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35,100,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

113

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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Adiyan India 18,000 18,000 Hinduism 0.77 % 1
Ajila India 3,900 3,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ambalavasi India 181,000 197,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 4
Arasar India 19,000 19,000 Hinduism 3.56 % 1
Arasar Christian India 64,000 64,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Arayan India 237,000 237,000 Hinduism 0.90 % 5
Ayyanavar India 18,000 18,000 Hinduism 2.68 % 1
Brahmin Muttad India 55,000 55,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Nambudiri India 109,000 109,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Brahmin Pancha Dravida India 165,000 165,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Brahmin Potti India 32,000 32,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chavalakkaran India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 0.28 % 1
Chavalakkaran Christian India 4,500 4,500 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Chengazhi Nambiyar India 800 800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) India 436,000 436,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Cheruman (Muslim traditions) India 49,000 49,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Cherumar Christian India 521,000 521,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Eluthassan India 49,000 49,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gavara India 20,000 20,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1
 Ilavan India 6,587,000 6,657,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 132
Ilavaniyan India 36,000 36,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ilavathi India 62,000 62,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ilayathu India 39,000 39,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Cochin Israel 12,000 12,000 Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Kadan India 4,800 4,800 Hinduism 0.33 % 1
 Kakkalan India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalladi India 48,000 48,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kallasari India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kallattu Kurup India 1,100 1,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kanakkan India 297,000 297,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 6
 Kaniyan India 119,000 119,000 Hinduism 0.46 % 2
Karimpalan India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kavuthiyan India 34,000 34,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Keralamuthali India 6,000 6,000 Hinduism 0.33 % 1
Keralamuthali Christian India 3,600 3,600 Christianity 100.00 % -
Kitaran India 3,400 3,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kollakar India 2,000 2,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kootan India 10,000 10,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Krishnanvak India 69,000 69,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kundavadiga India 800 800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) India 485,000 489,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 10
 Kurukkal India 3,500 3,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lakshadweep India 72,000 72,000 Islam 0.00 % 1
Mala Vettuvan India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malabar Catholic India 3,116,000 3,116,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Malai Arayan India 39,000 39,000 Hinduism 42.84 % -
Malai Pandaram India 4,400 4,400 Hinduism 0.51 % 1
 Malai Vedan India 19,000 19,000 Hinduism 2.52 % 1
 Malayali Canada 19,000 1,630,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali Sri Lanka 800 1,630,000 Hinduism 11.02 % -
 Malayali Maldives 900 1,630,000 Hinduism 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Malayali United Arab Emirates 329,000 1,630,000 Hinduism 15.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali Bahrain 63,000 1,630,000 Hinduism 40.00 % 1.50 % -
 Malayali Myanmar (Burma) 23,000 1,630,000 Hinduism 34.00 % 7.00 % -
 Malayali Oman 237,000 1,630,000 Hinduism 4.00 % 3.00 % -
 Malayali New Zealand 6,300 1,630,000 Hinduism 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Malayali Singapore 28,000 1,630,000 Hinduism 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Malayali Qatar 79,000 1,630,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali United States 85,000 1,630,000 Hinduism 8.00 % 0.40 % -
 Malayali, Malayalam Malaysia 353,000 1,630,000 Islam 23.00 % 12.00 % -
Malayan, caste Sri Lanka 1,600 42,000 Hinduism 12.08 % -
Malayan, caste India 40,000 42,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malayarayar India 3,400 3,400 Hinduism 18.42 % -
Malayekandi India 2,000 2,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mannan, caste India 324,000 324,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 6
Mannan, tribal India 12,000 12,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 1
 Mappila Sri Lanka 11,000 10,190,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mappila India 10,179,000 10,190,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 204
Marakkan (Christian traditions) India 5,900 5,900 Christianity 100.00 % -
Marakkan (Hindu traditions) India 10,000 10,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mavilan India 41,000 41,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mukkari India 2,200 2,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) India 47,000 47,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) India 184,000 185,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) India 3,100 3,100 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Musari India 4,600 4,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Muthan India 8,100 8,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Muthuvan India 29,000 29,000 Hinduism 0.33 % 1
 Nair India 7,587,000 7,591,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 152
Nair Anthur India 149,000 149,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Padannan India 9,800 9,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Palluvan India 7,800 7,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pandaram India 33,000 33,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Panditattan India 12,000 12,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) India 102,000 104,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 2
 Pathiyan India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Perumannan India 103,000 103,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Pulaya Vettuvan India 1,200 1,200 Hinduism 1.83 % 1
Pulayan Thanda India 147,000 147,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Pulayan unspecified India 1,082,000 1,087,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 22
Pulayan Wayanad India 500 500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shabi India 2,000 2,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Syrian Christian Sri Lanka 700 4,332,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Syrian Christian India 4,331,000 4,332,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Thandan (Christian traditions) India 14,000 14,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) India 269,000 269,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Thandan Palakkad India 7,100 7,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Thantapulayan India 6,000 6,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ulladan India 19,000 19,000 Hinduism 3.84 % 1
 Urali India 83,000 83,000 Hinduism 2.50 % 2
Valan India 104,000 104,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Valanchian India 6,200 6,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Velakkithalanayan India 410,000 410,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
Velan India 99,000 99,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Veluthadanayar India 233,000 233,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Vetan (Christian traditions) India 4,100 4,100 Christianity 100.00 % -
Vettuvan India 134,000 134,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Viswakarma Asari India 763,000 763,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 15
Viswakarma Kallan Muppan India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Viswakarma Kallasari India 62,000 62,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Viswakarma Kollan India 219,000 219,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Viswakarma Thattan India 227,000 227,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Viswakarma Vilkurup India 14,000 14,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  113           89     683
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Adi Andhra India 353,000 354,000 Hinduism 0.86 % 7
 Adi Dravida India 8,537,000 8,537,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 171
Adi Dravida Christian India 651,000 651,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar India 2,100 2,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Agamudaiyan Nattaman Sri Lanka 8,700 731,000 Hinduism 14.65 % -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman India 722,000 731,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 14
 Agamudaiyan unspecified Sri Lanka 9,200 262,000 Hinduism 13.59 % -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified India 253,000 262,000 Hinduism 0.50 % 5
 Agariya (Hindu traditions) India 242,000 242,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 5
Aiyanavar India 5,900 5,900 Hinduism 3.87 % 1
Aiyanavar Christian India 19,000 19,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Alambadi Kurichchan India 50,000 50,000 Hinduism 4.62 % 1
 Alavan India 8,500 8,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker India 13,000 13,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 1
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) India 185,000 185,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 4
Ambattan Christian India 5,100 5,100 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Amma Kodaga India 2,300 2,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Angami India 183,000 183,000 Christianity 98.67 % -
Anglo Indian India 154,000 158,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Ao India 270,000 270,000 Christianity 99.07 % -
Arandan India 600 600 Hinduism 1.60 % 1
 Arleng India 585,000 587,000 Hinduism 19.65 % -
 Arunthathiyar India 1,103,000 1,103,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 22
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 7,623,000 7,684,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 152
 Bagata India 171,000 171,000 Hinduism 0.69 % 3
 Baiga India 666,000 671,000 Hinduism 0.22 % 13
 Baira India 8,600 8,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) India 4,100,000 4,585,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 82
Bakad India 7,000 7,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bakuda India 15,000 15,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bandi (Hindu traditions) India 5,500 5,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agarwal India 5,679,000 5,704,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 114
 Bania Chetti India 828,000 834,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 17
 Bania unspecified India 16,643,000 16,822,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 333
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 7,056,000 7,064,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 141
Barda India 4,000 4,000 Hinduism 0.62 % 1
 Basor India 1,074,000 1,074,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 21
Bathada India 3,500 3,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bathudi India 267,000 267,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 5
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) India 2,377,000 2,384,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 48
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) India 1,958,000 1,973,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 39
Bellara India 1,800 1,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhampta India 52,000 52,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bharathar (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 1,400 46,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) India 45,000 46,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 400 14,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) India 14,000 14,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bharia Bhumia India 374,000 374,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 7
 Bhattra India 364,000 364,000 Hinduism 1.88 % 7
 Bhil unspecified India 14,300,000 14,873,000 Hinduism 0.77 % 286
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) India 5,794,000 5,947,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 116
Bhottada India 539,000 539,000 Hinduism 1.48 % 11
 Bhumij India 1,306,000 1,340,000 Hinduism 1.02 % 26
 Binjhia India 208,000 215,000 Hinduism 0.45 % 4
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) India 1,837,000 1,857,000 Hinduism 9.20 % -
 Boya India 4,407,000 4,424,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 88
Brahmin Dravida India 140,000 140,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat India 329,000 329,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Brahmin Gaur India 3,584,000 3,621,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 72
 Brahmin Iyer India 340,000 340,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
Brahmin Mahratta India 547,000 548,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
Brahmin Mukkaniyar India 28,000 28,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat India 702,000 711,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 14
 Brahmin unspecified India 34,129,000 34,394,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 683
Byari (Beary) India 529,000 529,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
Chackaravar India 36,000 36,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 1
Chackaravar Christian India 5,400 5,400 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Chakhesang India 183,000 183,000 Christianity 99.27 % -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) India 135,000 140,000 Christianity 99.99 % -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) India 991,000 1,018,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 20
 Chakma India 255,000 797,000 Buddhism 4.88 % 5
Chandala India 8,200 8,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chang India 76,000 76,000 Christianity 98.94 % -
 Chaudhari, tribal India 354,000 354,000 Hinduism 1.62 % 7
Chayakkaran India 46,000 46,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chik Baraik India 137,000 145,000 Hinduism 2.34 % 3
 Christian India 1,467,000 2,109,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,423,000 2,450,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 48
Devadasi India 23,000 23,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Devanga India 567,000 567,000 Hinduism 2.38 % 11
 Devendrakulathan India 95,000 95,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Dhangar Bharwad India 3,249,000 3,314,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 65
 Dhanka India 490,000 494,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 10
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 12,360,000 12,659,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 247
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) India 1,127,000 2,385,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 23
 Dhodia India 794,000 804,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 16
Dom (Dombara) India 85,000 85,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 2
 Dubla unspecified India 451,000 452,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 9
Eravallan India 9,000 9,000 Hinduism 0.23 % 1
 Faqir India 104,000 129,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Gadaba India 156,000 156,000 Hinduism 1.63 % 3
 Gamit India 532,000 539,000 Hinduism 10.34 % -
 Gandla India 84,000 84,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Gangakula India 1,798,000 1,798,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 36
 Garasia India 457,000 471,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 9
 Garo (A-chik Mande) India 1,277,000 1,372,000 Christianity 95.60 % -
Goanese India 682,000 788,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Godagali India 4,100 4,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Godda India 2,900 2,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond unspecified India 9,939,000 9,949,000 Hinduism 0.92 % 199
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) India 36,000 36,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gowdulu India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Hakki Pikki India 28,000 29,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 1
 Halam India 49,000 50,000 Hinduism 46.71 % -
 Halba India 851,000 851,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 17
 Hasalaru India 30,000 30,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 1
Hasla India 1,500 1,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hill Pulayan India 115,000 115,000 Hinduism 0.47 % 2
 Hmar India 114,000 114,000 Christianity 98.87 % -
 Ho India 1,252,000 1,345,000 Unknown 2.37 % 25
 Holar India 190,000 190,000 Hinduism 0.36 % 4
Idayan India 79,000 88,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Ilavan Christian India 136,000 147,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Irular India 227,000 227,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 5
Iruliga India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1
Jatapu India 166,000 166,000 Hinduism 1.15 % 3
 Jaunsari India 109,000 109,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Jenu Kuruba India 55,000 55,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Jew, South Asian India 7,000 7,900 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kachari Sonwal India 325,000 326,000 Hinduism 2.68 % 7
Kadaiyar India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 3.29 % 1
Kadu Kuruba India 28,000 28,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 1
 Kaikolan India 2,684,000 2,764,000 Hinduism 0.23 % 54
Kallan Tondaman India 468,000 468,000 Hinduism 0.26 % 9
Kallan unspecified India 954,000 972,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 19
Kamathi India 250,000 250,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Kammara India 142,000 142,000 Hinduism 0.71 % 3
 Kanikkaran India 29,000 29,000 Hinduism 1.53 % 1
Karmali India 151,000 156,000 Hinduism 0.13 % 3
 Kathodi India 364,000 364,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 7
 Kattunayakan India 71,000 71,000 Hinduism 0.49 % 1
Kavara India 89,000 89,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kavathi India 23,000 23,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 1
Kavathi Christian India 4,600 4,600 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Kawar India 1,165,000 1,170,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 23
 Kharia India 880,000 904,000 Hinduism 31.44 % -
 Kharwar India 661,000 680,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 13
 Khasi (War-Khasi) India 1,454,000 1,477,000 Christianity 84.41 % -
 Kisan India 1,894,000 1,903,000 Hinduism 1.67 % 38
 Kodaga India 132,000 132,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Kokna India 1,260,000 1,260,000 Hinduism 1.10 % 25
 Kol India 2,050,000 2,053,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 41
Kolah Lohara India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 3.22 % 1
 Kolha India 828,000 828,000 Hinduism 1.26 % 17
 Koli (Hindu traditions) India 2,615,000 2,879,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 52
 Koli Dhor India 480,000 482,000 Hinduism 0.20 % 10
 Koli Mahadev India 1,952,000 1,979,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 39
 Koli Malhar India 363,000 363,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 7
 Kolowar India 281,000 281,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 6
 Konda Dhora India 271,000 271,000 Hinduism 2.00 % 5
 Konda Kapu India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 2.99 % 1
 Konda Reddi India 142,000 142,000 Hinduism 0.91 % 3
 Konyak India 279,000 281,000 Christianity 97.88 % -
 Koracha, caste India 83,000 83,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 2
Koracha, tribal India 20,000 20,000 Hinduism 1.01 % 1
 Kori India 3,011,000 3,037,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 60
 Korku India 1,180,000 1,186,000 Hinduism 0.32 % 24
 Korwa India 522,000 526,000 Hinduism 1.07 % 10
Kota India 800 800 Hinduism 1.81 % 1
 Koya unspecified India 764,000 764,000 Hinduism 1.29 % 15
Kudiya India 3,600 3,600 Hinduism 0.16 % 1
 Kudumban India 37,000 37,000 Hinduism 6.28 % -
 Kudumi India 329,000 329,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Kui Khond India 1,545,000 1,553,000 Hinduism 9.52 % -
 Kuki Chin India 157,000 314,000 Christianity 91.08 % -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) India 18,281,000 18,716,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 366
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) India 15,338,000 15,714,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 307
Kuravan (Christian traditions) India 17,000 17,000 Christianity 95.74 % -
 Kuruba India 4,776,000 4,776,000 Hinduism 1.04 % 96
 Kuruman India 62,000 62,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 1
 Lingayat India 3,991,000 3,991,000 Ethnic Religions 0.01 % 80
 Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) India 150,000 150,000 Hinduism 11.07 % -
Lohara India 310,000 339,000 Hinduism 3.11 % 6
 Lotha India 206,000 206,000 Christianity 99.22 % -
Madari (Hindu traditions) India 302,000 302,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Mahali India 95,000 95,000 Hinduism 3.34 % 2
 Mahli India 474,000 515,000 Hinduism 2.23 % 9
 Mahratta unspecified India 30,796,000 30,800,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 616
Maila India 3,000 3,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Majhi India 140,000 233,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 3
 Majhwar India 217,000 235,000 Hinduism 0.49 % 4
Mala Pulayan India 81,000 81,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Malaikudi India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.13 % 1
Malakkuravan India 19,000 19,000 Hinduism 0.43 % 1
Malakuravan India 1,400 1,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malasar India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 1
Malava India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay, Malaysian United Kingdom 61,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Malayali India 406,000 1,630,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 8
Malayan, tribe India 52,000 52,000 Hinduism 0.13 % 1
Mali India 7,600 7,600 Hinduism 0.91 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 12,243,000 12,444,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 245
 Manna Dhora India 23,000 23,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 1
Marata India 101,000 101,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Maravan India 3,309,000 3,410,000 Hinduism 2.45 % 66
 Matia India 237,000 263,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 5
Meda India 50,000 50,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Meena India 5,411,000 5,411,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 108
 Mizo India 168,000 187,000 Christianity 98.49 % -
Mizo Lushai India 659,000 660,000 Christianity 98.84 % -
 Moger unspecified India 128,000 128,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Moghal India 2,028,000 3,354,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 41
 Monpa India 47,000 143,000 Buddhism 0.94 % 1
 Mudugar India 2,100 2,100 Hinduism 4.46 % 1
Mukkuvar Sri Lanka 42,000 42,000 Hinduism 18.51 % -
 Munda India 4,294,000 4,352,000 Hinduism 19.38 % -
Mundala India 33,000 33,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mutali India 46,000 46,000 Hinduism 2.88 % 1
Nadar (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 9,100 1,425,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Nadar (Christian traditions) India 1,416,000 1,425,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 26,000 3,332,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) India 3,306,000 3,332,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 66
 Naga Tangkhul India 232,000 237,000 Christianity 98.08 % -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 13,791,000 13,973,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 276
 Naikda India 4,193,000 4,199,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 84
 Nair Sri Lanka 4,100 7,591,000 Hinduism 0.51 % 1
Nalakeyava India 7,300 7,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nalkadaya India 3,300 3,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Navait India 65,000 82,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Navithan India 877,000 899,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 18
 Nayadi India 99,000 99,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Oraon India 5,221,000 5,381,000 Hinduism 26.46 % -
 Padharia India 36,000 36,000 Hinduism 2.80 % 2.00 % 1
Pale India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pallan (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 6,900 523,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Pallan (Christian traditions) India 516,000 523,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 47,000 2,683,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) India 2,636,000 2,683,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 53
Palleyan India 2,200 2,200 Hinduism 24.26 % -
Palliyan India 7,100 7,100 Hinduism 4.81 % 1
Palliyar India 6,800 6,800 Hinduism 7.76 % -
Pambada India 4,400 4,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Panan India 270,000 275,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Panchama India 3,500 3,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Panikkan India 40,000 40,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Paniyan India 116,000 116,000 Hinduism 0.38 % 2
 Pannadi India 8,200 8,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) India 879,000 895,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 104,000 2,532,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) India 2,428,000 2,532,000 Hinduism 0.18 % 49
Paravan (Christian traditions) India 44,000 44,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Pardhan India 369,000 369,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 7
 Pardhi India 423,000 442,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 8
Parhaiya India 36,000 42,000 Hinduism 0.78 % 1
Parja unspecified India 384,000 384,000 Hinduism 1.31 % 8
 Pashtun, Pathan India 8,988,000 9,177,000 Islam 0.00 % 180
 Patelia India 140,000 143,000 Hinduism 0.16 % 3
Pentia India 12,000 12,000 Hinduism 0.25 % 1
 Pnar India 324,000 343,000 Christianity 70.34 % -
 Pochury India 27,000 27,000 Christianity 98.93 % -
 Poumai India 150,000 150,000 Christianity 99.00 % -
 Puthirai Vannan India 30,000 30,000 Hinduism 0.35 % 1
Rajpur India 59,000 59,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 27,029,000 27,190,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 541
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) India 1,917,000 6,879,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 38
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) India 3,553,000 3,566,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 71
 Rajput Thakur India 81,000 81,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Rongmei India 115,000 115,000 Christianity 92.29 % -
 Sali India 1,197,000 1,200,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 24
Sali Pattariyan India 3,500 3,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Samagara India 104,000 104,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Samanthan India 56,000 56,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Samban India 24,000 25,000 Hinduism 1.01 % 1
 Santal (Sawntal) India 8,872,000 9,138,000 Hinduism 5.78 % -
 Saora unspecified India 927,000 931,000 Hinduism 16.77 % -
Sauria Paharia India 61,000 69,000 Hinduism 46.85 % -
 Sayyid India 9,067,000 17,189,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 181
 Sema India 285,000 285,000 Christianity 99.33 % -
Semman India 5,400 6,600 Hinduism 0.64 % 1
Shabar India 618,000 618,000 Hinduism 9.14 % -
 Shaikh Qureshi India 9,487,000 10,516,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 190
 Shaikh unspecified India 70,439,000 212,131,000 Islam 0.00 % 1409
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 31.03 % -
Silpi India 231,000 234,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Soligar India 7,200 7,200 Hinduism 0.54 % 1
Soligaru India 39,000 39,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 8,117,000 8,247,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 162
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) India 3,377,000 4,529,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 68
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 21,893,000 22,468,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 438
 Thadou India 253,000 253,000 Christianity 97.89 % -
 Thakkar India 681,000 693,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 14
 Thoti, caste India 13,000 13,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tipera India 800,000 943,000 Hinduism 8.52 % -
 Tiwa India 298,000 298,000 Hinduism 1.71 % 6
 Toda India 2,500 2,500 Hinduism 11.15 % -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) India 4,094,000 4,125,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 82
 Valluvan India 122,000 125,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Valmiki tribal India 83,000 83,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Vaniyan India 1,031,000 1,048,000 Hinduism 11.77 % -
Vannan (Christian traditions) India 169,000 173,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) India 100,000 126,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 2
 Vanniyan Sri Lanka 37,000 13,432,000 Hinduism 12.06 % -
 Vanniyan India 13,395,000 13,432,000 Hinduism 1.37 % 268
 Varli India 1,450,000 1,456,000 Hinduism 1.42 % 29
 Vellalan Sri Lanka 31,000 1,787,000 Hinduism 12.47 % -
Vellalan Kongu India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 1
Vellalan Nanjanad India 214,000 214,000 Hinduism 1.10 % 4
 Vellalan unspecified India 1,756,000 1,787,000 Hinduism 3.07 % 35
Vetan (Hindu traditions) India 70,000 70,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vettakkaran India 5,600 5,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Viswakarma Sri Lanka 7,300 7,479,000 Hinduism 2.80 % 1
 Viswakarma unspecified India 7,472,000 7,479,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 149
Vitholia India 30,000 30,000 Hinduism 5.96 % -
 Wancho India 76,000 76,000 Christianity 89.59 % -
 Yenadi India 777,000 777,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 16
Yerava India 36,000 36,000 Hinduism 0.21 % 1
 Yerukula India 623,000 623,000 Hinduism 1.76 % 12
 Yimchungra India 79,000 79,000 Christianity 99.30 % -
 Zeliang India 121,000 121,000 Christianity 93.67 % -
  Totals:  309           241     10,415

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