CountryIndia

State:

  

Karnataka

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Number of People Groups

666

Unreached People Groups

632

Total Population

64,892,000

Buddhist

0.2 %

Christian

1.8 %

Hindu

79.9 %

Muslim

12.7 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

5.4 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 78,000 Telugu 59,000 - 20 19,000 - -
 Adi Dravida 1,190,000 Tamil 1,020,000 - 700 169,000 - -
 Adi Karnataka 3,682,000 Kannada 3,480,000 - 21,000 178,000 500 1,100
 Adiyan 700 Malayalam 600 - - 60 - -
 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) 8,700 Kannada 8,700 - - - - -
 Aghori 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Agri 600 Marathi 600 - - - - -
Ajila 3,800 Malayalam 3,800 - - - - -
Ajna 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Alambadi Kurichchan 1,500 Kurichiya 1,500 - - - - -
Ambalavasi 8,500 Malayalam 8,500 - - - - -
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Ambattan 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Amma Kodaga 2,000 Kodava 2,000 - - - - -
Anamuk 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Andh 1,300 Marathi 1,300 - - - - -
Anduran 2,500 Konkani 2,500 - - - - -
Anglo 44,000 English - - - 44,000 - -
 Ansari 331,000 Urdu - 331,000 - - - -
Anuppan 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Arab 200 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 200 - - - -
Arandan 70 Aranadan 70 - - - - -
 Arasu 44,000 Kannada 44,000 - - - - -
Aray Mala 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
Arayan 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 900 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
 Arunthathiyar 3,500 Tamil 3,500 - - - - -
Arwa Mala 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 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) 51,000 Hindi 49,000 - - - - 2,000
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) 1,600 Urdu - 1,600 - - - -
Bahrupi 50 Marathi 50 - - - - -
Baira 8,300 Kannada 8,300 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 64,000 Hindi 6,900 - - - - 52,000
Bakad 5,300 Kannada 5,300 - - - - -
Bakuda 3,800 Tulu 3,800 - - - - -
Balagai 8,800 Kannada 8,700 - 80 - - -
Balasantoshi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 999,000 Kannada 982,000 - - - - 17,000
Balija Bogam 19,000 Telugu 19,000 - - - - 300
Balija Dasari 35,000 Kannada 34,000 - - - - 1,100
Balija Gopanthi 7,100 Telugu 7,100 - - - - -
Bandi (Hindu traditions) 6,700 Kannada 6,700 - - - - -
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Bangar 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Bania 680,000 Hindi 420,000 - - - - 260,000
 Bania Agarwal 25,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - 7,100
Bania Chaturth 2,500 Marathi - - - - - 2,500
 Bania Chetti 156,000 Tamil 79,000 - - - - 77,000
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 33,000 - - - - 400
Bania Mahajan 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 700 Hindi 600 - - - - 40
Bania Marwadi 1,800 Marwari 1,800 - - - - 60
 Bania Oswal 2,700 Hindi 600 - - - - 2,100
Bania Pancham 1,100 Kannada - - - - - 1,100
 Bania Porwal 3,700 Hindi 2,100 - - - - 1,600
 Bania Srimali 400 Gujarati - - - - - 300
Bania Trivarnika Vaisya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Bania Ummad 900 Hindi 200 - - - - 700
Banijiga 745,000 Kannada 667,000 - - 900 - 84,000
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 1,185,000 Lambadi 1,184,000 - - 900 800 -
Banjara Rathor (Hindu traditions) 110,000 Lambadi 110,000 - - - 80 -
Banka 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
Banna 300 Kodava 300 - - - - -
Barda 400 Marathi 300 - - - - 30
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Bariki 400 Odia 400 - - - - -
 Basor 67,000 Hindi 64,000 - - - - 2,900
Bathada 3,600 Tulu 3,600 - - - - -
Battal 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Bauri 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Bavcha 1,200 Gujarati 1,200 - - - - -
Bawaria (Sikh traditions) 60 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 60 -
Bawtar 80 Konkani, Goan 80 - - - - -
Bazigar (Hindu traditions) 4,500 Telugu 4,500 - - - - -
 Beda Jangam 540,000 Kannada 205,000 - 200 - 200 334,000
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 2,298,000 Kannada 2,298,000 - - - - -
Bedar Bile 106,000 Kannada 106,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kakamundi 97,000 Telugu 97,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kare 104,000 Kannada 104,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kashmir (Muslim traditions) 2,300 Urdu - 2,300 - - - -
Bedar Myasa 61,000 Telugu 61,000 - - - - -
Bedar Naik Makkalu 106,000 Kannada 106,000 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Beg 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 711,000 Kannada 650,000 - - - - 61,000
Beldar Katani Uppara 11,000 Kannada 9,200 - - - - 1,500
Beldar Larhia (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Kannada 17,000 - - - - 900
Beldar Mith Gauda 1,200 Konkani, Goan 1,000 - - - - 100
Beldar Narmada Uppara 14,000 Kannada 13,000 - - - - 100
Beldar Sunkar 3,000 Marathi 3,000 - - - - -
Beldar Urindavan 900 Kannada 900 - - - - -
Bellara 2,200 Kannada 2,200 - - - - -
 Bhampta 2,500 Marathi 2,500 - - - - -
Bhand (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Bhandari 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Bhangi (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - 100 -
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 6,700 Hindi 6,700 - - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
Bhangi Mehtar 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
Bhansala 6,800 Marathi 6,800 - - - - -
Bharathar 500 Tamil 200 - - 200 - -
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Bhattra 20 Bhatri 20 - - - - -
Bhavin 800 Konkani 800 - - - - -
 Bhil 1,900 Hindi 1,800 40 - 20 - 30
 Bhisti 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 322,000 Hindi 322,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia Sikkim 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 1,400 Kuvi 1,400 - - - - -
Bidur 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
Binapatta 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Bind 1,000 Bhojpuri 1,000 - - - - -
 Bohra 400 Gujarati - 400 - - - -
 Boya 315,000 Telugu 312,000 - - - - 2,900
 Brahmin 2,644,000 Hindi 2,558,000 - - 300 - 88,000
Brahmin (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Brahmin Anavada 3,200 Gujarati 3,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Anavala 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Brahmin Audich 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Bengali 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
Brahmin Chitpavan 47,000 Marathi 47,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Daima 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Deshastha 62,000 Marathi 62,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Gaud Saraswat 44,000 Konkani 44,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 84,000 Hindi 84,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujar Gaur 4,900 Hindi 4,900 - - - - -
Brahmin Gujarati 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Brahmin Iyer 24,000 Tamil 24,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 4,300 Hindi 4,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 67,000 Hindi 67,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 292,000 Kannada 292,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Karhada 12,000 Marathi 12,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Khandelwal 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
Brahmin Khedawal 700 Gujarati 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 64,000 Marathi 64,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi 52,000 Marathi 52,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Mewada 3,100 Gujarati 3,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Modh 2,600 Gujarati 2,600 - - - - -
Brahmin Nagar 2,100 Gujarati 2,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Nambudiri 1,500 Malayalam 1,500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Ojha 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Sanadhya 80,000 Hindi 80,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 29,000 Hindi 29,000 - - - - -
 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 16,000 Telugu 16,000 - 20 - - -
 Chain 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Chakkiliyan 3,500 Tamil 3,500 - - - - -
Chaliyan 5,800 Tulu 5,800 - - - - -
 Chalvadi 194,000 Kannada 186,000 - 2,300 - - 6,200
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 654,000 Hindi 651,000 - 1,500 1,700 - -
Chandala 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
Chapparband (Hindu traditions) 5,800 Kannada 5,800 - - - - -
 Chapparband (Muslim traditions) 3,400 Urdu - 3,400 - - - -
Chaptegar 6,400 Konkani, Goan 6,400 - - - - -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Charodi 4,600 Konkani, Goan 4,500 - - 200 - -
 Chenchu 800 Telugu 800 - - - - -
 Chenna Dasar 43,000 Kannada 43,000 - - - - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Malayalam 26,000 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 7,400 Malayalam - - - 7,400 - -
 Chhetri 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
Chhimba (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Chhipa (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
 Chitara 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) 5,000 Marathi 2,300 - - - - 2,700
 Chodhara 500 Chodri 400 30 20 - - -
 Christian 60,000 Hindi - - - 60,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Marathi 16,000 - - - - -
Dakkal 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 234,000 Hindi 218,000 - - - - 17,000
Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions) 3,800 Gujarati 3,600 - - - - 200
Devadasi 7,100 Kannada 7,100 - - - - -
Devadiga 139,000 Tulu 136,000 - 900 - - 1,700
Devadiga Kalavant 6,500 Konkani 6,200 - - - - 300
Devanga 465,000 Kannada 387,000 - - 11,000 - 67,000
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,156,000 Gujarati 1,156,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 641,000 Hindi 634,000 - 600 - - 5,900
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 30,000 Urdu - 30,000 - - - -
 Dhodia Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Dhor 37,000 Marathi 30,000 - 60 - - 6,500
Divehi 100 Maldivian - 100 - - - -
Dom 24,000 Telugu 24,000 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Dubla 600 Dubli 600 - - - - -
 Dudekula 60 Telugu - 60 - - - -
Durgamurgi 1,200 Kannada 1,200 - - - - -
Ellamalawar 700 Kannada 700 - - - - -
 Faqir 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
 Gadaba 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
Galada Konkani 800 Tulu 700 - - - - -
 Gamit 400 Gamit 400 - - - - 20
 Ganda 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
Gandla 43,000 Telugu 21,000 - - - - 23,000
 Gangakula 1,381,000 Kannada 1,380,000 - - - - 500
Gantichore 4,600 Kannada 4,600 - - - - -
 Garoda (Hindu traditions) 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
Garoda (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Gatti 5,900 Tulu 5,900 - - - - -
 Gauda 28,000 Odia 28,000 - - - - -
Gavara 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Gawli 18,000 Marathi 18,000 - - - - -
Ghadasi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
Ghadi 4,100 Konkani, Goan 4,100 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Ghasi (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Ghisadi 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
 Giddikki 55,000 Konkani 55,000 - - - - -
Goanese 73,000 Konkani, Goan - - - 73,000 - -
Godda 3,600 Kannada 3,400 - 200 - - -
 Gond 173,000 Hindi 171,000 400 200 50 30 2,000
Gondaru 81,000 Kannada 81,000 - - - - -
 Gondhali 4,700 Marathi 4,700 - - - - -
Gopal 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Gosain 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - -
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Telugu 2,700 - - - - -
Gosangi (Muslim traditions) 300 Telugu - 300 - - - -
Gowari Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Gowdulu 15,000 Kannada 15,000 - - 20 - 30
Gudigar 2,500 Konkani 2,500 - - - - -
 Gujar (Hindu traditions) 7,800 Hindi 7,800 - - - - -
Gujar (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
Habura 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Hadi 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Hajam 14,000 Urdu - 14,000 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 11,000 Vaagri Booli 11,000 - - 40 - 20
Halleer 6,000 Marathi 5,700 - 300 - - -
Halsar 13,000 Konkani, Goan 12,000 - 300 - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Halwakki Wakkal 118,000 Kannada 117,000 - 700 500 - 200
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 100 Chinese, Mandarin - - 100 - - -
Hanabar 72,000 Tulu 72,000 - - - - -
 Hande Jogi 43,000 Kannada 20,000 - 60 - - 22,000
Harkantra 20,000 Konkani, Goan 20,000 - - - - -
Hasalaru 27,000 Tulu 27,000 - - - - 100
Hasla 2,800 Tulu 2,800 - - - - -
 Hatkar 76,000 Marathi 76,000 - - - - -
Holar 1,700 Marathi 1,600 - 40 - - 100
Holaya Dasar 4,100 Kannada 4,100 - 20 - - -
Holer 787,000 Kannada 729,000 - 41,000 - - 17,000
Idayan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
 Ilavan 75,000 Malayalam 72,000 - - 3,100 - -
Illiger 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Irular 1,100 Irula 1,100 - - - - 40
Iruliga 11,000 Kannada 10,000 - - - - 300
Jaggali 1,500 Telugu 1,500 - - - - -
Jambuvulu 17,000 Telugu 17,000 - 50 - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 17,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 17,000 -
Javeri 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Jenu Kuruba 39,000 Kurumba, Jennu 39,000 30 - - - 80
 Jew, South Asian 80 Marathi - - - - - 80
Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
 Jingar 6,800 Marwari 6,200 - - - - 500
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 107,000 Bengali 107,000 - - - - -
 Julaha 200 Hindi - - - - 200 -
Kachari (Hindu traditions) 800 Marathi 700 - - - - 100
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Kachhia (Hindu traditions) 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Kadaiyar 600 Tamil 600 - - 50 - -
 Kadan 500 Kadar 500 - - - - -
Kadia (Hindu traditions) 106,000 Kannada 106,000 - - - - -
Kadu Kuruba 25,000 Kannada 24,000 30 - 40 - 400
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Kaibartta 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Kaikadi 207,000 Kannada 207,000 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 9,800 Tamil 9,800 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,332,000 Telugu 1,281,000 - - - - 52,000
Kalal Idiga 969,000 Telugu 966,000 - - - - 2,600
Kalavant 29,000 Kannada 3,900 - - - - 25,000
Kalladi 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
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 14,000 Telugu 4,100 - - - - 10,000
Kanai 3,500 Urdu - 3,500 - - - -
Kanakkan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Kanate 500 Kodava 500 - - - - -
Kancha Vakkal 200 Konkani, Goan 200 - - - - -
 Kanikaran 20 Kanikkaran 20 - - - - -
Kaniyan 4,400 Malayalam 4,400 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kaora 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Kaparia 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Kapu 229,000 Telugu 229,000 - - 200 - 100
Kapu Reddi 48,000 Telugu 48,000 - - - - -
Karigar 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Karimpalan 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 84,000 Marathi 24,000 - - - - 60,000
Kasar Otari 2,500 Odia 1,500 - - - - 1,000
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 200 Kashmiri - 200 - - - -
 Kathodi 700 Marathi 600 30 - - - 80
Kattunayakan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Kavara 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Kavuthiyan 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
Kepmaris 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Khairwar 40 Bengali 40 - - - - -
 Khandait 40 Odia 40 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 34,000 Gujarati 34,000 - - - - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Khatri (Muslim traditions) 1,000 Kacchi - 1,000 - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Khetri 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Khoja 1,100 Gujarati - 1,100 - - - -
Kichagara 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kodava 114,000 Kodava 114,000 - - - - -
 Kokna 4,000 Kukna 3,900 - - - - 30
Kolayiri 900 Malayalam 900 - - - - -
 Kolhati 1,200 Marathi 1,200 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 35,000 Gujarati 35,000 - - - - -
 Koli Dhor 100,000 Marathi 99,000 100 - - - 400
 Koli Mahadev 30,000 Marathi 30,000 - 40 - - -
 Koli Malhar 9,200 Marathi 9,200 - - - - -
Koli of Sind (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Kollara Karnataka 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kolupulvandlu 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
Komarpaik 22,000 Konkani 22,000 - - - - -
 Konda Kapu 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
 Konda Reddi 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
Koosa 4,200 Kannada 4,200 - - - 20 -
Kootan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Koracha, caste 59,000 Kannada 59,000 - - - - -
Koracha, tribal 21,000 Tulu 20,000 30 - 50 - 60
 Korama 157,000 Kannada 157,000 - 100 - - -
Korama Kunchi 4,500 Kannada 4,500 - - - - -
 Kori 7,600 Bengali 7,600 - - - - -
 Korwa 55,000 Telugu 55,000 - - - - -
 Koshti 85,000 Marathi 85,000 - - 300 - 400
Kota 300 Kota 300 - - - - -
Kotegar 9,300 Kannada 9,200 - 200 - - -
 Koya 2,200 Telugu 2,100 - - - - -
Koyava 700 Kodava 700 - - - - -
Krishnanvak 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kudavakkal 56,000 Kannada 4,500 - - - - 51,000
Kudiya 3,000 Kudiya 2,900 - - - - -
 Kudumban 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
 Kudumi 43,000 Tamil 43,000 - - - - -
Kulama 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 459,000 Hindi 423,000 - - - - 35,000
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
Kummari 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 210,000 Gujarati 208,000 - - 60 - 2,400
Kunbi Anjna 3,300 Gujarati 3,300 - - - - -
Kunbi Kadwa 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
 Kunbi Konkani 4,200 Konkani, Goan 4,200 - - - - -
Kunbi Lewa 2,000 Gujarati 2,000 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 333,000 Kannada 333,000 - - - - 60
 Kuravan 13,000 Malayalam 13,000 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 59,000 Hindi 59,000 - - - - -
 Kuruba 3,407,000 Kannada 3,356,000 - - 43,000 - 8,400
 Kuruman 700 Kurumba, Betta 600 - - 20 - 40
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 80 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 80 -
 Lakhera 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Lingader 500 Marathi - - - - - 500
 Lingayat 1,288,000 Kannada - - - 400 - 1,287,000
 Lohana 600 Gujarati 600 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 75,000 Hindi 62,000 - - - - 12,000
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Machala 900 Kannada 900 - - - - -
Madari 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 78,000 Telugu - - - 78,000 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 521,000 Telugu 515,000 - 4,400 1,200 - -
 Madiga (Muslim traditions) 2,200 Telugu - 2,000 - - - -
Madiga Penda 300 Telugu - 300 - - - -
 Magar 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Maha Malasar 40 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Mahar (Christian traditions) 15,000 Marathi - - - 15,000 - -
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) 84,000 Marathi 77,000 - 7,300 - - -
 Mahishya 1,400 Bengali 1,400 - - - - -
 Mahratta 2,215,000 Marathi 2,156,000 60 - 40 - 60,000
Mahratta Gomatang 7,300 Marathi 7,300 - - - - -
Mahratta Konkani 49,000 Marathi 49,000 - - - - 100
 Mahratta Kunbi 65,000 Gujarati 65,000 - - - - -
Mahratta Shinde 2,700 Marathi 2,700 - - - - 20
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Mahyavanshi 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
Maila 3,300 Tulu 3,300 - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 13,000 Telugu - - - 13,000 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 22,000 Telugu 22,000 - 30 200 - -
 Mala Dasari 6,300 Telugu 6,300 - 30 - - -
Mala Hannai 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Mala Jangam 500 Telugu 500 - - - - -
Mala Jetti 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
Mala Masti 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Mala Sale 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Mala Sanyasi 1,600 Telugu 1,600 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 161,000 Malayalam - - - 161,000 - -
 Malai Vedan 1,000 Malayalam 1,000 - - 30 - -
Malaikudi 9,900 Tulu 9,900 - - - - 50
Malasar 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Malava 24,000 Tulu 20,000 - - - - 4,500
 Malayali 5,800 Tamil 5,800 - - - - -
Malayarayar Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malayekandi 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Maleru 1,800 Kannada 1,800 - - - - 20
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - - - - -
Manbhav 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Mang Garudi 4,300 Marathi 4,300 - - - - -
 Mangala 37,000 Telugu 37,000 - - - - 200
Maniyani 800 Kodava 800 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 2,600 Malayalam 2,600 - - - - -
Manne 1,000 Telugu 1,000 - - - - -
 Mappila 412,000 Malayalam - 412,000 - - - -
Marata 4,900 Marathi 4,900 - - - - -
 Maravan 23,000 Tamil 23,000 - - - - -
 Masan Jogi 19,000 Kannada 19,000 - - - - -
Mashti 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
Matang (Christian traditions) 3,000 Marathi - - - 3,000 - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 36,000 Marathi 35,000 - 700 - - -
Mavilan 200 Tulu 200 - - - - -
 Mawalud 47,000 Urdu - 47,000 - - - -
Meda 44,000 Kannada 43,000 50 - 50 - 500
 Megh (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 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 89,000 Tulu 87,000 - 2,400 - - -
Moger Moyan 4,500 Tulu 4,400 - 20 - - -
 Moghal 160,000 Urdu - 160,000 - - - -
 Momna 80 Gujarati - 80 - - - -
Mondiwaru 200 Telugu - 200 - - - -
Mudhar 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) 2,300 Malayalam - - - 2,300 - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 6,400 Malayalam 6,400 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) 100 Malayalam - 100 - - - -
Mukri 14,000 Kannada 12,000 - 1,400 - - -
Mundala 32,000 Tulu 32,000 - - - - -
 Munnur 25,000 Telugu 25,000 - - - - -
Mutali 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Muthuvan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 23,000 Telugu 23,000 - - - - -
 Nadar 89,000 Tamil 64,000 - - 25,000 - -
 Nadia 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Naga 60 Naga Pidgin - - - 60 - -
Nagar 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 40 Sadri - 40 - - - -
Nagartha 40,000 Kannada 40,000 - - - - 80
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 394,000 Hindi 305,000 - - - - 89,000
Nai (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Naikadaya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Naikda 3,472,000 Kannada 3,442,000 3,900 300 900 300 24,000
 Nair 147,000 Malayalam 147,000 - - - - -
Nalakeyava 7,400 Kannada 7,400 - - - - -
Nalband 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Nalkadaya 900 Tulu 900 - - - - -
 Namassej 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
 Namassej Chandel 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
Natakani 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Nau Buddh 300 Marathi - - 300 - - -
Navait 12,000 Malayalam - 12,000 - - - -
Navithan 13,000 Tamil 13,000 - - - - -
 Nayadi 1,500 Gujarati 1,500 - - - - -
 Newah 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Padiar 1,000 Konkani, Goan 1,000 - - - - -
Pagi 400 Konkani, Goan 400 - - - - -
Pale 15,000 Kodava 15,000 - - - - -
Paliya 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Paliyan 2,900 Tamil 2,900 - - - - -
 Pallan 3,100 Tamil 3,100 - - - - -
Palleyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Palliyan 700 Tamil 700 - - 40 - 30
Palluvan 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Pambada 1,000 Tulu 1,000 - - - - -
 Pan 1,700 Odia 1,700 - - - - -
Panan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Panchama 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
Pandaram 4,000 Malayalam 4,000 - - - - -
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 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Paraiyan 4,500 Tamil 3,800 - - 700 - -
Paravan 5,600 Malayalam 4,500 - - 1,100 - -
Pardhan 100 Pardhan 100 - - - - -
 Pardhi 6,600 Pardhi 6,300 60 - 20 - 300
 Parsee 600 Gujarati - - - - - 600
 Pashtun, Northern 582,000 Urdu - 582,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Patelia 300 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Patharwat 14,000 Marathi 14,000 - - - - -
Patralu 300 Odia 300 - - - - -
Patramela 4,600 Konkani 4,600 - - - - -
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 172,000 Urdu - 172,000 - - - -
 Pod 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
 Portuguese 100 Indo-Portuguese - - - 100 - -
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 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Raddi 170,000 Kannada 71,000 - - - - 99,000
 Rai 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Raigar 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
Rainudas 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 700 Rangpuri 700 - - - - -
Rajpur 41,000 Konkani, Goan 41,000 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 177,000 Hindi 172,000 - - - - 5,700
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 10,000 Urdu - 10,000 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 5,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 5,000 -
 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) 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
Rajput Sengar 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
Raju 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) 90 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 90 -
Ramoshi 1,500 Marathi 1,500 - - - - -
Raneyar 4,800 Kannada 4,800 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 45,000 Marathi 41,000 - - - - 3,900
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 1,500 Urdu - 1,500 - - - -
 Rathawa 30 Rathawi 30 - - - - -
 Ravalia 8,900 Gujarati 8,900 - - - - -
Raya Rawat 2,500 Kannada 2,500 - - - - -
 Razu 15,000 Telugu 15,000 - - - - -
 Relli 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
Sada 8,600 Kannada - - - - - 8,600
Sahari 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Saini (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Saini (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
Sali 616,000 Kannada 396,000 - - - - 220,000
Samagara 110,000 Kannada 70,000 - 300 - - 40,000
 Samanthan 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
 Samban 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Sangar 90 Marathi 90 - - - - -
Sapari 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Sardar (Hindu traditions) 4,000 Kannada 3,700 - - - - 200
 Sarera (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Satani 103,000 Telugu 103,000 - - - - -
 Sayyid 880,000 Urdu - 880,000 - - - -
Sema Unknown Naga, Sumi - - - - - -
 Shaikh 4,724,000 Urdu - 4,724,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 447,000 Urdu - 447,000 - - - -
Shinligar 5,300 Kannada 5,300 - - - - -
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Gujarati 1,000 - - 80 - -
 Siddi (Muslim traditions) 300 Gujarati - 300 - - - -
Sikligar (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 3,800 Urdu - 3,800 - - - -
Silawat (Hindu traditions) 23,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - 11,000
Sillekyatha 21,000 Kannada 21,000 - - - - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 40 Sindhi - 40 - - - -
Sindhollu 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Sindhuria 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
 Sinhalese 40 Sinhala - - 40 - - -
 Soligar 200 Sholaga 200 - - - - -
Soligaru 35,000 Kannada 35,000 50 - 20 - 100
Somvanshi 169,000 Marathi 169,000 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 286,000 Hindi 276,000 - - - - 9,000
 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 5,300 - - 100 - -
Sudri 1,100 Tulu - - - 1,100 - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
Sunri (Muslim traditions) 9,300 Konkani, Goan - 9,300 - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 187,000 Malayalam - - - 187,000 - -
Takari 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
 Tamang 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 96,000 Hindi 55,000 - - - - 42,000
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 377,000 Tamil - 377,000 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Targala 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 800 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 403,000 Hindi 338,000 - - - - 65,000
Thakkar 700 Marathi 700 - - - - -
Thandan 14,000 Malayalam 14,000 - - 200 - -
 Tharu 40 Tharu, Madhya-Purbiya 40 - - - - -
 Thori (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste 2,100 Telugu 2,100 - - - - -
 Tibetan 60,000 Tibetan, Central - - 60,000 - - -
 Tili 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Tirgar (Hindu traditions) 700 Gujarati 700 - - - - -
Tirmali 90 Marathi 90 - - - - -
 Toda 70 Toda 60 - - - - -
 Tulu 80 Tulu 60 - - 20 - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Urali 46,000 Malayalam 46,000 - - 30 - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 1,175,000 Telugu 1,174,000 - 600 300 - -
 Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga 5,855,000 Kannada 5,785,000 - - 14,000 - 63,000
Vakkaliga Kunchitiga 220,000 Kannada 220,000 - - - - 300
 Valluvan 1,900 Tamil 1,900 - - - - -
Vaniyan 33,000 Tamil 27,000 - - 6,700 - -
Vanjara 10,000 Marathi 10,000 - - - - -
 Vannan 28,000 Tamil 22,000 - - 5,900 - -
 Vanniyan 705,000 Tamil 702,000 - - - - 3,100
Vanniyan Agnikula 70,000 Tamil 70,000 - - - - -
Vanniyan Pala Ekiri 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Vanniyan Thigala 46,000 Tamil 46,000 - - 500 - -
 Varli 100 Varli 100 - - - - -
Vasudev 500 Hindi 500 - - - - 60
Velakkithalanayan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Velama 5,500 Telugu 5,500 - - - - -
Velan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Vellalan 317,000 Tamil 300,000 - - 16,000 - -
Vellalan Mudaliar 31,000 Tamil 31,000 - - - - -
Veluthadanayar 3,600 Malayalam 3,600 - - - - -
Vettuvan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Viramushti 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 1,290,000 Telugu 1,285,000 - - 1,500 - 3,100
Viswakarma Asari 30,000 Malayalam 30,000 - - - - -
Viswakarma Kollan 5,100 Malayalam 5,100 - - - - -
Viswakarma Panchal 111,000 Kannada 111,000 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 5,200 Malayalam 5,200 - - - - -
Vitholia 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 987,000 Hindi 984,000 - - - - 2,300
Yadav Dhindhor 27,000 Hindi 27,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 103,000 Telugu 103,000 - - - - -
Yadav Sadgope 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Yenadi 21,000 Telugu 21,000 - - - - -
Yerava 30,000 Ravula 30,000 40 - 40 - 40
 Yerukula 1,500 Yerukula 1,500 - - - - -
  Totals:  666 64,892,000   632 51,838,000 8,258,000 149,000 1,150,000 28,000 3,480,000
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