CountryIndia

State:

  

West Bengal

District:

  

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Number of People Groups

655

Unreached People Groups

591

Total Population

100,043,000

Buddhist

0.3 %

Christian

0.6 %

Hindu

72.7 %

Muslim

25.2 %

Sikh

0.1 %

Other Religions

1.2 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Abdul 1,200 Urdu - 1,200 - - - -
 Adi Andhra 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 1,600 Tamil 1,500 - - 90 - -
 Agamudaiyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Agaria (Hindu traditions) 900 Agariya 900 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Aghori 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Agri 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Aguri 438,000 Bengali 438,000 - - 600 - -
 Ahmadi 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
Ahom 200 Assamese 200 - - - - -
 Aka 80 Hruso 80 - - - - -
Amat 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
 Angami 400 Naga, Angami - - - 400 - -
Angarok 5,800 Bengali 5,800 - - - - -
Anglo 32,000 English - - - 32,000 - -
 Ansari 328,000 Urdu - 328,000 - - - -
 Ao 70 Naga, Ao - - - 70 - -
 Arab 90 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 90 - - - -
 Arakanese, Magh 4,800 Magahi 2,300 50 2,300 60 - 20
 Arakh Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Armenian 300 Armenian - - - 300 - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 2,800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 2,800 -
 Asho, Khyang 300 Chin, Asho 100 - 200 - - -
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Assamese - 1,300 - - - -
Asur 5,100 Asuri 4,800 80 - 400 - 20
Badaik 62,000 Sadri 62,000 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 3,365,000 Bengali 3,363,000 - - 1,200 - -
Bagti 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Baha'i 200 Hindi - - - - - 200
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 207,000 Bengali 206,000 - - 900 - -
 Baiga 15,000 Hindi 15,000 60 - 40 - 20
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 1,124,000 Bengali 1,124,000 - - - - -
Bairagi (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
Baiti 21,000 Bengali 21,000 - - - - -
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 600 Bengali - 600 - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
 Baloch, Eastern Unknown Urdu - - - - - -
 Balti Unknown Balti - - - - - -
 Bania 1,231,000 Hindi 1,185,000 - - - - 47,000
 Bania, Agarwal 216,000 Hindi 195,000 - - - - 22,000
 Bania, Agrahari 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
Bania, Bais 41,000 Hindi 41,000 - - - - -
Bania, Barnawar 8,100 Hindi 8,100 - - - - -
 Bania, Gahoi 12,000 Hindi 10,000 - - - - 1,200
 Bania, Gandha Banik 243,000 Bengali 243,000 - - - - -
Bania, Jaiswal 10,000 Hindi 9,100 - - - - 1,300
 Bania, Kasarwani 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Bania, Kasaundhan 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
Bania, Khandelwal 4,500 Hindi 1,200 - - - - 3,300
Bania, Khatri 130,000 Hindi 130,000 - - - - -
Bania, Mahajan 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
 Bania, Mahesri 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
 Bania, Mahur 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
Bania, Modh 700 Gujarati 700 - - - - -
 Bania, Oswal 16,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - 4,500
 Bania, Porwal 23,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - 2,900
Bania, Rauniar 7,700 Hindi 7,700 - - - - -
 Bania, Srimali 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Bania, Subarna Banik 158,000 Bengali 158,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 89,000 Lambadi 89,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bantar 8,000 Hindi 8,000 - - - - -
 Baori 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Hindi 1,900 - - - - -
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Barua 400 Bengali 70 - 300 - - -
 Barwala (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Bathudi 7,000 Odia 7,000 - - - - -
 Bauri 1,387,000 Bengali 1,385,000 - - 900 400 -
Bawaria (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Bazigar (Hindu traditions) 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 30 Kannada 30 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 63,000 Hindi 63,000 30 30 200 - -
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Bengali - 1,800 - - - -
Behara 2,400 Bengali - 2,400 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 7,300 Kannada 7,300 - - - - -
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
Besya (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Bengali - 1,300 - - - -
Bhakat 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
Bhalla 3,600 Bengali 3,600 - - - - -
Bhand (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Bhandari 3,900 Odia 3,900 - - - - -
 Bhangi (Hindu traditions) 540,000 Hindi 522,000 - - 15,000 3,200 -
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 2,600 Urdu - 2,600 - - - -
 Bhar 27,000 Bhojpuri 27,000 - - - - -
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Hindi 3,000 - - - - -
Bhaskar 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 43,000 Hindi 43,000 - - - - -
Bhathiara (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Hindi 1,700 - - - - -
 Bhil 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Bhogta 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 89,000 Hindi 89,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia, (Hindu traditions) 79,000 Nepali 7,000 300 68,000 3,800 - 400
 Bhotia, Sikkim 14,000 Sikkimese 2,700 - 10,000 800 - -
 Bhotia, Tibetan 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 400 Kuvi 400 - - - - -
 Bhuinhar 3,000 Hindi 3,000 - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 100,000 Bengali 100,000 - 60 - - -
 Bhuiya 177,000 Hindi 176,000 - 500 100 - -
Bhuiya Ghatwar 42,000 Hindi 42,000 - 100 - - -
 Bhumij 413,000 Bengali 408,000 600 20 1,500 30 2,000
 Biar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Bind 64,000 Bhojpuri 64,000 - - - - -
 Binjhia 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
Birhor 1,000 Birhor 1,000 - - 20 - -
 Birjia 2,200 Bijori 2,000 20 - 100 - 30
Biswas (Muslim traditions) 3,500 Bengali - 3,500 - - - -
 Bodo 32,000 Boro 29,000 - - 3,200 - -
 Bohra 500 Gujarati - 500 - - - -
 Boya 1,600 Telugu 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin 3,816,000 Hindi 3,803,000 - 700 300 - 9,800
Brahmin (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Brahmin, Acharaj 4,900 Hindi 4,900 - - - - -
Brahmin, Acharya 62,000 Bengali 62,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Anavala 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Audich 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Bhumihar 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Chitpavan 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
Brahmin, Dakshini 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Deshastha 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
Brahmin, Dravida 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Brahmin, Gaur 219,000 Hindi 219,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Gujarati 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Joshi 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Jyoti 7,000 Odia 7,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Kanaujia 365,000 Hindi 365,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Karhada 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
Brahmin, Kashmiri Pandit 40 Kashmiri 40 - - - - -
Brahmin, Khandelwal 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Maha 7,800 Hindi 7,800 - - - - -
Brahmin, Mahratta 22,000 Marathi 22,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Maithili 6,700 Hindi 6,700 - - - - -
Brahmin, Marathi 500 Marathi 500 - - - - -
Brahmin, Modh 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Ojha 3,800 Hindi 3,800 - - - - -
Brahmin, Parikh 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Purohit 2,200 Marwari 2,200 - - - - -
Brahmin, Pushkarna 2,200 Marwari 2,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Radhi 1,218,000 Bengali 1,218,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Rikhisur 4,600 Hindi 4,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Sakaldwipi 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Saraswat 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Sawaria 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Srimali 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
Brahmin, Tamil 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Telugu 1,000 Telugu 1,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Utkal 117,000 Bengali 117,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Vaidik 159,000 Bengali 159,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Varendra 201,000 Bengali 201,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Vyas 2,200 Telugu 2,200 - - - - -
Brittal Bania 300 Assamese 300 - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 253,000 Bengali 253,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 800 Burmese - - 800 - - -
 Chain 398,000 Bengali 398,000 - - 200 - -
 Chak 3,000 Bengali - - 3,000 - - -
Chakhesang 20 Naga, Chokri - - - 20 - -
 Chakkiliyan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Chakma 500 Chakma 400 - 100 - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 1,315,000 Hindi 1,286,000 - 300 29,000 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 500 -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
Chasadhobi 91,000 Bengali 91,000 - - - - -
Chaudhari, caste 11,000 Bengali 11,000 - - - - -
Chaupal 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Chepang 40 Nepali 40 - - - - -
 Chero 3,700 Hindi 3,500 20 - 100 - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 70 Malayalam 70 - - - - -
 Chhetri 14,000 Nepali 14,000 - 80 - - -
Chhimba (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
Chhimba (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Chik (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Sadri 2,500 - - - - -
 Chik Baraik 23,000 Hindi 22,000 40 20 700 - 200
Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Marathi 2,800 - - 30 - -
Chitrakar (Muslim traditions) 5,800 Bengali - 5,800 - - - -
 Christian unspecified 99,000 Kannada - - - 98,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Marathi 2,400 - - - - -
Dahiara 2,500 Bengali - 2,500 - - - -
Dai (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 9,800 Bengali 30 9,800 - - - -
 Dalu 13,000 Bengali - 13,000 - - - -
 Dangi 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
 Darjee 34,000 Nepali 34,000 - 300 - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 2,000 Hindi 2,000 - - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 5,400 Urdu - 5,400 - - - -
Darzi (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Deori 200 Deori 200 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,400 Gujarati 1,400 - - - - -
Dhangri 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
 Dhanuk 66,000 Hindi 66,000 - - - - -
 Dhanwar 2,700 Chhattisgarhi 2,700 - - - - -
 Dhimal 2,700 Rajbanshi 2,500 - - - - 100
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 489,000 Hindi 489,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 8,200 Urdu - 8,200 - - - -
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 1,500 Urdu - 1,500 - - - -
Doai 15,000 Bengali 15,000 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 412,000 Odia 412,000 - - - - -
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 5,100 Urdu - 5,100 - - - -
 Dosadh (Hindu traditions) 79,000 Hindi 79,000 - - - - -
Dosadh (Muslim traditions) 7,200 Bengali - 7,200 - - - -
 Drukpa 13,000 Dzongkha 500 - 13,000 - - -
Dulia 344,000 Bengali 344,000 - - - - -
 Dura 100 Odia 50 - 60 - - -
 Faqir 3,300 Urdu - 3,300 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
 Gaddi Unknown Urdu - - - - - -
 Gamit 300 Gamit 300 - - - - -
 Ganda 3,200 Odia 3,200 - - - - -
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Bhojpuri 3,100 - - - - -
Gandharva 400 Nepali 400 - - - - -
Gandla 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Gangai 2,900 Nepali 2,900 - 70 - - -
 Garo 4,700 Garo 2,100 20 40 2,500 - 60
 Gauda 4,200 Odia 4,200 - - - - -
Gavara 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Gharti 14,000 Bengali 14,000 - 200 200 - -
 Ghasi (Hindu traditions) 32,000 Hindi 32,000 - - - - -
Ghazi 1,400 Bengali - 1,400 - - - -
 Ghosi (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
Ghusuria 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
Goan Catholic 700 Konkani, Goan - - - 700 - -
Godra 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
Gokha (Hindu traditions) 2,900 Odia 2,900 - - - - -
 Gond 10,000 Hindi 9,800 30 - 200 - 100
 Gonrhi 35,000 Hindi 35,000 - - - - -
 Gorait 3,900 Hindi 3,900 20 - 20 - -
 Gosain 28,000 Hindi 28,000 - - - - -
Gujar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Guria 2,200 Odia 2,200 - - - - -
 Gurung 81,000 Nepali 51,000 - 28,000 2,400 - -
 Hadi 670,000 Bengali 670,000 - - - - -
 Hajam 35,000 Urdu - 35,000 - - - -
 Hajang 1,700 Naga, Mao 1,600 - - 80 - 20
Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Hindi 3,500 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 398,000 Hindi 398,000 - - - - -
Halwai Maira 40,000 Hindi 40,000 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 5,600 Chinese, Mandarin - - 4,500 600 - 500
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 4,000 Bengali 4,000 - - - - -
 Hela 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
Hira 2,700 Assamese 2,700 - - - - -
 Ho 18,000 Ho 16,000 70 - 400 - 2,000
Ilavan 1,700 Malayalam 1,600 - - 70 - -
 Indo-Burman 600 Rakhine - 600 - - - -
Jaraj (Hindu traditions) 9,000 Bengali 9,000 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 40,000 Hindi 40,000 - - - - 70
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 47,000 Urdu - 47,000 - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 44,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 44,000 -
Jat, Bajwa (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat, Chahil (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat, Chahil (Muslim traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - 200 - - - -
Jat, Chahil (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Jat, Chima (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat, Chima (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat, Dagar 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Jat, Dehia (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Jat, Dehia (Muslim traditions) 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
Jat, Dhariwal (Hindu traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern 300 - - - - -
Jat, Dhariwal (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat, Dhillon (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat, Dhillon (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Jat, Dhillon (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Jat, Gahlot (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat, Gahlot (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Jat, Ghatwal (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat, Ghatwal (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat, Gil (Hindu traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern 200 - - - - -
Jat, Gil (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Jat, Gil (Sikh traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 400 -
Jat, Hela 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat, Kharral (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat, Kharral (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Jat, Mann (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat, Mann (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat, Mann (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
 Jat, Pachhade 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat, Rathi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat, Sahrawat 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat, Sarai (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Jat, Sidhu (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
Jat, Sidhu (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Jat, Sidhu (Sikh traditions) 1,100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,100 -
Jat, Sindhu (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
Jat, Sindhu (Muslim traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - 500 - - - -
Jat, Sindhu (Sikh traditions) 800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 800 -
Jat, Varaich (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat, Varaich (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat, Virk (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Jew, South Asian 90 Marathi - - - - - 90
 Jhalo Malo 315,000 Bengali 315,000 - - - - -
 Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 1,100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,100 -
Jimdar 71,000 Bengali 71,000 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 1,344,000 Bengali 1,344,000 - - - - -
Juang 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Julaha 800 Hindi 30 - - - 800 -
Kabadi 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
 Kachari, Dimasa 3,600 Deori 3,600 - - - - -
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Kadar 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
Kagate 60 Syuba - - 60 - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 331,000 Hindi 331,000 - - - - -
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 15,000 Urdu - 15,000 - - - -
Kahar (Sikh traditions) 90 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 90 -
 Kahar Kamkar (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
Kahar Kamkar (Muslim traditions) 1,200 Bengali - 1,200 - - - -
 Kaibartta 642,000 Bengali 642,000 - - - - -
Kaibartta Jalia 386,000 Bengali 386,000 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 4,400 Telugu 4,400 - - - - -
Kalal Idiga 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
 Kalingi 3,000 Odia 3,000 - - - - -
Kallan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalu 188,000 Bengali - 188,000 - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 95,000 Hindi 95,000 - 30 - - -
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
Kalwar Iraqi, Muslim traditions 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
 Kamar 400 Kamar 400 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 1,400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,400 -
 Kami 85,000 Nepali 84,000 - 1,200 500 - -
Kammara 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
Kandra 119,000 Odia 119,000 - - - - -
 Kandu 47,000 Hindi 47,000 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
Kanjar (Muslim traditions) 4,000 Urdu - 4,000 - - - -
 Kaora 361,000 Bengali 361,000 - - - - -
 Kapali 214,000 Bengali 214,000 - - - - -
 Kaparia 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Kapu 2,400 Telugu 2,400 - - - - -
Kapu Reddi 1,700 Telugu 1,700 - - - - -
Karan 1,800 Odia 1,800 - - - - -
Karenga 40,000 Bengali 40,000 - - - - -
Karigar 900 Bengali - 900 - - - -
Karmali 10,000 Hindi 8,500 200 - 60 - 1,300
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 89,000 Marathi 89,000 - - - - 100
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 300 Kashmiri - 300 - - - -
 Kawar 34,000 Hindi 34,000 - - - 600 -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 2,401,000 Bengali 2,401,000 - - 800 - -
Kayastha Karan 138,000 Bengali 138,000 - - - - -
Kela (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Khadala 22,000 Odia 22,000 - - - - -
 Khairwar 131,000 Bengali 131,000 - - - - -
Khambu 206,000 Bengali 206,000 - 500 - - -
Khami 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Khampti 20 Adi 20 - - - - -
Khandait 247,000 Odia 247,000 - - - - -
Kharia 52,000 Kharia 52,000 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
 Kharwar 26,000 Hindi 25,000 300 - 600 - 200
 Khas 1,600 Nepali 1,200 - 300 - - -
 Khasi 1,000 Khasi 60 - - 900 - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 19,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - -
Khatik (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 2,200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 2,200 -
 Khavar 3,000 Gujarati 3,000 - - - - -
Khetauri 5,000 Maithili 5,000 - - - - -
 Khoja 500 Gujarati - 500 - - - -
 Kisan 8,200 Hindi 7,800 - 30 300 - 50
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 28,000 Koch 28,000 - - - - 200
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 124,000 Hindi 124,000 - - - - -
 Kol 72,000 Hindi 72,000 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 6,100 Gujarati 6,100 - - - - -
 Koli Mahadev 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Koli Malhar 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
Koli of Sind (Hindu traditions) Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Kolta 600 Odia 600 - - - - -
Konai 133,000 Bengali 133,000 - - - - -
 Konda Dhora 60 Telugu 60 - - - - -
Konwar 8,100 Bengali 8,100 - - - - -
 Kori 158,000 Bengali 148,000 300 - 2,900 - 6,900
Kori Mudi 9,500 Bengali 9,500 - - - - -
Kori Nagbansi 9,500 Bengali 9,500 - - - - -
 Korwa 6,900 Telugu 6,400 20 - 400 - 200
 Koshti 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Kotal 33,000 Bengali 33,000 - - - - -
 Koya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Kudumban 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Kui Khond 1,100 Odia 1,100 - - 90 - -
 Kuli 1,200 Odia 1,200 - - - - -
 Kumal 50 Nepali 50 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 997,000 Hindi 996,000 - - 300 - -
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 600 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 600 -
Kumhar Magahia 22,000 Hindi 22,000 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Gujarati 11,000 - - - - 20
Kunui 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
Kurariar 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 1,293,000 Hindi 1,293,000 - - 200 - -
Kurmi Mahato 110,000 Bengali 110,000 - - 40 - -
Kurol 5,100 Bengali 5,100 - - - - -
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 900 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 2,300 Urdu - 2,300 - - - -
 Lakhera 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Lama 200 Tibetan, Central - - 200 - - -
 Lepcha 41,000 Lepcha 2,900 200 20,000 18,000 - 70
Let 8,000 Bengali - - - - - 8,000
 Lhomi 1,700 Lhomi - - 1,600 100 - -
 Limbu 123,000 Nepali 52,000 - 2,100 16,000 - 54,000
 Lingayat 600 Kannada - - - - - 600
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 94,000 Hindi 78,000 200 400 15,000 - 1,300
 Lodha (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Lohana 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 322,000 Hindi 322,000 - - - - -
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
Lohara 35,000 Hindi 30,000 800 3,200 1,700 - 400
 Lotha 30 Naga, Lotha - - - 30 - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 72,000 Hindi 72,000 - - - - -
Madari 1,300 Urdu - 1,300 - - - -
Madhuapit 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 1,300 Telugu - - - 1,300 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 10,000 Telugu 10,000 - - - - -
 Magar 97,000 Nepali 91,000 - 1,300 5,200 - -
Maghaiya 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Mahali 99,000 Bengali 92,000 100 60 3,700 20 3,200
 Mahanta 39,000 Odia 39,000 - - - - -
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) 46,000 Marathi 45,000 - 1,000 - 200 -
 Mahishya 6,251,000 Bengali 6,237,000 - - 15,000 - -
 Mahli 83,000 Marathi 76,000 300 40 3,700 20 3,000
 Mahratta 2,000 Marathi 2,000 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 4,100 Gujarati 4,100 - - - - -
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 1,600 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,600 -
Mahuria 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Mahyavanshi 1,400 Gujarati 1,400 - - - - -
 Majhi 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Majhwar 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - 60 - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 328,000 Hindi 328,000 - - - - -
Mal (Muslim traditions) 16,000 Bengali - 16,000 - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 400 Telugu - - - 400 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Telugu 3,000 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 3,500 Malayalam - - - 3,400 - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 286,000 Hindi 286,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 73,000 Hindi 73,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 40,000 Bengali - 40,000 - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 141,000 Gujarati - 141,000 - - - -
Malto 50,000 Santhali 46,000 90 20 3,900 - 90
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 700 Gujarati - 700 - - - -
 Mangala 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
 Manihar 1,300 Urdu - 1,300 - - - -
 Mappila 4,300 Malayalam - 4,300 - - - -
 Maravan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Markande 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Matia 155,000 Bengali 155,000 - - - - -
 Mazhabi 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
 Mech 48,000 Boro 29,000 100 2,300 16,000 - 800
 Megh (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Meitei 400 Meitei 400 - - - - -
 Memon 400 Gujarati - 400 - - - -
Mir 31,000 Bengali - 31,000 - - - -
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 500 Bengali - 500 - - - -
 Miri 400 Mising 400 - - - - -
Mirzakhani 4,400 Bengali - 4,400 - - - -
Mishri 4,200 Bengali 4,200 - - - - -
 Mizo 800 Mizo - - - 800 - -
Mizo, Fanai 30 Mizo - - - 30 - -
Mizo, Lushai 600 Mizo - - - 600 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 1,265,000 Bengali 1,264,000 - - 500 - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 6,000 Urdu - 6,000 - - - -
 Moghal 82,000 Urdu - 82,000 - - - -
 Momna 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
 Mru 2,100 Bengali 2,000 - - 30 - 30
Mukeri 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Munda 409,000 Mundari 365,000 700 100 38,000 40 5,800
 Munnur 2,200 Telugu 2,200 - - - - -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 34,000 Hindi 34,000 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 2,600 Telugu 2,600 - - - - -
 Nadar 1,100 Tamil 600 - - 500 - -
 Naga, unspecified 2,800 Naga Pidgin 30 - - 2,700 - -
Nagar 71,000 Bengali 71,000 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - 50 400 - 200
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) Unknown Sadri - - - - - -
Nagarchi Nagesia 1,600 Hindi 1,500 - - 70 - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 986,000 Hindi 986,000 - - - - -
Nai (Sikh traditions) 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
Nai Nabasakh 1,800 Bengali 1,800 - - - - -
 Nair 1,300 Malayalam 1,300 - - - - -
 Namassej 3,784,000 Bengali 3,778,000 - 400 5,800 700 -
Namassej Chandel 1,009,000 Bengali 1,009,000 - 100 - 200 -