Country:

India

State: West Bengal
District: All

Number of People Groups

673

Unreached People Groups

603

Total Population

99,264,000

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 1,500 Tamil 1,500 - - - - -
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 492,000 Bengali 491,000 - - 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 5,800 Bengali 5,800 - - - - -
Anglo 16,000 English - - - 16,000 - -
 Ansari 426,000 Urdu - 426,000 - - - -
 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) 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 2,762,000 Bengali 2,756,000 - 1,800 2,600 500 -
Bagti 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Baha'i 200 Hindi - - - - - 200
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 5,900 Hindi 5,900 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 223,000 Bengali 223,000 - - 900 - -
 Baiga 14,000 Hindi 13,000 20 - - - 200
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 1,201,000 Hindi 1,201,000 - - - - -
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 1,319,000 Hindi 1,275,000 - - - - 45,000
 Bania Agarwal 223,000 Hindi 202,000 - - - - 21,000
 Bania Agrahari 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
Bania Bais 43,000 Hindi 43,000 - - - - -
Bania Barnawar 8,300 Hindi 8,300 - - - - -
Bania Brittal 400 Assamese 400 - - - - -
 Bania Gahoi 12,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - 1,200
 Bania Gandha Banik 246,000 Bengali 246,000 - - - - -
 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 132,000 Hindi 132,000 - - - - -
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 24,000 Hindi 21,000 - - - - 3,000
Bania Rauniar 7,900 Hindi 7,900 - - - - -
 Bania Srimali 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Bania Subarna Banik 162,000 Bengali 162,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 97,000 Lambadi 97,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bantar 100 Hindi 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 1,236,000 Bengali 1,233,000 - - 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) 85,000 Hindi 83,000 20 - 200 - 2,200
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 3,700 Bengali - 3,700 - - - -
Behara 2,500 Bengali - 2,500 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 5,300 Kannada 5,300 - - - - -
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) 3,400 Urdu - 3,400 - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Bhar 27,000 Bhojpuri 27,000 - - - - -
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Hindi 3,000 - - - - -
Bhaskar 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 49,000 Hindi 49,000 - - - - -
Bhathiara (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Hindi 1,700 - - - - -
 Bhil 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Bhogta 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 85,000 Hindi 85,000 - - 80 - -
 Bhotia 69,000 Nepali 7,200 300 56,000 5,500 - 80
 Bhotia Sikkim 13,000 Sikkimese 2,200 - 9,000 1,800 - -
 Bhotia Tibetan 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 500 Kuvi 500 - - - - -
 Bhuinhar 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 86,000 Bengali 86,000 - 50 200 40 -
 Bhuiya 140,000 Hindi 139,000 - 400 700 30 -
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 53,000 Magahi 53,000 - 100 300 - -
 Bhumij 379,000 Bengali 372,000 1,000 20 600 100 4,600
 Biar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Bindla 71,000 Bhojpuri 71,000 - - - - -
 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) 4,800 Bengali - 4,800 - - - -
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) 36,000 Boro 32,000 - - 3,800 - -
 Bohra 700 Gujarati - 700 - - - -
 Boya 1,600 Telugu 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin 3,819,000 Hindi 3,806,000 - 300 300 - 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 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 214,000 Hindi 214,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Gujarati 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Jyoti 7,100 Odia 7,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 371,000 Hindi 371,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Karhada 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit 50 Kashmiri 50 - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 7,900 Hindi 7,900 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 22,000 Marathi 22,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maithili 7,000 Hindi 7,000 - - - - -
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 1,217,000 Bengali 1,217,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Rikhisur 4,800 Hindi 4,800 - - - - -
 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 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Utkal 123,000 Bengali 123,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 165,000 Bengali 165,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Varendra 208,000 Bengali 208,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Vyas 2,200 Telugu 2,200 - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 256,000 Bengali 256,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 800 Burmese - - 800 - - -
 Chain 359,000 Bengali 359,000 - - 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) 1,117,000 Hindi 1,098,000 - 300 18,000 50 -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 400 -
Chang 30 Naga, Chang - - - 30 - -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
Chasadhobi 88,000 Bengali 88,000 - - - - -
Chaudhari, caste 11,000 Bengali 11,000 - - - - -
 Chaupal 6,000 Hindi 6,000 - - - - -
 Chepang 40 Nepali 40 - - - - -
 Chero 5,200 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 2,900 - - 40 - -
Chitrakar (Muslim traditions) 6,300 Bengali - 6,300 - - - -
 Christian 83,000 Hindi - - - 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 17,000 Bengali - 17,000 - - - -
 Dangi 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
 Darjee 19,000 Nepali 18,000 - 100 700 - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 2,700 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 2,700 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) 407,000 Hindi 407,000 - 80 - 70 -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 9,800 Urdu - 9,800 - - - -
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 1,700 Urdu - 1,700 - - - -
Doai 9,500 Bengali 9,500 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 361,000 Odia 360,000 - - 800 70 -
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 5,500 Urdu - 5,500 - - - -
 Drukpa 8,000 Dzongkha 500 - 7,600 - - -
Dulia 376,000 Bengali 376,000 - - - - -
 Dura 100 Odia 50 - 50 - - -
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 60,000 Hindi 60,000 - - 300 20 -
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) 7,700 Bengali - 7,700 - - - -
 Dusadh Bahelia 16,000 Hindi 15,000 - - 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 3,300 Odia 3,300 - - - - -
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 4,400 Odia 4,400 - - - - -
 Gavara 400 Malayalam 400 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Gharti 14,000 Bengali 14,000 - 200 400 - -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - 100 - -
Ghazi 1,500 Bengali - 1,500 - - - -
 Ghosi (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
Ghusuria 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
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 9,700 Hindi 9,700 - - - - -
 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 84,000 Nepali 51,000 - 20,000 13,000 - -
 Hadi 443,000 Bengali 440,000 - 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) 423,000 Hindi 423,000 - - - - -
Halwai Maira 47,000 Hindi 47,000 - - - - -
 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 - - 50 - -
 Indo-Burman 600 Rakhine - 600 - - - -
Jaraj (Hindu traditions) 9,000 Bengali 9,000 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 42,000 Hindi 42,000 - - - - 70
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 56,000 Urdu - 56,000 - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 34,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 34,000 -
Jat Atra 25,000 Bengali - 25,000 - - - -
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 294,000 Bengali 294,000 - - 200 30 -
 Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 1,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,000 -
Jimdar 81,000 Bengali 81,000 - 20 - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 1,404,000 Bengali 1,404,000 - - - - -
Juang 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Julaha 700 Hindi 70 - - - 700 -
Kabadi 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
 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) 363,000 Hindi 363,000 - - - - -
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 584,000 Bengali 584,000 - - 700 40 -
Kaibartta Jalia 257,000 Bengali 257,000 - - 100 - -
 Kaikolan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 4,600 Telugu 4,600 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 1,500 Telugu 1,500 - - - - -
 Kalingi 3,000 Odia 3,000 - - - - -
Kallan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalu 224,000 Bengali - 224,000 - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 101,000 Hindi 101,000 - 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 52,000 Nepali 51,000 - 700 500 - -
Kammara 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
Kandra 113,000 Odia 113,000 - - 200 - -
 Kandu 47,000 Hindi 47,000 - - 80 - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Kanjar (Muslim traditions) 4,200 Urdu - 4,200 - - - -
 Kaora 277,000 Bengali 274,000 - 100 2,200 30 -
 Kapali 215,000 Bengali 215,000 - - - - -
 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) 93,000 Marathi 93,000 - - - - 100
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 400 Kashmiri - 400 - - - -
 Kawar 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - 40 200 -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 2,506,000 Hindi 2,504,000 - - 1,800 - -
Kayastha Karan 253,000 Bengali 253,000 - - - - -
Kela (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Khadala 27,000 Odia 27,000 - - - - -
 Khairwar 130,000 Bengali 129,000 - 30 100 30 -
Khambu 232,000 Bengali 231,000 - 500 1,000 - -
Khami 400 Bengali 400 - - 30 - -
 Khampti 30 Adi 30 - - - - -
 Khandait 261,000 Odia 261,000 - - 100 - -
Kharia 58,000 Kharia 58,000 - - 100 - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Kharwar 20,000 Hindi 20,000 20 - 300 - 200
 Khas 1,600 Nepali 1,300 - 300 - - -
 Khasi 1,400 Khasi 60 - - 1,400 - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 9,500 Hindi 9,500 - - - - -
Khatik (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi - - - - 60 -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 1,700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,700 -
 Khavar 3,300 Gujarati 3,300 - - - - -
Khetauri 4,800 Hindi 4,800 - - - - -
 Khoja 400 Gujarati - 400 - - - -
 Kisan 98,000 Hindi 98,000 200 40 200 20 500
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Koch 12,000 - - - - 200
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 133,000 Hindi 133,000 - - - - -
 Kol 71,000 Hindi 71,000 - - - - -
Koli 5,200 Gujarati 5,200 - - - - -
 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 126,000 Bengali 126,000 - 20 - - -
 Konda Dhora 70 Telugu 70 - - - - -
Konwar 4,400 Bengali 4,400 - - - - -
 Kori 160,000 Hindi 155,000 300 - 1,900 20 2,800
 Korwa 3,000 Telugu 2,800 30 - 200 - -
 Koshti 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Kotal 26,000 Bengali 25,000 - - - - -
 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) 1,072,000 Hindi 1,072,000 - - 800 - -
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 600 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 600 -
Kumhar Magahia 22,000 Odia 22,000 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Gujarati 11,000 - - - - 20
Kunui 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
Kurariar 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 1,404,000 Hindi 1,403,000 - - 1,000 - -
Kurmi Mahato 123,000 Bengali 123,000 - - 200 - -
Kurol 4,800 Bengali 4,800 - - - - -
 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 8,000 Bengali - - - - - 8,000
 Lhomi 1,600 Lhomi - - 1,500 100 - -
 Lingayat 700 Kannada - - - - - 700
Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) 109,000 Bengali 93,000 80 60 14,000 - 1,700
Lodha (Muslim traditions, tribal) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Lohana 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 321,000 Hindi 321,000 - 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) 61,000 Hindi 61,000 - - - - -
Madari (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
Madhuapit 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 800 Telugu - - - 800 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 8,000 Telugu 8,000 - - - - -
 Magar 117,000 Nepali 107,000 - 900 9,400 - -
Maghaiya 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Mahali 82,000 Bengali 77,000 200 30 2,700 - 2,300
 Mahanta 45,000 Odia 45,000 - - - - -
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) 38,000 Marathi 37,000 - 700 - 100 -
 Mahishya 6,350,000 Bengali 6,328,000 - 300 24,000 - -
 Mahli 2,600 Marathi 2,400 - - 50 - 200
 Mahratta 2,000 Marathi 2,000 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 4,100 Gujarati 4,100 - - - - -
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 1,200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,200 -
Mahuria 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Mahyavanshi 1,500 Gujarati 1,500 - - - - -
 Majhi 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Majhwar 15,000 Hindi 14,000 - 60 - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 304,000 Hindi 304,000 - 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) 301,000 Hindi 301,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 51,000 Hindi 51,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 44,000 Bengali - 44,000 - - - -
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 6,000 Hindi 6,000 - - - - -
Mallah Chain (Muslim traditions) 3,500 Bengali 3,100 3,500 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Bengali - 18,000 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 5,900 Hindi 5,900 - - - - -
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 3,800 Bengali - 3,800 - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 149,000 Gujarati - 149,000 - - - -
Malto 45,000 Santhali 43,000 100 30 1,800 - 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 - - - - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Matia 167,000 Bengali 167,000 - - - - -
 Mazhabi 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 5,100 Bengali - 5,100 - - - -
Mishri 4,100 Bengali 4,100 - - - - -
 Mizo 800 Mizo - - - 800 - -
Mizo Fanai 30 Mizo - - - 30 - -
Mizo Lushai 600 Mizo - - - 600 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 1,126,000 Bengali 1,125,000 - - 500 - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 6,000 Urdu - 6,000 - - - -
 Moghal 110,000 Urdu - 110,000 - - - -
 Momna 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
 Mru 300 Mru 300 - - - - -
Mukeri 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Munda 369,000 Mundari 327,000 1,200 200 32,000 80 8,200
 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 - - 2,700 - -
 Naga Tangkhul 80 Naga, Tangkhul - - - 80 - -
Nagar 60,000 Bengali 60,000 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi 16,000 100 40 600 - 200
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) Unknown Sadri - - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 1,047,000 Hindi 1,047,000 - - - - -
 Nai (Sikh traditions) 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
Nai Nabasakh 6,800 Bengali 6,800 - - - - -
 Nair 1,300 Malayalam 1,300 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 3,535,000 Bengali 3,512,000 - 300 20,000 600 -
 Namassej (Muslim traditions) 2,100 Bengali - 2,100 - - - -
 Namassej Chandel 939,000 Bengali 931,000 - 300 6,400 200 -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Navithan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Newah 101,000 Nepali 92,000 - 6,400 2,200 - -
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 62,000 Bengali - 62,000 - - - -
 Nissi 40 Nyishi 40 - - - - -
 Oraon 645,000 Kurux 478,000 1,400 1,200 133,000 100 31,000
 Paharia 7,100 Santhali 7,100 - - - - -
Paik 800 Odia 800 - - - - -
 Paite (Christian traditions) 50 Chin, Paite - - - 50 - -
Pakhimara 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Paliya 105,000 Bengali 105,000 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
 Pan 28,000 Odia 28,000 - - - - -
 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 1,029,000 Urdu - 1,029,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - - 100 20 -
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 7,500 Urdu - 7,500 - - - -
Pasi Turuk 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Patelia 40 Gujarati 40 - - - - -
 Patial 900 Odia 900 - - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 31,000 Assamese 31,000 - - - - -
Patni (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Patralu 6,400 Odia 6,400 - - - - -
 Patwa (Hindu traditions) 8,400 Hindi 8,400 - - - - -
 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 2,473,000 Bengali 2,463,000 - 40 10,000 100 -
Poi 200 Mizo - - - 200 - -
 Portuguese 50 Indo-Portuguese - - - 50 - -
 Pundari 251,000 Bengali 251,000 - - - - -
Puran 200 Panchpargania 200 - - - - -
Puran Bhaja 80 Panchpargania 80 - - - - -
 Qassab 1,000 Urdu - 1,000 - - - -
 Qazi 94,000 Urdu - 94,000 - - - -
 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 56,000 Nepali 27,000 - 900 7,900 - 20,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 3,832,000 Bengali 3,817,000 - 400 16,000 200 3,400
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 3,100 Bengali - 3,100 - - - -
Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) 95,000 Bengali 95,000 - - 300 - 60
Rajbansi Khen (Muslim traditions) 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
 Rajbhar 7,200 Hindi 7,200 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 945,000 Hindi 940,000 - 300 - - 4,100
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 32,000 Urdu - 32,000 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 6,500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 6,500 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
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) 54,000 Hindi 54,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Dikhit 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
 Rajput Gahlot 8,900 Hindi 8,900 - - - - -
 Rajput Garewal (Hindu traditions) 5,300 Hindi 5,300 - - - - -
 Rajput Gaur 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Rajput Gautam 5,300 Hindi 5,300 - - - - -
Rajput Jadu 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
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 4,700 Hindi 4,700 - - - - -
Rajput Solanki 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Rajput Sombansi 4,700 Hindi 4,700 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Rajput Tonwar (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Raju 464,000 Bengali 464,000 - - - - -
 Rajwar 113,000 Hindi 113,000 - - 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 22,000 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 21,000 Odia 21,000 - - - - -
 Sangtam 80 Naga, Sangtam - - - 80 - -
Sankara 54,000 Bengali 54,000 - - - - -
 Santal 2,602,000 Santhali 1,729,000 5,300 600 92,000 400 776,000
 Saora 41,000 Odia 39,000 100 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 3,700 Santhali 3,300 20 200 100 - -
 Sayyid 531,000 Urdu - 531,000 - - - -
 Sema 100 Naga, Sumi - - - 100 - -
Shabar 2,400 Odia 2,200 - - 200 - -
 Shaikh 21,361,000 Urdu - 21,361,000 - 30 - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 2,255,000 Urdu - 2,255,000 - - - -
 Sherpa 27,000 Nepali 6,100 - 16,000 4,800 - -
 Sinhalese 60 Sinhala - - 60 - - -
Siyalgir (Hindu traditions) 7,200 Bengali 7,200 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 404,000 Hindi 404,000 - - - - 600
Sonar (Sikh traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 400 -
Sukli 64,000 Bengali 64,000 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 340,000 Bengali 339,000 - - 900 50 -
Sunri Sadhubanik 163,000 Bengali 162,000 - - 300 - -
 Sunuwar 34,000 Nepali 23,000 - 60 1,900 - 9,800
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 342,000 Bengali 342,000 - - - - -
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 35,000 Bengali - 35,000 - - - -
 Syrian Christian 4,300 Malayalam - - - 4,300 - -
 Tai Man 30 Phake - - 30 - - -
 Tamang 147,000 Nepali 9,200 500 129,000 8,100 20 200
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 414,000 Hindi 414,000 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 21,000 Urdu - 21,000 - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Tamil - 1,300 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 1,705,000 Bengali 1,705,000 - - 500 - -
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 3,900 Bengali - 3,900 - - - -
 Tarkhan (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 2,200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 2,200 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 1,674,000 Hindi 1,672,000 - - 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) 8,600 Hindi 8,600 - - - - -
 Tibetan 12,000 Tibetan, Central 100 - 12,000 200 - -
 Tili 789,000 Bengali 789,000 - - - - -
 Tiyar 229,000 Bengali 229,000 - - 400 - -
Toto 1,300 Toto 1,300 - - - - -
 Turaiha 24,000 Bhojpuri 24,000 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 35,000 Hindi 35,000 - - 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) 4,419,000 Hindi 4,417,000 - - 1,300 - -
Yadav Rawat 77,000 Hindi 77,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 2,432,000 Bengali 2,430,000 - - 2,200 - -
 Yakha 4,600 Yakkha 1,900 - 90 200 - 2,300
 Yakthumba, Limbu 55,000 Nepali 36,000 50 3,900 6,700 - 8,000
 Yenadi 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
 Yimchungra 60 Naga, Yimchungru - - - 60 - -
 Zeliang 100 Naga, Zeme - - - 100 - -
  Totals:  673 99,264,000   603 70,432,000 26,859,000 297,000 633,000 65,000 983,000
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