CountryIndia

State:

  

West Bengal

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Number of People Groups

665

Unreached People Groups

601

Total Population

102,799,000

Buddhist

0.3 %

Christian

0.7 %

Hindu

71.7 %

Muslim

26.1 %

Sikh

0.1 %

Other Religions

1.1 %
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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 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 1,700 Tamil 1,600 - - 100 - -
 Agamudaiyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 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 465,000 Bengali 464,000 - - 600 - -
 Ahmadi 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
Ahom 200 Assamese 200 - - - - -
 Aka 80 Hruso 80 - - - - -
Amat 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Angami 400 Naga, Angami - - - 400 - -
Angarok 6,200 Bengali 6,200 - - - - -
Anglo 34,000 English - - - 34,000 - -
 Ansari 364,000 Urdu - 364,000 - - - -
 Ao 70 Naga, Ao - - - 70 - -
 Arab 90 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 90 - - - -
 Arakanese, Magh 5,000 Magahi 2,400 50 2,500 70 - 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) 1,400 Assamese - 1,400 - - - -
Asur 5,400 Asuri 5,100 80 - 400 - 20
Badaik 66,000 Sadri 66,000 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - - -
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 3,564,000 Bengali 3,563,000 - - 1,300 - -
Bagti 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Baha'i 200 Hindi - - - - - 200
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 220,000 Bengali 219,000 - - 1,000 - -
 Baiga 16,000 Hindi 16,000 60 - 40 - 20
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 1,191,000 Bengali 1,191,000 - - - - -
Bairagi (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
Baiti 23,000 Bengali 23,000 - - - - -
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 700 Bengali - 700 - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
 Baloch Unknown Urdu - - - - - -
 Balti Unknown Balti - - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 229,000 Hindi 206,000 - - - - 23,000
 Bania Agrahari 19,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - -
Bania Bais 43,000 Hindi 43,000 - - - - -
Bania Barnawar 8,600 Hindi 8,600 - - - - -
Bania Brittal 300 Assamese 300 - - - - -
 Bania Gahoi 12,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - 1,200
 Bania Gandha Banik 257,000 Bengali 257,000 - - - - -
Bania Jaiswal 11,000 Hindi 9,700 - - - - 1,400
 Bania Kasarwani 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
 Bania Kasaundhan 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
Bania Khandelwal 4,800 Hindi 1,400 - - - - 3,400
Bania Khatri 138,000 Hindi 138,000 - - - - -
Bania Mahajan 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
Bania Modh 700 Gujarati 700 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 17,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - 4,800
 Bania Porwal 25,000 Hindi 21,000 - - - - 3,100
Bania Rauniar 8,200 Hindi 8,200 - - - - -
 Bania Srimali 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Bania Subarna Banik 168,000 Bengali 168,000 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 632,000 Hindi 608,000 - - - - 24,000
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 95,000 Lambadi 95,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bantar 8,500 Hindi 8,500 - - - - -
 Baori 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 2,000 Hindi 2,000 - - - - -
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Barua 400 Bengali 70 - 300 - - -
 Barwala (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Bathudi 7,400 Odia 7,400 - - - - -
 Bauri 1,469,000 Bengali 1,467,000 - - 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) 67,000 Hindi 66,000 40 30 200 - -
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 1,900 Bengali - 1,900 - - - -
Behara 2,600 Bengali - 2,600 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 7,800 Kannada 7,800 - - - - -
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
Besya (Muslim traditions) 1,400 Bengali - 1,400 - - - -
Bhakat 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
Bhalla 3,800 Bengali 3,800 - - - - -
Bhand (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Bhandari 4,100 Odia 4,100 - - - - -
 Bhangi (Hindu traditions) 571,000 Hindi 553,000 - - 15,000 3,300 -
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 2,800 Urdu - 2,800 - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 5,100 Hindi 5,000 - - - 100 -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Bhar 29,000 Bhojpuri 29,000 - - - - -
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
Bhaskar 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 46,000 Hindi 46,000 - - - - -
Bhathiara (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Hindi 1,700 - - - - -
 Bhil unspecified 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Bhogta 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 94,000 Hindi 94,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia (Hindu traditions) 84,000 Nepali 7,400 300 72,000 4,000 - 400
 Bhotia Sikkim 14,000 Sikkimese 2,900 - 11,000 800 - -
 Bhotia Tibetan 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 400 Kuvi 400 - - - - -
 Bhuinhar 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 106,000 Bengali 106,000 - 60 - - -
 Bhuiya 187,000 Hindi 187,000 - 600 100 - -
Bhuiya Ghatwar 44,000 Hindi 44,000 - 100 - - -
 Bhumij 436,000 Bengali 433,000 600 20 1,600 30 2,100
 Biar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Bind 68,000 Bhojpuri 68,000 - - - - -
 Binjhia 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Birhor 1,100 Birhor 1,000 - - 20 - -
 Birjia 2,300 Bijori 2,100 20 - 100 - 30
Biswas (Muslim traditions) 3,800 Bengali - 3,800 - - - -
 Bodo 34,000 Boro 31,000 - - 3,400 - -
 Bohra 500 Gujarati - 500 - - - -
 Boya 1,700 Telugu 1,700 - - - - -
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 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Chitpavan 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
Brahmin Dakshini 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Deshastha 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
Brahmin Dravida 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Brahmin Gaur 232,000 Hindi 232,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Gujarati 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Jyoti 7,400 Odia 7,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 386,000 Hindi 386,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Karhada 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit 40 Kashmiri 40 - - - - -
Brahmin Khandelwal 21,000 Hindi 21,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 8,300 Hindi 8,300 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 23,000 Marathi 23,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maithili 7,200 Hindi 7,200 - - - - -
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 2,400 Marwari 2,400 - - - - -
Brahmin Pushkarna 2,300 Marwari 2,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 1,293,000 Bengali 1,293,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Rikhisur 4,900 Hindi 4,900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 27,000 Hindi 27,000 - - - - -
 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 unspecified 1,913,000 Hindi 1,908,000 - 300 200 - 5,000
Brahmin Utkal 125,000 Bengali 125,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 169,000 Bengali 169,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Varendra 213,000 Bengali 213,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Vyas 2,300 Telugu 2,300 - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 268,000 Bengali 268,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 800 Burmese - - 800 - - -
 Chain 420,000 Bengali 420,000 - - 100 - -
 Chak 3,200 Bengali - - 3,200 - - -
 Chakhesang 20 Naga, Chokri - - - 20 - -
 Chakkiliyan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Chakma 500 Chakma 500 - 100 - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 1,391,000 Hindi 1,361,000 - 600 30,000 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 500 -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
Chasadhobi 96,000 Bengali 96,000 - - - - -
Chaudhari, caste 11,000 Bengali 11,000 - - - - -
Chaupal 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
 Chepang 40 Nepali 40 - - - - -
 Chero 3,600 Hindi 3,400 20 - 100 - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 70 Malayalam 70 - - - - -
 Chhetri 15,000 Nepali 15,000 - 80 - - -
Chhimba (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
Chhimba (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Chik (Hindu traditions) 2,600 Sadri 2,600 - - - - -
 Chik Baraik 24,000 Hindi 23,000 40 20 700 - 200
Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Marathi 3,000 - - 30 - -
Chitrakar (Muslim traditions) 6,100 Bengali - 6,100 - - - -
 Christian unspecified 104,000 Kannada - - - 104,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Marathi 2,500 - - - - -
Dahiara 2,700 Bengali - 2,700 - - - -
Dai (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 10,000 Bengali 30 10,000 - - - -
 Dalu 14,000 Bengali - 14,000 - - - -
 Dangi 2,600 Hindi 2,600 - - - - -
 Darjee 36,000 Nepali 36,000 - 400 - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 6,100 Urdu - 6,100 - - - -
Darzi (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Deori 300 Deori 300 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,500 Gujarati 1,500 - - - - -
Dhangri 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
 Dhanuk 70,000 Hindi 70,000 - - - - -
 Dhanwar 2,900 Chhattisgarhi 2,900 - - - - -
 Dhimal 2,800 Rajbanshi 2,700 - - - - 100
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 518,000 Hindi 518,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 8,700 Urdu - 8,700 - - - -
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Urdu - 1,600 - - - -
Doai 16,000 Bengali 16,000 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 436,000 Odia 436,000 - - - - -
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 5,400 Urdu - 5,400 - - - -
 Dosadh (Hindu traditions) 84,000 Hindi 84,000 - - - - -
Dosadh (Muslim traditions) 7,600 Bengali - 7,600 - - - -
 Drukpa 14,000 Dzongkha 500 - 13,000 - - -
Dulia 364,000 Bengali 364,000 - - - - -
 Dura 100 Odia 50 - 60 - - -
 Faqir 3,500 Urdu - 3,500 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
 Gaddi Unknown Urdu - - - - - -
 Gamit 300 Gamit 300 - - - - -
 Ganda 3,400 Odia 3,400 - - - - -
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 3,300 Bhojpuri 3,300 - - - - -
Gandharva 500 Nepali 500 - - - - -
Gandla 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Gangai 3,100 Nepali 3,000 - 70 - - -
 Garo 4,300 Garo 1,800 20 40 2,400 - 40
 Gauda 4,500 Odia 4,500 - - - - -
Gavara 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Gharti 15,000 Bengali 14,000 - 300 300 - -
 Ghasi (Hindu traditions) 34,000 Hindi 34,000 - - - - -
Ghazi 1,500 Bengali - 1,500 - - - -
 Ghosi (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
Ghusuria 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Goan Catholic 700 Konkani, Goan - - - 700 - -
Godra 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
Gokha (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Odia 3,100 - - - - -
 Gond unspecified 7,000 Hindi 6,700 - - 200 - 60
 Gonrhi 37,000 Hindi 37,000 - - - - -
 Gorait 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - 20 - -
 Gosain 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - - - - -
Gujar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Guria 2,400 Odia 2,400 - - - - -
 Gurung 86,000 Nepali 54,000 - 29,000 2,500 - -
 Hadi 710,000 Bengali 710,000 - - - - -
 Hajam 39,000 Urdu - 39,000 - - - -
 Hajang 1,800 Naga, Mao 1,600 - - 80 - 20
Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Hindi 3,700 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 421,000 Hindi 421,000 - - - - -
Halwai Maira 42,000 Hindi 42,000 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 5,900 Chinese, Mandarin - - 4,800 600 - 500
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 4,200 Bengali 4,200 - - - - -
 Hela 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
Hira 2,900 Assamese 2,900 - - - - -
 Ho 17,000 Ho 16,000 - - 400 - 600
Ilavan 1,700 Malayalam 1,700 - - 80 - -
 Indo-Burman 600 Rakhine - 600 - - - -
Jaraj (Hindu traditions) 9,600 Bengali 9,600 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 51,000 Urdu - 51,000 - - - -
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) 1,200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,200 -
 Jat Sindhu (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
Jat Sindhu (Muslim traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - 500 - - - -
Jat Sindhu (Sikh traditions) 800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 800 -
 Jat unspecified (Hindu traditions) 31,000 Hindi 31,000 - - - - 60
 Jat unspecified (Sikh traditions) 40,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40,000 -
Jat Varaich (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Varaich (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat Virk (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Jew, South Asian 100 Marathi - - - - - 100
 Jhalo Malo 334,000 Bengali 334,000 - - - - -
 Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 1,100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,100 -
Jimdar 75,000 Bengali 75,000 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 1,424,000 Bengali 1,424,000 - - - - -
Juang 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Julaha 900 Hindi 30 - - - 800 -
Kabadi 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Kachari 3,800 Deori 3,800 - - - - -
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Kadar 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
Kagate 60 Syuba - - 60 - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 351,000 Hindi 351,000 - - - - -
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 16,000 Urdu - 16,000 - - - -
Kahar (Sikh traditions) 90 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 90 -
 Kahar Kamkar (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
Kahar Kamkar (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Bengali - 1,300 - - - -
 Kaibartta 680,000 Bengali 680,000 - - - - -
Kaibartta Jalia 409,000 Bengali 409,000 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 4,600 Telugu 4,600 - - - - -
Kalal Idiga 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
 Kalingi 3,100 Odia 3,100 - - - - -
Kallan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalu 205,000 Bengali - 205,000 - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 101,000 Hindi 101,000 - 30 - - -
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 2,200 Urdu - 2,200 - - - -
Kalwar Iraqi (Muslim traditions) 2,000 Urdu - 2,000 - - - -
 Kamar 500 Kamar 500 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 1,500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,500 -
 Kami 91,000 Nepali 89,000 - 1,300 500 - -
Kammara 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
Kandra 126,000 Odia 126,000 - - - - -
 Kandu 50,000 Hindi 50,000 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
Kanjar (Muslim traditions) 4,300 Urdu - 4,300 - - - -
 Kaora 383,000 Bengali 383,000 - - - - -
 Kapali 227,000 Bengali 227,000 - - - - -
 Kaparia 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Kapu 2,600 Telugu 2,600 - - - - -
Kapu Reddi 1,800 Telugu 1,800 - - - - -
Karan 1,900 Odia 1,900 - - - - -
Karenga 42,000 Bengali 42,000 - - - - -
Karigar 1,000 Bengali - 1,000 - - - -
Karmali 8,800 Hindi 8,100 100 - 40 - 600
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 94,000 Marathi 94,000 - - - - 100
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 300 Kashmiri - 300 - - - -
 Kawar 36,000 Hindi 36,000 - - - 600 -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 2,544,000 Bengali 2,543,000 - - 800 - -
Kayastha Karan 147,000 Bengali 147,000 - - - - -
Kela (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Khadala 23,000 Odia 23,000 - - - - -
 Khairwar 139,000 Bengali 139,000 - - - - -
Khambu 218,000 Bengali 218,000 - 500 - - -
Khami 400 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Khampti 20 Adi 20 - - - - -
Khandait 262,000 Odia 262,000 - - - - -
Kharia 55,000 Kharia 55,000 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
 Kharwar 29,000 Hindi 28,000 300 - 700 - 200
 Khas 1,600 Nepali 1,300 - 400 - - -
 Khasi 1,000 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) 2,300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 2,300 -
 Khavar 3,200 Gujarati 3,200 - - - - -
Khetauri 5,300 Maithili 5,300 - - - - -
 Khoja 500 Gujarati - 500 - - - -
 Kisan 8,500 Hindi 8,100 - 30 300 - -
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 30,000 Koch 30,000 - - - - 200
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 132,000 Hindi 132,000 - - - - -
 Kol 76,000 Hindi 76,000 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 6,500 Gujarati 6,500 - - - - -
 Koli Mahadev 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Koli Malhar 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
Koli of Sind (Hindu traditions) Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Kolta 600 Odia 600 - - - - -
Konai 140,000 Bengali 140,000 - - - - -
 Konda Dhora 60 Telugu 60 - - - - -
Konwar 8,600 Bengali 8,600 - - - - -
 Kori 164,000 Bengali 154,000 400 - 3,600 - 5,800
Kori Mudi 10,000 Bengali 10,000 - - 200 - 40
Kori Nagbansi 10,000 Bengali 10,000 - - 200 - 40
 Korwa 6,400 Telugu 6,000 20 - 400 - -
 Koshti 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Kotal 35,000 Bengali 35,000 - - - - -
 Koya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Kudumban 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Kui Khond 900 Odia 800 - - 90 - -
 Kuli 1,200 Odia 1,200 - - - - -
 Kumal 50 Nepali 50 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 1,057,000 Hindi 1,057,000 - - 300 - -
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
Kumhar Magahia 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Gujarati 11,000 - - - - 20
Kunui 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
Kurariar 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 1,357,000 Hindi 1,356,000 - - 200 - -
Kurmi Mahato 116,000 Bengali 116,000 - - 40 - -
Kurol 5,400 Bengali 5,400 - - - - -
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 1,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,000 -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 2,500 Urdu - 2,500 - - - -
 Lakhera 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Lama 200 Tibetan, Central - - 200 - - -
 Lepcha 43,000 Lepcha 3,000 200 21,000 19,000 - 70
Let 8,500 Bengali - - - - - 8,500
 Lhomi 1,800 Lhomi - - 1,700 100 - -
 Limbu 130,000 Nepali 55,000 - 2,200 16,000 - 57,000
 Lingayat 600 Kannada - - - - - 600
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 102,000 Hindi 85,000 200 400 16,000 - 1,400
 Lodha (Muslim traditions) 40 Urdu - 40 - - - -
 Lohana 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 341,000 Hindi 341,000 - - - - -
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
Lohara 37,000 Hindi 31,000 900 3,400 1,800 - 400
 Lotha 30 Naga, Lotha - - - 30 - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 77,000 Hindi 77,000 - - - - -
Madari 1,600 Urdu - 1,600 - - - -
Madhuapit 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 1,300 Telugu - - - 1,300 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Telugu 11,000 - - - - -
 Magar 103,000 Nepali 96,000 - 1,300 5,500 - -
Maghaiya 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Mahali 102,000 Bengali 94,000 100 60 4,000 20 3,200
 Mahanta 41,000 Odia 41,000 - - - - -
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) 49,000 Marathi 48,000 - 1,000 - 200 -
 Mahishya 6,604,000 Bengali 6,587,000 - - 17,000 - -
 Mahli 69,000 Marathi 63,000 300 40 3,900 20 1,800
 Mahratta 2,100 Marathi 2,100 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 4,300 Gujarati 4,300 - - - - -
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 1,700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,700 -
Mahuria 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Mahyavanshi 1,500 Gujarati 1,500 - - - - -
 Majhi 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Majhwar 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - 60 - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 347,000 Hindi 347,000 - - - - -
Mal (Muslim traditions) 17,000 Bengali - 17,000 - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 300 Telugu - - - 300 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 3,200 Telugu 3,200 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 3,700 Malayalam - - - 3,600 - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 303,000 Hindi 303,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 77,000 Hindi 77,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 42,000 Bengali - 42,000 - - - -
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 5,200 Hindi 5,200 - - - - -
Mallah Chain (Muslim traditions) 3,000 Bengali - 3,000 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa 21,000 Bengali - 21,000 - - - -
Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 5,500 Hindi 5,500 - - - - -
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 3,200 Bengali - 3,200 - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 154,000 Gujarati - 154,000 - - - -
Malto 53,000 Santhali 49,000 90 20 4,100 - 90
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 800 Gujarati - 800 - - - -
 Mangala 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
 Manihar 1,400 Urdu - 1,400 - - - -
 Mappila 4,400 Malayalam - 4,400 - - - -
 Maravan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Markande 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Matia 164,000 Bengali 164,000 - - - - -
 Mazhabi 800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
 Mech 51,000 Boro 30,000 100 2,500 17,000 - 800
 Megh (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Meitei 500 Meitei 500 - - - - -
 Memon 400 Gujarati - 400 - - - -
Mir 34,000 Bengali - 34,000 - - - -
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 500 Bengali - 500 - - - -
 Miri 400 Mising 400 - - - - -
Mirzakhani 4,800 Bengali - 4,800 - - - -
Mishri 4,400 Bengali 4,400 - - - - -
 Mizo 800 Mizo - - - 800 - -
Mizo Fanai 30 Mizo - - - 30 - -
Mizo Lushai 600 Mizo - - - 600 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 1,326,000 Bengali 1,326,000 - - 500 - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 6,300 Urdu - 6,300 - - - -
 Moghal 95,000 Urdu - 95,000 - - - -
 Momna 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
 Mru 2,100 Bengali 2,000 - - 40 - 30
Mukeri 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Munda 448,000 Mundari 401,000 800 100 40,000 60 5,800
 Munnur 2,400 Telugu 2,400 - - - - -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 36,000 Hindi 36,000 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 2,800 Telugu 2,800 - - - - -
 Nadar 1,100 Tamil 600 - - 500 - -
 Naga Tangkhul 80 Naga, Tangkhul - - - 80 - -
 Naga unspecified 2,900 Naga Pidgin 30 - - 2,900 - -
Nagar 75,000 Bengali 75,000 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - 50 400 - 200
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) Unknown Sadri - - - - - -
Nagarchi Badyakar 1,400 Hindi 1,400 - - 30 - -
Nagarchi Nagesia (Hindu traditions) 1,600 Hindi 1,500 - - 70 - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 1,045,000 Hindi 1,045,000 - - - - -
Nai (Sikh traditions) 800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 800 -
Nai Nabasakh 1,900 Bengali 1,900 - - - - -
 Nair 1,300 Malayalam 1,300 - - - - -
 Namassej 4,008,000 Bengali 3,999,000 - 400 6,700 800 -
Namassej Chandel 1,069,000 Bengali 1,069,000 - 100 - 200 -
 Namasudra 2,000 Bengali - 2,000 - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 6,000 Hindi 6,000 - - - - -
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Nau Buddh 8,700 Marathi - - 8,700 - - -
Navithan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Newah 106,000 Nepali 97,000 - 8,100 700 - -
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 57,000 Bengali - 57,000 - - - -
 Nissi 40 Nyishi 40 - - - - -
 Oraon 828,000 Kurux 652,000 5,500 1,000 160,000 70 9,800
 Paharia 7,800 Nepali 7,800 - - - - -
Paik 800 Odia 800 - - - - -
 Paite (Christian traditions) 50 Chin, Paite - - - 50 - -
Pakhimara 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Paliya 217,000 Bengali 217,000 - - 20 - -
 Pallan 1,400 Tamil 1,400 - - 20 - -
 Pan 24,000 Odia 24,000 - - - - -
 Panika 13,000 Chhattisgarhi 13,000 - - - - -
Pantanti 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Paraiyan 600 Tamil 500 - - 200 - -
Parhaiya 9,500 Hindi 9,300 30 - 200 - 30
 Parja 1,400 Odia 1,400 - - - - -
 Parsee 900 Gujarati - - - - - 900
 Pashtun Northern 1,074,000 Urdu - 1,074,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 44,000 Hindi 44,000 - - - - -
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 7,300 Urdu - 7,300 - - - -
Pasi Turuk 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Patelia 40 Gujarati 40 - - - - -
 Patial 900 Odia 900 - - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 46,000 Assamese 46,000 - - - - -
Patralu 6,600 Odia 6,600 - - - - -
 Patwa (Hindu traditions) 8,800 Hindi 8,800 - - - - -
 Perka 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
 Persian 500 Persian, Iranian - 500 - - - -
Peshakar 1,300 Bengali - 1,300 - - - -
Phri 400 Language unknown 300 - 40 - - -
 Pinjara 46,000 Urdu - 46,000 - - - -
Pochury Unknown Naga, Pochuri - - - - - -
 Pod 2,754,000 Bengali 2,751,000 - - 3,400 - -
Poi 200 Mizo - - - 200 - -
 Portuguese 50 Indo-Portuguese - - - 50 - -
 Pundari 260,000 Bengali 260,000 - - - - -
Puran 200 Panchpargania 200 - - - - -
Puran Bhaja 50 Panchpargania 50 - - - - -
 Qassab 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Qazi 93,000 Urdu - 93,000 - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Rabha 22,000 Assamese 16,000 50 500 5,400 - 300
 Rai 56,000 Nepali 25,000 - 2,300 7,200 - 22,000
 Raibhat (Muslim traditions) 2,900 Urdu - 2,900 - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 4,350,000 Rajbanshi 4,343,000 - 800 4,900 - 2,400
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 2,700 Bengali - 2,700 - - - -
Rajbansi Khen 48,000 Rajbanshi 48,000 - - - - -
 Rajbhar 7,500 Hindi 7,500 - - - - -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 21,000 Hindi 21,000 - - - - -
Rajput Bais (Sikh traditions) 70 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 70 -
 Rajput Bargujar 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
Rajput Bhadauria 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Chandel 4,700 Hindi 4,700 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 56,000 Hindi 56,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Dikhit 3,400 Hindi 3,400 - - - - -
Rajput Gahlot 9,300 Hindi 9,300 - - - - -
 Rajput Garewal (Hindu traditions) 5,500 Hindi 5,500 - - - - -
 Rajput Gaur 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Rajput Gautam 5,500 Hindi 5,500 - - - - -
Rajput Jadu 3,400 Hindi 3,400 - - - - -
Rajput Janjua (Hindu traditions) 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
Rajput Joia (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
 Rajput Kachhwaha 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
Rajput Manihas 3,900 Hindi 3,900 - - - - -
 Rajput Parihar 4,900 Hindi 4,900 - - - - -
Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - - -
Rajput Pundir (Hindu traditions) 3,900 Hindi 3,900 - - - - -
 Rajput Rajbansi 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Rajput Rathor 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Sakarwar 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
Rajput Salehria 2,600 Hindi 2,600 - - - - -
Rajput Sengar 5,000 Hindi 5,000 - - - - -
Rajput Solanki 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
Rajput Sombansi 4,900 Hindi 4,900 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 3,300 Hindi 3,300 - - - - -
Rajput Tonwar 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Rajput unspecified (Hindu traditions) 478,000 Hindi 476,000 - 300 - - 2,100
 Rajput unspecified (Muslim traditions) 8,800 Urdu - 8,800 - - - -
 Rajput unspecified (Sikh traditions) 7,800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 7,800 -
Raju 426,000 Bengali 426,000 - - - - -
 Rajwar 171,000 Hindi 171,000 - - 200 - -
Ralte 200 Mizo - - - 200 - -
 Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) 1,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,000 -
Rana 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Marathi 2,200 - - - - -
 Rathawa 400 Rathawi 400 - - - - -
 Rautia 14,000 Sadri 14,000 - - - - -
 Ravalia 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
Ravidas Chamar 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - 100 - -
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 21,000 Urdu - 21,000 - - - -
 Relli 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Rengma 100 Naga, Southern Rengma - - - 100 - -
Sagarbanshi 3,300 Odia 3,300 - - - - -
 Saharia 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
Sahi 800 Marathi 800 - - - - -
 Saini (Sikh traditions) 1,300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,300 -
Sali 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Samanthan 22,000 Odia 22,000 - - - - -
 Sangtam Unknown Naga, Sangtam - - - - - -
Sankara 53,000 Bengali 53,000 - - - - -
 Santal 3,094,000 Santhali 2,051,000 2,500 500 87,000 100 952,000
 Saora 72,000 Odia 69,000 700 - 800 - 1,100
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 10,000 Bengali - 10,000 - - - -
 Sarera (Sikh traditions) 1,800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,800 -
 Sarki 27,000 Nepali 26,000 - 500 800 - -
Sauria Paharia 3,700 Santhali 3,400 - 30 300 - 20
 Sayyid 436,000 Urdu - 436,000 - - - -
Sema 100 Naga, Sumi - - - 100 - -
Shabar 2,500 Odia 2,300 - - 200 - -
 Shaikh 21,503,000 Urdu - 21,503,000 - 30 - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 2,347,000 Urdu - 2,347,000 - - - -
 Sherpa 36,000 Nepali 6,400 - 27,000 2,300 - -
 Sinhalese 60 Sinhala - - 60 - - -
Siyalgir (Hindu traditions) 7,500 Bengali 7,500 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 398,000 Hindi 397,000 - - - - 600
Sonar (Sikh traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 500 -
Sukli 61,000 Bengali 61,000 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 514,000 Bengali 514,000 - - 100 - -
Sunri Sadhubanik 157,000 Bengali 157,000 - - - - -
 Sunuwar 33,000 Nepali 22,000 - 70 1,500 - 10,000
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 341,000 Bengali 341,000 - - - - -
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 37,000 Bengali - 37,000 - - - -
 Syrian Christian 4,300 Malayalam - - - 4,300 - -
 Tai Man 30 Phake - - 30 - - -
 Tamang 204,000 Tamang, Eastern 116,000 - 63,000 24,000 - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 423,000 Hindi 423,000 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 17,000 Urdu - 17,000 - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 3,900 Tamil - 3,900 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 1,643,000 Bengali 1,642,000 - - 500 - -
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 4,100 Bengali - 4,100 - - - -
 Tarkhan (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 3,500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 3,500 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 1,622,000 Hindi 1,621,000 - - 2,200 - -
Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
Thakkar 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
 Thakuri 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
 Thami 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Tharu 5,700 Tharu, Madhya-Purbiya 5,500 - 40 200 - -
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 9,200 Hindi 9,200 - - - - -
 Tibetan 16,000 Tibetan, Central - - 16,000 200 - -
 Tili 764,000 Bengali 764,000 - - - - -
 Tiyar 248,000 Bengali 248,000 - - - - -
Toto 1,400 Toto 1,400 - - - - -
 Turaiha 23,000 Bhojpuri 23,000 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 61,000 Hindi 61,000 - - - - -
 Turkmen 30 Turkmen - 30 - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 2,000 Telugu 2,000 - - - - -
 Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Vaniyan 100 Tamil 60 - - 30 - -
 Vannan 100 Tamil 80 - - 20 - -
 Vanniyan 2,300 Tamil 2,300 - - - - -
 Varli 400 Varli 400 - - - - -
Vellalan 700 Tamil 700 - - 20 - -
 Viswakarma 4,600 Telugu 4,600 - - - - -
Viswakarma Asari 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Walang 500 Walungge - - 500 - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 4,493,000 Hindi 4,492,000 - - 1,300 - -
Yadav Rawat 81,000 Hindi 81,000 - - - - -
Yadav Sadgope 2,537,000 Bengali 2,534,000 - - 2,300 - -
 Yakha 4,800 Yakkha 2,000 - 90 300 - 2,500
 Yenadi 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
Yimchungra 20 Naga, Yimchungru - - - 20 - -
 Zeliang 100 Naga, Zeme - - - 100 - -
  Totals:  665 102,799,000   601 73,702,000 26,861,000 307,000 688,000 80,000 1,161,000
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