CountryIndia

State:

  

Karnataka

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Number of People Groups

667

Unreached People Groups

634

Total Population

66,487,000

Buddhist

0.2 %

Christian

1.8 %

Hindu

79.6 %

Muslim

13.1 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

5.2 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
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Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 82,000 Telugu 62,000 - 20 20,000 - -
 Adi Dravida 1,255,000 Tamil 1,077,000 - 800 178,000 - -
 Adi Karnataka 3,883,000 Kannada 3,670,000 - 22,000 188,000 600 1,200
 Adiyan 600 Malayalam 500 - - 60 - -
 Agamudaiyan 24,000 Tamil 24,000 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 19,000 Tamil 19,000 - - - - -
Agani 500 Kodava 500 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) 9,200 Kannada 9,200 - - - - -
 Aghori 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Agri 600 Marathi 600 - - - - -
Ajila 4,000 Malayalam 4,000 - - - - -
Ajna 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Alambadi Kurichchan 1,600 Kurichiya 1,600 - - - - -
Ambalavasi 8,900 Malayalam 8,900 - - - - -
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Ambattan 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
 Amma Kodaga 2,100 Kodava 2,100 - - - - -
Anamuk 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Andh 1,300 Marathi 1,300 - - - - -
Anduran 2,600 Konkani 2,600 - - - - -
Anglo 47,000 English - - - 47,000 - -
 Ansari 349,000 Urdu - 349,000 - - - -
Anuppan 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
 Arab 200 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 200 - - - -
Arandan 70 Aranadan 70 - - - - -
 Arasu 47,000 Kannada 47,000 - - - - -
Aray Mala 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
Arayan 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 1,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,000 -
 Arunthathiyar 3,600 Telugu 3,600 - - - - -
Arwa Mala 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 20 Assamese - 20 - - - -
Atari 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
Ayri 200 Kodava 200 - - - - -
Ayyanavar 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Badaga 21,000 Badaga 21,000 - - 30 - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 54,000 Hindi 52,000 - - - - 2,100
Badhai Konkani 1,200 Marathi 1,200 - - - - -
 Bagata 4,500 Telugu 4,500 - - - - -
 Bagdi 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
Bagga 500 Kannada 500 - - - - -
Baghban (Muslim traditions) 1,700 Urdu - 1,700 - - - -
Bahrupi 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
Baira 8,700 Kannada 8,700 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 68,000 Bengali 7,200 - - - - 54,000
Bakad 5,600 Kannada 5,600 - - - - -
Bakuda 4,000 Tulu 4,000 - - - - -
Balagai 9,300 Kannada 9,200 - 80 - - -
Balasantoshi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 1,054,000 Telugu 1,036,000 - - - - 18,000
Balija Bogam 21,000 Telugu 20,000 - - - - 300
Balija Dasari 37,000 Kannada 36,000 - - - - 1,200
Balija Gopanthi 7,500 Telugu 7,500 - - - - -
Bandi 7,100 Kannada 7,100 - - - - -
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Bangar 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 27,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - 7,500
Bania Chaturth 2,700 Marathi - - - - - 2,700
 Bania Chetti 164,000 Tamil 83,000 - - - - 81,000
Bania Gujar 1,300 Gujarati 1,300 - - - - -
Bania Jaiswal 1,000 Hindi 400 - - - - 600
Bania Kasar 1,100 Hindi 200 - - - - 800
 Bania Komti 36,000 Telugu 35,000 - - - - 400
Bania Mahajan 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 700 Hindi 700 - - - - 40
Bania Marwadi 1,900 Marwari 1,900 - - - - 60
 Bania Oswal 2,900 Hindi 700 - - - - 2,200
 Bania Porwal 4,000 Hindi 2,200 - - - - 1,700
 Bania Srimali 400 Gujarati - - - - - 400
Bania Trivarnika Vaisya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Bania Ummad 1,000 Hindi 200 - - - - 800
 Bania unspecified 347,000 Hindi 214,000 - - - - 133,000
Banijiga 786,000 Kannada 704,000 - - 900 - 88,000
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 1,251,000 Lambadi 1,249,000 - - 900 800 -
Banjara Rathor (Hindu traditions) 116,000 Lambadi 116,000 - - - 80 -
Banka 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
Banna 400 Kodava 400 - - - - -
Barda 400 Marathi 300 - - - - 30
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Bariki 400 Odia 400 - - - - -
 Basor 71,000 Hindi 68,000 - - - - 3,200
Bathada 3,800 Tulu 3,800 - - - - -
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) 4,700 Telugu 4,700 - - - - -
 Beda Jangam 570,000 Kannada 216,000 - 200 - 200 353,000
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 2,423,000 Kannada 2,423,000 - - - - -
Bedar Bile 112,000 Kannada 112,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kakamundi 102,000 Telugu 102,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kare 110,000 Kannada 110,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kashmir (Muslim traditions) 2,500 Urdu - 2,500 - - - -
Bedar Myasa 64,000 Telugu 64,000 - - - - -
Bedar Naik Makkalu 112,000 Kannada 112,000 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Beg 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 751,000 Kannada 687,000 - - - - 64,000
Beldar Katani Uppara 11,000 Kannada 9,700 - - - - 1,600
Beldar Lonari 19,000 Kannada 18,000 - - - - 1,000
Beldar Mith Gauda 1,200 Konkani, Goan 1,100 - - - - 200
Beldar Narmada Uppara 14,000 Kannada 14,000 - - - - 100
Beldar Sunkar 3,100 Marathi 3,100 - - - - -
Beldar Urindavan 1,000 Kannada 1,000 - - - - -
Bellara 2,300 Kannada 2,300 - - - - -
 Bhampta 2,600 Marathi 2,600 - - - - -
Bhand (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Bhandari 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Bhangi (Hindu traditions) 27,000 Hindi 27,000 - - - 100 -
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 7,000 Hindi 7,000 - - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
Bhansala 7,200 Marathi 7,200 - - - - -
Bharathar 500 Tamil 300 - - 200 - -
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Bhattra 20 Bhatri 20 - - - - -
Bhavin 800 Konkani 800 - - - - -
 Bhil unspecified 1,500 Hindi 1,500 20 - - - -
 Bhisti 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 339,000 Hindi 339,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia Sikkim 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 1,500 Kuvi 1,500 - - - - -
Bidur 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
Binapatta 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Bind 1,100 Bhojpuri 1,100 - - - - -
 Bohra 400 Gujarati - 400 - - - -
 Boya 331,000 Telugu 329,000 - - - - 2,800
Brahmin (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Brahmin Anavada 3,400 Gujarati 3,400 - - - - -
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 66,000 Marathi 66,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Gaud Saraswat 46,000 Konkani 46,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Gaur 88,000 Hindi 88,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujar Gaur 5,200 Hindi 5,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Gujarati 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Brahmin Iyer 25,000 Tamil 25,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 4,600 Hindi 4,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 71,000 Hindi 71,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Kannada 308,000 Kannada 308,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Karhada 13,000 Marathi 13,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Khandelwal 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Khedawal 800 Gujarati 800 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 67,000 Marathi 67,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi 54,000 Marathi 54,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Mewada 3,200 Gujarati 3,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Modh 2,800 Gujarati 2,800 - - - - -
Brahmin Nagar 2,200 Gujarati 2,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Nambudiri 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Ojha 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Sanadhya 84,000 Hindi 84,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 31,000 Hindi 31,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sawaria 3,300 Hindi 3,300 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 15,000 Tamil 15,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Srigaud 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Tamil 40,000 Tamil 40,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 60,000 Telugu 60,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 1,320,000 Hindi 1,277,000 - - 200 - 44,000
Brahmin Vadama 11,000 Tamil 11,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Velanadu 18,000 Telugu 18,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 50 Burmese - - 50 - - -
Byagara 17,000 Kannada 17,000 - 30 - - -
 Chain 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Chakkiliyan 3,700 Tamil 3,700 - - - - -
Chaliyan 6,100 Tulu 6,100 - - - - -
 Chalvadi 205,000 Kannada 196,000 - 2,400 - - 6,500
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 690,000 Hindi 687,000 - 1,600 1,700 - -
Chandala 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
Chapparband (Hindu traditions) 6,100 Kannada 6,100 - - - - -
 Chapparband (Muslim traditions) 3,600 Urdu - 3,600 - - - -
Chaptegar 6,700 Konkani, Goan 6,700 - - - - -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Charodi 4,900 Konkani, Goan 4,700 - - 200 - -
 Chenchu 800 Telugu 800 - - - - -
 Chenna Dasar 45,000 Kannada 45,000 - - - - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 27,000 Malayalam 27,000 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 7,800 Malayalam - - - 7,800 - -
 Chhetri 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
Chhimba (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Chhipa (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
 Chitara 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) 5,700 Marathi 2,600 - - - - 3,100
 Chodhara 500 Chodri 400 30 20 - - -
 Christian unspecified 64,000 Kannada - - - 64,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Marathi 17,000 - - - - -
Dakkal 1,400 Telugu 1,400 - - - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 247,000 Hindi 230,000 - - - - 18,000
Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions) 4,000 Gujarati 3,800 - - - - 200
Devadasi 7,500 Kannada 7,500 - - - - -
Devadiga 147,000 Tulu 144,000 - 900 - - 1,800
Devadiga Kalavant 6,800 Konkani, Goan 6,600 - - - - 300
Devanga 491,000 Kannada 409,000 - - 12,000 - 70,000
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,218,000 Gujarati 1,218,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 676,000 Hindi 669,000 - 700 - - 6,200
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 32,000 Urdu - 32,000 - - - -
 Dhodia Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Dhor 39,000 Marathi 32,000 - 60 - - 6,900
Divehi 100 Maldivian - 100 - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
Domm 26,000 Telugu 26,000 - - - - -
 Dubla 600 Dubli 600 - - - - -
 Dudekula 60 Telugu - 60 - - - -
Durgamurgi 1,300 Kannada 1,300 - - - - -
Ellamalawar 700 Kannada 700 - - - - -
 Faqir 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
 Gadaba 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
Galada Konkani 800 Tulu 700 - - - - -
 Gamit 400 Gamit 400 - - - - 20
 Ganda 30 Odia 30 - - - - -
Gandla 45,000 Telugu 22,000 - - - - 24,000
 Gangakula 1,456,000 Kannada 1,456,000 - - - - 500
Gantichore 4,800 Kannada 4,800 - - - - -
 Garoda (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Garoda (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Gatti 6,300 Tulu 6,300 - - - - -
 Gauda 29,000 Odia 29,000 - - - - -
Gavara 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Gawli 19,000 Marathi 19,000 - - - - -
Ghadasi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
Ghadi 4,300 Konkani, Goan 4,300 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Ghasi (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Ghisadi 500 Marathi 500 - - - - -
 Giddikki 58,000 Konkani 58,000 - - - - -
Goan Catholic 77,000 Konkani, Goan - - - 77,000 - -
Godda 3,800 Kannada 3,600 - 200 - - -
 Gond unspecified 117,000 Hindi 115,000 200 100 30 - 1,400
Gondaru 86,000 Kannada 86,000 - - - - -
 Gondhali 5,000 Marathi 5,000 - - - - -
Gopal 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Gosain 15,000 Hindi 15,000 - - - - -
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Telugu 2,800 - - - - -
Gosangi (Muslim traditions) 300 Telugu - 300 - - - -
Gowari Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Gowdulu 16,000 Kannada 16,000 - - 20 - 70
Gudigar 2,600 Konkani 2,600 - - - - -
 Gujar (Hindu traditions) 8,200 Hindi 8,200 - - - - -
Gujar (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
Habura 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Hadi 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Hajam 15,000 Urdu - 15,000 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 11,000 Vaagri Booli 11,000 - - - - 20
Halleer 6,300 Marathi 6,000 - 300 - - -
Halsar 13,000 Konkani, Goan 13,000 - 300 - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Halwakki Wakkal 124,000 Kannada 123,000 - 800 500 - 300
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 100 Chinese, Mandarin - - 100 - - -
Hanabar 76,000 Tulu 76,000 - - - - -
 Hande Jogi 45,000 Kannada 22,000 - 60 - - 23,000
Harkantra 21,000 Konkani, Goan 21,000 - - - - -
Hasalaru 28,000 Tulu 28,000 - - - - 100
Hasla 2,900 Tulu 2,900 - - - - -
 Hatkar 80,000 Marathi 80,000 - - - - -
Holar 1,800 Marathi 1,700 - 40 - - 100
Holaya Dasar 4,300 Kannada 4,300 - 20 - - -
Holer 830,000 Kannada 770,000 - 44,000 - - 18,000
Idayan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Ilavan 80,000 Malayalam 76,000 - - 3,200 - -
Illiger 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Irular 1,100 Irula 1,100 - - - - 40
Iruliga 11,000 Kannada 11,000 - - - - 300
Jaggali 1,500 Telugu 1,500 - - - - -
Jambuvulu 18,000 Telugu 18,000 - 50 - - -
 Jat unspecified (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
 Jat unspecified (Sikh traditions) 15,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 15,000 -
Javeri 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Jenu Kuruba 42,000 Kurumba, Jennu 38,000 - - - - 3,900
 Jew, South Asian 80 Marathi - - - - - 80
Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
 Jingar 7,100 Marwari 6,600 - - - - 600
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 113,000 Bengali 113,000 - - - - -
 Julaha 200 Hindi - - - - 200 -
Kachari (Hindu traditions) 800 Marathi 700 - - - - 100
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Kachhia (Hindu traditions) 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Kadaiyar 700 Tamil 600 - - 50 - -
 Kadan 500 Kadar 500 - - - - -
Kadia (Hindu traditions) 112,000 Kannada 112,000 - - - - -
Kadu Kuruba 26,000 Kannada 25,000 30 - 40 - 600
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Kaibartta 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Kaikadi 218,000 Kannada 218,000 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 10,000 Tamil 10,000 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,405,000 Telugu 1,352,000 - - - - 55,000
Kalal Idiga 1,021,000 Telugu 1,018,000 - - - - 2,700
Kalavant 31,000 Kannada 4,100 - - - - 27,000
Kalladi 1,700 Malayalam 1,700 - - - - -
Kallan 2,100 Tamil 2,100 - - - - -
Kalota Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kamar 200 Kamar 200 - - - - -
Kamathi 9,500 Telugu 9,500 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Kammara 14,000 Telugu 3,300 - - - - 11,000
Kanai 3,700 Urdu - 3,700 - - - -
Kanakkan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Kanate 500 Kodava 500 - - - - -
Kancha Vakkal 200 Konkani, Goan 200 - - - - -
 Kanikaran 20 Kanikkaran 20 - - - - -
Kaniyan 4,600 Malayalam 4,600 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kaora 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Kaparia 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Kapu 242,000 Telugu 241,000 - - 200 - 100
Kapu Reddi 50,000 Telugu 50,000 - - - - -
Karigar 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Karimpalan 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 89,000 Marathi 25,000 - - - - 63,000
Kasar Otari 2,700 Odia 1,600 - - - - 1,100
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 200 Kashmiri - 200 - - - -
 Kathodi 800 Marathi 700 30 - - - 80
Kattunayakan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Kavara 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Kavuthiyan 1,700 Malayalam 1,700 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
Kepmaris 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Khairwar 40 Bengali 40 - - - - -
Khandait 40 Odia 40 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 36,000 Gujarati 36,000 - - - - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 21,000 Hindi 21,000 - - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Khatri (Muslim traditions) 1,000 Kacchi - 1,000 - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 400 -
Khetri 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Khoja 1,200 Gujarati - 1,200 - - - -
Kichagara 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kodava 121,000 Kodava 121,000 - - - - -
 Kokna 4,200 Kukna 4,200 - - - - 30
Kolayiri 1,000 Malayalam 1,000 - - - - -
Kolhati 1,300 Marathi 1,300 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 37,000 Gujarati 37,000 - - - - -
 Koli Dhor 105,000 Marathi 105,000 200 - - - 400
 Koli Mahadev 32,000 Marathi 31,000 - 40 - - -
 Koli Malhar 9,700 Marathi 9,700 - - - - -
Koli of Sind (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Kollara Karnataka 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kolupulvandlu 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Komarpaik 23,000 Konkani 23,000 - - - - -
 Konda Kapu 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
 Konda Reddi 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
Koosa 4,400 Kannada 4,400 - - - 20 -
Kootan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Koracha, caste 62,000 Kannada 62,000 - - - - -
Koracha, tribe 22,000 Tulu 22,000 30 - 50 - 60
 Korama 165,000 Kannada 165,000 - 100 - - -
 Kori 8,100 Bengali 8,100 - - - - -
 Korwa 58,000 Telugu 58,000 - - - - -
 Koshti 90,000 Marathi 89,000 - - 300 - 400
Kota 300 Kota 300 - - - - -
Kotegar 9,800 Kannada 9,700 - 200 - - -
 Koya 2,200 Telugu 2,200 - - - - -
Koyava 800 Kodava 800 - - - - -
Krishnanvak 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kudavakkal 59,000 Kannada 4,700 - - - - 54,000
Kudiya 3,500 Kudiya 3,500 - - - - -
 Kudumban 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
 Kudumi 45,000 Tamil 45,000 - - - - -
Kulama 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 484,000 Hindi 447,000 - - - - 37,000
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
Kummari 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 222,000 Gujarati 219,000 - - 60 - 2,600
Kunbi Anjna 3,500 Gujarati 3,500 - - - - -
Kunbi Kadwa 1,200 Gujarati 1,200 - - - - -
Kunbi Konkani 4,500 Konkani, Goan 4,500 - - - - -
Kunbi Lewa 2,100 Gujarati 2,100 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 352,000 Kannada 351,000 - - - - 60
 Kuravan 14,000 Malayalam 14,000 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 62,000 Hindi 62,000 - - - - -
 Kuruba 3,595,000 Kannada 3,542,000 - - 46,000 - 8,800
 Kuruman 800 Kurumba, Betta 700 - - 20 - 40
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 80 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 80 -
 Lakhera 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Lingader 500 Marathi - - - - - 500
 Lingayat 1,366,000 Kannada - - - 400 - 1,366,000
 Lohana 600 Gujarati 600 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 79,000 Hindi 66,000 - - - - 13,000
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Machala 1,000 Kannada 1,000 - - - - -
Madari 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 83,000 Telugu - - - 83,000 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 549,000 Telugu 543,000 - 4,600 1,300 - -
 Madiga (Muslim traditions) 2,300 Telugu - 2,100 - - - -
Madiga Penda 300 Telugu - 300 - - - -
 Magar 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Maha Malasar 30 Tamil 20 - - - - -
Mahar (Christian traditions) 16,000 Marathi - - - 16,000 - -
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) 89,000 Marathi 81,000 - 7,700 - - -
 Mahishya 1,500 Bengali 1,500 - - - - -
 Mahratta 2,341,000 Marathi 2,278,000 60 - 40 - 63,000
Mahratta Gomatang 7,600 Marathi 7,600 - - - - -
Mahratta Konkani 52,000 Marathi 52,000 - - - - 100
 Mahratta Kunbi 68,000 Gujarati 68,000 - - - - -
Mahratta Shinde 2,900 Marathi 2,900 - - - - 20
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Mahyavanshi 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
Maila 3,400 Tulu 3,400 - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 14,000 Telugu - - - 14,000 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 23,000 Telugu 23,000 - 30 200 - -
 Mala Dasari 6,600 Telugu 6,600 - 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 170,000 Malayalam - - - 170,000 - -
Malai Vedan 1,000 Malayalam 1,000 - - 30 - -
Malaikudi 10,000 Tulu 10,000 - - - - 50
Malasar 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Malava 21,000 Tulu 21,000 - - - - -
 Malayali 6,200 Tamil 6,200 - - - - -
Malayarayar Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malayekandi 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Maleru 2,000 Kannada 2,000 - - - - 20
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 32,000 Hindi 32,000 - - - - -
Manbhav 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Mang Garudi 4,500 Marathi 4,500 - - - - -
 Mangala 39,000 Telugu 39,000 - - - - 200
Maniyani 800 Kodava 800 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 2,800 Malayalam 2,800 - - - - -
Manne 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
 Mappila 436,000 Malayalam - 436,000 - - - -
 Maravan 24,000 Tamil 24,000 - - - - -
 Masan Jogi 20,000 Kannada 20,000 - - - - -
Mashti 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
Matang (Christian traditions) 3,200 Marathi - - - 3,200 - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 37,000 Marathi 37,000 - 800 - - -
Mavilan 200 Tulu 200 - - - - -
 Mawalud 50,000 Urdu - 50,000 - - - -
Meda 47,000 Kannada 46,000 30 - 60 - 500
 Megh (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Meitei 50 Meitei 50 - - - - -
 Memon 1,600 Gujarati - 1,600 - - - -
Mirasi (Hindu traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern 20 - - - - -
Mitha Ayyalvar 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 28,000 Bengali 28,000 - - - - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Moger 94,000 Tulu 92,000 - 2,600 - - -
Moger Moyan 4,700 Tulu 4,700 - 20 - - -
 Moghal 169,000 Urdu - 169,000 - - - -
 Momna 80 Gujarati - 80 - - - -
Mondiwaru 200 Telugu - 200 - - - -
Mudhar 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) 2,500 Malayalam - - - 2,500 - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 6,800 Malayalam 6,800 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) 100 Malayalam - 100 - - - -
Mukri 15,000 Kannada 13,000 - 1,500 - - -
Mundala 34,000 Tulu 34,000 - - - - -
 Munnur 27,000 Telugu 27,000 - - - - -
Mutali 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Muthuvan 400 Malayalam 400 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 24,000 Telugu 24,000 - - - - -
 Nadar 94,000 Tamil 67,000 - - 27,000 - -
 Nadia 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Naga unspecified 60 Naga Pidgin - - - 60 - -
Nagar 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 40 Sadri - 40 - - - -
Nagartha 42,000 Kannada 42,000 - - - - 80
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 394,000 Hindi 322,000 - - - - 72,000
Nai (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Naikadaya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Naikda 3,710,000 Kannada 3,681,000 3,800 300 1,100 300 26,000
 Nair 156,000 Malayalam 156,000 - - - - -
Nairi 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Nalakeyava 7,800 Kannada 7,800 - - - - -
Nalband 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Nalkadaya 1,000 Tulu 1,000 - - - - -
 Namassej 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
Namassej Chandel 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
Natakani 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Nau Buddh 300 Marathi - - 300 - - -
Navait 13,000 Malayalam - 13,000 - - - -
Navithan 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
 Nayadi 1,600 Gujarati 1,600 - - - - -
 Newah 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Padiar 1,000 Konkani, Goan 1,000 - - - - -
Pagi 400 Konkani, Goan 400 - - - - -
Pale 16,000 Kodava 16,000 - - - - -
Paliya 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Paliyan 3,100 Tamil 3,100 - - - - -
 Pallan 3,300 Tamil 3,300 - - - - -
Palleyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Palliyan 700 Tamil 700 - - 40 - 30
Palluvan 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Pambada 1,100 Tulu 1,100 - - - - -
 Pan 1,800 Odia 1,800 - - - - -
Panan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Panchama 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
Pandaram 4,300 Malayalam 4,300 - - - - -
Panditattan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Pangul 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Panika 700 Chhattisgarhi 700 - - - - -
Panikkan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Paniyan 1,000 Paniya 900 - - - - 30
 Pannadi 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
Panniandi 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Paraiyan 4,700 Tamil 4,000 - - 700 - -
Paravan 5,900 Malayalam 4,700 - - 1,200 - -
Pardhan 100 Pardhan 100 - - - - -
 Pardhi 7,000 Pardhi 6,600 60 - 20 - 300
 Parsee 700 Gujarati - - - - - 700
 Pashtun Northern 614,000 Urdu - 614,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Patelia 300 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Patharwat 14,000 Marathi 14,000 - - - - -
Patralu 300 Odia 300 - - - - -
Patramela 4,900 Konkani 4,900 - - - - -
Patvekari (Hindu traditions) 25,000 Kannada 25,000 - - - - -
Patvekari (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Perka 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Persian 200 Persian, Iranian - 200 - - - -
Phudgi 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
Pichakuntla 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
Pindara 17,000 Urdu - 17,000 - - - -
 Pinjara 182,000 Urdu - 182,000 - - - -
 Pod 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
 Portuguese 100 Indo-Portuguese - - - 100 - -
Prabhu Kayastha 1,500 Marathi 1,500 - - - - -
Pulayan 18,000 Malayalam 18,000 - - - - -
Pulayan (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Malayalam 18,000 - - - - -
Pulayan Thanda 2,400 Malayalam 2,400 - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Qassab 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Raddi 179,000 Kannada 75,000 - - - - 104,000
 Rai 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Raigar 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
Rainudas 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 800 Rajbanshi 800 - - - - -
Rajpur 44,000 Konkani, Goan 44,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 1,800 Hindi 1,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 6,800 Hindi 6,800 - - - - -
Rajput Gahlot 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
Rajput Rathor 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
Rajput Sengar 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Rajput unspecified (Hindu traditions) 99,000 Hindi 96,000 - - - - 3,200
 Rajput unspecified (Muslim traditions) 6,800 Urdu - 6,800 - - - -
 Rajput unspecified (Sikh traditions) 5,200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 5,200 -
Raju 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
Ramoshi 1,500 Marathi 1,500 - - - - -
Raneyar 5,000 Kannada 5,000 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 48,000 Marathi 44,000 - - - - 4,100
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Urdu - 1,600 - - - -
 Rathawa 30 Rathawi 30 - - - - -
 Ravalia 9,400 Gujarati 9,400 - - - - -
Raya Rawat 2,600 Kannada 2,600 - - - - -
 Razu 16,000 Telugu 16,000 - - - - -
 Relli 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
Sada 9,100 Kannada - - - - - 9,100
Sahari 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Saini (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Saini (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
Sali 650,000 Kannada 417,000 - - - - 232,000
Samagara 116,000 Kannada 74,000 - 300 - - 42,000
 Samanthan 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
Samban 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Sangar 100 Marathi 100 - - - - -
Sapari 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Sardar (Hindu traditions) 4,200 Kannada 3,900 - - - - 200
 Sarera (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Satani 108,000 Telugu 108,000 - - - - -
 Sayyid 929,000 Urdu - 929,000 - - - -
Sema Unknown Naga, Sumi - - - - - -
 Shaikh 4,974,000 Urdu - 4,974,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 472,000 Urdu - 472,000 - - - -
Shinligar 5,600 Kannada 5,600 - - - - -
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Kannada 1,100 - - 80 - -
 Siddi (Muslim traditions) 300 Gujarati - 300 - - - -
Sikligar (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 4,100 Urdu - 4,100 - - - -
Silawat 900 Kannada - - - - - 900
Silawat (Hindu traditions) 24,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - 12,000
Sillekyatha 22,000 Kannada 22,000 - - - - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 40 Sindhi - 40 - - - -
Sindhollu 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Sindhuria 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
 Sinhalese 40 Sinhala - - 40 - - -
 Soligar 300 Sholaga 300 - - - - 30
Soligaru 39,000 Kannada 33,000 30 - 50 - 5,600
Somvanshi 179,000 Marathi 179,000 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 301,000 Hindi 292,000 - - - - 9,500
 Sonar (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Urdu - 1,300 - - - -
Sonar (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 50 -
Sonar Bail Pattur 500 Kannada 500 - - - - -
Sudra 5,800 Marathi 5,600 - - 200 - -
Sudri 1,200 Tulu - - - 1,200 - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
Sunri (Muslim traditions) 9,800 Konkani, Goan - 9,800 - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 197,000 Malayalam - - - 197,000 - -
Takari 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
 Tamang 20 Tamang, Eastern 20 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 93,000 Hindi 57,000 - - - - 36,000
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 409,000 Tamil - 409,000 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Targala 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 900 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 425,000 Hindi 357,000 - - - - 69,000
Thakkar 800 Marathi 800 - - - - -
Thandan 15,000 Malayalam 15,000 - - 200 - -
 Tharu 40 Tharu, Madhya-Purbiya 40 - - - - -
 Thori (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste 2,200 Telugu 2,200 - - - - -
 Tibetan 64,000 Tibetan, Central - - 64,000 - - -
 Tili 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Tirgar (Hindu traditions) 800 Gujarati 800 - - - - -
Tirmali 100 Marathi 100 - - - - -
 Toda 70 Toda 60 - - - - -
 Tulu 80 Tulu 60 - - 20 - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Urali 49,000 Malayalam 49,000 - - 30 - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 1,239,000 Telugu 1,239,000 - 700 400 - -
 Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga 6,175,000 Kannada 6,106,000 - - 15,000 - 66,000
Vakkaliga Kunchitiga 232,000 Kannada 232,000 - - - - 300
 Valluvan 2,000 Tamil 2,000 - - - - -
Vaniyan 35,000 Tamil 28,000 - - 7,000 - -
Vanjara 11,000 Marathi 11,000 - - - - -
 Vannan 30,000 Tamil 24,000 - - 6,200 - -
 Vanniyan 743,000 Tamil 740,000 - - - - 3,300
Vanniyan (Lingayat traditions) 400 Tamil - - - - - 400
Vanniyan Agnikula 74,000 Tamil 74,000 - - - - -
Vanniyan Pala Ekiri 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Vanniyan Thigala 49,000 Tamil 48,000 - - 500 - -
 Varli 100 Varli 100 - - - - -
Vasudev 500 Hindi 500 - - - - 60
Velakkithalanayan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Velama 5,800 Telugu 5,800 - - - - -
Velan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Vellalan 334,000 Tamil 317,000 - - 17,000 - -
Vellalan Mudaliar 33,000 Tamil 33,000 - - - - -
Veluthadanayar 3,800 Malayalam 3,800 - - - - -
Vettuvan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Viramushti 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 1,361,000 Telugu 1,356,000 - - 1,600 - 3,300
Viswakarma (Lingayat traditions) 400 Kannada - - - - - 400
Viswakarma Asari 31,000 Malayalam 31,000 - - - - -
Viswakarma Kollan 5,300 Malayalam 5,300 - - - - -
Viswakarma Panchal 117,000 Kannada 117,000 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 5,500 Malayalam 5,500 - - - - -
Vitholia 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 1,041,000 Hindi 1,039,000 - - - - 2,400
Yadav Dhindhor 29,000 Hindi 29,000 - - - - -
Yadav Gola 109,000 Telugu 109,000 - - - - -
Yadav Sadgope 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
 Yenadi 22,000 Telugu 22,000 - - - - -
Yerava 29,000 Ravula 28,000 - - 20 - 400
 Yerukula 1,500 Yerukula 1,500 - - - - -
  Totals:  667 66,487,000   634 52,934,000 8,712,000 158,000 1,213,000 27,000 3,462,000
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