Language:  Santhali

Estimated Global Speakers

6,939,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

6

Scripture Status

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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Malto India 189,000 225,000 Hinduism 14.11 % -
 Paharia India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal Bhutan 5,300 8,281,000 Hinduism 2.59 % 1
 Santal India 7,592,000 8,281,000 Hinduism 5.77 % -
 Santal, Hor Nepal 49,000 8,281,000 Hinduism 7.00 % -
Sauria Paharia India 52,000 57,000 Hinduism 46.85 % -
  Totals:  6           2     2
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Agariya (Hindu traditions) India 205,000 205,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 4
 Amat India 270,000 273,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Ao India 231,000 231,000 Christianity 99.07 % -
 Arleng India 497,000 498,000 Hinduism 19.74 % -
Asur India 32,000 33,000 Hinduism 8.53 % -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 6,497,000 6,535,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 130
 Bagata India 146,000 146,000 Hinduism 0.69 % 3
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) India 2,879,000 2,958,000 Hinduism 0.09 % 58
 Baiga India 569,000 572,000 Hinduism 0.22 % 11
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) India 3,504,000 3,951,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 70
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 6,103,000 6,257,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 122
 Bathudi India 229,000 229,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 5
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) India 553,000 590,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 11
Bedia (Muslim traditions) India 4,100 31,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhandari India 643,000 643,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 13
 Bharia Bhumia India 320,000 320,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 6
 Bhil India 16,806,000 17,290,000 Hinduism 0.76 % 336
 Bhotia India 114,000 114,000 Buddhism 4.90 % 2
Bhottada India 455,000 455,000 Hinduism 0.25 % 9
 Bhuiya India 2,081,000 2,094,000 Hinduism 0.16 % 42
 Bhuiya Ghatwar India 303,000 304,000 Hinduism 0.18 % 6
 Bhulia India 148,000 148,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Bhumia India 156,000 156,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 3
 Bhumij India 1,116,000 1,145,000 Hinduism 1.02 % 22
Bhunjia India 27,000 27,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 1
Binjhal India 137,000 137,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 3
 Binjhia India 177,000 183,000 Hinduism 0.45 % 4
Birhor India 20,000 21,000 Hinduism 5.61 % -
 Birjia India 13,000 13,000 Hinduism 16.15 % -
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) India 1,579,000 1,579,000 Hinduism 9.21 % -
 Bondo Poraja India 12,000 12,000 Hinduism 0.35 % 1
 Brahmin India 58,787,000 62,714,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 1176
 Bru India 204,000 206,000 Hinduism 16.91 % -
 Chakhesang India 156,000 156,000 Christianity 99.27 % -
 Chakma India 217,000 680,000 Buddhism 4.91 % 4
 Chero India 158,000 163,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 3
 Chik Baraik India 117,000 122,000 Hinduism 2.34 % 2
 Christian Bangladesh 126,000 1,565,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Christian India 1,241,000 1,565,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,921,000 2,929,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 58
Dewar India 1,010,000 1,010,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 20
 Dharua India 18,000 18,000 Hinduism 0.16 % 1
 Dhimar India 1,845,000 1,845,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 37
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 11,904,000 12,223,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 238
 Didayi India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.52 % 1
 Dom (Hindu traditions) India 2,144,000 2,181,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 43
 Gadaba India 132,000 132,000 Hinduism 0.74 % 3
 Garo India 1,094,000 1,222,000 Christianity 95.60 % -
 Gauda India 2,007,000 2,007,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 40
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) India 443,000 444,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 9
 Ghosi (Hindu traditions) India 286,000 286,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 6
 Golla India 137,000 137,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Gond India 14,247,000 14,253,000 Hinduism 0.87 % 285
Gond Jhare India 101,000 101,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 2
Gond Rajgond India 1,205,000 1,205,000 Hinduism 0.56 % 24
 Gorait India 10,000 11,000 Hinduism 1.05 % 1
 Guria India 730,000 730,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 15
 Hadi India 976,000 1,034,000 Hinduism 0.48 % 20
 Hajang India 74,000 92,000 Hinduism 0.95 % 1
 Halba India 728,000 728,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 15
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) India 1,398,000 1,555,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 28
 Hmar India 98,000 98,000 Christianity 98.87 % -
 Ho India 1,071,000 1,138,000 Unknown 2.37 % 21
Hojai India 4,200 4,200 Hinduism 20.28 % -
 Holar India 162,000 162,000 Hinduism 0.36 % 3
 Idu India 32,000 42,000 Hinduism 5.25 % -
 Jhalo Malo India 406,000 649,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 8
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) India 3,173,000 3,771,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 63
Juang India 47,000 47,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 1
 Kachari Dimasa India 145,000 156,000 Hinduism 6.07 % -
Kachari Sonwal India 278,000 279,000 Hinduism 2.68 % 6
 Kachera (Hindu traditions) India 61,000 61,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta India 1,833,000 2,296,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 37
 Kalingi India 272,000 272,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 5
Kambo India 49,000 49,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kandha Gauda India 26,000 26,000 Hinduism 0.82 % 1
Kandra India 662,000 662,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 13
Karan India 523,000 523,000 Hinduism 0.13 % 10
Karmali India 129,000 132,000 Hinduism 0.13 % 3
 Kawar India 984,000 988,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 20
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) India 7,761,000 9,637,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 155
Khadala India 115,000 117,000 Hinduism 0.69 % 2
Khambu India 333,000 335,000 Hinduism 4.23 % 7
 Khandait India 1,724,000 1,726,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 34
 Khangar (Hindu traditions) India 342,000 342,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
Kharia India 753,000 765,000 Hinduism 31.47 % -
 Kharwar India 565,000 574,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 11
 Khasi India 1,518,000 1,602,000 Christianity 83.53 % -
 Kisan India 1,621,000 1,627,000 Hinduism 1.67 % 32
 Kol India 1,756,000 1,758,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 35
Kolah Lohara India 9,500 9,500 Hinduism 3.22 % 1
 Kolha India 705,000 705,000 Hinduism 1.27 % 14
 Koli Mahadev India 1,669,000 1,686,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 33
 Koli Malhar India 311,000 311,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 6
 Kolta India 664,000 664,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 13
 Konda Dhora India 232,000 232,000 Hinduism 2.00 % 5
 Konda Kapu India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 2.99 % 1
 Kori India 2,575,000 2,598,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 51
 Korku India 1,035,000 1,037,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 21
 Korwa India 448,000 450,000 Hinduism 1.09 % 9
 Kui Khond India 1,832,000 1,837,000 Hinduism 9.22 % -
 Kuki Chin India 134,000 174,000 Christianity 91.08 % -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) India 15,602,000 15,942,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 312
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) India 18,202,000 18,216,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 364
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) India 18,883,000 19,174,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 378
Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) India 126,000 126,000 Hinduism 11.29 % -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) India 9,443,000 9,737,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 189
Lohara India 264,000 282,000 Hinduism 3.13 % 5
 Mahali India 82,000 82,000 Hinduism 3.34 % 2
 Mahishya India 9,865,000 10,561,000 Hinduism 0.36 % 197
 Mahli India 406,000 437,000 Hinduism 2.23 % 8
 Majhi India 120,000 200,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 2
 Majhi Nepal 80,000 200,000 Hinduism 2.95 % 2
 Majhwar India 186,000 201,000 Hinduism 0.49 % 4
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 9,897,000 10,048,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 198
Mandia India 2,600 2,600 Hinduism 1.28 % 1
Mankirdia India 2,400 2,400 Hinduism 26.66 % -
 Marma India 46,000 241,000 Buddhism 0.39 % 1
 Matia India 202,000 240,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 4
Mawasi India 109,000 109,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 2
 Mech India 54,000 60,000 Hinduism 27.21 % -
 Meena India 4,628,000 4,628,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 93
 Mizo India 143,000 162,000 Christianity 98.49 % -
Mizo Fanai India 14,000 14,000 Christianity 99.23 % -
Mizo Lushai India 563,000 565,000 Christianity 98.84 % -
 Momba India 4,500 13,000 Buddhism 0.69 % 1
 Monpa India 40,000 136,000 Buddhism 0.94 % 1
 Monpa Dirang India 7,100 7,300 Buddhism 0.77 % 1
 Mru India 400 57,000 Hinduism 2.55 % 1
 Munda India 3,665,000 3,810,000 Hinduism 19.36 % -
 Munda, Horo Nepal 2,100 3,810,000 Hinduism 5.45 % -
 Mundari India 26,000 26,000 Hinduism 3.76 % 1
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) India 149,000 167,000 Hinduism 0.61 % 3
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 11,845,000 12,004,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 237
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) India 4,667,000 7,947,000 Hinduism 0.48 % 93
 Namassej Chandel India 1,437,000 4,354,000 Hinduism 0.49 % 29
 Nissi India 39,000 39,000 Christianity 53.13 % -
Nocte India 38,000 38,000 Christianity 63.17 % -
Omanatya India 31,000 31,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 1
 Oraon India 4,446,000 4,607,000 Hinduism 26.44 % -
 Oraon, Dhangar Nepal 38,000 4,607,000 Hinduism 2.94 % 1
Paik India 206,000 206,000 Hinduism 0.28 % 4
 Pan India 1,352,000 1,356,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 27
 Pardhan India 316,000 316,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 6
Parenga India 12,000 12,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 1
Parhaiya India 31,000 34,000 Hinduism 0.78 % 1
Parja India 489,000 489,000 Hinduism 0.32 % 10
Patralu India 120,000 120,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Pawi India 52,000 52,000 Christianity 98.62 % -
Pentia India 10,000 10,000 Hinduism 0.25 % 1
 Pod India 2,972,000 2,982,000 Hinduism 0.36 % 59
 Rabha India 368,000 370,000 Hinduism 5.26 % -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) India 4,918,000 6,581,000 Hinduism 0.47 % 98
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 110,000 6,581,000 Hinduism 5.40 % -
 Raju India 590,000 590,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 12
 Rajwar India 606,000 616,000 Hinduism 0.16 % 12
 Rongkup India 75,000 82,000 Buddhism 25.65 % -
Sagarbanshi India 175,000 175,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Sangtam India 76,000 76,000 Christianity 99.24 % -
 Santal, Satar Bangladesh 635,000 8,281,000 Hinduism 9.49 % -
Saonta India 4,000 4,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 1
 Saora India 978,000 981,000 Hinduism 16.71 % -
Saora Jadu India 18,000 18,000 Hinduism 39.08 % -
Saora Jati India 34,000 34,000 Hinduism 22.81 % -
Saora Malia India 67,000 67,000 Hinduism 30.37 % -
Shabar India 529,000 529,000 Hinduism 9.07 % -
Siyal India 32,000 32,000 Hinduism 0.28 % 1
Sounti India 113,000 113,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 2
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) India 796,000 1,521,000 Hinduism 0.18 % 16
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) India 418,000 629,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 8
Tagin India 61,000 61,000 Unknown 11.88 % -
Tangsa Mossang India 3,900 3,900 Christianity 92.81 % -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) India 4,826,000 5,022,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 97
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 18,686,000 19,188,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 374
 Thadou India 216,000 216,000 Christianity 97.89 % -
 Tipera India 629,000 753,000 Hinduism 8.31 % -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) India 58,320,000 59,573,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1166
  Totals:  177           132     7,568

Language Alternate Names
Har
Har Rar
Hor
Karmali (Khole)
Khole
Mahali (Mahle)
Sainti
Samtali
Sandal
Sangtal
Santal
Santali
Santhal
Santhiali
Satar
Sentali
Sonthal

Dialects
Bangladesh
Kamari-santali
Karmali
Lohari-santali
Manjhi
Nepal
Paharia
Santali

Dialect Alternate Names
Khole
Mahali
Mahali: Bangladesh
Mahle
Santali
Santali: Bangladesh
Santali: Mahali
Santali: Manjhi
Santali: Nepal
Santar

Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1868-1989
New Testament 1887-1962
Complete Bible 1914-2005

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