CountryIndia

State:

  

West Bengal

District:

  

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Number of People Groups

630

Unreached People Groups

570

Total Population

96,742,000

Buddhist

0.3 %

Christian

0.6 %

Hindu

73.1 %

Muslim

24.6 %

Sikh

0.1 %

Other Religions

1.3 %
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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 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 1,600 Tamil 1,600 - - 90 - -
 Agamudaiyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Agaria (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Agariya 1,000 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Aghori 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Agri 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Aguri 454,000 Bengali 454,000 - - 600 - -
 Ahmadi 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
Ahom 200 Assamese 200 - - - - -
 Aka 80 Hruso 80 - - - - -
Amat 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
 Angami 400 Naga, Angami - - - 400 - -
Angarok 6,000 Bengali 6,000 - - - - -
Anglo 36,000 English - - - 36,000 - -
 Ansari 340,000 Urdu - 340,000 - - - -
 Ao 70 Naga, Ao - - - 70 - -
 Arab 90 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 90 - - - -
 Arakanese, Mag 6,600 Magahi 4,700 40 1,800 90 - -
 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 7,400 Asuri 6,800 20 100 400 - -
Badaik 63,000 Sadri 63,000 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 3,488,000 Bengali 3,486,000 - - 1,200 - -
Bagti 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 215,000 Bengali 214,000 - - 1,000 - -
 Baiga 12,000 Hindi 11,000 70 200 90 - 20
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 1,165,000 Bengali 1,165,000 - - - - -
Bairagi (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
Baiti 22,000 Bengali 22,000 - - - - -
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 700 Bengali - 700 - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
 Baloch, Eastern Unknown Urdu - - - - - -
 Balti Unknown Balti - - - - - -
 Bania 1,274,000 Hindi 1,226,000 - - - - 49,000
 Bania, Agarwal 225,000 Hindi 202,000 - - - - 23,000
 Bania, Agrahari 19,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - -
Bania, Bais 43,000 Hindi 43,000 - - - - -
Bania, Barnawar 8,500 Hindi 8,500 - - - - -
 Bania, Gahoi 12,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - 1,200
 Bania, Gandha Banik 252,000 Bengali 252,000 - - - - -
Bania, Jaiswal 11,000 Hindi 9,500 - - - - 1,300
 Bania, Kasarwani 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
 Bania, Kasaundhan 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
Bania, Khandelwal 4,700 Hindi 1,300 - - - - 3,400
Bania, Khatri 136,000 Bengali 136,000 - - - - -
Bania, Mahajan 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
 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 - - - - 4,700
 Bania, Porwal 24,000 Hindi 21,000 - - - - 3,000
Bania, Rauniar 8,000 Hindi 8,000 - - - - -
 Bania, Srimali 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Bania, Subarna Banik 164,000 Bengali 164,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 92,000 Lambadi 92,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bantar 8,400 Hindi 8,400 - - - - -
 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 7,200 Oriya 7,200 - - - - -
 Bauri 1,438,000 Bengali 1,437,000 - - 1,000 - -
Bawaria (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Bazigar (Hindu traditions) 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 30 Kannada 30 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 66,000 Hindi 66,000 30 20 200 - 30
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 1,900 Bengali - 1,900 - - - -
Behara 2,400 Bengali - 2,400 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 7,600 Kannada 7,600 - - - - -
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
Besya (Muslim traditions) 1,400 Bengali - 1,400 - - - -
Bhakat 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
Bhalla 3,700 Bengali 3,700 - - - - -
Bhand (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Bhandari 4,000 Oriya 4,000 - - - - -
 Bhangi (Hindu traditions) 560,000 Hindi 544,000 - - 16,000 - -
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 2,700 Urdu - 2,700 - - - -
 Bhar 28,000 Bhojpuri 28,000 - - - - -
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Bhaskar 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 45,000 Hindi 45,000 - - - - -
 Bhat (Muslim traditions) 2,900 Urdu - 2,900 - - - -
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) 92,000 Hindi 92,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia (Buddhist traditions) 14,000 Sikkimese 3,300 - 10,000 500 - -
 Bhotia, Buddhist Tibetan 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
 Bhotia, Sikkim 59,000 Nepali 3,900 80 52,000 2,300 - 100
Bhottada 400 Kuvi 400 - - - - -
 Bhuinhar 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 104,000 Bengali 104,000 - - - - -
 Bhuiya 183,000 Hindi 183,000 - - 100 - -
 Bhumij 438,000 Bengali 435,000 500 90 1,500 40 700
 Biar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Bind 67,000 Bhojpuri 67,000 - - - - -
 Binjhia 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
Birhor 1,400 Birhor 1,400 - - 20 - -
 Birjia 1,900 Bijori 1,800 30 - 70 - 20
Biswas (Muslim traditions) 3,700 Bengali - 3,700 - - - -
 Bodo 34,000 Bodo 30,000 - - 3,300 - -
 Bohra 500 Gujarati - 500 - - - -
 Boya 1,600 Telugu 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin 3,950,000 Hindi 3,938,000 - 700 300 - 9,500
Brahmin (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Brahmin, Acharaj 5,100 Hindi 5,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Acharya 65,000 Bengali 65,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Anavala 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Audich 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Bhumihar 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Chitpavan 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
Brahmin, Dakshini 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Deshastha 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
Brahmin, Dravida 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Brahmin, Gaur 227,000 Hindi 227,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Gujarati 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Joshi 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Jyoti 7,300 Oriya 7,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Kanaujia 378,000 Hindi 378,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Karhada 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
Brahmin, Kashmiri Pandit 40 Kashmiri 40 - - - - -
Brahmin, Khandelwal 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Maha 8,100 Hindi 8,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Mahratta 23,000 Marathi 23,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Maithili 7,000 Hindi 7,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Marathi 600 Marathi 600 - - - - -
Brahmin, Modh 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Ojha 4,000 Hindi 4,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Parikh 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
Brahmin, Purohit 2,300 Marwari 2,300 - - - - -
Brahmin, Pushkarna 2,300 Marwari 2,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Radhi 1,264,000 Bengali 1,264,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Rikhisur 4,800 Hindi 4,800 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Sakaldwipi 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Saraswat 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Sawaria 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Srimali 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
Brahmin, Tamil 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Telugu 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
Brahmin, Utkal 122,000 Bengali 122,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Vaidik 165,000 Bengali 165,000 - - - - -
Brahmin, Varendra 209,000 Bengali 209,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Vyas 2,200 Telugu 2,200 - - - - -
Brittal Bania 300 Assamese 300 - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 263,000 Bengali 263,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 800 Burmese - - 800 - - -
 Chain 413,000 Bengali 413,000 - - 200 - -
 Chak 3,100 Bengali - - 3,100 - - -
Chakhesang 20 Naga, Chokri - - - 20 - -
Chakkiliyan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Chakma 500 Chakma 400 - 90 40 - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 1,362,000 Hindi 1,331,000 - 300 30,000 500 -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 500 -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
Chasadhobi 94,000 Bengali 94,000 - - - - -
Chaudhari, caste 11,000 Bengali 11,000 - - - - -
Chaupal 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
 Chepang 30 Nepali 30 - - - - -
 Chero 3,500 Hindi 3,400 20 20 100 - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 70 Malayalam 70 - - - - -
 Chhetri 16,000 Nepali 16,000 - 90 - - -
Chhimba (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
Chhimba (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Chik (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Sadri 2,400 - - - - -
 Chik Baraik 25,000 Hindi 24,000 - - 800 - -
Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) 2,900 Marathi 2,900 - - 30 - -
Chitrakar (Muslim traditions) 6,000 Bengali - 6,000 - - - -
 Christian unspecified 119,000 Hindi - - - 118,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Marathi 2,500 - - - - -
Dahiara 2,600 Bengali - 2,600 - - - -
Dai (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 10,000 Bengali - 10,000 - - - -
 Dalu 14,000 Bengali - 14,000 - - - -
 Dangi 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Darjee 36,000 Nepali 36,000 - 80 - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 2,000 Hindi 1,900 - - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 5,600 Urdu - 5,600 - - - -
Darzi (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Deori 200 Deori 200 - - - - -
 Dhangar 1,500 Gujarati 1,500 - - - - -
Dhangri 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
 Dhanuk 69,000 Hindi 69,000 - - - - -
 Dhanwar 2,700 Chhattisgarhi 2,700 - - - - -
 Dhimal 2,600 Maithili 2,000 - - - - 800
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 507,000 Hindi 507,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 8,500 Urdu - 8,500 - - - -
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Urdu - 1,600 - - - -
Doai 15,000 Bengali 15,000 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 426,000 Oriya 426,000 - - - - -
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 5,300 Urdu - 5,300 - - - -
 Dosadh (Hindu traditions) 83,000 Hindi 82,000 - 1,000 - - -
Dosadh (Muslim traditions) 7,400 Bengali - 7,400 - - - -
 Drukpa 15,000 Dzongkha 500 - 14,000 - - -
Dulia 356,000 Bengali 356,000 - - - - -
 Dura 60 Oriya 50 - - - - -
 Faqir 3,500 Urdu - 3,500 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
 Gaddi Unknown Urdu - - - - - -
 Gamit 300 Gamit 300 - - - - -
 Ganda 3,400 Oriya 3,400 - - - - -
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 3,200 Bhojpuri 3,200 - - - - -
Gandharva 400 Nepali 400 - - - - -
Gandla 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Gangai 3,000 Nepali 2,900 - 40 - - -
 Garo 5,600 Garo 2,500 - 40 3,000 - 30
 Gauda 4,400 Oriya 4,400 - - - - -
Gavara 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Gharti 14,000 Bengali 14,000 - 400 200 - 80
 Ghasi (Hindu traditions) 33,000 Hindi 33,000 - - - - -
Ghazi 1,500 Bengali - 1,500 - - - -
 Ghosi (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
Ghusuria 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Goan Catholic 700 Konkani, Goan - - - 700 - -
Godra 60 Oriya 60 - - - - -
Gokha (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Oriya 3,100 - - - - -
 Gond 9,200 Hindi 9,000 30 - 200 - 30
 Gonrhi 37,000 Hindi 37,000 - - - - -
 Gorait 4,700 Hindi 4,600 30 - 40 - 20
 Gosain 29,000 Hindi 29,000 - - - - -
Gujar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Guria 2,300 Oriya 2,300 - - - - -
 Gurung 91,000 Nepali 59,000 - 30,000 2,000 - -
 Hadi 695,000 Bengali 695,000 - - - - -
 Hajam 36,000 Urdu - 36,000 - - - -
 Hajang 2,400 Naga, Mao 2,100 - 200 200 - 20
Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 3,600 Hindi 3,600 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 412,000 Hindi 412,000 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 7,200 Chinese, Mandarin - - 6,000 600 - 600
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 4,100 Bengali 4,100 - - - - -
 Hela 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
Hira 2,900 Assamese 2,900 - - - - -
 Ho 18,000 Ho 15,000 60 - 300 - 2,000
Ilavan 1,800 Malayalam 1,800 - - 60 - -
 Indo-Burman 600 Rakhine - 600 - - - -
Jaraj (Hindu traditions) 9,400 Bengali 9,400 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 41,000 Hindi 41,000 - - - - 70
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 49,000 Urdu - 49,000 - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 46,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 46,000 -
Jat, Bajwa (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat, Chahil (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat, Chahil (Muslim traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - 200 - - - -
Jat, Chahil (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Jat, Chima (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
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) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Jat, Dhillon (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Jat, Gahlot (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Jat, Gahlot (Muslim traditions) 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
Jat, Ghatwal (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat, Ghatwal (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat, Gil (Hindu traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern 300 - - - - -
Jat, Gil (Muslim traditions) 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 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 Urdu - 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 327,000 Bengali 327,000 - - - - -
 Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 1,100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,100 -
Jimdar 77,000 Bengali 77,000 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 1,390,000 Bengali 1,390,000 - - - - -
Juang 20 Oriya 20 - - - - -
 Julaha 800 Hindi 30 - - - 800 -
Kabadi 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Kachari, Dimasa 3,700 Deori 3,700 - - - - -
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Kadar 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
Kagate 50 Kagate - - 50 - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 343,000 Hindi 343,000 - - - - -
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 15,000 Urdu - 15,000 - - - -
Kahar (Sikh traditions) 90 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 90 -
 Kahar Kamkar (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
Kahar Kamkar (Muslim traditions) 1,200 Bengali - 1,200 - - - -
 Kaibartta 666,000 Bengali 666,000 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 4,500 Telugu 4,500 - - - - -
 Kalingi 3,100 Oriya 3,100 - - - - -
Kallan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalu 195,000 Bengali - 195,000 - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 99,000 Hindi 99,000 - 40 - - -
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 1,900 Urdu - 1,900 - - - -
 Kamar 400 Kamar 400 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 1,400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,400 -
 Kami 86,000 Nepali 85,000 - 500 20 - -
Kammara 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
Kandra 123,000 Oriya 123,000 - - - - -
 Kandu 49,000 Hindi 49,000 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
Kanjar (Muslim traditions) 4,200 Urdu - 4,200 - - - -
 Kaora 374,000 Bengali 374,000 - - - - -
 Kapali 222,000 Bengali 222,000 - - - - -
 Kaparia 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Kapu 2,500 Telugu 2,500 - - - - -
Karan 1,900 Oriya 1,900 - - - - -
Karenga 41,000 Bengali 41,000 - - - - -
Karigar 1,000 Bengali - 1,000 - - - -
Karmali 11,000 Hindi 9,200 200 - 100 - 1,400
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 92,000 Marathi 92,000 - - - - 100
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 200 Kashmiri - 200 - - - -
 Kawar 35,000 Hindi 35,000 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 2,484,000 Bengali 2,483,000 - - 800 - -
Kela (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Khadala 23,000 Oriya 23,000 - - - - -
 Khairwar 136,000 Bengali 136,000 - - - - -
Khambu 218,000 Bengali 217,000 - 500 - - -
Khami 400 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Khampti 20 Adi 20 - - - - -
Khandait 256,000 Oriya 256,000 - - - - -
Kharia 54,000 Kharia 54,000 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
 Kharwar 31,000 Hindi 29,000 300 - 1,200 - 200
 Khas 1,700 Nepali 1,200 - 500 - - -
 Khasi 900 Khasi 60 - - 900 - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
Khatik (Muslim traditions) 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 2,200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 2,200 -
 Khavar 3,000 Gujarati 3,000 - - - - -
Khetauri 5,200 Maithili 5,200 - - - - -
 Khoja 500 Gujarati - 500 - - - -
 Kisan 8,900 Hindi 8,500 40 - 300 - 40
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 29,000 Koch 29,000 - - - - 200
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 129,000 Hindi 129,000 - - - - -
 Kol 75,000 Hindi 75,000 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 6,300 Gujarati 6,300 - - - - -
 Koli Mahadev 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
Koli Malhar 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
Koli of Sind (Hindu traditions) Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Kolta 600 Oriya 600 - - - - -
Konai 137,000 Bengali 137,000 - - - - -
 Konda Dhora 60 Telugu 60 - - - - -
Konwar 8,400 Bengali 8,400 - - - - -
 Kori 164,000 Bengali 153,000 300 - 3,100 - 7,100
 Korwa 7,500 Telugu 7,000 20 - 400 - 200
 Koshti 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Kotal 34,000 Bengali 34,000 - - - - -
 Koya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Kudumban 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Kui Khond 1,400 Oriya 1,200 - - 200 - -
 Kuli 1,200 Oriya 1,200 - - - - -
 Kumal 50 Nepali 50 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 1,034,000 Hindi 1,034,000 - - 300 - -
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Gujarati 11,000 - - - - 20
Kunui 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
Kurariar 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 1,340,000 Hindi 1,340,000 - - 200 - -
Kurol 5,300 Bengali 5,300 - - - - -
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 1,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,000 -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 2,400 Urdu - 2,400 - - - -
 Lakhera 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Lama 200 Tibetan, Central - - 200 - - -
 Lepcha 42,000 Lepcha 21,000 - 14,000 7,600 - 100
Let 8,300 Bengali - - - - - 8,300
 Lhomi 1,700 Lhomi - - 1,700 70 - -
 Limbu 123,000 Nepali 27,000 - 3,500 6,400 - 87,000
 Lingayat 600 Kannada - - - - - 600
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 103,000 Hindi 87,000 - 100 15,000 - 900
 Lodha (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Lohana 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 333,000 Hindi 333,000 - - - - -
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
Lohara 45,000 Hindi 43,000 800 300 800 - 200
 Lotha 30 Naga, Lotha - - - 30 - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 75,000 Hindi 75,000 - - - - -
Madari 1,300 Urdu - 1,300 - - - -
Madhuapit 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 1,300 Telugu - - - 1,300 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Telugu 11,000 - - - - -
 Magar 99,000 Nepali 94,000 - 1,300 3,300 - -
Maghaiya 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Mahanta 40,000 Oriya 40,000 - - - - -
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) 48,000 Marathi 48,000 - - - - -
 Mahishya 6,482,000 Bengali 6,466,000 - - 16,000 - -
 Mahli 133,000 Marathi 121,000 400 300 8,000 20 3,200
 Mahratta 2,000 Marathi 2,000 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 4,200 Gujarati 4,200 - - - - -
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 1,700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,700 -
Mahuria 500 Oriya 500 - - - - -
 Mahyavanshi 1,500 Gujarati 1,500 - - - - -
 Majhi 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Majhwar 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - 60 - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 341,000 Hindi 341,000 - - - - -
Mal (Muslim traditions) 16,000 Bengali - 16,000 - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 400 Telugu - - - 400 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Telugu 3,100 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 3,600 Malayalam - - - 3,500 - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 297,000 Hindi 297,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 75,000 Hindi 75,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 41,000 Bengali - 41,000 - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 146,000 Gujarati - 146,000 - - - -
Malto 52,000 Santhali 48,000 80 20 4,100 - -
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 700 Gujarati - 700 - - - -
 Mangala 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
 Manihar 1,400 Urdu - 1,400 - - - -
 Mappila 4,800 Malayalam - 4,800 - - - -
 Maravan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Markande 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Matia 160,000 Bengali 160,000 - - - - -
 Mazhabi 800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
 Mech 45,000 Bodo 28,000 - 30 17,000 40 50
 Megh (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Meitei 400 Meitei 400 - - - - -
 Memon 400 Gujarati - 400 - - - -
Mir 33,000 Bengali - 33,000 - - - -
Mirdas (Muslim traditions) 500 Bengali - 500 - - - -
 Miri 400 Mising 400 - - - - -
Mirzakhani 4,600 Bengali - 4,600 - - - -
Mishri 4,300 Bengali 4,300 - - - - -
 Mizo 700 Mizo - - - 700 - -
Mizo, Fanai 30 Mizo - - - 30 - -
Mizo, Lushai 600 Mizo - - - 600 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 1,312,000 Bengali 1,312,000 - - 500 - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 6,200 Urdu - 6,200 - - - -
 Moghal 85,000 Urdu - 85,000 - - - -
 Momna 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
 Mru 2,400 Bengali 2,300 - - 90 - 40
Mukeri 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Munda 437,000 Mundari 398,000 300 200 34,000 60 4,500
 Munnur 2,300 Telugu 2,300 - - - - -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 35,000 Hindi 35,000 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 2,700 Telugu 2,700 - - - - -
 Nadar 1,100 Tamil 600 - - 500 - -
 Naga, unspecified 2,900 Naga Pidgin 30 - - 2,900 - -
Nagar 74,000 Bengali 74,000 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Hindi 15,000 - 40 400 - 100
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 1,023,000 Hindi 1,023,000 - - - - -
Nai (Sikh traditions) 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
 Nair 1,300 Malayalam 1,300 - - - - -
 Namassej 3,920,000 Bengali 3,917,000 - - 4,600 - -
 Namasudra 2,000 Bengali - 2,000 - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 5,900 Hindi 5,900 - - - - -
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Nau Buddh 9,300 Marathi - - 9,300 - - -
Navithan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Newah 107,000 Nepali 99,000 - 7,800 200 - -
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 56,000 Bengali - 56,000 - - - -
 Nissi 40 Nyishi 40 - - - - -
 Oraon 814,000 Kurux 676,000 400 200 133,000 200 40
 Paharia 7,700 Nepali 7,700 - - - - -
Paik 800 Oriya 800 - - - - -
 Paite (Christian traditions) 50 Chin, Paite - - - 50 - -
Pakhimara 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Paliya 211,000 Bengali 211,000 - - - - -
Pallan 1,400 Tamil 1,300 - - 20 - -
 Pan 24,000 Oriya 24,000 - - -