Language:  Kannada

Estimated Global Speakers

45,746,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

91

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Primary Language
(91 people groups)
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adi Karnataka India 3,419,000
Adi Karnataka Christian India 205,000
Ager (Hindu traditions) India 17,000
Anuppan India 1,200
 Arasu India 55,000
 Baira India 8,700
Balagai India 10,000
 Balija (Hindu traditions) India 1,775,000
Balija Dasari India 57,000
Bania Pancham India 44,000
 Banijiga India 883,000
Bant India 1,600
Bathada India 3,500
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) India 2,400,000
Bedar Bile India 123,000
Bedar Kare India 119,000
Bedar Myasa India 54,000
Bedar Naik Makkalu India 121,000
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) India 1,977,000
Beldar Kannada Balija Naicker India 6,000
Beldar Katani Uppara India 20,000
Beldar Lonari (Hindu traditions) India 63,000
Beldar Narmada Uppara India 24,000
Beldar Sunkar India 26,000
Beldar Toreya India 2,000
Beldar Urindavan India 1,100
Bellara India 1,800
Brahmin Havik India 30,000
 Brahmin Kannada India 527,000
 Chalvadi India 250,000
Chapparband (Hindu traditions) India 7,100
 Chenna Dasar India 83,000
Devadasi India 24,000
 Devanga India 573,000
Durgamurgi India 1,500
Ellamalawar India 5,900
 Gangakula India 1,815,000
Gantichore India 5,900
Godda India 3,000
Gondaru India 114,000
 Gowdulu India 11,000
Halsar India 13,000
 Halwakki Wakkal India 162,000
 Hande Jogi India 32,000
Hasla India 1,500
 Holaya India 952,000
Holaya Dasar India 15,000
Iruliga India 16,000
 Kadia (Hindu traditions) India 178,000
Kadu Kuruba India 28,000
 Kaikadi India 395,000
Kalavant India 12,000
 Kanarese Malaysia 61,000
 Kanarese New Zealand 1,500
 Kanarese Singapore 22,000
 Koracha, caste India 84,000
Korama Kunchi India 60,000
 Korama unspecified India 137,000
Kotegar India 7,800
Kudavakkal India 6,900
Kunchatiga India 445,000
 Kuruba India 4,821,000
 Lingayat India 4,029,000
 Masan Jogi India 36,000
Meda India 51,000
Moger Moyon India 16,000
 Moger unspecified India 129,000
Mukri India 17,000
Mundala India 33,000
Nagartha India 64,000
 Naikda India 4,233,000
Nalakeyava India 7,400
Pale India 11,000
Patvekari (Hindu traditions) India 33,000
 Raddi India 89,000
Raneyar India 4,300
Raya Rawat India 2,900
Sada India 10,000
 Sali India 1,209,000
Samagara India 105,000
Sardar (Hindu traditions) India 4,600
Shinligar India 7,600
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) India 11,000
 Sillekyatha India 40,000
Soligaru India 40,000
Sonar Bail Pattur India 500
Vakkaliga Gangadikara India 630,000
Vakkaliga Kappiliyan India 6,500
Vakkaliga Kunchitiga India 283,000
 Vakkaliga unspecified India 6,610,000
 Viswakarma Panchal India 107,000
  Totals:  91     89
Secondary Language
(445 people groups)
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adi Andhra India 356,000
Adi Andhra Christian India 42,000
 Adi Dravida India 8,618,000
Adi Dravida Christian India 657,000
 Adiyan India 19,000
 Agri India 515,000
Ajna India 49,000
 Alambadi Kurichchan India 51,000
 Amma Kodaga India 2,300
 Anal India 26,000
 Andh India 575,000
Anduran India 2,900
Anglo Indian India 156,000
 Ansari India 12,518,000
Aray Mala India 4,900
 Arunthathiyar India 1,113,000
 Arwa Mala India 98,000
Ayyanavar India 18,000
 Badaga India 257,000
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 7,695,000
 Bagata India 172,000
 Baghban (Muslim traditions) India 20,000
 Baiga India 672,000
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) India 4,139,000
Bakad India 7,100
Bakuda India 15,000
Balasantoshi India 33,000
Balija Bogam India 88,000
Balija Bolla India 84,000
Balija Gopanthi India 9,300
Balija Musugu India 24,000
Bandi (Hindu traditions) India 5,600
 Bania Agarwal India 5,732,000
Bania Chaturth India 38,000
 Bania Chetti India 836,000
Bania Irupathi Nalu Manai Chetti India 39,000
 Bania Komti India 2,097,000
 Bania Porwal India 388,000
Bania Ummad India 352,000
 Bania unspecified India 16,801,000
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 7,123,000
 Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) India 494,000
Barda India 4,100
Bariki India 7,400
 Basor India 1,085,000
 Bauri India 2,327,000
 Bavcha India 5,500
Bedar Kakamundi India 109,000
Bedar Kashmir (Muslim traditions) India 4,500
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) India 653,000
Beldar Mith Gauda India 1,600
 Bhaina India 86,000
 Bhampta India 52,000
Bhand (Hindu traditions) India 39,000
 Bhandari India 761,000
Bhansala India 327,000
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) India 1,425,000
 Bharia Bhumia India 377,000
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) India 1,621,000
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) India 275,000
Bhavit India 11,000
 Bhil Barela India 1,173,000
Bhil Mankar India 267,000
 Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions) India 586,000
 Bhil Tadvi India 549,000
 Bhil unspecified India 14,436,000
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) India 5,849,000
 Bhotia India 134,000
Bhottada India 544,000
 Bhuiya unspecified India 1,741,000
 Bhumia India 186,000
 Bhumij India 1,318,000
 Bhunjia India 32,000
Bidur India 422,000
 Bind India 1,162,000
Bindla India 18,000
 Binjhia India 210,000
 Boya India 4,449,000
 Brahmin Chitpavan India 566,000
 Brahmin Christian India 5,000
 Brahmin Deshastha India 659,000
Brahmin Devarukha India 38,000
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat India 332,000
 Brahmin Gaur India 3,618,000
 Brahmin Gujar Gaur India 316,000
Brahmin Indian Tamil Sri Lanka 32,000
 Brahmin Joshi India 445,000
 Brahmin Kanaujia India 5,064,000
Brahmin Karhada India 95,000
 Brahmin Khandelwal India 337,000
 Brahmin Maha India 231,000
Brahmin Mahratta India 553,000
Brahmin Marathi India 120,000
Brahmin Mewada India 115,000
Brahmin Mukkaniyar India 29,000
Brahmin Nambudiri India 110,000
 Brahmin Ojha India 62,000
Brahmin Potti India 32,000
 Brahmin Sanadhya India 3,212,000
 Brahmin Saraswat India 708,000
 Brahmin Sawaria India 5,095,000
 Brahmin unspecified Sri Lanka 4,400
 Brahmin unspecified India 34,453,000
 Brahmin Velanadu India 138,000
 Budega Jangam India 343,000
Byagara India 15,000
Byari (Beary) India 534,000
 Chain India 598,000
 Chakhesang India 185,000
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) India 1,001,000
Chaliyan India 6,800
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) India 53,943,000
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) India 1,808,000
Chandala India 8,200
Charodi India 5,500
 Chenchu India 81,000
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) India 440,000
Cherumar Christian India 526,000
 Chhipa (Hindu traditions) India 528,000
 Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) India 72,000
 Chodhara India 10,000
 Christian India 1,481,000
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) India 136,000
 Dakkal India 6,600
Damor India 111,000
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,446,000
 Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions) India 138,000
 Devadiga (Hindu traditions) India 179,000
Devadiga Kalavant India 8,400
 Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) India 659,000
 Dhangar Bharwad India 3,280,000
 Dhanka India 494,000
 Dhanwar India 75,000
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 12,478,000
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) India 1,138,000
Dhobi Parit India 298,000
 Dhodia India 801,000
 Dhor India 176,000
Dom (Dombara) India 85,000
 Domar (Hindu traditions) India 2,534,000
 Dubla unspecified India 456,000
 Dudekula India 11,000
Eravallan India 9,100
 Gamit India 537,000
 Gandla India 85,000
 Garo (A-chik Mande) India 1,289,000
 Garoda (Hindu traditions) India 148,000
Gatti India 7,600
 Gauda India 2,392,000
Gauda, tribe India 126,000
Gawli India 20,000
Ghadasi India 10,000
Ghadi India 7,200
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) India 522,000
 Ghisadi India 23,000
 Giddikki India 84,000
 Goanese India 688,000
 Gond unspecified India 10,034,000
 Gondhali India 69,000
Gopal India 44,000
 Gosain unspecified India 1,361,000
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) India 36,000
Goudu India 8,400
 Gudigar India 3,400
 Gujar (Hindu traditions) India 8,418,000
 Hadi India 1,152,000
 Hajam India 2,331,000
 Hajang India 87,000
 Hakki Pikki India 29,000
 Halba India 859,000
Halleer India 5,300
Hanabar India 90,000
Harkantra India 23,000
 Hasalaru India 30,000
 Hatkar India 414,000
 Ho India 1,263,000
 Holar India 192,000
 Ilavan India 6,650,000
Ilavan Christian India 137,000
 Irular India 229,000
Jaggali India 13,000
Jambuvulu India 23,000
 Jaunsari India 110,000
 Jenu Kuruba India 55,000
 Jingar India 80,000
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) India 3,757,000
 Kachari (Hindu traditions) India 97,000
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) India 4,885,000
Kadaiyar India 16,000
 Kadan India 4,900
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) India 9,608,000
 Kaikolan India 2,709,000
 Kakkalan India 16,000
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) India 2,574,000
 Kalal Idiga India 2,060,000
Kalladi India 48,000
 Kamar India 36,000
Kamathi India 252,000
Kammara India 143,000
Kanai India 72,000
Kanakkan India 299,000
 Kaniyan India 120,000
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) India 248,000
 Kaora India 345,000
 Kapu Reddi India 4,181,000
 Kapu unspecified India 13,829,000
Karmali India 153,000
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) India 771,000
Kasar Otari India 27,000
 Kathodi India 368,000
 Kattunayakan India 71,000
Kavara India 90,000
 Kawar India 1,176,000
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) India 7,037,000
 Khairwar India 493,000
 Kharia India 888,000
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) India 487,000
 Khasi (War-Khasi) India 1,468,000
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) India 2,652,000
 Kisan India 1,912,000
 Kodaga India 134,000
 Kokna India 1,272,000
 Kol India 2,069,000
 Kolha India 836,000
 Kolhati India 34,000
 Koli (Hindu traditions) India 2,640,000
 Koli Dhor India 485,000
 Koli Mahadev India 1,970,000
 Koli Malhar India 366,000
 Kolowar India 283,000
Kolupulvandlu India 2,600
 Kom India 21,000
Komarpaik India 31,000
 Konda Dhora India 274,000
 Konda Kapu India 24,000
 Konda Reddi India 143,000
Koracha, tribal India 20,000
 Kori India 3,039,000
 Korku India 1,191,000
 Korwa India 527,000
 Koshti India 1,309,000
Kota India 800
 Kotia India 63,000
 Koya unspecified India 771,000
Kudiya India 3,700
 Kudumban India 37,000
 Kudumi India 332,000
 Kui Khond India 1,560,000
 Kuki Chin India 159,000
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) India 18,455,000
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) India 15,483,000
Kunbi Anjna India 455,000
 Kunbi Konkani India 786,000
Kunbi, tribe India 5,300
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) India 490,000
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) India 22,316,000
 Kuruman India 62,000
Lingader India 6,300
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) India 6,061,000
 Lohana India 685,000
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) India 11,177,000
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) India 731,000
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) India 3,742,000
Madari (Hindu traditions) India 305,000
 Madiga (Christian traditions) India 750,000
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) India 9,054,000
 Madiga (Muslim traditions) India 1,900
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) India 11,200,000
 Mahar (Christian traditions) India 490,000
 Mahli India 479,000
 Mahratta Kunbi India 8,947,000
 Mahratta Shinde India 651,000
 Mahratta unspecified India 31,088,000
Maila India 3,000
 Majhi India 142,000
 Mal (Hindu traditions) India 2,074,000
 Mala (Christian traditions) India 520,000
 Mala (Hindu traditions) India 6,660,000
 Mala Dasari India 34,000
 Mala Jangam India 14,000
 Malabar Catholic India 3,146,000
Malai Pandaram India 4,500
 Malai Vedan India 19,000
Malaikudi India 11,000
Malakkuravan India 19,000
Malasar India 11,000
Malava India 24,000
 Malayali India 409,000
Malayan, tribe India 53,000
Malayarayar India 3,400
Malayekandi India 2,000
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 12,359,000
Malto India 223,000
Manbhav India 31,000
 Mang Garudi India 91,000
 Mangala India 2,165,000
Manne India 51,000
Marata India 102,000
 Maravan India 3,341,000
Masthi India 2,300
Matang (Christian traditions) India 219,000
 Matang (Hindu traditions) India 3,049,000
 Mavilan India 42,000
 Meena India 5,462,000
 Megh (Hindu traditions) India 4,666,000
 Mitha Ayyalvar India 4,000
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) India 2,292,000
 Moghal India 2,048,000
 Mudugar India 2,200
 Munda India 4,334,000
 Muthuvan India 29,000
Nadar (Christian traditions) India 1,430,000
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) India 3,337,000
 Nadia India 64,000
 Naga Tangkhul India 234,000
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 13,922,000
 Nair India 7,659,000
Nalkadaya India 3,300
 Nat (Hindu traditions) India 583,000
Navait India 66,000
 Navithan India 885,000
 Nayadi India 100,000
 Oraon India 5,270,000
Padiar India 1,500
 Paite (Christian traditions) India 94,000
 Paliya India 143,000
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) India 2,661,000
Palleyan India 2,200
Palliyan India 7,200
Palliyar India 6,800
Palluvan India 7,800
Pambada India 4,400
 Pan India 1,597,000
 Panchama India 3,500
 Pandaram India 33,000
Panditattan India 13,000
Pangul India 25,000
Pangwala India 21,000
 Panika India 1,245,000
 Paniyan India 117,000
Panniandi India 12,000
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) India 887,000
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) India 2,451,000
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) India 102,000
 Pardhan India 373,000
 Pardhi India 427,000
Parhaiya India 36,000
 Parja unspecified India 387,000
 Pashtun, Pathan India 9,073,000
 Patelia India 141,000
 Patharwat India 43,000
Patralu India 142,000
Patvekari (Muslim traditions) India 1,200
 Perka India 225,000
Pichakuntla India 49,000
Pindara India 81,000
 Pinjara India 3,877,000
 Pnar India 327,000
Prabhu Kayastha India 323,000
 Pulayan unspecified India 1,092,000
 Rabha India 434,000
 Raigar India 1,051,000
Raji India 2,400
Rajpur India 59,000
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 27,285,000
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) India 1,935,000
 Raju India 697,000
Ramoshi India 378,000
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) India 416,000
 Rathawa India 767,000
 Ravalia India 624,000
 Razu India 553,000
 Rongmei India 116,000
Sali Pattariyan India 3,500
 Samban India 24,000
 Santal (Sawntal) India 8,956,000
 Saora unspecified India 936,000
 Satani India 507,000
Sauria Paharia India 62,000
 Sayyid India 9,153,000
Sayyid Husaini India 500,000
Shaikh Faruqi India 945,000
 Shaikh Qureshi India 9,577,000
 Shaikh Siddiqi India 8,880,000
 Shaikh unspecified India 71,108,000
 Siddi (Muslim traditions) India 16,000
Sikligar (Hindu traditions) India 87,000
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) India 53,000
 Silawat (Hindu traditions) India 82,000
Sindhollu India 7,500
 Soligar India 7,200
 Somvanshi India 584,000
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 8,194,000
Sonr India 57,000
Sudra India 7,000
Sunri (Muslim traditions) India 17,000
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) India 497,000
 Syrian Christian India 4,372,000
Takari India 800
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) India 2,191,000
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) India 175,000
 Targala India 42,000
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 22,101,000
 Thadou India 255,000
 Thakkar India 687,000
Thandan (Christian traditions) India 14,000
Thandan (Hindu traditions) India 272,000
 Tharu India 528,000
Tharua India 11,000
 Thori (Hindu traditions) India 1,113,000
 Thoti, caste India 13,000
 Tirgar (Hindu traditions) India 18,000
Tirmali India 16,000
 Toda India 2,500
 Urali India 84,000
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) India 4,133,000
Vaddar (Sikh traditions) India 2,100
 Vaiphei India 54,000
Valmiki (Buddhist traditions) India 26,000
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) India 5,752,000
Valmiki (Muslim traditions) India 320,000
 Valmiki Mehtar India 149,000
Vaniyan India 1,041,000
 Vanjara India 1,128,000
Vannan (Christian traditions) India 171,000
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) India 101,000
 Vanniyan India 13,523,000
Vanniyan Agnikula India 658,000
 Varli India 1,464,000
Vasudev India 17,000
 Velama India 506,000
Velip India 38,000
 Vellalan unspecified India 1,772,000
 Viswakarma Asari India 770,000
 Viswakarma Kollan India 222,000
Viswakarma Thattan India 229,000
 Viswakarma unspecified India 7,543,000
Vitholia India 30,000
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) India 40,552,000
 Yadav Dhindhor India 1,811,000
 Yadav Ghosi India 1,833,000
 Yadav Gola India 5,593,000
 Yenadi India 784,000
Yerava India 36,000
 Yerukula India 629,000
  Totals:  445     396

Language Alternate Names
Banglori
Bellary
Canarese
Gulbarga
Havyaka
Kanarese
Kumta
Madrassi
Nanjangud

Dialects
Aine Kuruba
Bellary
Bijapur
Dhomba Setti
Gowdalu
Gulbarga
Jeinu Kuruba
Kumta
Lambani
Nanjangud
Pattegar

Dialect Alternate Names
Bagri Lohar
Banglori
Belani
Bhubaliya Lohar
Bijapur
Canarese
Chitodi Lohar
Dhunkuria Kanwar Khati
Domba
Dombiali
Gaduliya Lohar
Gara
Goudaru
Kanarese
Kannada: Bijapur
Lohari
Lohpitta Rajput Lohar
Madrassi
Panchal Lohar
Pattega


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