CountryIndia

State:

  

West Bengal

District:

  

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Number of People Groups

668

Unreached People Groups

603

Total Population

100,326,000

Buddhist

0.3 %

Christian

0.6 %

Hindu

71.8 %

Muslim

26.3 %

Sikh

0.1 %

Other Religions

0.9 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Abdul 1,300 Urdu - 1,300 - - - -
 Adi Andhra 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 1,600 Tamil 1,500 - - 100 - -
 Agamudaiyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Agaria (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Agariya 1,000 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Aghori 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Agri 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Aguri 441,000 Bengali 440,000 - - 600 - -
 Ahmadi 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
Ahom 900 Assamese 900 - - - - -
 Aka 80 Hruso 80 - - - - -
 Amat 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
 Angami 400 Naga, Angami - - - 400 - -
Angarok 5,900 Bengali 5,900 - - - - -
Anglo 20,000 English - - - 20,000 - -
 Ansari 393,000 Urdu - 393,000 - - - -
 Ao 70 Naga, Ao - - - 70 - -
 Arab 100 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 100 - - - -
 Arakanese, Magh 8,100 Magahi 2,300 - 5,700 30 - 20
 Arakh Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Armenian 300 Armenian - - - 300 - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 2,400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 2,400 -
 Asho Khyang 300 Chin, Asho 100 - 200 - - -
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 2,300 Assamese - 2,300 - - - -
Asur 3,900 Asuri 3,100 30 - 700 - 90
Badaik 69,000 Sadri 69,000 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 3,380,000 Bengali 3,379,000 - - 1,800 - -
Bagti 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Baha'i 200 Hindi - - - - - 200
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 217,000 Bengali 216,000 - - 900 - -
 Baiga 13,000 Hindi 13,000 20 - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 1,119,000 Hindi 1,119,000 - - - - -
Bairagi (Muslim traditions) 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
Baiti 21,000 Bengali 21,000 - - - - -
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 700 Bengali - 700 - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 40 Kannada 40 - - - - -
 Baloch 40 Urdu - 40 - - - -
 Balti Unknown Balti - - - - - -
 Bania 1,243,000 Hindi 1,199,000 - - - - 44,000
 Bania Agarwal 217,000 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 Brittal 300 Assamese 300 - - - - -
 Bania Gahoi 12,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - 1,200
 Bania Gandha Banik 243,000 Bengali 243,000 - - - - -
Bania Jaiswal 10,000 Hindi 9,200 - - - - 1,300
 Bania Kasarwani 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Bania Kasaundhan 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
Bania Khandelwal 4,500 Hindi 1,300 - - - - 3,200
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 - - - - 3,000
Bania Rauniar 7,800 Hindi 7,800 - - - - -
 Bania Srimali 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Bania Subarna Banik 159,000 Bengali 159,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 90,000 Lambadi 90,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bantar 8,100 Hindi 8,100 - - - - -
 Baori 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Hindi 1,900 - - - - -
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Barua 500 Bengali 70 - 400 - - -
 Barwala (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Bathudi 7,000 Odia 7,000 - - - - -
 Bauri 1,392,000 Bengali 1,390,000 - - 1,000 400 -
Bawaria (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Bazigar (Hindu traditions) 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 30 Kannada 30 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 85,000 Hindi 83,000 20 - 100 - 2,200
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 3,700 Bengali - 3,700 - - - -
Behara 2,500 Bengali - 2,500 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 7,400 Kannada 7,400 - - - - -
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) 542,000 Hindi 523,000 - - 16,000 3,200 -
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 2,600 Urdu - 2,600 - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 4,900 Hindi 4,800 - - - 100 -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Muslim traditions) 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
Bhangi Mehtar 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - - 20 - -
 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) 88,000 Hindi 88,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia (Hindu traditions) 69,000 Nepali 7,200 300 56,000 5,600 - 80
 Bhotia Sikkim 13,000 Sikkimese 2,200 - 9,100 1,800 - -
 Bhotia Tibetan 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 400 Kuvi 400 - - - - -
 Bhuinhar 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 101,000 Bengali 100,000 - 60 300 - -
 Bhuiya 178,000 Hindi 177,000 - 600 300 - -
Bhuiya Ghatwar 44,000 Hindi 44,000 - 100 30 - -
 Bhumij 378,000 Bengali 373,000 1,000 20 600 100 3,800
 Biar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Bind 63,000 Bhojpuri 63,000 - - - - -
 Binjhia 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Birhor 2,300 Birhor 2,100 30 20 50 - 90
 Birjia 1,200 Bijori 1,100 - - 40 - -
Biswas (Muslim traditions) 4,100 Bengali - 4,100 - - - -
 Bodo 36,000 Boro 32,000 - - 3,800 - -
 Bohra 700 Gujarati - 700 - - - -
 Boya 1,600 Telugu 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin 3,693,000 Hindi 3,683,000 - 300 300 - 10,000
Brahmin (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Brahmin Acharaj 4,900 Hindi 4,900 - - - - -
Brahmin Acharya 63,000 Bengali 63,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Anavala 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Audich 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Bhumihar 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Chitpavan 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Dakshini 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Deshastha 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
Brahmin Dravida 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 210,000 Hindi 210,000 - - - - -
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 6,800 Hindi 6,800 - - - - -
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 2,300 Marwari 2,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Pushkarna 2,200 Marwari 2,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 1,169,000 Bengali 1,169,000 - - - - -
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 - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 251,000 Bengali 251,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 800 Burmese - - 800 - - -
 Chain 338,000 Bengali 337,000 - - 200 - -
 Chak 200 Bengali - - 200 - - -
 Chakhesang 20 Naga, Chokri - - - 20 - -
 Chakkiliyan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Chakma 500 Chakma 400 - 200 20 - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 1,320,000 Hindi 1,289,000 - 1,000 30,000 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 500 -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
Chasadhobi 88,000 Bengali 88,000 - - - - -
Chaudhari, caste 11,000 Bengali 11,000 - - - - -
 Chaupal 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Chepang 40 Nepali 40 - - - - -
 Chero 5,300 Hindi 4,800 300 - 90 - 50
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 70 Malayalam 70 - - - - -
 Chhetri 14,000 Nepali 14,000 - 70 - - -
Chhimba (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
Chhimba (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Chik (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Sadri 2,700 - - - - -
 Chik Baraik 22,000 Hindi 21,000 - 50 800 - 800
Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Marathi 2,800 - - 40 - -
Chitrakar (Muslim traditions) 6,000 Bengali - 6,000 - - - -
 Christian 84,000 Hindi - - - 84,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Marathi 2,400 - - - - -
Dahiara 2,700 Bengali - 2,700 - - - -
Dai (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 11,000 Bengali - 11,000 - - - -
 Dalu 14,000 Bengali - 14,000 - - - -
 Dangi 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Darjee 35,000 Nepali 34,000 - 200 800 - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 5,900 Urdu - 5,900 - - - -
Darzi (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Deori 200 Deori 200 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,500 Gujarati 1,500 - - - - -
Dhangri 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
 Dhanuk 58,000 Hindi 58,000 - - - - -
 Dhanwar 2,900 Chhattisgarhi 2,900 - - - - -
 Dhimal 2,900 Rangpuri 2,800 - - - - 100
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 493,000 Hindi 493,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 9,400 Urdu - 9,400 - - - -
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 1,700 Urdu - 1,700 - - - -
Doai 15,000 Bengali 15,000 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 413,000 Odia 413,000 - - 200 - -
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 5,500 Urdu - 5,500 - - - -
 Dosadh (Hindu traditions) 80,000 Hindi 79,000 - - 400 - -
Dosadh (Muslim traditions) 7,400 Bengali - 7,400 - - - -
Dosadh Bahelia 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - 40 - -
 Drukpa 8,100 Dzongkha 500 - 7,600 - - -
Dulia 343,000 Bengali 343,000 - - - - -
 Dura 100 Odia 50 - 50 - - -
 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 500 Nepali 500 - - - - -
Gandla 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Gangai 3,000 Nepali 2,900 - 70 - - -
 Garo 2,300 Garo 600 20 - 1,600 - -
 Gauda 4,300 Odia 4,300 - - - - -
Gavara 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Gharti 14,000 Bengali 14,000 - 200 400 - -
 Ghasi (Hindu traditions) 32,000 Hindi 32,000 - - 200 - -
Ghazi 1,400 Bengali - 1,400 - - - -
 Ghosi (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
Ghusuria 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Goanese 1,100 Konkani, Goan - - - 1,100 - -
Godra 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
Gokha (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Odia 3,000 - - - - -
 Gond 12,000 Hindi 12,000 90 20 30 - 300
 Gonrhi 35,000 Hindi 35,000 - - - - -
 Gorait 2,600 Hindi 2,600 - - - - -
 Gosain 29,000 Hindi 29,000 - - - - -
Gujar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Guria 2,200 Odia 2,200 - - - - -
 Gurung 84,000 Nepali 51,000 - 20,000 13,000 - -
 Hadi 665,000 Bengali 665,000 - - - - -
 Hajam 40,000 Urdu - 40,000 - - - -
 Hajang 700 Bengali 700 20 - - - 20
Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Hindi 3,500 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 406,000 Hindi 406,000 - - - - -
Halwai Maira 40,000 Hindi 40,000 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,800 Chinese, Mandarin - - 2,700 600 - 500
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 4,000 Bengali 4,000 - - - - -
 Hela 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
Hira 2,800 Assamese 2,800 - - - - -
 Ho 22,000 Ho 21,000 50 200 200 - 500
 Ilavan 1,700 Malayalam 1,600 - - 80 - -
 Indo-Burman 600 Rakhine - 600 - - - -
Jaraj (Hindu traditions) 9,000 Bengali 9,000 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 41,000 Hindi 41,000 - - - - 70
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 51,000 Urdu - 51,000 - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 38,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 38,000 -
Jat Atra 25,000 Bengali - 25,000 - - - -
Jat Bajwa (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
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) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 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) 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Jat Sidhu (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Jat Sidhu (Sikh traditions) 1,100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,100 -
 Jat Sindhu (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
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 317,000 Bengali 317,000 - - 200 - -
 Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 1,100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,100 -
Jimdar 81,000 Bengali 81,000 - 20 - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 1,371,000 Bengali 1,371,000 - - - - -
Juang 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Julaha 800 Hindi 30 - - - 800 -
Kabadi 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
 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) 354,000 Hindi 354,000 - - - - -
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 17,000 Urdu - 17,000 - - - -
Kahar (Sikh traditions) 90 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 90 -
 Kahar Kamkar (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
Kahar Kamkar (Muslim traditions) 1,400 Bengali - 1,400 - - - -
 Kaibartta 646,000 Bengali 646,000 - - - - -
Kaibartta Jalia 384,000 Bengali 384,000 - - - - -
 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 202,000 Bengali - 202,000 - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 98,000 Hindi 98,000 - 20 - - -
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 2,300 Urdu - 2,300 - - - -
Kalwar Iraqi (Muslim traditions) 2,000 Urdu - 2,000 - - - -
 Kamar 400 Kamar 400 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 1,300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,300 -
 Kami 88,000 Nepali 84,000 - 900 2,700 - -
Kammara 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
Kandra 119,000 Odia 119,000 - - - - -
 Kandu 47,000 Hindi 47,000 - - 80 - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
Kanjar (Muslim traditions) 4,200 Urdu - 4,200 - - - -
 Kaora 363,000 Bengali 362,000 - - 600 - -
 Kapali 215,000 Bengali 215,000 - - - - -
 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 - - 20 - -
Karmali 3,200 Hindi 2,600 - - - - 600
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 92,000 Marathi 92,000 - - - - 100
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 300 Kashmiri - 300 - - - -
 Kawar 34,000 Hindi 34,000 - - - 600 -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 2,392,000 Hindi 2,391,000 - - 800 - -
Kayastha Karan 139,000 Bengali 139,000 - - - - -
Kela (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Khadala 22,000 Odia 22,000 - - - - -
 Khairwar 132,000 Bengali 132,000 - - 60 - -
Khambu 232,000 Bengali 231,000 - 500 1,000 - -
Khami 400 Bengali 400 - - 30 - -
 Khampti 30 Adi 30 - - - - -
 Khandait 253,000 Odia 253,000 - - 100 - -
Kharia 52,000 Kharia 52,000 - - 100 - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
 Kharwar 20,000 Hindi 20,000 20 - 300 - 200
 Khas 1,600 Nepali 1,300 - 300 - - -
 Khasi 1,100 Khasi 60 - - 1,100 - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 19,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - -
Khatik (Muslim traditions) 1,100 Urdu - 1,100 - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi - - - - 60 -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 1,800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,800 -
 Khavar 3,400 Gujarati 3,400 - - - - -
Khetauri 4,800 Maithili 4,800 - - - - -
 Khoja 400 Gujarati - 400 - - - -
 Kisan 99,000 Hindi 98,000 200 40 200 20 500
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 28,000 Koch 28,000 - - - - 200
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 125,000 Hindi 125,000 - - - - -
 Kol 71,000 Hindi 71,000 - - - - -
 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 - - 100 - -
 Konda Dhora 60 Telugu 60 - - - - -
Konwar 8,100 Bengali 8,100 - - - - -
 Kori 161,000 Bengali 156,000 300 - 1,900 20 2,500
 Korwa 2,700 Telugu 2,500 30 - 200 - -
 Koshti 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Kotal 33,000 Bengali 33,000 - - - - -
 Koya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Kudumban 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Kui Khond 700 Odia 700 - - - - -
 Kuli 1,200 Odia 1,200 - - - - -
 Kumal 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 1,010,000 Hindi 1,010,000 - - 300 - -
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
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) 1,285,000 Hindi 1,284,000 - - 600 - -
Kurmi Mahato 110,000 Bengali 110,000 - - 100 - -
Kurol 4,900 Bengali 4,900 - - - - -
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 900 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 2,500 Urdu - 2,500 - - - -
 Lakhera 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Lama 200 Tibetan, Central - - 200 - - -
Let 8,000 Bengali - - - - - 8,000
 Lhomi 1,600 Lhomi - - 1,500 100 - -
 Lingayat 700 Kannada - - - - - 700
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 109,000 Hindi 93,000 80 60 14,000 - 1,300
 Lodha (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Lohana 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 324,000 Hindi 324,000 - - - - -
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Lohara 30,000 Hindi 27,000 60 2,100 800 - 300
 Lotha 30 Naga, Lotha - - - 30 - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 72,000 Hindi 72,000 - - - - -
Madari 1,700 Urdu - 1,700 - - - -
Madhuapit 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 1,200 Telugu - - - 1,200 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 10,000 Telugu 10,000 - - - - -
 Magar 117,000 Nepali 107,000 - 900 9,500 - -
Maghaiya 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Mahali 82,000 Bengali 77,000 200 30 2,700 - 2,200
 Mahanta 39,000 Odia 39,000 - - - - -
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) 46,000 Marathi 45,000 - 800 - 200 -
 Mahishya 6,172,000 Bengali 6,148,000 - - 23,000 - -
 Mahli 2,600 Marathi 2,400 - - 50 - 200
 Mahratta 2,000 Marathi 2,000 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 4,100 Gujarati 4,100 - - - - -
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 1,500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,500 -
Mahuria 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Mahyavanshi 1,500 Gujarati 1,500 - - - - -
 Majhi 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Majhwar 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - 60 - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 329,000 Hindi 329,000 - 30 50 - -
Mal (Muslim traditions) 16,000 Bengali - 16,000 - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 300 Telugu - - - 300 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Telugu 3,000 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 4,000 Malayalam - - - 3,900 - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 286,000 Hindi 286,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 73,000 Hindi 73,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 41,000 Bengali - 41,000 - - - -
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 4,900 Hindi 4,900 - - - - -
Mallah Chain (Muslim traditions) 2,800 Bengali - 2,800 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Bengali - 20,000 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 5,200 Hindi 5,200 - - - - -
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 3,100 Bengali - 3,100 - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 147,000 Gujarati - 147,000 - - - -
Malto 45,000 Santhali 43,000 100 30 1,800 - 100
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 900 Gujarati - 900 - - - -
 Mangala 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
 Manihar 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
 Mappila 1,700 Malayalam - 1,700 - - - -
 Maravan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Markande 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Matia 156,000 Bengali 156,000 - - - - -
 Mazhabi 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
 Mech 42,000 Boro 27,000 90 60 14,000 - 70
 Megh (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Meitei 400 Meitei 400 - - - - -
 Memon 300 Gujarati - 300 - - - -
Mir 34,000 Bengali - 34,000 - - - -
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 600 Bengali - 600 - - - -
 Miri 400 Mising 400 - - - - -
Mirzakhani 4,900 Bengali - 4,900 - - - -
Mishri 4,100 Bengali 4,100 - - - - -
 Mizo 800 Mizo - - - 800 - -
Mizo Fanai 30 Mizo - - - 30 - -
Mizo Lushai 600 Mizo - - - 600 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 1,196,000 Bengali 1,196,000 - - 500 - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 6,000 Urdu - 6,000 - - - -
 Moghal 98,000 Urdu - 98,000 - - - -
 Momna 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
 Mru 300 Mru 300 - - - - -
Mukeri 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Munda 369,000 Mundari 328,000 1,200 200 32,000 80 7,700
 Munnur 2,100 Telugu 2,100 - - - - -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 34,000 Hindi 34,000 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 2,500 Telugu 2,500 - - - - -
 Nadar 1,100 Tamil 600 - - 500 - -
 Naga 2,800 Naga Pidgin 30 - - 2,800 - -
 Naga, Tangkhul 80 Naga, Tangkhul - - - 80 - -
Nagar 60,000 Bengali 60,000 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi 16,000 100 40 600 - 200
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) Unknown Sadri - - - - - -
Nagarchi Nagesia (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Hindi 1,400 - - 100 - 20
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 990,000 Hindi 990,000 - - - - -
Nai (Sikh traditions) 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
Nai Nabasakh 1,800 Bengali 1,800 - - - - -
 Nair 1,300 Malayalam 1,300 - - - - -
 Namassej 3,809,000 Bengali 3,787,000 - 1,100 19,000 600 -
 Namassej Chandel 1,012,000 Bengali 1,009,000 - 200 2,500 200 -
 Namasudra 1,900 Bengali - 1,900 - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 5,700 Hindi 5,700 - - - - -
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Nau Buddh 2,400 Marathi - - 2,400 - - -
Navithan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Newah 101,000 Nepali 92,000 - 6,400 2,200 - -
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 56,000 Bengali - 56,000 - - - -
 Nissi 40 Nyishi 40 - - - - -
 Oraon 647,000 Kurux 480,000 1,400 1,200 133,000 100 31,000
 Paharia 7,100 Nepali 7,100 - - - - -
Paik 800 Odia 800 - - - - -
 Paite (Christian traditions) 50 Chin, Paite - - - 50 - -
Pakhimara 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Paliya 201,000 Bengali 201,000 - - 20 - -
 Pallan 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - 20 - -
 Pan 23,000 Odia 23,000 - - - - -
 Panika 12,000 Chhattisgarhi 12,000 - - - - -
Pantanti 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Paraiyan 600 Tamil 400 - - 200 - -
Parhaiya 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
 Parja 1,400 Odia 1,400 - - - - -
 Parsee 900 Gujarati - - - - - 900
 Pashtun, Northern 1,020,000 Urdu - 1,020,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 42,000 Hindi 42,000 - - 100 - -
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 7,100 Urdu - 7,100 - - - -
Pasi Turuk 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Patelia 40 Gujarati 40 - - - - -
 Patial 800 Odia 800 - - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 44,000 Assamese 44,000 - - - - -
Patni (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Patralu 6,200 Odia 6,200 - - - - -
 Patwa (Hindu traditions) 8,400 Hindi 8,400 - - - - -
 Perka 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
 Persian 500 Persian, Iranian - 500 - - - -
Peshakar 1,400 Bengali - 1,400 - - - -
Phri 400 Language unknown 300 - 40 - - -
 Pinjara 47,000 Urdu - 47,000 - - - -
Pochury Unknown Naga, Pochuri - - - - - -
 Pod 2,621,000 Bengali 2,616,000 - - 5,000 - -
Poi 200 Mizo - - - 200 - -
 Portuguese 50 Indo-Portuguese - - - 50 - -
 Pundari 245,000 Bengali 245,000 - - - - -
Puran 200 Panchpargania 200 - - - - -
Puran Bhaja 50 Panchpargania 50 - - - - -
 Qassab 1,100 Urdu - 1,100 - - - -
 Qazi 90,000 Urdu - 90,000 - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Rabha 28,000 Assamese 20,000 100 400 7,200 - 50
 Rai 56,000 Nepali 27,000 - 900 8,000 - 21,000
 Raibhat (Muslim traditions) 2,900 Urdu - 2,900 - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 4,125,000 Rangpuri 4,099,000 - 1,100 20,000 - 3,500
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 2,800 Bengali - 2,800 - - - -
Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) 45,000 Rangpuri 45,000 - - - - 60
Rajbansi Khen (Muslim traditions) 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
 Rajbhar 7,100 Hindi 7,100 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 897,000 Hindi 894,000 - 300 - - 4,000
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 16,000 Urdu - 16,000 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 7,300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 7,300 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
Rajput Bais (Sikh traditions) 70 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 70 -
 Rajput Bargujar (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
Rajput Bhadauria 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Chandel 4,400 Hindi 4,400 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 53,000 Hindi 53,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Dikhit 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
Rajput Gahlot 8,800 Hindi 8,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Garewal (Hindu traditions) 5,200 Hindi 5,200 - - - - -
 Rajput Gaur 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Rajput Gautam 5,200 Hindi 5,200 - - - - -
Rajput Jadu 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
Rajput Janjua (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
Rajput Joia (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Rajput Kachhwaha 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
Rajput Manihas (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Hindi 3,700 - - - - -
 Rajput Parihar 4,600 Hindi 4,600 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Pundir (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Hindi 3,700 - - - - -
 Rajput Rajbansi 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Sakarwar 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
Rajput Salehria (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
Rajput Sengar 4,700 Hindi 4,700 - - - - -
Rajput Solanki 3,000 Hindi 3,000 - - - - -
Rajput Sombansi 4,600 Hindi 4,600 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Rajput Tonwar (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Raju 405,000 Bengali 405,000 - - - - -
 Rajwar 162,000 Hindi 162,000 - - 200 - -
Ralte 100 Mizo - - - 100 - -
 Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) 900 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
Rana 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Marathi 2,200 - - - - -
 Rathawa 400 Rathawi 400 - - - - -
 Rautia 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
 Ravalia 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
Ravidas Chamar 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - 200 - -
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 23,000 Urdu - 23,000 - - - -
 Relli 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Rengma 90 Naga, Southern Rengma - - - 90 - -
 Rongkup 32,000 Lepcha 1,500 90 17,000 13,000 - 70
Sagarbanshi 3,100 Odia 3,100 - - - - -
 Saharia 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
Sahi 700 Marathi 700 - - - - -
 Saini (Sikh traditions) 1,200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,200 -
Sali 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Samanthan 21,000 Odia 21,000 - - - - -
 Sangtam Unknown Naga, Sangtam - - - - - -
Sankara 50,000 Bengali 50,000 - - - - -
 Santal 2,529,000 Santhali 1,733,000 5,300 400 92,000 400 696,000
 Saora 41,000 Odia 40,000 200 30 500 - 500
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 9,500 Bengali - 9,500 - - - -
 Sarera (Sikh traditions) 1,500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,500 -
 Sarki 26,000 Nepali 24,000 - 400 1,100 - -
Sauria Paharia 3,700 Santhali 3,300 20 200 100 - -
 Sayyid 479,000 Urdu - 479,000 - - - -
Sema 100 Naga, Sumi - - - 100 - -
Shabar 2,300 Odia 2,200 - - 200 - -
 Shaikh 21,113,000 Urdu - 21,113,000 - 30 - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 2,225,000 Urdu - 2,225,000 - - - -
 Sherpa 27,000 Nepali 6,100 - 16,000 4,800 - -
 Sinhalese 60 Sinhala - - 60 - - -
Siyalgir (Hindu traditions) 7,100 Bengali 7,100 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 385,000 Hindi 384,000 - - - - 600
Sonar (Sikh traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 500 -
Sukli 58,000 Bengali 58,000 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 487,000 Bengali 486,000 - - 400 - -
Sunri Sadhubanik 149,000 Bengali 149,000 - - - - -
 Sunuwar 34,000 Nepali 23,000 - 60 1,900 - 9,900
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 325,000 Bengali 325,000 - - - - -
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 35,000 Bengali - 35,000 - - - -
 Syrian Christian 4,500 Malayalam - - - 4,500 - -
 Tai Man 30 Phake - - 30 - - -
 Tamang 147,000 Nepali 9,200 500 129,000 8,100 20 200
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 401,000 Hindi 401,000 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 16,000 Urdu - 16,000 - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 1,400 Tamil - 1,400 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 1,580,000 Bengali 1,579,000 - - 500 - -
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 3,900 Bengali - 3,900 - - - -
 Tarkhan (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 2,700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 2,700 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 1,560,000 Hindi 1,558,000 - - 2,100 - -
Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Hindi 15,000 - - - - -
Thakkar 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
 Thakuri 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
 Thami 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Tharu 26,000 Tharu, Madhya-Purbiya 24,000 - 40 1,600 - -
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 8,400 Hindi 8,400 - - - - -
 Tibetan 12,000 Tibetan, Central 100 - 12,000 200 - -
 Tili 745,000 Bengali 745,000 - - - - -
 Tiyar 232,000 Bengali 232,000 - - - - -
Toto 1,300 Toto 1,300 - - - - -
 Turaiha 22,000 Bhojpuri 22,000 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 58,000 Hindi 58,000 - - 100 - -
 Turkmen 30 Turkmen - 30 - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Telugu 1,900 - - - - -
 Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Vaniyan 90 Tamil 60 - - 30 - -
 Vannan 100 Tamil 80 - - 20 - -
 Vanniyan 2,100 Tamil 2,100 - - - - -
 Varli 300 Varli 300 - - - - -
Vellalan 700 Tamil 700 - - 20 - -
 Viswakarma 4,400 Telugu 4,300 - - - - -
Viswakarma Asari 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Walang 400 Walungge - - 400 - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 4,189,000 Hindi 4,188,000 - - 1,300 - -
Yadav Rawat 77,000 Hindi 77,000 - - - - -
Yadav Sadgope 2,336,000 Bengali 2,334,000 - - 2,200 - -
 Yakha 4,600 Yakkha 1,900 - 90 200 - 2,300
 Yakthumba 55,000 Nepali 36,000 50 3,900 6,800 - 8,000
 Yenadi 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
Yimchungra 20 Naga, Yimchungru - - - 20 - -
 Zeliang 100 Naga, Zeme - - - 100 - -
  Totals:  668 100,326,000   603 72,009,000 26,383,000 306,000 650,000 75,000 900,000
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