CountryIndia

State:

  

Karnataka

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Number of People Groups

661

Unreached People Groups

628

Total Population

64,411,000

Buddhist

0.2 %

Christian

1.8 %

Hindu

79.8 %

Muslim

12.8 %

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 1,185,000 Tamil 1,017,000 - 700 167,000 - -
 Adi Karnataka 3,664,000 Kannada 3,466,000 - 21,000 178,000 500 1,100
 Adiyan 600 Malayalam 500 - - 60 - -
 Agamudaiyan 22,000 Tamil 22,000 - - - - -
Agani 500 Kodava 500 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) 8,700 Kannada 8,700 - - - - -
 Aghori 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Agri 600 Marathi 600 - - - - -
Ajila 3,700 Malayalam 3,700 - - - - -
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 330,000 Urdu - 330,000 - - - -
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 3,400 Telugu 3,400 - - - - -
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 (Hindu traditions) 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
 Bagdi, Wagdi 600 Hindi 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) 5,200 Bengali 5,200 - - - - -
Bakad 5,300 Kannada 5,300 - - - - -
Bakuda 3,800 Tulu 3,800 - - - - -
Balagai 8,700 Kannada 8,700 - 80 - - -
Balasantoshi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 995,000 Telugu 978,000 - - - - 17,000
Balija Bogam 19,000 Telugu 19,000 - - - - 300
Balija Dasari 35,000 Kannada 34,000 - - - - 1,100
Balija Gopanthi 7,000 Telugu 7,000 - - - - -
Bandi 6,700 Kannada 6,700 - - - - -
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Bangar 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Bania 677,000 Hindi 418,000 - - - - 259,000
 Bania, Agarwal 25,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - 7,100
Bania, Chaturth 2,500 Marathi - - - - - 2,500
 Bania, Chetti 155,000 Tamil 78,000 - - - - 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, 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 743,000 Kannada 664,000 - - 900 - 78,000
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 1,181,000 Lambadi 1,179,000 - - 900 800 -
Banjara Rathor, Hindu traditions 109,000 Lambadi 109,000 - - - 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 - - - - 3,000
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 538,000 Kannada 204,000 - 200 - 200 333,000
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 2,291,000 Kannada 2,291,000 - - - - -
Bedar Bile 106,000 Kannada 106,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kakamundi 96,000 Telugu 96,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kare 104,000 Kannada 104,000 - - - - -
Bedar Myasa 61,000 Telugu 61,000 - - - - -
Bedar Naik Makkalu 106,000 Kannada 106,000 - - - - -
Bedar, Kashmir (Muslim traditions) 2,300 Urdu - 2,300 - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Beg 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 709,000 Kannada 649,000 - - - - 60,000
Beldar Katani Uppara 11,000 Kannada 9,100 - - - - 1,500
Beldar Lonari 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 - - - -
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 2,000 Hindi 1,900 40 - - - 30
 Bhisti 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 320,000 Hindi 320,000 - - - - -
 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 313,000 Telugu 311,000 - - - - 2,600
 Brahmin 2,634,000 Hindi 2,547,000 - - 300 - 87,000
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 83,000 Hindi 83,000 - - - - -
 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 290,000 Kannada 290,000 - - - - -
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 63,000 Marathi 63,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Marathi 51,000 Marathi 51,000 - - - - -
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 79,000 Hindi 79,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Saraswat 29,000 Hindi 29,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Sawaria 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Sholiar 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
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 Kannada 16,000 - 20 - - -
 Chain 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Chakkiliyan 3,500 Tamil 3,500 - - - - -
Chaliyan 5,800 Tulu 5,800 - - - - -
 Chalvadi 193,000 Kannada 185,000 - 2,300 - - 6,100
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 651,000 Hindi 648,000 - 1,500 1,600 - -
Chandala 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
Chapparband (Hindu traditions) 5,800 Kannada 5,800 - - - - -
 Chapparband (Muslim traditions) 3,400 Urdu - 3,400 - - - -
Chaptegar 6,300 Konkani, Goan 6,300 - - - - -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Charodi 4,600 Konkani, Goan 4,500 - - 200 - -
 Chenchu 800 Telugu 800 - - - - -
Chenna Dasar 42,000 Kannada 42,000 - - - - -
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) 2,800 Marathi 1,700 - - - - 1,100
Chitrakar (Lingayat traditions) 2,800 Kannada 1,000 - - - - 1,800
 Chodhara 500 Chodri 400 30 20 - - -
 Christian unspecified 60,000 Kannada - - - 60,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Marathi 16,000 - - - - -
Dakkal 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 233,000 Hindi 217,000 - - - - 17,000
Darzi Namdev, Hindu traditions 3,800 Gujarati 3,600 - - - - 200
Devadasi 7,100 Kannada 7,100 - - - - -
Devadiga 138,000 Tulu 136,000 - 900 - - 1,700
Devadiga Kalavant 6,400 Konkani, Goan 6,200 - - - - 300
Devanga 463,000 Kannada 386,000 - - 11,000 - 66,000
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,150,000 Gujarati 1,150,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 639,000 Hindi 632,000 - 600 - - 5,800
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 30,000 Urdu - 30,000 - - - -
 Dhodia Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Dhor 36,000 Marathi 30,000 - 60 - - 6,500
Divehi, Maldivian 100 Maldivian - 100 - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
Domm 24,000 Telugu 24,000 - - - - -
 Dubla 500 Dubli 500 - - - - -
 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 20,000 Telugu 20,000 - - - - -
 Gangakula 1,375,000 Kannada 1,374,000 - - - - 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 27,000 Odia 27,000 - - - - -
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 - - - - -
Goan Catholic 73,000 Konkani, Goan - - - 73,000 - -
Godda 3,600 Kannada 3,400 - 200 - - -
 Gond 173,000 Hindi 170,000 400 200 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 16,000 Kannada 15,000 - - 20 - 60
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 - - - - 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 116,000 - 700 500 - 200
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 100 Chinese, Mandarin - - 100 - - -
Hanabar 72,000 Tulu 72,000 - - - - -
 Hande Jogi 42,000 Kannada 20,000 - 60 - - 22,000
Harkantra 20,000 Konkani, Goan 20,000 - - - - -
Hasalaru 27,000 Tulu 26,000 - - - - 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 784,000 Kannada 726,000 - 41,000 - - 17,000
Idayan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Ilavan 75,000 Malayalam 72,000 - - 3,100 - -
Illiger 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Irular 1,100 Irula 1,000 - - - - 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 40,000 Kurumba, Jennu 36,000 - - - - 3,700
 Jew, South Asian 80 Marathi - - - - - 80
Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
 Jingar 6,700 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) 105,000 Kannada 105,000 - - - - -
Kadu Kuruba 25,000 Kannada 24,000 30 - 40 - 600
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Kaibartta 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Kaikadi 206,000 Kannada 206,000 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 9,800 Tamil 9,800 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,328,000 Telugu 1,276,000 - - - - 52,000
Kalal Idiga 965,000 Telugu 962,000 - - - - 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 9,000 Telugu 9,000 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Kammara 13,000 Telugu 3,100 - - - - 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 228,000 Telugu 228,000 - - 200 - 100
Kapu Reddi 47,000 Telugu 47,000 - - - - -
Karigar 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Karimpalan 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 83,000 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) 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
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 113,000 Kodava 113,000 - - - - -
 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, tribe 21,000 Tulu 20,000 30 - 50 - 60
 Korama 156,000 Kannada 156,000 - 100 - - -
 Kori 7,600 Bengali 7,600 - - - - -
 Korwa 55,000 Telugu 55,000 - - - - -
 Koshti 85,000 Marathi 84,000 - - 300 - 400
Kota 300 Kota 300 - - - - -
Kotegar 9,300 Kannada 9,100 - 200 - - -
 Koya 2,100 Telugu 2,100 - - - - -
Koyava 700 Kodava 700 - - - - -
Krishnanvak 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kudavakkal 55,000 Kannada 4,500 - - - - 51,000
Kudiya 3,300 Kudiya 3,300 - - - - -
 Kudumban 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Kudumi 42,000 Tamil 42,000 - - - - -
Kulama 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 457,000 Hindi 422,000 - - - - 35,000
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
Kummari 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 209,000 Gujarati 207,000 - - 60 - 2,400
Kunbi Anjna 3,300 Gujarati 3,300 - - - - -
Kunbi Kadwa 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
Kunbi Lewa 1,900 Gujarati 1,900 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 331,000 Kannada 331,000 - - - - 60
 Kuravan 13,000 Malayalam 13,000 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 59,000 Hindi 59,000 - - - - -
 Kuruba 3,394,000 Kannada 3,342,000 - - 43,000 - 8,300
Kuruman 700 Kurumba, Betta 700 - - 20 - 40
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 80 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 80 -
 Lakhera 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Lingader 500 Marathi - - - - - 500
 Lingayat 1,370,000 Kannada - - - 400 - 1,369,000
 Lohana 600 Gujarati 600 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 74,000 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) 518,000 Telugu 513,000 - 4,400 1,200 - -
 Madiga (Muslim traditions) 2,200 Telugu - 2,000 - - - -
 Magar 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Maha Malasar 30 Tamil 20 - - - - -
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 2,211,000 Marathi 2,150,000 60 - 40 - 60,000
Mahratta Gomatang 7,200 Marathi 7,200 - - - - -
Mahratta Konkani 49,000 Marathi 49,000 - - - - 100
 Mahratta Kunbi 64,000 Gujarati 64,000 - - - - -
Mahratta Shinde 2,700 Marathi 2,700 - - - - 20
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Mahyavanshi 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
Maila 3,200 Tulu 3,200 - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 13,000 Telugu - - - 13,000 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 22,000 Telugu 21,000 - 30 200 - -
Mala Dasari 6,300 Telugu 6,200 - 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 900 - - 30 - -
Malaikudi 9,900 Tulu 9,800 - - - - 50
Malasar 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Malava 19,000 Tulu 19,000 - - - - -
 Malayali 5,800 Tamil 5,800 - - - - -
Malayarayar Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malayekandi 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Maleru 1,900 Kannada 1,900 - - - - 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 - - - -
 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) 35,000 Marathi 35,000 - 700 - - -
Mavilan 200 Tulu 200 - - - - -
 Mawalud 47,000 Urdu - 47,000 - - - -
Meda 44,000 Kannada 44,000 30 - 60 - 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 4,400 Tulu 4,400 - 20 - - -
 Moghal 159,000 Urdu - 159,000 - - - -
 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 22,000 Telugu 22,000 - - - - -
 Nadar 88,000 Tamil 63,000 - - 25,000 - -
 Nadia 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Naga, unspecified 60 Naga Pidgin - - - 60 - -
Nagar 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 40 Sadri - 40 - - - -
Nagartha 40,000 Kannada 40,000 - - - - 80
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 372,000 Hindi 304,000 - - - - 68,000
Nai (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Naikadaya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Naikda 3,504,000 Kannada 3,474,000 3,600 300 1,100 300 24,000
 Nair 147,000 Malayalam 147,000 - - - - -
Nairi 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Nalakeyava 7,300 Kannada 7,300 - - - - -
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 -