Country:

India

State: West Bengal
District: All

Number of People Groups

674

Unreached People Groups

604

Total Population

100,285,000

Buddhist

0.3 %

Christian

0.6 %

Hindu

71.0 %

Muslim

27.1 %

Sikh

0.1 %

Other Religions

1.0 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Abdul 1,700 Urdu - 1,700 - - - -
 Adi Andhra 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 1,600 Tamil 1,600 - - - - -
Adi Dravida Christian 70 Tamil - - - 70 - -
 Agamudaiyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Agariya (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Agariya 1,000 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Aghori 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Agri 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Aguri 498,000 Bengali 497,000 - - 600 - -
 Ahmadi 900 Urdu - 900 - - - -
Ahom 1,100 Assamese 1,100 - - - - -
 Aka 80 Hruso 80 - - - - -
 Amat 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
 Angami 400 Naga, Angami - - - 400 - -
Angarok 5,900 Bengali 5,900 - - - - -
Anglo 16,000 English - - - 16,000 - -
 Ansari 430,000 Urdu - 430,000 - - - -
 Ao 70 Naga, Ao - - - 70 - -
 Arab 300 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 300 - - - -
 Arakh Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Armenian 300 Armenian - - - 300 - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 2,100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 2,100 -
 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) 2,790,000 Bengali 2,786,000 - 1,800 2,700 500 -
Bagti 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Baha'i 200 Hindi - - - - - 200
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 5,900 Hindi 5,900 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 226,000 Bengali 225,000 - - 900 - -
 Baiga 14,000 Hindi 14,000 20 - - - 200
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 1,213,000 Hindi 1,213,000 - - - - -
Bairagi (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Baiti 13,000 Marathi 13,000 - - - - -
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 800 Bengali - 800 - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
 Baloch 40 Urdu - 40 - - - -
 Balti Unknown Balti - - - - - -
 Bania 1,332,000 Hindi 1,288,000 - - - - 45,000
 Bania Agarwal 225,000 Hindi 204,000 - - - - 22,000
 Bania Agrahari 19,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - -
Bania Bais 43,000 Hindi 43,000 - - - - -
Bania Barnawar 8,400 Hindi 8,400 - - - - -
Bania Brittal 400 Assamese 400 - - - - -
 Bania Gahoi 12,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - 1,200
 Bania Gandha Banik 248,000 Bengali 248,000 - - - - -
 Bania Jaiswal 11,000 Hindi 9,200 - - - - 1,400
 Bania Kasarwani 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
 Bania Kasaundhan 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
Bania Khandelwal 4,600 Hindi 1,300 - - - - 3,300
Bania Khatri 134,000 Hindi 134,000 - - - - -
Bania Mahajan 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
Bania Modh 700 Gujarati 700 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 16,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - 4,600
 Bania Porwal 24,000 Hindi 21,000 - - - - 3,000
Bania Rauniar 8,000 Hindi 8,000 - - - - -
 Bania Srimali 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Bania Subarna Banik 163,000 Bengali 163,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 98,000 Lambadi 98,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bantar 100 Maithili 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 7,800 Odia 7,800 - - - - -
 Bauri 1,249,000 Bengali 1,245,000 - - 2,400 400 -
Bawaria (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Bazigar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 30 Kannada 30 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 86,000 Hindi 84,000 20 - 200 - 2,200
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 3,800 Bengali - 3,800 - - - -
Behara 2,500 Bengali - 2,500 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 5,400 Kannada 5,400 - - - - -
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
Besya (Muslim traditions) 1,700 Bengali - 1,700 - - - -
Bhakat 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
Bhalla 3,600 Bengali 3,600 - - - - -
Bhand (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Bhandari 4,200 Odia 4,200 - - - - -
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 3,500 Urdu - 3,500 - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Bhar 28,000 Bhojpuri 28,000 - - - - -
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Bhaskar 1,100 Bengali 1,100 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 50,000 Hindi 50,000 - - - - -
Bhathiara (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Hindi 1,700 - - - - -
 Bhil 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Bhogta 19,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 86,000 Hindi 86,000 - - 80 - -
 Bhotia 70,000 Nepali 7,300 300 56,000 5,600 - 80
 Bhotia Sikkim 13,000 Sikkimese 2,300 - 9,100 1,800 - -
 Bhotia Tibetan 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 500 Kuvi 500 - - - - -
 Bhuinhar 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 87,000 Bengali 87,000 - 50 200 40 -
 Bhuiya 142,000 Hindi 141,000 - 400 700 30 -
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 54,000 Hindi 54,000 - 100 300 - -
 Bhumij 382,000 Bengali 376,000 1,000 20 600 100 4,600
 Biar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Bind 71,000 Bhojpuri 71,000 - - - - -
 Binjhia 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
Birhor 2,300 Birhor 2,100 30 20 50 - 90
 Birjia 1,200 Bijori 1,100 - - 40 - -
Biswas (Muslim traditions) 4,900 Bengali - 4,900 - - - -
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) 36,000 Boro 32,000 - - 3,800 - -
 Bohra 700 Gujarati - 700 - - - -
 Boya 1,600 Telugu 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin 3,856,000 Hindi 3,846,000 - 300 300 - 9,600
 Brahmin (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Brahmin Acharaj 5,100 Hindi 5,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Acharya 66,000 Bengali 66,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Anavala 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Audich 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Bhumihar 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Chitpavan 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Dakshini 2,000 Hindi 2,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Deshastha 70 Marathi 70 - - - - -
Brahmin Dravida 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 216,000 Hindi 216,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Gujarati 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Jyoti 7,200 Odia 7,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 375,000 Hindi 375,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Karhada 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit 50 Kashmiri 50 - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 8,000 Hindi 8,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 22,000 Marathi 22,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maithili 7,100 Hindi 7,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi 600 Marathi 600 - - - - -
Brahmin Modh 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Ojha 3,900 Hindi 3,900 - - - - -
Brahmin Parikh 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Purohit 2,300 Marwari 2,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Pushkarna 2,200 Marwari 2,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 1,231,000 Bengali 1,231,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Rikhisur 4,800 Hindi 4,800 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 27,000 Hindi 27,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sawaria 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Brahmin Srimali 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Utkal 124,000 Bengali 124,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 167,000 Bengali 167,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Varendra 210,000 Bengali 210,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Vyas 2,300 Telugu 2,300 - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 259,000 Bengali 259,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 800 Burmese - - 800 - - -
 Chain 362,000 Bengali 362,000 - - 200 - -
 Chak 200 Bengali - - 200 - - -
 Chakhesang 100 Naga, Chokri - - - 100 - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Chakma 600 Chakma 400 - 200 20 - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 1,129,000 Hindi 1,110,000 - 300 19,000 50 -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 400 -
Chang 30 Naga, Chang - - - 30 - -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
Chasadhobi 89,000 Bengali 89,000 - - - - -
Chaudhari, caste 11,000 Bengali 11,000 - - - - -
 Chaupal 6,100 Hindi 6,100 - - - - -
 Chepang 40 Nepali 40 - - - - -
 Chero 5,300 Hindi 4,800 200 - 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) 3,000 Marathi 3,000 - - 40 - -
Chitrakar (Muslim traditions) 6,300 Bengali - 6,300 - - - -
 Christian 83,000 Tamil - - - 83,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
Dahiara 2,700 Bengali - 2,700 - - - -
Dai (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 11,000 Bengali - 11,000 - - - -
 Dalu 18,000 Bengali - 18,000 - - - -
 Dangi 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Darjee 19,000 Nepali 18,000 - 100 700 - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 6,200 Urdu - 6,200 - - - -
Darzi (Sikh traditions) 60 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 60 -
 Deori 200 Deori 200 - - - - -
 Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,500 Gujarati 1,500 - - - - -
Dhangri 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
 Dhanuk 59,000 Hindi 59,000 - - - - -
 Dhanwar 2,900 Chhattisgarhi 2,900 - - - - -
 Dhimal 2,900 Rangpuri 2,800 - - - - 100
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 411,000 Hindi 411,000 - 80 - 70 -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 9,900 Urdu - 9,900 - - - -
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 1,700 Urdu - 1,700 - - - -
Doai 9,600 Bengali 9,600 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 364,000 Odia 364,000 - - 800 70 -
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 5,500 Urdu - 5,500 - - - -
 Drukpa 8,100 Dzongkha 500 - 7,600 - - -
Dulia 380,000 Bengali 380,000 - - - - -
 Dura 100 Odia 50 - 50 - - -
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 61,000 Hindi 61,000 - - 300 20 -
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) 7,700 Bengali - 7,700 - - - -
 Dusadh Bahelia 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - 20 - -
 Faqir 3,300 Urdu - 3,300 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
 Gaddi (Muslim traditions) Unknown Urdu - - - - - -
 Gamit 300 Gamit 300 - - - - -
 Ganda 3,400 Odia 3,400 - - - - -
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Bhojpuri 3,100 - - - - -
Gandharva 500 Nepali 500 - - - - -
 Gandla 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Gangai 3,000 Nepali 3,000 - 70 - - -
 Garo 2,300 Garo 600 20 - 1,600 - -
 Gauda 4,500 Odia 4,500 - - - - -
 Gavara 400 Malayalam 400 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Gharti 15,000 Bengali 14,000 - 200 500 - -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - 100 - -
Ghazi 1,500 Bengali - 1,500 - - - -
 Ghosi (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
Ghusuria 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Goanese 1,100 Konkani, Goan - - - 1,100 - -
Godra 70 Odia 70 - - - - -
Gokha (Hindu traditions) 3,200 Odia 3,200 - - - - -
 Gond 12,000 Hindi 12,000 90 20 30 - 200
 Gonrhi 9,800 Hindi 9,800 - - - - -
 Gorait 2,600 Hindi 2,600 - - - - -
 Gosain 29,000 Hindi 29,000 - - - - -
Gujar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Guria 2,300 Odia 2,300 - - - - -
 Gurung 85,000 Nepali 52,000 - 20,000 13,000 - -
 Hadi 448,000 Bengali 444,000 - 50 3,400 200 -
 Hajam 50,000 Urdu - 50,000 - - - -
 Hajang 700 Bengali 700 20 - - - 20
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 428,000 Hindi 428,000 - - - - -
Halwai Maira 48,000 Hindi 48,000 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,400 Chinese, Mandarin - - 2,300 600 - 600
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 4,100 Bengali 4,100 - - - - -
 Hela 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
Hira 2,800 Assamese 2,800 - - - - -
 Ho 22,000 Ho 21,000 50 200 200 - 600
 Ilavan 1,400 Malayalam 1,400 - - - - -
 Indo-Burman 600 Rakhine - 600 - - - -
Jaraj (Hindu traditions) 9,100 Bengali 9,100 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 43,000 Hindi 43,000 - - - - 70
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 56,000 Urdu - 56,000 - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 34,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 34,000 -
Jat Atra 26,000 Bengali - 26,000 - - - -
Jat Bajwa (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat Chahil (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Chahil (Muslim traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - 500 - - - -
Jat Chahil (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Jat Chima (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Chima (Muslim traditions) 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Jat Dagar 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Jat Dehia (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
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) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Jat Dhillon (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Jat Dhillon (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern 30 - - - 200 -
Jat Gahlot (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Jat Gahlot (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Jat Ghatwal (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Ghatwal (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat Gil (Hindu traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern 400 - - - - -
Jat Gil (Muslim traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - 300 - - - -
 Jat Gil (Sikh traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 400 -
Jat Hela 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Kharral (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
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 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Rathi (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Jat Sahrawat 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Sarai (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Jat Sidhu (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Punjabi, Eastern 1,100 - - - - -
Jat Sidhu (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Jat Sidhu (Sikh traditions) 1,200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,200 -
 Jat Sindhu (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
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 298,000 Bengali 297,000 - - 200 30 -
 Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 1,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,000 -
Jimdar 82,000 Bengali 82,000 - 20 - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 1,418,000 Bengali 1,418,000 - - - - -
Juang 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Julaha 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
Kabadi 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
 Kabirpanthi 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
 Kachari Dimasa 3,600 Deori 3,600 - - - - -
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
Kadar 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - - -
Kagate 60 Syuba - - 60 - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 367,000 Hindi 367,000 - - - - -
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 17,000 Urdu - 17,000 - - - -
Kahar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Kahar Kamkar (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
Kahar Kamkar (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Bengali - 1,600 - - - -
 Kaibartta 590,000 Bengali 590,000 - - 700 40 -
Kaibartta Jalia 260,000 Bengali 260,000 - - 100 - -
 Kaikolan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 4,700 Telugu 4,700 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 1,500 Telugu 1,500 - - - - -
 Kalingi 3,100 Odia 3,100 - - - - -
Kallan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalu 226,000 Bengali - 226,000 - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 102,000 Hindi 102,000 - 20 - - -
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 2,700 Urdu - 2,700 - - - -
Kalwar Iraqi (Muslim traditions) 2,000 Urdu - 2,000 - - - -
 Kamar 400 Kamar 400 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 1,100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,100 -
 Kami 53,000 Nepali 52,000 - 700 500 - -
Kammara 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
Kandra 114,000 Odia 114,000 - - 200 - -
 Kandu 47,000 Hindi 47,000 - - 80 - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Kanjar (Muslim traditions) 4,200 Urdu - 4,200 - - - -
 Kaora 279,000 Bengali 277,000 - 100 2,200 30 -
 Kapali 217,000 Bengali 217,000 - - - - -
 Kapariya 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Kapu 2,500 Telugu 2,500 - - - - -
 Kapu Reddi 1,700 Telugu 1,700 - - - - -
Karan 1,900 Odia 1,900 - - - - -
Karenga 36,000 Bengali 36,000 - - 80 - -
Karmali 3,200 Hindi 2,600 - - - - 600
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 94,000 Marathi 94,000 - - - - 100
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 400 Kashmiri - 400 - - - -
 Kawar 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - 40 200 -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 2,531,000 Hindi 2,529,000 - - 1,800 - -
 Kayastha Karan 256,000 Bengali 256,000 - - - - -
Kela (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Khadala 27,000 Odia 27,000 - - - - -
 Khairwar 131,000 Bengali 131,000 - 30 100 30 -
Khambu 235,000 Bengali 233,000 - 500 1,000 - -
Khami 400 Bengali 400 - - 30 - -
 Khampti 30 Adi 30 - - - - -
 Khandait 264,000 Odia 263,000 - - 100 - -
Kharia 59,000 Kharia 59,000 - - 100 - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Kharwar 21,000 Hindi 20,000 20 - 300 - 300
 Khas 1,600 Nepali 1,300 - 300 - - -
 Khasi 1,500 Khasi 60 - - 1,400 - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 9,600 Hindi 9,600 - - - - -
Khatik (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi - - - - 60 -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 1,700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,700 -
 Khavar 3,400 Gujarati 3,400 - - - - -
Khetauri 4,900 Hindi 4,900 - - - - -
 Khoja 500 Gujarati - 500 - - - -
 Kisan 99,000 Hindi 98,000 200 40 200 20 500
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Koch 12,000 - - - - 200
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 134,000 Hindi 134,000 - - - - -
 Kol 72,000 Hindi 72,000 - - - - -
Koli 5,300 Gujarati 5,300 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 6,200 Hindi 6,200 - - - - -
 Koli Mahadev 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Koli Malhar 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
Koli of Sind (Hindu traditions) Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Kolta 700 Odia 700 - - - - -
Konai 127,000 Bengali 127,000 - 20 - - -
 Konda Dhora 70 Telugu 70 - - - - -
Konwar 4,400 Bengali 4,400 - - - - -
 Kori 162,000 Hindi 157,000 300 - 1,900 20 2,800
 Korwa 3,000 Telugu 2,800 30 - 200 - -
 Koshti 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Kotal 26,000 Bengali 26,000 - - - - -
 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) 1,083,000 Hindi 1,083,000 - - 800 - -
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 600 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 600 -
Kumhar Magahia 23,000 Odia 23,000 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Gujarati 11,000 - - - - 20
Kunui 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
Kurariar 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 1,419,000 Hindi 1,418,000 - - 1,100 - -
Kurmi Mahato 124,000 Bengali 124,000 - - 200 - -
Kurol 4,900 Bengali 4,900 - - - - -
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 800 -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 2,600 Urdu - 2,600 - - - -
 Lakhera 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Lama 200 Tibetan, Central - - 200 - - -
Let 8,100 Bengali - - - - - 8,100
 Lhomi 1,600 Lhomi - - 1,500 100 - -
 Lingayat 700 Kannada - - - - - 700
Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) 110,000 Bengali 94,000 80 60 14,000 - 1,800
Lodha (Muslim traditions, tribal) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Lohana 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 324,000 Hindi 324,000 - 30 80 30 -
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
Lohar Kamti 600 Maithili 600 - - - - -
Lohara 30,000 Hindi 27,000 60 2,100 800 - 300
 Lotha 30 Naga, Lotha - - - 30 - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 62,000 Hindi 62,000 - - - - -
Madari (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
Madhuapit 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 800 Telugu - - - 800 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 8,100 Telugu 8,100 - - - - -
 Magar 119,000 Nepali 108,000 - 900 9,500 - -
Maghaiya 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Mahali 83,000 Bengali 78,000 200 30 2,800 - 2,400
 Mahanta 46,000 Odia 46,000 - - - - -
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) 38,000 Marathi 37,000 - 700 - 100 -
 Mahishya 6,416,000 Bengali 6,392,000 - 300 24,000 - -
 Mahli 2,700 Marathi 2,400 - - 50 - 200
 Mahratta 2,000 Marathi 2,000 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 4,200 Gujarati 4,200 - - - - -
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 1,200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,200 -
Mahuria 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Mahyavanshi 1,500 Gujarati 1,500 - - - - -
 Majhi 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Majhwar 15,000 Hindi 15,000 - 60 - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 308,000 Hindi 308,000 - 20 100 50 -
Mal (Muslim traditions) 16,000 Bengali - 16,000 - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 300 Telugu - - - 300 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Telugu 2,500 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 4,000 Malayalam - - - 4,000 - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 304,000 Hindi 304,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 51,000 Hindi 51,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 44,000 Bengali - 44,000 - - - -
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 6,100 Hindi 6,100 - - - - -
Mallah Chain (Muslim traditions) 3,600 Bengali - 3,600 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 19,000 Bengali - 19,000 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 6,000 Hindi 6,000 - - - - -
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 3,800 Bengali - 3,800 - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 150,000 Gujarati - 150,000 - - - -
Malto 45,000 Santhali 43,000 100 30 1,900 - 100
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 900 Gujarati - 900 - - - -
 Mangala 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
Mangan 40 Odia 40 - - - - -
 Manihar 2,000 Urdu - 2,000 - - - -
 Mappila 1,300 Malayalam - 1,300 - - - -
 Maravan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Markande 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Marma 8,100 Rakhine 2,300 - 5,800 30 - 20
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Matia 169,000 Bengali 169,000 - - - - -
Mazhabi (Sikh traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 500 -
 Mech 42,000 Boro 27,000 90 60 14,000 - 70
 Megh (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Meitei 400 Meitei 400 - - - - -
 Memon 300 Gujarati - 300 - - - -
Mir 41,000 Bengali - 41,000 - - - -
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 600 Bengali - 600 - - - -
 Miri 400 Mising 400 - - - - -
Mirzakhani 5,200 Bengali - 5,200 - - - -
Mishri 4,200 Bengali 4,200 - - - - -
 Mizo 800 Mizo - - - 800 - -
Mizo Fanai 30 Mizo - - - 30 - -
Mizo Lushai 600 Mizo - - - 600 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 1,137,000 Bengali 1,137,000 - - 500 - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 6,100 Urdu - 6,100 - - - -
 Moghal 112,000 Urdu - 112,000 - - - -
 Momna 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
 Mru 300 Mru 300 - - - - -
Mukeri 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Munda 373,000 Mundari 330,000 1,200 200 32,000 80 8,300
 Munnur 2,200 Telugu 2,200 - - - - -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 21,000 Hindi 21,000 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 2,500 Telugu 2,500 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 500 Tamil - - - 500 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
 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 - - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 1,058,000 Hindi 1,058,000 - - - - -
 Nai (Sikh traditions) 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
Nai Nabasakh 6,900 Bengali 6,900 - - - - -
 Nair 1,300 Malayalam 1,300 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 3,569,000 Bengali 3,548,000 - 300 21,000 600 -
 Namassej (Muslim traditions) 2,100 Bengali - 2,100 - - - -
 Namassej Chandel 947,000 Bengali 941,000 - 300 6,500 200 -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
 Navithan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Newah 102,000 Nepali 93,000 - 6,500 2,200 - -
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 63,000 Bengali - 63,000 - - - -
 Nissi 40 Nyishi 40 - - - - -
 Oraon 652,000 Kurux 484,000 1,400 1,200 134,000 100 31,000
 Paharia 7,200 Santhali 7,200 - - - - -
Paik 800 Odia 800 - - - - -
 Paite (Christian traditions) 50 Chin, Paite - - - 50 - -
Pakhimara 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Paliya 106,000 Bengali 106,000 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
 Pan 29,000 Odia 29,000 - - - - -
 Panika 14,000 Chhattisgarhi 14,000 - - - - -
Pantanti 40 Odia 40 - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Parhaiya 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
Parja 1,400 Odia 1,400 - - - - -
 Parsee 900 Gujarati - - - - - 900
 Pashtun, Pathan 1,039,000 Urdu - 1,039,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - - 100 20 -
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 7,600 Urdu - 7,600 - - - -
Pasi Turuk 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Patelia 40 Gujarati 40 - - - - -
 Patial 900 Odia 900 - - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 32,000 Assamese 32,000 - - - - -
Patni (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Patralu 6,500 Odia 6,500 - - - - -
 Patwa (Hindu traditions) 8,500 Hindi 8,500 - - - - -
 Perka 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
 Persian 500 Persian, Iranian - 500 - - - -
Peshakar 1,500 Bengali - 1,500 - - - -
Phri 400 Bengali 300 - 40 - - -
 Pinjara 48,000 Urdu - 48,000 - - - -
Pochury 50 Naga, Pochuri - - - 50 - -
 Pod 2,499,000 Bengali 2,487,000 - 40 10,000 100 -
Poi 200 Mizo - - - 200 - -
 Pundari 253,000 Bengali 253,000 - - - - -
Puran 200 Panchpargania 200 - - - - -
Puran Bhaja 80 Panchpargania 80 - - - - -
 Qassab 1,100 Urdu - 1,100 - - - -
 Qazi 95,000 Urdu - 95,000 - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Rabha 28,000 Assamese 20,000 100 400 7,200 - 50
 Rahmani (Muslim traditions) 3,000 Urdu - 3,000 - - - -
 Rai 57,000 Nepali 27,000 - 900 8,000 - 21,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 3,873,000 Bengali 3,858,000 - 400 16,000 200 3,400
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 3,100 Bengali - 3,100 - - - -
Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) 96,000 Bengali 96,000 - - 300 - 60
Rajbansi Khen (Muslim traditions) 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
 Rajbhar 7,200 Hindi 7,200 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 955,000 Hindi 950,000 - 300 - - 4,200
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 32,000 Urdu - 32,000 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 6,600 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 6,600 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 21,000 Hindi 21,000 - - - - -
Rajput Bais (Sikh traditions) 70 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 70 -
 Rajput Bargujar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhadauria 3,000 Hindi 3,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Chandel 4,500 Hindi 4,500 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 55,000 Hindi 55,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Dikhit 3,300 Hindi 3,300 - - - - -
 Rajput Gahlot 9,000 Hindi 9,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Garewal (Hindu traditions) 5,300 Hindi 5,300 - - - - -
 Rajput Gaur 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Rajput Gautam 5,400 Hindi 5,400 - - - - -
Rajput Jadu 3,300 Hindi 3,300 - - - - -
Rajput Janjua (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
Rajput Joia (Hindu traditions) 2,600 Hindi 2,600 - - - - -
 Rajput Kachhwaha 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
Rajput Manihas (Hindu traditions) 3,800 Hindi 3,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Parihar 4,700 Hindi 4,700 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Pundir (Hindu traditions) 3,800 Hindi 3,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Rajbansi 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Sakarwar 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
Rajput Salehria (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Rajput Sengar 4,800 Hindi 4,800 - - - - -
Rajput Solanki 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Rajput Sombansi 4,800 Hindi 4,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
Rajput Tonwar (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Raju 468,000 Bengali 468,000 - - - - -
 Rajwar 114,000 Hindi 114,000 - - 600 - -
Ralte 100 Mizo - - - 100 - -
 Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) 800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 800 -
Rana 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 2,600 Marathi 2,600 - - - - -
 Rathawa 400 Rathawi 400 - - - - -
 Rautia 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - -
 Ravalia 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
Ravidas Chamar 23,000 Hindi 22,000 - - 300 - -
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 23,000 Urdu - 23,000 - - - -
 Relli 200 Odia 200 - - - - -
 Rengma 90 Naga, Southern Rengma - - - 90 - -
 Rongkup 32,000 Lepcha 1,500 90 17,000 13,000 - 80
Sagarbanshi 3,400 Odia 3,400 - - - - -
 Sahariya 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
Sahi 800 Marathi 800 - - - - -
 Saini (Sikh traditions) 1,100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,100 -
 Sali 30 Kannada 30 - - - - -
 Samanthan 22,000 Odia 22,000 - - - - -
 Sangtam 80 Naga, Sangtam - - - 80 - -
Sankara 54,000 Bengali 54,000 - - - - -
 Santal 2,630,000 Santhali 1,749,000 5,400 600 93,000 400 784,000
 Saora 41,000 Odia 40,000 100 30 500 - 700
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 10,000 Bengali - 10,000 - - - -
 Sarera (Sikh traditions) 1,200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,200 -
 Sarki 14,000 Nepali 14,000 - 20 500 - -
Sauria Paharia 3,800 Santhali 3,400 20 200 100 - -
 Sayyid 537,000 Urdu - 537,000 - - - -
 Sema 100 Naga, Sumi - - - 100 - -
Shabar 2,400 Odia 2,200 - - 200 - -
 Shaikh 21,577,000 Urdu - 21,577,000 - 30 - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 2,280,000 Urdu - 2,280,000 - - - -
 Sherpa 27,000 Nepali 6,200 - 16,000 4,900 - -
 Sinhalese 60 Sinhala - - 60 - - -
Siyalgir (Hindu traditions) 7,300 Bengali 7,300 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 409,000 Hindi 408,000 - - - - 600
Sonar (Sikh traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 400 -
Sukli 65,000 Bengali 65,000 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 343,000 Bengali 342,000 - - 900 50 -
Sunri Sadhubanik 164,000 Bengali 164,000 - - 300 - -
 Sunuwar 35,000 Nepali 23,000 - 60 1,900 - 9,900
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 345,000 Bengali 345,000 - - - - -
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 35,000 Bengali - 35,000 - - - -
 Syrian Christian 4,400 Malayalam - - - 4,400 - -
 Tai Man 30 Phake - - 30 - - -
 Tamang 148,000 Nepali 9,300 500 130,000 8,200 20 200
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 419,000 Hindi 419,000 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 21,000 Urdu - 21,000 - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Tamil - 1,300 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 1,724,000 Bengali 1,723,000 - - 500 - -
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 3,900 Bengali - 3,900 - - - -
 Tarkhan (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 2,300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 2,300 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 1,692,000 Hindi 1,689,000 - - 2,100 - -
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Hindi 15,000 - - - - -
 Thakkar 70 Marathi 70 - - - - -
 Thakuri 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
 Thami 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Tharu 26,000 Tharu, Madhya-Purbiya 24,000 - 40 1,600 - -
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 8,700 Hindi 8,700 - - - - -
 Tibetan 12,000 Tibetan, Central 100 - 12,000 200 - -
 Tili 799,000 Bengali 799,000 - - - - -
 Tiyar 232,000 Bengali 231,000 - - 400 - -
Toto 1,300 Toto 1,300 - - - - -
 Turaiha 24,000 Bhojpuri 24,000 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 36,000 Hindi 36,000 - - 30 - -
 Turkmen 30 Turkmen - 30 - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Telugu 1,900 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Vaniyan 90 Tamil 60 - - 30 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 2,000 Tamil 2,000 - - - - -
 Varli 300 Varli 300 - - - - -
Vellalan 600 Tamil 600 - - 20 - -
 Viswakarma 4,400 Telugu 4,400 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Walang 400 Walungge - - 400 - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 4,464,000 Hindi 4,463,000 - - 1,300 - -
 Yadav Rawat 78,000 Hindi 78,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 2,455,000 Bengali 2,452,000 - - 2,200 - -
 Yakha 4,600 Yakkha 1,900 - 90 200 - 2,400
 Yakthumba, Limbu 55,000 Nepali 36,000 50 4,000 6,800 - 8,000
 Yenadi 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
 Yimchungra 60 Naga, Yimchungru - - - 60 - -
 Zeliang 100 Naga, Zeme - - - 100 - -
  Totals:  674 100,285,000   604 71,154,000 27,131,000 306,000 639,000 65,000 993,000
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