800 Kannada 8,800 - - - - -
 Aghori 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Agri 600 Marathi 600 - - - - -
Ajila 3,800 Malayalam 3,800 - - - - -
Ajna 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Alambadi Kurichchan 1,500 Kurichiya 1,500 - - - - -
Ambalavasi 7,000 Malayalam 7,000 - - - - -
Ambattan 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Amma Kodaga 2,000 Kodava 2,000 - - - - -
Anamuk 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Andh 1,200 Marathi 1,200 - - - - -
Anduran 2,500 Konkani, Goan 2,500 - - - - -
Anglo 138,000 English - - - 138,000 - -
 Ansari 318,000 Urdu - 318,000 - - - -
Anuppan 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Arab 200 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 200 - - - -
Arandan 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Arasu 44,000 Kannada 44,000 - - - - -
Aray Mala 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
Arayan 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Arora, Sikh 600 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 600 -
 Arunthathiyar 3,500 Telugu 3,500 - - - - -
Arwa Mala 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Assamese Muslim Unknown Assamese - - - - - -
Atari 30 Urdu - 30 - - - -
Ayri 200 Kodava 200 - - - - -
Ayyanavar 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Badaga 20,000 Badaga 20,000 - - 20 - -
 Badhai, Hindu 47,000 Hindi 47,000 - - - - 90
 Bagata 4,000 Telugu 4,000 - - - - -
 Bagdi, Hindu 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
 Bagdi, Wagdi 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
Bagga 500 Kannada 500 - - - - -
Baghban, Muslim 1,400 Urdu - 1,400 - - - -
Bahrupi 50 Marathi 50 - - - - -
Baira 8,400 Kannada 8,400 - - - - -
 Bairagi, Hindu 5,000 Bengali 5,000 - - - - -
Bakad 5,300 Kannada 5,300 - - - - -
Bakuda 3,800 Tulu 3,800 - - - - -
Balagai 8,900 Kannada 8,900 - - - - -
Balasantoshi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Balija, Hindu 944,000 Telugu 939,000 - - - - 11,000
Bandi 6,600 Kannada 6,600 - - - - -
 Bangali, Hindu 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Bangar 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Bania 552,000 Hindi 336,000 - - - - 220,000
 Bania, Agarwal 28,000 Hindi 21,000 - - - - 6,100
Bania, Chaturth 1,600 Marathi - - - - - 1,600
 Bania, Chetti 150,000 Tamil 64,000 - - - - 77,000
Bania, Gujar 1,200 Gujarati 1,200 - - - - -
Bania, Jaiswal 900 Hindi 400 - - - - 600
Bania, Kasar 800 Hindi 200 - - - - 600
 Bania, Komti 33,000 Telugu 33,000 - - - - 400
Bania, Mahajan 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Bania, Mahesri 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Bania, Mahur 700 Hindi 600 - - - - 40
Bania, Marwadi 1,800 Marwari 1,700 - - - - 60
 Bania, Oswal 2,500 Hindi 600 - - - - 1,800
 Bania, Porwal 4,100 Hindi 2,500 - - - - 1,600
 Bania, Srimali 100 Gujarati - - - - - 90
Bania, Trivarnika Vaisya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Bania, Ummad 800 Hindi 300 - - - - 500
Banijiga 698,000 Kannada 636,000 - - 200 - 71,000
 Banjara, Hindu 1,183,000 Lambadi 1,182,000 - - 1,200 - -
Banka 80 Oriya 80 - - - - -
Banna 400 Kodava 400 - - - - -
Barda 1,700 Marathi 1,700 - - - - -
 Baria, Hindu 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Bariki 400 Oriya 400 - - - - -
 Basor 63,000 Hindi 61,000 - - - - 2,500
Bathada 3,600 Tulu 3,600 - - - - -
Battal 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Bauri 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Bavcha 1,600 Gujarati 1,600 - - - - -
Bawaria, Sikh 20 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
Bawtar 80 Kannada 80 - - - - -
Bazigar, Hindu 4,500 Telugu 4,500 - - - - -
 Beda Jangam 545,000 Kannada 187,000 - - - - 372,000
 Bedar, Hindu 2,245,000 Kannada 2,243,000 - - - - 1,600
Bedar, Kashmir, Muslim 2,200 Urdu - 2,200 - - - -
 Bedia, Hindu 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Beg 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
 Beldar, Hindu 689,000 Kannada 641,000 - - - - 57,000
Bellara 2,200 Kannada 2,200 - - - - -
 Bhampta 2,400 Marathi 2,400 - - - - -
Bhand, Hindu 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Bhandari 500 Oriya 500 - - - - -
 Bhangi, Hindu 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - - -
 Bhangi, Muslim 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Bhansala 6,700 Marathi 6,700 - - - - -
Bharathar 500 Tamil 200 - - 200 - -
 Bharbhunja, Hindu 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Bhat, Hindu 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - -
 Bhatia, Hindu 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Bhattra 20 Oriya 20 - - - - -
Bhavin 700 Konkani 700 - - - - -
 Bhil 3,400 Hindi 3,300 20 - - - 20
 Bhisti 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Bhoi, Hindu 275,000 Hindi 275,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia, Buddhist 30 Sherpa - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 1,400 Kuvi 1,400 - - - - -
Bidur 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
Binapatta 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Bind 1,000 Bhojpuri 1,000 - - - - -
 Bohra 400 Gujarati - 400 - - - -
 Boya 360,000 Telugu 358,000 - - - - 2,600
 Brahmin 2,565,000 Hindi 2,519,000 - - 200 - 46,000
Brahmin, Anavada 3,300 Gujarati 3,300 - - - - -
Brahmin, Anavala 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Audich 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Bengali 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
Brahmin, Chitpavan 47,000 Marathi 47,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Daima 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
Brahmin, Deshastha 61,000 Marathi 61,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Gaud Saraswat 44,000 Konkani 44,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Gaur 84,000 Hindi 84,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Gujar Gaur 6,200 Hindi 6,200 - - - - -
Brahmin, Gujarati 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Brahmin, Iyer 24,000 Tamil 24,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Joshi 5,000 Hindi 5,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Kanaujia 82,000 Hindi 82,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Kannada 282,000 Kannada 282,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Karhada 12,000 Marathi 12,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Khandelwal 3,400 Hindi 3,400 - - - - -
Brahmin, Khedawal 700 Gujarati 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Maha 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Mahratta 64,000 Marathi 64,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Marathi 51,000 Marathi 51,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Mewada 3,100 Gujarati 3,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Modh 3,300 Gujarati 3,300 - - - - -
Brahmin, Nagar 2,100 Gujarati 2,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Nambudiri 1,500 Malayalam 1,500 - - - - -
Brahmin, Ojha 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Brahmin, Sanadhya 80,000 Hindi 80,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Saraswat 29,000 Hindi 29,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Sawaria 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Sholiar 15,000 Tamil 15,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Sikh 200 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Brahmin, Srigaud 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Tamil 38,000 Tamil 38,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Telugu 57,000 Telugu 57,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Vadama 10,000 Tamil 10,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Velanadu 16,000 Telugu 16,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 90 Burmese - - 90 - - -
Butalu 300 Konkani 300 - - - - -
Byagara 16,000 Kannada 16,000 - - - - -
 Chain 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
Chakkiliyan 3,500 Tamil 3,500 - - - - -
Chaliyan 5,800 Tulu 5,800 - - - - -
 Chalvadi 197,000 Kannada 191,000 - - - - 6,200
 Chamar, Hindu 663,000 Hindi 662,000 - - 1,300 - -
Chandala 500 Oriya 500 - - - - -
Chapparband, Hindu 5,700 Kannada 5,700 - - - - -
Chapparband, Muslim 3,300 Urdu - 3,300 - - - -
Chaptegar 6,400 Konkani 6,400 - - - - -
 Charan, Hindu 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Charodi 4,700 Konkani, Goan 4,500 - - 200 - -
 Chenchu 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
Chenna Dasar 43,000 Kannada 43,000 - - - - -
Cheruman, Hindu 25,000 Malayalam 25,000 - - - - -
 Chhetri 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
Chhimba, Sikh 20 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
 Chhipa, Hindu 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Chitara 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
Chitrakar, Hindu 1,500 Marathi 1,500 - - - - -
 Chodhara 500 Chodri 500 - - - - -
 Christian unspecified 201,000 Assamese - - - 201,000 - -
 Dabgar, Hindu 14,000 Marathi 14,000 - - - - -
Dakkal 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
 Darzi, Hindu 230,000 Hindi 215,000 - - - - 16,000
Devadasi 6,900 Kannada 6,900 - - - - -
Devadiga 137,000 Tulu 135,000 70 - - - 2,000
Devanga 440,000 Kannada 368,000 - - 3,700 - 69,000
 Dhangar 1,099,000 Gujarati 1,099,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi, Hindu 643,000 Hindi 634,000 - - - - 9,700
 Dhobi, Muslim 28,000 Urdu - 28,000 - - - -
 Dhor 37,000 Marathi 30,000 - - - - 6,900
Divehi, Maldivian 100 Maldivian - 100 - - - -
 Dom, Hindu 100 Oriya 100 - - - - -
Domm 25,000 Telugu 25,000 - - - - -
 Dubla 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Dudekula 20 Telugu - 20 - - - -
Durgamurgi 1,200 Kannada 1,200 - - - - -
Ellamalawar 700 Kannada 700 - - - - -
 Faqir 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
 Gadaba 80 Oriya 80 - - - - -
 Gamit 300 Gamit 300 - - - - -
 Ganda 20 Oriya 20 - - - - -
Gandla 21,000 Telugu 21,000 - - - - -
 Gangakula 1,269,000 Kannada 1,268,000 - - - - 500
Gantichore 4,600 Kannada 4,600 - - - - -
 Garoda, Hindu 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
Garoda, Muslim 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Gatti 6,000 Tulu 6,000 - - - - -
 Gauda 26,000 Oriya 26,000 - - - - -
Gavara 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Gawli 31,000 Marathi 31,000 - - - - -
Ghadasi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
Ghadi 4,200 Konkani, Goan 4,200 - - - - -
 Ghanchi, Hindu 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Ghasi, Hindu 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Ghisadi 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
 Giddikki 56,000 Konkani, Goan 56,000 - - - - -
Goan Catholic 72,000 Konkani, Goan - - - 72,000 - -
Godda 3,600 Kannada 3,600 - - - - -
 Gond 193,000 Hindi 193,000 40 - 500 - -
Gondaru 82,000 Konkani, Goan 82,000 - - - - -
 Gondhali 4,500 Marathi 4,500 - - - - -
Gopal 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Gosain, Hindu 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
Gosangi, Hindu 2,700 Telugu 2,700 - - - - -
Gosangi, Muslim 200 Telugu - 200 - - - -
Gowari Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Gowdali 13,000 Kannada 13,000 - - - - -
Gudigar 2,400 Konkani 2,400 - - - - -
 Gujar, Hindu 7,400 Hindi 7,400 - - - - -
Gujar, Sikh 20 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
Habura 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Hadi 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Hajam 12,000 Urdu - 12,000 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 8,500 Vaagri Booli 8,500 - - - - -
Halleer 6,000 Marathi 6,000 - - - - -
Halsar 13,000 Konkani 13,000 - - - - -
 Halwai, Hindu 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Halwakki Wakkal 113,000 Kannada 109,000 - - 500 - 6,000
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 200 Chinese, Mandarin - - 200 - - -
Hanabar 71,000 Tulu 71,000 - - - - -
Hande Jogi 54,000 Kannada 18,000 - - - - 36,000
Harkantra 20,000 Konkani 20,000 - - - - -
Hasalaru 35,000 Kannada 35,000 - - - - 100
Hasla, Hindu 2,800 Tulu 2,800 - - - - -
Hatkar 69,000 Marathi 69,000 - - - - -
Holar 1,800 Marathi 1,700 - - - - 100
Holaya Dasar 4,100 Kannada 4,100 - - - - -
Holer 787,000 Kannada 772,000 - - - - 16,000
Idayan 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Ilavan 76,000 Malayalam 73,000 - - 2,900 - -
Illiger 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Irular 900 Irula 900 - - - - -
Iruliga 10,000 Kannada 10,000 - - - - -
Jaggali 1,500 Telugu 1,500 - - - - -
Jambuvulu 17,000 Telugu 17,000 - - - - -
 Jat, Hindu 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
 Jat, Sikh 13,000 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 13,000 -
Javeri 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Jenu Kuruba 44,000 Kurumba, Jennu 44,000 - - - - -
 Jew 80 Marathi - - - - - 80
Jhinwar, Sikh 80 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 80 -
Jingar 6,500 Marwari 6,000 - - - - 500
 Jogi, Hindu 108,000 Bengali 108,000 - - - - -
 Julaha 90 Hindi - - - - 90 -
Kachari, Hindu 800 Marathi 600 - - - - 100
 Kachhi, Hindu 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Kachhia, Hindu 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
Kadaiyar 600 Tamil 600 - - 50 - -
Kadan 500 Kadar 500 - - - - -
Kadia, Hindu 92,000 Kannada 92,000 - - - - -
Kadu Kuruba 99,000 Kannada 98,000 70 - - - 700
 Kahar, Hindu 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Kaibartta 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Kaikadi 190,000 Kannada 190,000 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 9,900 Tamil 9,900 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Kalal, Hindu 1,328,000 Telugu 1,304,000 - - - - 53,000
Kalavant 27,000 Kannada 2,400 - - - - 24,000
Kalladi 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
Kallan 2,000 Tamil 2,000 - - - - -
Kalota Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Kalwar, Hindu 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Kamar 200 Kamar 200 - - - - -
Kamathi 7,200 Telugu 7,200 - - - - -
 Kamboh, Sikh 100 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
Kammara 13,000 Telugu 1,800 - - - - 11,000
Kanai 3,100 Urdu - 3,100 - - - -
Kanakkan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Kanate 500 Kodava 500 - - - - -
Kancha Vakkal 200 Konkani, Goan 200 - - - - -
 Kanikaran 20 Kanikkaran 20 - - - - -
Kaniyan 6,900 Malayalam 6,900 - - - - -
 Kanjar, Hindu 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kaora 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Kaparia 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Kapu 232,000 Telugu 232,000 - - 100 - 200
Karigar 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
Karimpalan 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Kasar, Hindu 83,000 Marathi 22,000 - - - - 61,000
 Kashmiri Muslim 200 Kashmiri - 200 - - - -
 Kathodi 2,300 Marathi 2,300 - - - - -
Kattunayakan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Kavara 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Kavuthiyan 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Kayastha, Hindu 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
Kelkari 800 Kannada 800 - - - - -
Kepmaris 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Khandait 40 Oriya 40 - - - - -
 Kharva, Hindu 34,000 Gujarati 34,000 - - - - -
 Khatik, Hindu 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
 Khatri, Hindu 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Khatri, Muslim 1,000 Gujarati - 1,000 - - - -
 Khatri, Sikh 200 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Khetri 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Khoja 900 Gujarati - 900 - - - -
Kichagara 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kodava 110,000 Kodava 110,000 - - - - -
 Kokna 200 Kukna 200 - - - - -
Kolayiri 900 Malayalam 900 - - - - -
Kolhati 1,100 Marathi 1,100 - - - - -
 Koli 34,000 Gujarati 34,000 - - - - -
 Koli Dhor 103,000 Gujarati 103,000 40 - - - 20
 Koli Mahadev 29,000 Marathi 29,000 - - - - -
Koli Malhar 8,700 Marathi 8,700 - - - - -
Koli of Sind, Hindu 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Kollara, Karnataka 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kolupulvandlu 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
Komarpaik 22,000 Konkani 22,000 - - - - -
Konda Kapu 500 Telugu 500 - - - - -
Koosa 4,300 Kannada 4,300 - - - - -
Kootan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Koracha, Caste 60,000 Kannada 60,000 - - - - -
Koracha, Tribe 24,000 Tulu 24,000 - - 20 - -
Korama 159,000 Kannada 159,000 - - - - -
 Kori 7,600 Bengali 7,600 - - - - -
 Korwa 49,000 Telugu 49,000 - - - - -
 Koshti 83,000 Marathi 82,000 - - 200 - 400
Kota 200 Kota 100 - - - - -
Kotegar 9,400 Kannada 9,400 - - - - -
 Koya 3,600 Telugu 3,600 - - - - -
Koyava 800 Kodava 800 - - - - -
Krishnanvak 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kudavakkal 57,000 Kannada 2,400 - - - - 55,000
Kudiya 3,400 Kudiya 3,400 - - - - -
 Kudumban 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Kudumi 42,000 Tamil 42,000 - - - - -
 Kui Khond 40 Oriya 40 - - - - -
Kulama 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kumhar, Hindu 441,000 Hindi 403,000 - - - - 37,000
Kumhar, Sikh 70 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 70 -
Kummari Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Kunbi, Hindu 149,000 Gujarati 148,000 - - 60 - 1,100
Kunchatiga 361,000 Kannada 361,000 - - - - 600
 Kuravan 13,000 Malayalam 13,000 - - - - -
 Kurmi, Hindu 57,000 Hindi 57,000 - - - - -
 Kuruba 3,216,000 Kannada 3,181,000 - - 26,000 - 9,000
Kuruman 900 Kurumba, Betta 900 - - - - -
 Labana, Sikh 50 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 50 -
 Lakhera 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
Lingader 500 Marathi - - - - - 500
 Lingayat 4,409,000 Kannada - - - 200 - 4,424,000
 Lohana 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
 Lohar, Hindu 66,000 Hindi 55,000 - - - - 11,000
 Lohar, Muslim 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Lunia, Hindu 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Machala 900 Kannada 900 - - - - -
Madari 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Madiga Christian 80,000 Telugu - - - 80,000 - -
 Madiga, Hindu 530,000 Telugu 529,000 - - 800 - -
 Madiga, Muslim 1,900 Telugu - 1,900 - - - -
 Magar 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Maha Malasar 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Mahar Christian 15,000 Marathi - - - 15,000 - -
 Mahar, Hindu 85,000 Marathi 85,000 - - - - -
 Mahishya 1,400 Bengali 1,400 - - - - -
 Mahratta 1,989,000 Marathi 1,966,000 20 - 20 - 21,000
 Mahratta Kunbi 61,000 Gujarati 61,000 - - - - -
 Mahtam, Sikh 200 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
 Mahyavanshi 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
Maila 3,300 Tulu 3,300 - - - - -
 Mal, Hindu 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Mala 22,000 Telugu 22,000 - - 100 - -
 Mala Christian 13,000 Telugu - - - 13,000 - -
Mala Dasari 6,300 Telugu 6,300 - - - - -
Mala Hannai 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Mala Jangam 500 Telugu 500 - - - - -
Mala Masti 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Mala Sale 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Mala Sanyasi 1,600 Telugu 1,600 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 142,000 Malayalam - - - 142,000 - -
Malai Vedan 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - 20 - -
Malaikudi 11,000 Tulu 11,000 - - - - -
Malasar 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
Malava 20,000 Tulu 20,000 - - - - -
 Malayali 5,900 Tamil 5,900 - - - - -
Malayarayar Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malayekandi 700 Malayalam 700 - - - - -
Maleru 3,000 Kannada 3,000 - - - - -
 Mali, Hindu 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
Manbhav 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Mang Garudi 4,300 Marathi 4,300 - - - - -
 Mangala 38,000 Telugu 38,000 - - - - 100
Maniyani 800 Kodava 800 - - - - -
 Mannan, Caste 2,700 Malayalam 2,700 - - - - -
Manne 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
 Mappila 427,000 Malayalam - 427,000 - - - -
 Maravan 23,000 Tamil 23,000 - - - - -
 Masan Jogi 19,000 Kannada 19,000 - - - - -
Mashti 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
 Matang 36,000 Marathi 36,000 - - - - -
Matang Christian 2,900 Marathi - - - 2,900 - -
Mavilan 200 Tulu 200 - - - - -
 Mawalud 49,000 Urdu - 49,000 - - - -
Meda 47,000 Kannada 47,000 30 - 20 - 80
 Megh, Hindu 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Meitei 50 Meitei 50 - - - - -
 Memon 1,400 Gujarati - 1,400 - - - -
Mirasi, Hindu 20 Panjabi, Eastern 20 - - - - -
Mitha Ayyalvar 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Mochi, Hindu 29,000 Bengali 29,000 - - - - -
 Mochi, Muslim 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Moger 90,000 Tulu 90,000 - - - - -
 Moghal 151,000 Urdu - 151,000 - - - -
 Momna 70 Gujarati - 70 - - - -
Mondiwaru 100 Telugu - 100 - - - -
Mudhar 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Mukkuvan, Christian 1,700 Malayalam - - - 1,700 - -
Mukkuvan, Hindu 6,500 Malayalam 6,500 - - - - -
Mukkuvan, Muslim 100 Malayalam - 100 - - - -
Mukri 14,000 Kannada 14,000 - - - - -
Mundala 32,000 Tulu 32,000 - - - - -
 Munnur 23,000 Telugu 23,000 - - - - -
Mutali 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Muthuvan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 21,000 Telugu 21,000 - - - - -
 Nadar 87,000 Tamil 65,000 - - 23,000 - -
 Nadia 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Naga, unspecified 60 Naga, Zeme - - - 60 - -
Nagar 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
Nagarchi, Muslim 20 Sadri - 20 - - - -
Nagartha 41,000 Kannada 40,000 - - - - 80
 Nai, Hindu 363,000 Hindi 293,000 - - - - 70,000
Nai, Sikh 300 Panjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Naikadaya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Naikda 1,960,000 Kannada 1,953,000 300 - 30 - 5,700
 Nair 143,000 Malayalam 143,000 - - - - -
Nairi 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Nalakeyava 7,400 Konkani, Goan 7,400 - - - - -
Nalband 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Nalkadaya 900 Tulu 900 - - - - -
 Nat, Hindu 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
 Nau Buddh 403,000 Marathi - - 403,000 - - -
Navait 12,000 Malayalam - 12,000 - - - -
Navithan 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
 Nayadi 1,500 Gujarati 1,500 - - - - -
 Newah 20 Nepali - - - - - -
Padiar 1,000 Konkani 1,000 - - - - -
Pagi 400 Konkani, Goan 400 - - - - -
Pale 16,000 Kodava 16,000 - - - - -
Paliya 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Paliyan 2,900 Tamil 2,900 - - - - -
Pallar 3,100 Tamil 3,100 - - - - -
Palleyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Palliyan 1,600 Tamil 1,600 - - 40 - -
Palluvan 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Pambada 1,100 Tulu 1,100 - - - - -
Pan 1,700 Oriya 1,700 - - - - -
Panan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Panchama 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
Pandaram 4,100 Malayalam 4,100 - - - - -
Panditattan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Pangul 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Panika 600 Chhattisgarhi 600 - - - - -
Panikkan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Paniyan 1,100 Paniya 1,100 - - - - -
Pannadi 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
Panniandi 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Paraiyan 4,500 Tamil 3,800 - - 700 - -
Paravan 5,700 Malayalam 4,500 - - 1,200 - -
Pardhan 100 Pardhan 100 - - - - -
 Pardhi 5,100 Pardhi 5,100 - - - - -
 Parsee 600 Gujarati - - - - - 600
 Pashtun, Pathan 602,000 Urdu - 602,000 - - - -
 Pasi, Hindu 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Patelia 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
Patharwat 13,000 Marathi 13,000 - - - - -
Patralu 300 Oriya 300 - - - - -
Patramela 4,700 Konkani, Goan 4,700 - - - - -
Patvekari, Hindu 21,000 Kannada 21,000 - - - - -
Patvekari, Muslim 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Perka 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -