Language:  Maithili

Estimated Global Speakers

16,227,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

86

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Map Notes
Primary Language
(86 people groups)
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Amat Nepal 3,400
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 36,000
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) Nepal 17,000
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) Nepal 29,000
Bania Khatri Nepal 1,000
 Bania unspecified Nepal 121,000
 Bantar India 158,000
 Bantar Nepal 61,000
 Bari (Hindu traditions) Nepal 10,000
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) Nepal 26,000
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 3,200
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) Nepal 900
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 141,000
Bhoi Kamti Nepal 1,300
Bhoi Mallah Mewat Nepal 8,300
 Bind Nepal 82,000
Brahmin Bhat Nepal 500
 Brahmin Bhumihar Nepal 19,000
 Brahmin Gaur Nepal 7,800
 Brahmin Jijhotia Nepal 1,600
 Brahmin Joshi Nepal 2,300
 Brahmin Kanaujia Nepal 7,100
 Brahmin Khandelwal Nepal 2,200
 Brahmin Maha Nepal 800
 Brahmin Radhi Nepal 3,700
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi Nepal 3,200
 Brahmin Saraswat Nepal 3,100
 Brahmin Terai Nepal 116,000
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 359,000
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 8,300
 Dhanuk Nepal 245,000
Dhanuk Dhankar Nepal 7,100
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 125,000
 Domar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 15,000
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) Nepal 233,000
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) Nepal 8,900
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) Nepal 200
 Gosain Nepal 1,900
 Hadi Nepal 2,500
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) Nepal 4,800
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 93,000
Halwai Maira Nepal 1,800
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,000
 Kaibartta Nepal 900
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,000
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 125,000
 Kalwar Jaiswal Nepal 6,400
Kalwar Sunri Nepal 9,000
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 3,400
 Kawar Nepal 1,400
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) Nepal 50,000
 Kayastha Karan Nepal 900
 Kharia Nepal 600
 Khatwa Nepal 114,000
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) Nepal 341,000
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 71,000
 Kumhar Magahia Nepal 1,300
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 115,000
Lohar Kamti India 4,500
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) Nepal 78,000
 Mal (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,300
 Mali (Hindu traditions) Nepal 16,000
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) Nepal 193,000
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) Nepal 5,100
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) Nepal 2,100
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) Nepal 6,300
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 15,000
 Munda, Horo Nepal 2,500
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 261,000
 Nai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 131,000
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,500
Rajdhob Nepal 15,000
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) Nepal 42,000
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,200
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 73,000
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) Nepal 104,000
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) Nepal 90,000
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) Nepal 117,000
 Teli (Hindu traditions) Nepal 411,000
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) Nepal 14,000
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) Nepal 700
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,012,000
 Yadav Dhindhor Nepal 17,000
 Yadav Gaoli Nepal 90,000
Yadav Kaonra Nepal 3,300
 Yadav Rawat Nepal 11,000
  Totals:  86     85
Secondary Language
(423 people groups)
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Abdul India 40,000
 Abdul Nepal 1,400
 Aghori India 80,000
 Ahar Nepal 2,300
 Ahmadi India 85,000
 Amat India 315,000
 Ansari India 12,400,000
 Ansari Nepal 49,000
 Arakh Nepal 700
Asur India 37,000
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 7,623,000
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) India 686,000
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,600
Badhi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 43,000
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) India 3,370,000
 Baha'i Nepal 1,300
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) India 329,000
 Baiga India 666,000
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) India 4,100,000
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 272,000
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) India 2,600
 Bania Agarwal India 5,679,000
 Bania Agarwal Nepal 21,000
 Bania Agrahari Nepal 2,500
Bania Bais India 152,000
Bania Barnawar India 79,000
 Bania Gandha Banik India 339,000
 Bania Kasarwani India 492,000
 Bania Kasaundhan India 587,000
Bania Khatri India 238,000
 Bania Mahesri Nepal 900
 Bania Mahur India 1,012,000
 Bania Oswal India 489,000
Bania Rauniar India 155,000
Bania Rauniar Nepal 3,100
Bania Sinduria India 30,000
 Bania unspecified India 16,643,000
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) India 178,000
Bardai India 7,400
 Bari (Hindu traditions) India 734,000
 Bathudi India 267,000
 Bauri India 2,305,000
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) India 647,000
Bedia (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,400
Beg India 3,600
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) India 1,958,000
Beldar Laria (Hindu traditions) India 61,000
Bhakat India 3,400
Bhand (Hindu traditions) India 38,000
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) India 40,000
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) Nepal 8,400
Bhangi Lal Begi (Muslim traditions) India 20,000
 Bhar India 2,322,000
 Bhar Nepal 4,100
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) India 1,411,000
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) India 1,606,000
 Bhogta India 296,000
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) India 5,794,000
 Bhoi (Muslim traditions) India 15,000
Bhoi Ghogra India 64,000
Bhoi Kamti India 35,000
 Bhoi Kharbind India 600,000
Bhoi Kharot India 210,000
Bhoi Kharot Nepal 7,100
Bhoi Mallah Mewat India 715,000
Bhoi Nikhad India 74,000
 Bhote Nepal 15,000
 Bhuiya Ghatwar India 355,000
 Bhuiya unspecified India 1,725,000
 Bhumij India 1,306,000
 Bind India 1,151,000
Birhor India 24,000
 Brahmin Acharya India 86,000
Brahmin Bhat India 28,000
 Brahmin Bhumihar India 3,233,000
 Brahmin Gaur India 3,584,000
 Brahmin Hill Nepal 3,578,000
 Brahmin Jijhotia India 598,000
 Brahmin Joshi India 441,000
Brahmin Jyoti India 150,000
 Brahmin Kanaujia India 5,016,000
 Brahmin Khandelwal India 334,000
 Brahmin Maha India 229,000
 Brahmin Maithili Bangladesh 3,700
 Brahmin Maithili India 26,000
 Brahmin Ojha India 62,000
 Brahmin Radhi India 1,866,000
Brahmin Rikhisur India 61,000
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi India 574,000
 Brahmin Saraswat India 702,000
 Brahmin Sawaria India 5,047,000
 Brahmin Sawaria Nepal 6,400
 Brahmin unspecified Bangladesh 237,000
 Brahmin unspecified India 34,129,000
 Brahmin Utkal India 216,000
Brahmin Vaidik India 224,000
 Brahmin Varendra India 305,000
Buna (Hindu traditions) India 468,000
 Chain India 592,000
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) India 53,436,000
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) India 1,791,000
 Chaupal India 104,000
 Chero India 185,000
 Chhetri Nepal 4,891,000
Chhimba (Hindu traditions) India 151,000
 Chhipa (Hindu traditions) India 523,000
 Chik Baraik India 137,000
Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) India 72,000
 Christian India 1,467,000
 Christian Nepal 800
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) India 134,000
 Danuwar Rai Nepal 93,000
 Darjee India 56,000
 Darjee Nepal 524,000
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,423,000
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) India 1,172,000
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 22,000
Darzi Kaithiya (Muslim traditions) India 19,000
Darzi Sribastab (Muslim traditions) India 26,000
Devhar India 19,000
Dhangri India 27,000
 Dhanuk India 4,911,000
Dhanuk Dhankar India 86,000
 Dharkar Nepal 3,000
 Dhimal India 5,600
 Dhimal Nepal 30,000
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 12,360,000
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) India 1,127,000
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 7,900
Dhobi Ajudhyabansi India 224,000
Dhobi Ajudhyabansi Nepal 1,600
Dhobi Batham India 466,000
Dhobi Kanaujia India 560,000
Dhobi Kathiya India 122,000
Dhobi Mathuria India 200,000
Dhobi Parit India 295,000
Dhobi Sribastab India 206,000
 Dom (Muslim traditions) Nepal 1,800
 Domar (Hindu traditions) India 2,510,000
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) India 6,536,000
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) India 14,000
 Dusadh Bahelia India 803,000
 Faqir India 104,000
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) India 4,706,000
 Gadaria Nikhad India 1,606,000
 Gaddi (Muslim traditions) India 505,000
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) India 17,000
 Gangai India 5,500
 Gharti Nepal 132,000
 Gond unspecified India 9,939,000
 Gonrhi India 946,000
 Gonrhi Nepal 1,400
 Gosain Dasnami India 472,000
 Gosain unspecified India 1,348,000
 Hadi India 1,141,000
 Hajam India 2,309,000
 Hajam Nepal 41,000
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) India 8,500
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) India 1,637,000
Halwai Maira India 145,000
 Jat (Hindu traditions) India 15,765,000
 Jat (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,200
 Jat (Sikh traditions) India 8,578,000
 Jhalo Malo India 470,000
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) India 3,722,000
Jogi Kanphata (Hindu traditions) India 69,000
Kabadi India 84,000
Kadar India 136,000
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) India 9,518,000
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 61,000
Kahar (Muslim traditions) India 96,000
 Kahar Kamkar (Hindu traditions) India 240,000
Kaibartta Jalia India 527,000
 Kaibartta unspecified India 1,617,000
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) India 2,550,000
 Kalu India 301,000
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) India 2,630,000
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) Nepal 1,000
Kalwar Iraqi (Hindu traditions) India 77,000
Kalwar Iraqi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 700
 Kalwar Jaiswal India 1,133,000
Kalwar Sunri India 689,000
 Kamar Nepal 1,800
 Kami Nepal 1,399,000
Kandra India 774,000
 Kandu India 2,743,000
 Kandu Nepal 143,000
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) India 246,000
 Kaora India 341,000
 Kapali India 349,000
Karmali India 151,000
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) India 764,000
 Kawar India 1,165,000
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) India 6,971,000
 Kayastha Karan India 622,000
 Kayastha Sribastab Nepal 1,100
 Khandait India 2,016,000
 Kharia India 880,000
 Kharwar India 661,000
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) India 2,627,000
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) Nepal 800
 Khatwa India 316,000
Khetauri India 129,000
 Kisan India 1,894,000
 Kisan Nepal 2,500
 Koch (Hindu traditions) India 59,000
 Koch (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,800
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) India 9,492,000
 Kol India 2,050,000
Konai India 149,000
 Kori India 3,011,000
 Kori Nepal 14,000
 Kumal Nepal 135,000
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) India 18,281,000
 Kumhar Bardiha India 760,000
 Kumhar Kanaujia India 595,000
 Kumhar Magahia India 209,000
Kumhar Mathuria India 81,000
Kurariar India 15,000
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) India 22,106,000
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 257,000
 Kurmi Mahato India 294,000
Kurol India 6,800
 Laheri (Hindu traditions) India 89,000
Laheri (Muslim traditions) India 65,000
 Lakhera India 221,000
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) India 6,004,000
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) Nepal 37,000
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) India 11,072,000
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) India 725,000
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) Nepal 900
Lohara India 310,000
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) India 3,707,000
Madari (Muslim traditions) India 65,000
 Magar India 402,000
 Magar Nepal 2,102,000
Maghaiya India 1,600
 Mahishya India 11,576,000
 Mahli India 474,000
 Majhi India 140,000
 Majhi Nepal 93,000
 Majhwar India 217,000
 Mal (Hindu traditions) India 2,055,000
Mal (Muslim traditions) India 19,000
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 12,243,000
Mali Bhagirathi India 98,000
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) India 3,031,000
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) India 386,000
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) India 26,000
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) India 349,000
Malto India 221,000
 Manihar India 662,000
 Manihar Nepal 1,700
Markande India 90,000
 Matia India 237,000
 Mech Nepal 5,500
Mir India 57,000
Mirzakhani India 14,000
Mishri India 7,300
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) India 2,270,000
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) India 77,000
 Moghal India 2,028,000
 Moghal Nepal 2,200
Mukeri India 38,000
 Munda India 4,294,000
 Murao (Hindu traditions) Nepal 2,000
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) India 3,649,000
Nagar India 170,000
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 13,791,000
 Nai (Sikh traditions) India 379,000
Nai Mathuria India 188,000
Nalband India 6,300
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) India 3,776,000
 Namassej Chandel India 1,674,000
 Nat (Hindu traditions) India 577,000
 Nat (Hindu traditions) Nepal 3,400
 Nat (Muslim traditions) India 160,000
 Nat (Muslim traditions) Nepal 700
 Newah Nepal 1,471,000
 Oraon India 5,221,000
 Oraon, Dhangar Nepal 44,000
 Pan India 1,582,000
Parhaiya India 36,000
Parja unspecified India 384,000
 Pashtun, Pathan India 8,988,000
 Pashtun, Pathan Nepal 10,000
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) India 5,768,000
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 4,400
Pasi Gujar India 747,000
Pasi Kaithwan India 1,018,000
 Pasi Rajpasi India 1,552,000
 Patial India 46,000
 Patni (Hindu traditions) India 264,000
 Patwa (Hindu traditions) India 301,000
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) India 6,000
Pawaria (Hindu traditions) India 21,000
 Pawaria (Muslim traditions) India 53,000
 Pinjara India 3,841,000
 Pinjara Nepal 20,000
 Pod India 3,482,000
 Pundari India 305,000
 Qassab India 1,253,000
 Qassab Nepal 1,800
 Qazi India 847,000
 Qazi Nepal 11,000
 Rahmani (Muslim traditions) India 273,000
 Rai Nepal 689,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) India 4,921,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 128,000
 Rajbhar India 86,000
 Rajbhar Nepal 12,000
Rajdhob India 4,500
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 27,029,000
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) India 1,917,000
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) Nepal 12,000
 Rajput Bachgoti India 180,000
 Rajput Baghel (Hindu traditions) India 179,000
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) India 1,571,000
 Rajput Bargujar (Hindu traditions) India 239,000
 Rajput Bhadauria India 301,000
 Rajput Bhale Sultan (Hindu traditions) India 70,000
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) India 1,038,000
 Rajput Chandel India 396,000
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) India 3,553,000
 Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,100
 Rajput Dikhit India 309,000
 Rajput Gahlot (Hindu traditions) India 669,000
 Rajput Garewal (Hindu traditions) India 374,000
 Rajput Gaur India 781,000
 Rajput Gautam (Hindu traditions) India 450,000
 Rajput Jadon India 692,000
Rajput Jadu India 338,000
Rajput Janjua (Hindu traditions) India 100,000
Rajput Joia (Hindu traditions) India 77,000
 Rajput Kachhwaha India 828,000
 Rajput Katheriya India 190,000
Rajput Manihas (Hindu traditions) India 297,000
 Rajput Parihar India 466,000
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) India 1,497,000
 Rajput Pundir (Hindu traditions) India 212,000
 Rajput Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) India 538,000
 Rajput Rathor (Hindu traditions) India 1,655,000
 Rajput Sakarwar (Hindu traditions) India 235,000
Rajput Salehria (Hindu traditions) India 126,000
 Rajput Sengar India 472,000
 Rajput Solanki India 357,000
Rajput Sombansi (Hindu traditions) India 396,000
 Rajput Surajbansi India 298,000
Rajput Tonwar (Hindu traditions) India 530,000
 Raju India 691,000
 Rajwar India 709,000
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) India 413,000
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) India 359,000
 Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions) India 1,637,000
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) India 1,131,000
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) Nepal 4,600
 Sahariya India 1,008,000
Sahisia India 10,000
Sangtarash (Hindu traditions) India 7,000
Sankara India 91,000
 Santal (Sawntal) India 8,872,000
 Santal (Sawntal) Nepal 57,000
Sarbaria Nepal 3,600
 Sarki Nepal 418,000
Sauria Paharia India 61,000
 Sayyid India 9,067,000
 Sayyid Nepal 74,000
Sayyid Husaini India 495,000
 Shaikh Nepal 911,000
Shaikh Faruqi India 936,000
 Shaikh Qureshi India 9,487,000
 Shaikh Qureshi Nepal 19,000
 Shaikh Siddiqi India 8,797,000
 Shaikh unspecified India 70,439,000
Shaikh Usmani India 554,000
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) India 53,000
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 8,117,000
Sonar Ajudhyabansi India 122,000
Sonar Barhaiya India 41,000
Sonar Chhatri India 139,000
Sonar Deswali India 44,000
Sonar Jathera India 41,000
Sonar Kammakala India 41,000
Sonar Magahiya India 42,000
Sonar Mair India 90,000
Sonar Rastaogi India 80,000
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) India 632,000
 Sunri Sadhubanik India 320,000
 Sunuwar Nepal 63,000
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) India 493,000
 Tajpuriya Nepal 21,000
 Tamang Nepal 1,708,000
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) India 2,171,000
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) India 174,000
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) Nepal 900
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) India 5,662,000
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 21,893,000
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) India 669,000
Teli Sribastab India 347,000
 Thakuri Nepal 473,000
Thakuria India 12,000
 Tharu India 523,000
 Tharu unspecified Nepal 1,703,000
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) India 375,000
 Tili India 1,256,000
 Tiyar India 575,000
 Turaiha India 423,000
 Turi (Hindu traditions) India 407,000
Valmiki (Christian traditions) India 123,000
Valmiki (Hindu traditions) India 5,698,000
Valmiki (Hindu traditions) Nepal 6,400
Valmiki (Muslim traditions) India 317,000
Valmiki (Muslim traditions) Nepal 1,500
Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) India 11,000
 Valmiki Mehtar India 147,000
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) India 40,170,000
 Yadav (Muslim traditions) India 10,000
 Yadav Dhindhor India 1,794,000
 Yadav Gaoli India 5,749,000
 Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) Nepal 33,000
Yadav Kaonra India 783,000
 Yadav Rawat India 1,678,000
 Yadav Sadgope India 3,028,000
  Totals:  423     407

Language Alternate Names
Apabhramsa
Bajjika
Bihari
Central Colloquial Maithili (Sotipura)
Dehati
Deshi
Eastern Maithili (Khotta)
Khotta
Kortha
Kortha Bihari
Maitili
Maitli
Methli
Sotipura
Standard Maithili
Thenthi
Tirahutia
Tirhuti
Tirhutia
Vajjika

Dialects
Bajjika
Bantar
Barei
Barmeli
Central Colloquial Maithili
Dehati
Eastern Maithili
Jolaha
Kawar
Kisan
Kyabrat
Maithili Bajjika
Makrana
Musahar
Musar
Sadri
Southern Standard Maithili
Standard Maithili
Tati
Thenthi
Thetiya
Western Maithili

Dialect Alternate Names
Central Colloquial Maithili
Khotta
Kortha
Kortha Bihari
Maithili of East Mithilanchal
Maithili: Bantar
Maithili: Barei
Maithili: Barmeli
Maithili: Central Colloquial Maithili
Maithili: Dehati
Maithili: Eastern Maithili
Maithili: Jolaha
Maithili: Kawar
Maithili: Kisan
Maithili: Kishan
Maithili: Kyabrat
Maithili: Makrana
Maithili: Musar
Maithili: Southern Standard Maithili
Maithili: Thetiya
Maithili: Western Maithili
Purbi
Purbi Maithili
Sotipura
Vajjika


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New Testament 1986-2010
Complete Bible None Reported

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