Country:

India

State: Karnataka
District: All

Number of People Groups

680

Unreached People Groups

644

Total Population

64,608,000

Buddhist

0.7 %

Christian

1.6 %

Hindu

79.6 %

Muslim

13.0 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

5.1 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 27,000 Telugu 27,000 - - 300 - -
Adi Andhra Christian 3,700 Telugu - - - 3,700 - -
 Adi Dravida 811,000 Tamil 808,000 - 800 1,500 30 -
Adi Dravida Christian 74,000 Tamil - - - 74,000 - -
 Adi Karnataka 2,964,000 Kannada 2,863,000 - 85,000 15,000 300 -
Adi Karnataka Christian 157,000 Kannada - - - 157,000 - -
Adiya 800 Kannada 800 - - - - -
 Adiyan 800 Malayalam 700 - - 60 - 20
 Agamudaiyan 23,000 Tamil 23,000 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 18,000 Tamil 18,000 - - - - -
Agani 500 Kodava 500 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) 6,700 Kannada 6,700 - - - - -
 Aghori 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Agri 600 Marathi 600 - - - - -
Ajila 2,500 Malayalam 2,500 - - - - -
Ajna 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Alambadi Kurichchan 1,500 Kurichiya 1,500 - - - - -
Ambalavasi 8,600 Malayalam 8,600 - - - - -
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Ambattan 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Amma Kodaga 2,000 Kodava 2,000 - - - - -
Anamuk 70 Telugu 70 - - - - -
 Andh 1,300 Marathi 1,300 - - - - -
Anduran 2,500 Konkani 2,500 - - - - -
Anglo 45,000 English - - - 45,000 - -
 Ansari 335,000 Urdu - 335,000 - - - -
Anuppan 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Arab 200 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 200 - - - -
Arandan 70 Aranadan 70 - - - - -
 Arasu 45,000 Kannada 45,000 - - - - -
Aray Mala 90 Telugu 90 - - - - -
Arayan 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 900 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
 Arunthathiyar 2,400 Tamil 2,400 - - - - -
 Arwa Mala 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 20 Assamese - 20 - - - -
Atari 90 Urdu - 90 - - - -
Ayri 200 Kodava 200 - - - - -
Ayyanavar 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Badaga 20,000 Badaga 20,000 - - 30 - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 50,000 Hindi 50,000 - - - - -
Badhai Konkani 1,100 Marathi 1,100 - - - - -
 Bagata 4,300 Telugu 4,300 - - - - -
 Bagdi 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
Bagga 500 Kannada 500 - - - - -
 Baghban (Muslim traditions) 1,700 Urdu - 1,700 - - - -
Bahrupi 50 Marathi 50 - - - - -
Baira 4,100 Kannada 4,100 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 6,900 Hindi 6,900 - - - - -
Bakad 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
Bakuda 1,600 Tamil 1,600 - - - - -
Balagai 2,200 Kannada 2,200 - 40 - - -
Balasantoshi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 1,009,000 Telugu 996,000 - - - - 12,000
Balija Bogam 32,000 Telugu 32,000 - - - - 300
Balija Dasari 40,000 Kannada 39,000 - - - - 600
Balija Gopanthi 8,000 Telugu 8,000 - - - - -
Bandi (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Bangar 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Bania 641,000 Hindi 432,000 - - - - 210,000
 Bania Agarwal 26,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - 7,000
Bania Chaturth 2,600 Marathi - - - - - 2,600
 Bania Chetti 108,000 Tamil 79,000 - - - - 28,000
Bania Gujar 1,300 Gujarati 1,300 - - - - -
 Bania Jaiswal 900 Hindi 300 - - - - 600
Bania Kasar 1,000 Hindi 200 - - - - 800
 Bania Komti 34,000 Telugu 34,000 - - - - 500
Bania Mahajan 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 700 Hindi 600 - - - - 40
Bania Marwadi 1,700 Marwari 1,600 - - - - 60
 Bania Oswal 2,600 Hindi 600 - - - - 2,000
Bania Pancham 1,100 Kannada - - - - - 1,100
 Bania Porwal 3,600 Hindi 2,100 - - - - 1,500
 Bania Srimali 400 Gujarati - - - - - 300
Bania Trivarnika Vaisya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Bania Ummad 900 Hindi 200 - - - - 700
Banijiga 686,000 Kannada 677,000 - - 900 - 8,700
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 1,285,000 Lambadi 1,284,000 - 700 400 20 -
Banjara Rathor (Hindu traditions) 133,000 Lambadi 133,000 - 40 - - -
Banka 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
Banna 300 Kodava 300 - - - - -
Bant 1,400 Kannada 1,400 - - - - -
Barda 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Bariki 400 Odia 400 - - - - -
 Basor 65,000 Hindi 65,000 - - - - 600
Bathada 2,700 Kannada 2,700 - - - - -
Battal 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Bauri 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Bavcha 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
Bawaria (Sikh traditions) 60 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 60 -
Bawtar 80 Konkani, Goan 80 - - - - -
 Beda Jangam 132,000 Telugu 132,000 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 2,298,000 Kannada 2,298,000 - - - - -
Bedar Bile 110,000 Kannada 110,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kakamundi 101,000 Telugu 101,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kare 109,000 Kannada 109,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kashmir (Muslim traditions) 2,400 Urdu - 2,400 - - - -
Bedar Myasa 62,000 Kannada 62,000 - - - - -
Bedar Naik Makkalu 110,000 Kannada 110,000 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Beg 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 665,000 Kannada 658,000 - - - - 7,300
Beldar Katani Uppara 17,000 Kannada 17,000 - - - - -
Beldar Lonari (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Kannada 26,000 - - - - -
Beldar Mith Gauda 1,000 Konkani, Goan 1,000 - - - - -
Beldar Narmada Uppara 21,000 Kannada 21,000 - - - - -
Beldar Sunkar 7,300 Kannada 7,300 - - - - -
Beldar Urindavan 1,000 Kannada 1,000 - - - - -
Bellara 1,300 Kannada 1,300 - - - - -
 Bhampta 2,500 Marathi 2,500 - - - - -
Bhand (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Bhandari 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Muslim traditions) 40 Urdu - 40 - - - -
Bhansala 6,900 Marathi 6,900 - - - - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
 Bhattra 20 Bhatri 20 - - - - -
Bhavin 800 Konkani 800 - - - - -
 Bhil 6,300 Hindi 5,800 200 - 60 - 200
 Bhisti 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 328,000 Hindi 328,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia Sikkim 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 1,400 Kuvi 1,400 - - - - -
Bidur 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
Binapatta 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Bind 200 Bhojpuri 200 - - - - -
 Bohra 400 Gujarati - 400 - - - -
 Boya 290,000 Telugu 290,000 - - - - 100
 Brahmin 2,623,000 Hindi 2,534,000 - - 300 - 89,000
 Brahmin (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
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 50,000 Marathi 50,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Daima 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Deshastha 63,000 Marathi 63,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat 44,000 Konkani 44,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 84,000 Hindi 84,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujar Gaur 5,000 Hindi 5,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Gujarati 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Brahmin Iyer 24,000 Tamil 24,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 4,400 Hindi 4,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 68,000 Hindi 68,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 294,000 Kannada 294,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Karhada 12,000 Marathi 12,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 3,000 Hindi 3,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Khedawal 700 Gujarati 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 64,000 Marathi 64,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Malla Jetti 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi 52,000 Marathi 52,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Mewada 3,100 Gujarati 3,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Modh 2,700 Gujarati 2,700 - - - - -
Brahmin Nagar 2,100 Gujarati 2,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Nambudiri 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Ojha 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sanadhya 80,000 Hindi 80,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sawaria 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 15,000 Tamil 15,000 - - - - -
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 17,000 Telugu 17,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 50 Burmese - - 50 - - -
Byagara 2,100 Telugu 2,100 - - - - -
 Chain 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Chaliyan 5,800 Tulu 5,800 - - - - -
 Chalvadi 223,000 Kannada 219,000 - 3,500 - - 40
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 615,000 Hindi 612,000 - 1,800 1,400 30 -
Chandala 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
Chapparband (Hindu traditions) 5,900 Kannada 5,900 - - - - -
 Chapparband (Muslim traditions) 3,500 Urdu - 3,500 - - - -
Chaptegar 6,400 Konkani, Goan 6,400 - - - - -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Charodi 4,700 Konkani, Goan 4,500 - - 200 - -
 Chenchu 1,000 Telugu 1,000 - - - - -
 Chenna Dasar 73,000 Kannada 73,000 - - - - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Malayalam 26,000 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 7,500 Malayalam - - - 7,500 - -
 Chhetri 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
 Chhimba (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Chhipa (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
 Chitara 90 Chhattisgarhi 90 - - - - -
Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Marathi 2,300 - - - - -
 Chodhara 300 Chodri 300 20 - - - -
 Christian 61,000 Tamil - - - 61,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Marathi 17,000 - - - - -
 Dakkal 500 Telugu 500 - - - - -
Dakkaliga 800 Kannada 800 - - - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 222,000 Hindi 220,000 - - - - 2,000
Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions) 8,200 Gujarati 8,200 - - - - -
Devadasi 7,200 Kannada 7,200 - - - - -
 Devadiga (Hindu traditions) 136,000 Tulu 135,000 - 900 - - -
Devadiga (Muslim traditions) 200 Konkani - 200 - - - -
Devadiga Kalavant 6,300 Konkani 6,300 - - - - -
 Devanga 404,000 Kannada 389,000 - - 11,000 - 4,700
 Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,114,000 Gujarati 1,114,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 638,000 Hindi 637,000 - 700 - - 500
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 31,000 Urdu - 31,000 - - - -
 Dhodia Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Dholi (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Dhor 30,000 Marathi 30,000 - 70 - - 500
Divehi 100 Maldivian - 100 - - - -
Dom 27,000 Telugu 26,000 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Dubla 300 Dubli 300 - - - - -
 Dudekula 60 Telugu - 60 - - - -
Durgamurgi 1,200 Kannada 1,200 - - - - -
Ellamalawar 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Faqir 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
 Gadaba 80 Telugu 80 - - - - -
Galada Konkani 700 Tulu 700 - - - - -
 Gamit 500 Gamit 500 20 - - - -
 Ganda 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Gandla 21,000 Telugu 21,000 - - - - -
 Gangakula 1,416,000 Kannada 1,416,000 - - - - 20
Gantichore 5,000 Kannada 5,000 - - - - -
 Garoda (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
Garoda (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Gatti 6,000 Tulu 6,000 - - - - -
 Gauda 28,000 Odia 28,000 - - - - -
 Gavara 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Gawli 18,000 Marathi 18,000 - - - - -
Ghadasi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
Ghadi 4,200 Konkani, Goan 4,200 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Ghisadi 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
 Giddikki 56,000 Konkani 56,000 - - - - -
Goanese 71,000 Konkani, Goan - - - 71,000 - -
Godari 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
Godda 1,600 Kannada 1,400 - 200 - - -
 Gond 160,000 Hindi 158,000 600 - 50 40 1,700
Gondaru 82,000 Kannada 82,000 - - - - -
 Gondhali 4,800 Marathi 4,800 - - - - -
Gopal 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Gosain 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - -
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Telugu 2,000 - 200 - - -
Gosangi (Muslim traditions) 300 Telugu - 300 - - - -
 Gowari Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Gowdulu 8,800 Kannada 8,800 - - - - -
Gudigar 2,500 Konkani 2,500 - - - - -
 Gujar (Hindu traditions) 7,900 Hindi 7,900 - - - - -
Gujar (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
Habura 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Hadi 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Hajam 14,000 Urdu - 14,000 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 12,000 Vaagri Booli 12,000 20 - 50 - -
Halleer 3,600 Konkani, Goan 3,500 - 60 - - -
Halsar 9,300 Kannada 9,300 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Halwakki Wakkal 120,000 Kannada 118,000 - 800 500 - 30
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 100 Chinese, Mandarin - - 100 - - -
Hanabar 72,000 Tulu 72,000 - - - - -
 Hande Jogi 23,000 Kannada 23,000 - 20 - - 200
Harkantra 20,000 Konkani, Goan 20,000 - - - - -
 Hasalaru 26,000 Tulu 26,000 20 - - - -
Hasla 900 Kannada 900 - - - - -
 Hatkar 79,000 Marathi 79,000 - - - - -
 Holar 1,200 Marathi 1,200 - 20 - - -
 Holaya 803,000 Kannada 537,000 - 262,000 - 90 3,600
Holaya Dasar 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
Idayan 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Ilavan 76,000 Malayalam 73,000 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 3,000 Tamil - - - 3,000 - -
Illiger 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Irular 900 Irula 800 - - - - 40
Iruliga 14,000 Kannada 14,000 - - - - 100
Jaggali 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
Jambuvulu 13,000 Telugu 13,000 - 40 - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 17,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 17,000 -
Jatigar 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
Javeri 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Jenu Kuruba 37,000 Kurumba, Jennu 37,000 30 - - - 20
 Jew, South Asian 80 Marathi - - - - - 80
 Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
 Jingar 6,400 Marwari 6,300 - - - - 90
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 109,000 Bengali 109,000 - - - - -
 Kabirpanthi 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Kachari (Hindu traditions) 700 Marathi 700 - - - - -
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Kachhia (Hindu traditions) 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Kadaiyan 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
 Kadan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Kadia (Hindu traditions) 107,000 Kannada 107,000 - - - - -
Kadu Kuruba 12,000 Kannada 12,000 20 - - - 300
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Kaibartta 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Kaikadi 209,000 Kannada 209,000 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 9,900 Tamil 9,900 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,259,000 Telugu 1,258,000 - - - - 1,100
 Kalal Idiga 942,000 Telugu 942,000 - - - - -
Kalavant 6,000 Kannada 4,000 - - - - 2,000
Kalladi 1,800 Malayalam 1,800 - - - - -
Kallan 2,000 Tamil 2,000 - - - - -
Kalota Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kamar 200 Kamar 200 - - - - -
Kamathi 9,100 Telugu 9,100 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Kammara 4,000 Telugu 3,900 - - - - 90
Kanai 3,700 Urdu - 3,700 - - - -
Kanakkan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Kanate 500 Kodava 500 - - - - -
Kancha Vakkal 200 Konkani, Goan 200 - - - - -
 Kanikkaran 20 Kanikkaran 20 - - - - -
Kaniyan 4,500 Malayalam 4,500 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kaora 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Kapariya 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Kapu 230,000 Telugu 230,000 - - 200 - 100
 Kapu Reddi 48,000 Telugu 48,000 - - - - -
Karigar 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Karimpalan 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Marathi 24,000 - - - - 1,900
Kasar Otari 3,100 Telugu 2,900 - - - - 200
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 200 Kashmiri - 200 - - - -
 Kathodi 500 Marathi 400 20 - - - -
Kattunayakan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Kavara 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Kavuthiyan 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
Kepmaris Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Khairwar 40 Bengali 40 - - - - -
 Khandait 40 Odia 40 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 35,000 Gujarati 35,000 - - - - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Khatri (Muslim traditions) 900 Gujarati - 900 - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Khetri 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Khoja 1,200 Gujarati - 1,200 - - - -
Kichagara 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kodava 115,000 Kodava 115,000 - - - - -
 Kokna 3,900 Kukna 3,900 - - - - -
Kolayiri 900 Malayalam 900 - - - - -
 Kolhati 1,200 Marathi 1,200 - - - - -
Koli 5,400 Gujarati 5,400 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 36,000 Hindi 36,000 - - - - -
 Koli Dhor 114,000 Marathi 113,000 300 - 30 30 700
 Koli Mahadev 30,000 Marathi 30,000 - 40 - - -
 Koli Malhar 9,300 Marathi 9,300 - - - - -
Koli of Sind (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Kollara Karnataka 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kolupulvandlu 1,000 Telugu 1,000 - - - - -
Komarpaik 22,000 Konkani 22,000 - - - - -
 Konda Kapu 7,500 Telugu 7,000 200 - 300 - 40
 Konda Reddi 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
Koosa 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Kootan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Koracha, caste 58,000 Kannada 58,000 - - - - -
Koracha, tribal 15,000 Tulu 15,000 30 - - - 200
 Korama 213,000 Kannada 212,000 - 300 - - -
Korama Kunchi 51,000 Kannada 51,000 - - - - -
 Kori 7,700 Hindi 7,700 - - - - -
 Korwa 56,000 Telugu 56,000 - - - - -
 Koshti 87,000 Marathi 87,000 - - 300 - -
Kota 200 Kota 200 - - - - -
Kotegar 2,400 Kannada 2,400 - - - - -
 Koya 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
Koyava 800 Kodava 800 - - - - -
Krishnanvak 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kudavakkal 5,700 Kannada 4,500 - - - - 1,200
Kudiya 2,300 Kudiya 2,300 - - - - -
 Kudumban 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Kudumi 43,000 Tamil 43,000 - - - - -
Kulama 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 430,000 Hindi 426,000 - - - - 3,700
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
Kummari 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 212,000 Gujarati 209,000 - - 60 - 2,400
Kunbi Anjna 3,400 Gujarati 3,400 - - - - -
 Kunbi Kadwa 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
 Kunbi Konkani 4,300 Konkani, Goan 4,300 - - - - -
 Kunbi Lewa 2,000 Gujarati 2,000 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 338,000 Kannada 338,000 - - - - 60
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 59,000 Hindi 59,000 - - - - -
 Kuruba 3,368,000 Kannada 3,318,000 - - 44,000 - 7,100
 Kuruman 500 Kurumba, Betta 500 - - - - -
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 80 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 80 -
 Lakhera 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Lingader 90 Marathi 90 - - - - -
 Lingayat 2,757,000 Kannada - - - 400 - 2,756,000
 Lohana 600 Gujarati 600 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 64,000 Hindi 62,000 - - - - 1,400
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Machala 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Madari (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
Madari (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 79,000 Telugu - - - 79,000 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 968,000 Telugu 959,000 - 7,700 1,100 60 -
 Madiga (Muslim traditions) 2,000 Telugu - 2,000 - - - -
Madiga Penda 300 Telugu - 300 - - - -
 Magar 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Maha Malasar 60 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Mahar (Christian traditions) 15,000 Marathi - - - 15,000 - -
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) 67,000 Marathi 50,000 - 17,000 - - -
 Mahishya 1,400 Bengali 1,400 - - - - -
 Mahratta 2,235,000 Marathi 2,176,000 60 - 40 - 60,000
Mahratta Gomatang 7,300 Marathi 7,300 - - - - -
 Mahratta Konkani 84,000 Marathi 84,000 - - - - 100
 Mahratta Kunbi 94,000 Gujarati 94,000 - - - - -
 Mahratta Shinde 5,800 Marathi 5,800 - - - - 20
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Mahyavanshi 40 Gujarati 40 - - - - -
Maila 1,900 Tulu 1,900 - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 14,000 Telugu - - - 14,000 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Telugu 20,000 - 30 200 - -
 Mala Dasari 4,500 Telugu 4,400 - 40 - - -
Mala Hannai Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Mala Jangam 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Mala Masti Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Mala Sale 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Mala Sanyasi 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 162,000 Malayalam - - - 162,000 - -
 Malai Vedan 1,000 Malayalam 1,000 - - 30 - -
Malaikudi 9,400 Tulu 9,400 20 - - - -
Malasar 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
Malava 20,000 Tulu 20,000 - - - - -
 Malayali 5,900 Tamil 5,900 - - - - -
Malayarayar Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malayekandi 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
Maleru 500 Kannada 500 - - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - - - - -
Manbhav 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Mang Garodi 3,600 Marathi 3,600 - - - - -
 Mangala 37,000 Telugu 37,000 - - - - -
Maniyani 800 Kodava 800 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 2,600 Malayalam 2,600 - - - - -
Manne 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Mappila 414,000 Malayalam - 414,000 - - - -
Marata 88,000 Tulu 88,000 90 - 40 - 60
 Maravan 23,000 Tamil 23,000 - - - - -
 Masan Jogi 29,000 Kannada 29,000 - - - - -
Masthi 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
Matang (Christian traditions) 3,000 Marathi - - - 3,000 - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 27,000 Marathi 26,000 - 700 - - -
Mavilan 40 Tulu 40 - - - - -
 Mawalud 48,000 Urdu - 48,000 - - - -
Meda 45,000 Kannada 45,000 200 - 40 - 300
 Megh (Hindu traditions) 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
 Meitei 50 Meitei 50 - - - - -
 Memon 1,500 Gujarati - 1,500 - - - -
Mirasi (Hindu traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern 20 - - - - -
Mitha Ayyalvar 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 27,000 Bengali 27,000 - - - - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Moger 84,000 Kannada 84,000 - 200 - - -
Moger Moyon 13,000 Kannada 13,000 - 40 - - -
 Moghal 161,000 Urdu - 161,000 - - - -
 Momna 80 Gujarati - 80 - - - -
Mondiwaru 200 Telugu - 200 - - - -
Mudhar 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) 2,400 Malayalam - - - 2,400 - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 6,500 Malayalam 6,500 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) 100 Malayalam - 100 - - - -
Mukri 11,000 Kannada 11,000 - - - - -
Mundala 28,000 Kannada 28,000 - - - - -
 Munnur 24,000 Telugu 24,000 - - - - -
Mutali 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Muthuvan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 22,000 Telugu 22,000 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 24,000 Tamil - - - 24,000 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 61,000 Tamil 61,000 - - - - -
 Nadia 1,400 Gujarati 1,400 - - - - -
 Naga 60 Naga Pidgin - - - 60 - -
Nagar 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 50 Sadri - 50 - - - -
Nagartha 40,000 Kannada 40,000 - - - - 80
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 308,000 Hindi 308,000 - - - - 30
 Nai (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Naikadaya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Naikda 3,344,000 Kannada 3,322,000 7,700 100 1,100 500 11,000
 Nair 149,000 Malayalam 149,000 - - - - -
Nalakeyava 6,000 Kannada 6,000 - - - - -
Nalband 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Nalkadaya 800 Tulu 800 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
 Namassej Chandel 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
Natakani 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
Navait 13,000 Malayalam - 13,000 - - - -
 Navithan 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
 Nayadi 600 Gujarati 600 - - - - -
 Newah 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Padiar 1,000 Konkani, Goan 1,000 - - - - -
Pagi 400 Konkani, Goan 400 - - - - -
Pale 9,500 Kannada 9,500 - - - - -
Paliya 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Paliyan 2,900 Tamil 2,900 - - - - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Tamil 3,700 - - - - -
Palleyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Palliyan 400 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Palluvan 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Pambada 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
 Pan 1,700 Odia 1,700 - - - - -
 Panan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Panchama 500 Telugu 500 - 20 - - -
Pandaram 4,100 Malayalam 4,100 - - - - -
Panditattan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Pangul 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Panika 600 Chhattisgarhi 600 - - - - -
Panikkan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Paniyan 600 Paniya 600 - - - - -
 Pannadi 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
Panniandi Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 700 Tamil - - - 700 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Tamil 2,400 - - - - -
Paravan (Christian traditions) 1,200 Tamil - - - 1,200 - -
Paravan (Hindu traditions) 3,600 Malayalam 3,600 - - - - -
 Pardhan 100 Pardhan 100 - - - - -
 Pardhi 11,000 Pardhi 11,000 40 - - - 20
 Parsee 600 Gujarati - - - - - 600
 Pashtun, Pathan 586,000 Urdu - 586,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Patelia 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Patharwat 14,000 Marathi 14,000 - - - - -
Patralu 300 Odia 300 - - - - -
Patramela 4,700 Konkani 4,700 - - - - -
Patvekari (Hindu traditions) 24,000 Kannada 24,000 - - - - -
Patvekari (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Perka 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Persian 200 Persian, Iranian - 200 - - - -
Phudgi 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
Pichakuntla 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Pindara 16,000 Urdu - 16,000 - - - -
 Pinjara 174,000 Urdu - 174,000 - - - -
 Pod 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
Prabhu Kayastha 1,400 Marathi 1,400 - - - - -
 Pulayan 17,000 Malayalam 17,000 - - - - -
Pulayan Thanda 2,300 Malayalam 2,300 - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Qassab 900 Urdu - 900 - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Raddi 74,000 Kannada 71,000 - - - - 2,900
 Rai 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Raigar 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
Rainudas 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
Rajpur 42,000 Konkani, Goan 42,000 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 177,000 Hindi 171,000 - - - - 5,700
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 11,000 Urdu - 11,000 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 5,500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 5,500 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Hindi 1,700 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 6,500 Hindi 6,500 - - - - -
 Rajput Gahlot 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor 2,600 Hindi 2,600 - - - - -
 Rajput Sengar 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Raju 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) 90 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 90 -
Ramoshi 1,500 Marathi 1,500 - - - - -
Raneyar 3,600 Kannada 3,600 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 42,000 Marathi 41,000 - - - - 80
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Urdu - 1,600 - - - -
 Rathawa 60 Rathawi 60 - - - - -
 Ravalia 9,000 Gujarati 9,000 - - - - -
Raya Rawat 2,500 Kannada 2,500 - - - - -
 Razu 15,000 Telugu 15,000 - - - - -
 Relli 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
Sada 8,700 Kannada - - - - - 8,700
Sahari 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Saini (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Saini (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Sali 399,000 Kannada 397,000 - - - - 2,100
Samagara 89,000 Kannada 89,000 - 300 - - -
 Samanthan 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
 Samban 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
Sangar 90 Marathi 90 - - - - -
Sapari 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
Sardar (Hindu traditions) 3,800 Kannada 3,800 - - - - -
 Sarera (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Satani 104,000 Telugu 104,000 - - - - -
 Sayyid 890,000 Urdu - 890,000 - - - -
 Sema Unknown Naga, Sumi - - - - - -
 Shaikh 4,783,000 Urdu - 4,783,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 491,000 Urdu - 491,000 - - - -
Shinligar 5,400 Kannada 5,400 - - - - -
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) 8,200 Kannada 5,200 - - 3,000 - -
 Siddi (Muslim traditions) 3,500 Gujarati - 3,500 - - - -
Sikligar (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 4,000 Urdu - 4,000 - - - -
Silawat (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - 90
Sillekyatha 36,000 Kannada 36,000 - - - - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 40 Sindhi - 40 - - - -
Sindhollu 1,700 Telugu 1,700 - - - - -
Sindhuria 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
 Sinhalese 40 Sinhala - - 40 - - -
 Soligar 200 Sholaga 200 - - - - -
Soligaru 34,000 Kannada 34,000 60 - 20 - 50
Somvanshi 171,000 Marathi 171,000 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 286,000 Hindi 279,000 - - - - 6,400
 Sonar (Muslim traditions) 1,200 Urdu - 1,200 - - - -
Sonar (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 50 -
Sonar Bail Pattur 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
Sudra 5,500 Marathi 5,400 - - 100 - -
Sudri 1,200 Tulu - - - 1,200 - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
Sunri (Muslim traditions) 9,400 Konkani, Goan - 9,400 - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 188,000 Malayalam - - - 188,000 - -
Takari 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
 Tamang 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 55,000 Hindi 55,000 - - - - 600
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 379,000 Tamil - 379,000 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Targala 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 900 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 341,000 Hindi 341,000 - - - - 80
 Thakkar 700 Marathi 700 - - - - -
Thandan (Christian traditions) 200 Malayalam - - - 200 - -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Malayalam 14,000 - - - - -
 Tharu 40 Tharu, Madhya-Purbiya 40 - - - - -
 Thori (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
 Tibetan 60,000 Tibetan, Central - - 60,000 - - -
 Tili 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Tirgar (Hindu traditions) 90 Gujarati 90 - - - - -
Tirmali 90 Marathi 90 - - - - -
 Toda 200 Toda 200 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Urali 46,000 Malayalam 46,000 - - 30 - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 1,136,000 Telugu 1,135,000 - 400 300 50 -
 Vakkaliga 5,919,000 Kannada 5,903,000 - - 14,000 - 2,200
Vakkaliga Kunchitiga 222,000 Kannada 222,000 - - - - -
 Valluvan 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
Valmiki (Balmiki) Mehtar 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 5,400 Hindi 5,400 - - - - -
Vaniyan 33,000 Tamil 27,000 - - 6,700 - -
 Vanjara 10,000 Marathi 10,000 - - - - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 5,900 Tamil - - - 5,900 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 23,000 Tamil 22,000 - - 40 - -
 Vanniyan 707,000 Tamil 707,000 - - - - 20
Vanniyan Agnikula 71,000 Tamil 71,000 - - - - -
Vanniyan Pala Ekiri 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Vanniyan Thigala 47,000 Tamil 46,000 - - 500 - -
 Varli 60 Varli 60 - - - - -
Vasudev 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Velama 5,500 Telugu 5,500 - - - - -
Velan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Vellalan 319,000 Tamil 304,000 - - 16,000 - -
Vellalan Mudaliar 31,000 Tamil 31,000 - - - - -
Veluthadanayar 3,700 Malayalam 3,700 - - - - -
Vettuvan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Viramushti 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 1,282,000 Telugu 1,280,000 - - 1,500 - 400
 Viswakarma Asari 30,000 Malayalam 30,000 - - - - -
Viswakarma Kollan 5,100 Malayalam 5,100 - - - - -
Viswakarma Panchal 84,000 Kannada 84,000 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 5,300 Malayalam 5,300 - - - - -
Vitholia 40 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 983,000 Hindi 983,000 - - - - 100
 Yadav Dhindhor 28,000 Hindi 28,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 104,000 Telugu 104,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Yenadi 21,000 Telugu 21,000 - - - - -
Yerava 31,000 Ravula 30,000 800 - 60 - -
 Yerukula 1,500 Yerukula 1,500 - - - - -
  Totals:  680 64,608,000   644 51,422,000 8,400,000 444,000 1,041,000 28,000 3,268,000
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