Country:

India

State: West Bengal
District: All

Number of People Groups

668

Unreached People Groups

600

Total Population

99,110,000

Buddhist

0.3 %

Christian

0.7 %

Hindu

72.3 %

Muslim

25.7 %

Sikh

0.1 %

Other Religions

0.9 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Abdul 1,500 Urdu - 1,500 - - - -
 Adi Andhra 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 1,600 Tamil 1,500 - - 100 - -
 Agamudaiyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Agaria (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Agariya 1,000 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Aghori 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Agri 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Aguri 438,000 Bengali 437,000 - - 600 - -
 Ahmadi 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
Ahom 900 Assamese 900 - - - - -
 Aka 80 Hruso 80 - - - - -
 Amat 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
 Angami 400 Naga, Angami - - - 400 - -
Angarok 5,800 Bengali 5,800 - - - - -
Anglo 17,000 English - - - 17,000 - -
 Ansari 402,000 Urdu - 402,000 - - - -
 Ao 70 Naga, Ao - - - 70 - -
 Arab 300 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 300 - - - -
 Arakanese, Magh 8,000 Magahi 2,300 - 5,700 30 - 20
 Arakh Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Armenian 300 Armenian - - - 300 - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 2,400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 2,400 -
 Asho Khyang 300 Chin, Asho 100 - 200 - - -
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 2,300 Assamese - 2,300 - - - -
Asur 3,900 Asuri 3,100 30 - 700 - 90
Badaik 68,000 Sadri 68,000 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
 Badhi (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 3,364,000 Bengali 3,360,000 - - 1,800 - -
Bagti 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Baha'i 200 Hindi - - - - - 200
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 216,000 Bengali 215,000 - - 900 - -
 Baiga 13,000 Hindi 13,000 20 - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 1,114,000 Hindi 1,114,000 - - - - -
Bairagi (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Baiti 21,000 Bengali 21,000 - - - - -
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 800 Bengali - 800 - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 40 Kannada 40 - - - - -
 Baloch 40 Urdu - 40 - - - -
 Balti Unknown Balti - - - - - -
 Bania 1,236,000 Hindi 1,192,000 - - - - 44,000
 Bania Agarwal 216,000 Hindi 195,000 - - - - 21,000
 Bania Agrahari 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
Bania Bais 41,000 Hindi 41,000 - - - - -
Bania Barnawar 8,100 Hindi 8,100 - - - - -
Bania Brittal 300 Assamese 300 - - - - -
 Bania Gahoi 12,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - 1,200
 Bania Gandha Banik 242,000 Bengali 242,000 - - - - -
 Bania Jaiswal 10,000 Hindi 9,100 - - - - 1,400
 Bania Kasarwani 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Bania Kasaundhan 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
Bania Khandelwal 4,500 Hindi 1,300 - - - - 3,200
Bania Khatri 130,000 Hindi 130,000 - - - - -
Bania Mahajan 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
Bania Modh 700 Gujarati 700 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 16,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - 4,500
 Bania Porwal 23,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - 3,000
Bania Rauniar 7,700 Hindi 7,700 - - - - -
 Bania Srimali 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Bania Subarna Banik 158,000 Bengali 158,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 89,000 Lambadi 89,000 - - - - -
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bantar 8,000 Hindi 8,000 - - - - -
 Baori 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Hindi 1,900 - - - - -
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Barua 500 Bengali 70 - 400 - - -
 Barwala (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Bathudi 7,000 Odia 7,000 - - - - -
 Bauri 1,386,000 Bengali 1,384,000 - - 1,000 400 -
Bawaria (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Bazigar (Hindu traditions) 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 30 Kannada 30 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 85,000 Hindi 83,000 20 - 100 - 2,100
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 3,700 Bengali - 3,700 - - - -
Behara 2,500 Bengali - 2,500 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 7,300 Kannada 7,300 - - - - -
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 3,900 Odia 3,900 - - - - -
 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 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 43,000 Hindi 43,000 - - - - -
Bhathiara (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Hindi 1,700 - - - - -
 Bhil 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Bhogta 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 88,000 Hindi 88,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia (Hindu traditions) 69,000 Nepali 7,200 300 56,000 5,500 - 80
 Bhotia Sikkim 13,000 Sikkimese 2,200 - 9,000 1,800 - -
 Bhotia Tibetan 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 400 Kuvi 400 - - - - -
 Bhuinhar 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 100,000 Bengali 100,000 - 60 300 - -
 Bhuiya 177,000 Hindi 176,000 - 600 300 - -
Bhuiya Ghatwar 44,000 Hindi 44,000 - 200 50 - -
 Bhumij 377,000 Bengali 372,000 1,000 20 600 100 3,700
 Biar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Bind 63,000 Bhojpuri 63,000 - - - - -
 Binjhia 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Birhor 2,300 Birhor 2,100 30 20 50 - 90
 Birjia 1,200 Bijori 1,100 - - 40 - -
Biswas (Muslim traditions) 4,800 Bengali - 4,800 - - - -
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) 36,000 Boro 32,000 - - 3,700 - -
 Bohra 700 Gujarati - 700 - - - -
 Boya 1,600 Telugu 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin 3,673,000 Hindi 3,663,000 - 300 300 - 10,000
 Brahmin (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Brahmin Acharaj 4,900 Hindi 4,900 - - - - -
Brahmin Acharya 62,000 Bengali 62,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Anavala 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Audich 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Bhumihar 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Chitpavan 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Dakshini 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Deshastha 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
Brahmin Dravida 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 209,000 Hindi 209,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Gujarati 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Jyoti 7,000 Odia 7,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 363,000 Hindi 363,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Karhada 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit 40 Kashmiri 40 - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 7,800 Hindi 7,800 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 22,000 Marathi 22,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maithili 6,700 Hindi 6,700 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi 500 Marathi 500 - - - - -
Brahmin Modh 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Ojha 3,800 Hindi 3,800 - - - - -
Brahmin Parikh 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Purohit 2,200 Marwari 2,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Pushkarna 2,200 Marwari 2,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 1,161,000 Bengali 1,161,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Rikhisur 4,600 Hindi 4,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sawaria 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Brahmin Srimali 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Tamil 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 1,000 Telugu 1,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Utkal 116,000 Bengali 116,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 158,000 Bengali 158,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Varendra 200,000 Bengali 200,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Vyas 2,200 Telugu 2,200 - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 250,000 Bengali 250,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 800 Burmese - - 800 - - -
 Chain 336,000 Bengali 336,000 - - 200 - -
 Chak 200 Bengali - - 200 - - -
 Chakhesang 100 Naga, Chokri - - - 100 - -
 Chakkiliyan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Chakma 600 Chakma 400 - 200 20 - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 1,314,000 Hindi 1,282,000 - 1,200 30,000 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 500 -
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 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Chepang 40 Nepali 40 - - - - -
 Chero 5,200 Hindi 4,800 300 - 90 - 50
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 70 Malayalam 70 - - - - -
 Chhetri 14,000 Nepali 14,000 - 70 - - -
Chhimba (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
Chhimba (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Chik (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Sadri 2,700 - - - - -
 Chik Baraik 22,000 Hindi 21,000 - 50 800 - 800
Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Marathi 2,800 - - 40 - -
Chitrakar (Muslim traditions) 6,200 Bengali - 6,200 - - - -
 Christian 81,000 Hindi - - - 81,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Marathi 2,400 - - - - -
Dahiara 2,700 Bengali - 2,700 - - - -
Dai (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 11,000 Bengali - 11,000 - - - -
 Dalu 17,000 Bengali - 17,000 - - - -
 Dangi 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
 Darjee 35,000 Nepali 34,000 - 200 800 - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 5,900 Urdu - 5,900 - - - -
Darzi (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Deori 200 Deori 200 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,400 Gujarati 1,400 - - - - -
Dhangri 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
 Dhanuk 58,000 Hindi 58,000 - - - - -
 Dhanwar 2,900 Chhattisgarhi 2,900 - - - - -
 Dhimal 2,900 Rangpuri 2,700 - - - - 100
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 490,000 Hindi 490,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 9,800 Urdu - 9,800 - - - -
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 1,700 Urdu - 1,700 - - - -
Doai 15,000 Bengali 15,000 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 411,000 Odia 410,000 - - 200 - -
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 5,500 Urdu - 5,500 - - - -
 Dosadh (Hindu traditions) 79,000 Hindi 79,000 - - 400 - -
Dosadh (Muslim traditions) 7,600 Bengali - 7,600 - - - -
Dosadh Bahelia 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - 40 - -
 Drukpa 8,000 Dzongkha 500 - 7,500 - - -
Dulia 342,000 Bengali 342,000 - - - - -
 Dura 100 Odia 50 - 50 - - -
 Faqir 3,300 Urdu - 3,300 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
 Gaddi Unknown Urdu - - - - - -
 Gamit 300 Gamit 300 - - - - -
 Ganda 3,200 Odia 3,200 - - - - -
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Bhojpuri 3,100 - - - - -
Gandharva 500 Nepali 500 - - - - -
Gandla 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Gangai 3,000 Nepali 2,900 - 70 - - -
 Garo 2,300 Garo 600 20 - 1,600 - -
 Gauda 4,300 Odia 4,300 - - - - -
Gavara 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Gharti 14,000 Bengali 14,000 - 200 400 - -
 Ghasi (Hindu traditions) 32,000 Hindi 32,000 - - 200 - -
Ghazi 1,500 Bengali - 1,500 - - - -
 Ghosi (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
Ghusuria 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
Goanese 1,100 Konkani, Goan - - - 1,100 - -
Godra 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
Gokha (Hindu traditions) 2,900 Odia 2,900 - - - - -
 Gond 12,000 Hindi 12,000 90 20 30 - 300
 Gonrhi 35,000 Hindi 35,000 - - - - -
 Gorait 2,600 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Gosain 28,000 Hindi 28,000 - - - - -
Gujar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Guria 2,200 Odia 2,200 - - - - -
 Gurung 84,000 Nepali 51,000 - 20,000 13,000 - -
 Hadi 662,000 Bengali 662,000 - - - - -
 Hajam 49,000 Urdu - 49,000 - - - -
 Hajang 700 Bengali 700 20 - - - 20
Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Hindi 3,500 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 404,000 Hindi 404,000 - - - - -
Halwai Maira 41,000 Hindi 41,000 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,500 Chinese, Mandarin - - 2,400 600 - 500
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 4,000 Bengali 4,000 - - - - -
 Hela 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
Hira 2,700 Assamese 2,700 - - - - -
 Ho 22,000 Ho 21,000 50 200 200 - 500
 Ilavan 1,700 Malayalam 1,600 - - 80 - -
 Indo-Burman 600 Rakhine - 600 - - - -
Jaraj (Hindu traditions) 9,000 Bengali 9,000 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 40,000 Hindi 40,000 - - - - 70
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 55,000 Urdu - 55,000 - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 38,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 38,000 -
Jat Atra 25,000 Bengali - 25,000 - - - -
Jat Bajwa (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat Bajwa (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat Chahil (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat Chahil (Muslim traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - 500 - - - -
Jat Chahil (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Jat Chima (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat Chima (Muslim traditions) 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Jat Dagar 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Jat Dehia (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Jat Dehia (Muslim traditions) 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
Jat Dhariwal (Hindu traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern 300 - - - - -
Jat Dhariwal (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat Dhillon (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Dhillon (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Jat Dhillon (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Jat Gahlot (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Gahlot (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Jat Ghatwal (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat Ghatwal (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat Gil (Hindu traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern 200 - - - - -
Jat Gil (Muslim traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - 300 - - - -
 Jat Gil (Sikh traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 400 -
Jat Hela 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat Kharral (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Kharral (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Jat Mann (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Jat Mann (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Jat Mann (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
 Jat Pachhade 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat Rathi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Jat Sahrawat 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Jat Sarai (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Jat Sidhu (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Jat Sidhu (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Jat Sidhu (Sikh traditions) 1,200 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 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 315,000 Bengali 315,000 - - 200 - -
 Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 1,100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,100 -
Jimdar 81,000 Bengali 81,000 - 20 - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 1,369,000 Bengali 1,369,000 - - - - -
Juang 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Julaha 800 Hindi 30 - - - 800 -
Kabadi 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
 Kachari Dimasa 3,600 Deori 3,600 - - - - -
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Kadar 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
Kagate 60 Syuba - - 60 - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 352,000 Hindi 352,000 - - - - -
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 17,000 Urdu - 17,000 - - - -
Kahar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Kahar Kamkar (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
Kahar Kamkar (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Bengali - 1,600 - - - -
 Kaibartta 642,000 Bengali 642,000 - - 400 - -
Kaibartta Jalia 382,000 Bengali 382,000 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 4,400 Telugu 4,400 - - - - -
Kalal Idiga 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
 Kalingi 3,000 Odia 3,000 - - - - -
Kallan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kalu 221,000 Bengali - 221,000 - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 97,000 Hindi 97,000 - 20 - - -
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 2,600 Urdu - 2,600 - - - -
Kalwar Iraqi (Muslim traditions) 2,000 Urdu - 2,000 - - - -
 Kamar 400 Kamar 400 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 1,400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,400 -
 Kami 87,000 Nepali 84,000 - 900 2,700 - -
Kammara 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
Kandra 119,000 Odia 118,000 - - 200 - -
 Kandu 46,000 Hindi 46,000 - - 80 - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
Kanjar (Muslim traditions) 4,200 Urdu - 4,200 - - - -
 Kaora 361,000 Bengali 358,000 - - 2,200 - -
 Kapali 214,000 Bengali 214,000 - - - - -
 Kaparia 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Kapu 2,400 Telugu 2,400 - - - - -
Kapu Reddi 1,700 Telugu 1,700 - - - - -
Karan 1,800 Odia 1,800 - - - - -
Karenga 40,000 Bengali 39,000 - - 80 - -
Karmali 3,200 Hindi 2,600 - - - - 600
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 91,000 Marathi 91,000 - - - - 100
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 400 Kashmiri - 400 - - - -
 Kawar 34,000 Hindi 34,000 - - 40 600 -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 2,378,000 Hindi 2,376,000 - - 1,800 - -
Kayastha Karan 174,000 Bengali 174,000 - - - - -
Kela (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Khadala 22,000 Odia 22,000 - - - - -
 Khairwar 131,000 Bengali 131,000 - - 60 - -
Khambu 232,000 Bengali 230,000 - 500 1,000 - -
Khami 400 Bengali 400 - - 30 - -
 Khampti 30 Adi 30 - - - - -
 Khandait 251,000 Odia 251,000 - - 100 - -
Kharia 52,000 Kharia 52,000 - - 100 - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
 Kharwar 20,000 Hindi 20,000 20 - 300 - 200
 Khas 1,600 Nepali 1,300 - 300 - - -
 Khasi 1,400 Khasi 60 - - 1,400 - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 19,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - -
Khatik (Muslim traditions) 1,500 Urdu - 1,500 - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi - - - - 60 -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 1,800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,800 -
 Khavar 3,300 Gujarati 3,300 - - - - -
Khetauri 4,800 Maithili 4,800 - - - - -
 Khoja 400 Gujarati - 400 - - - -
 Kisan 98,000 Hindi 97,000 200 40 200 20 500
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 28,000 Koch 28,000 - - - - 200
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 124,000 Hindi 124,000 - - - - -
 Kol 71,000 Hindi 71,000 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 6,100 Gujarati 6,100 - - - - -
 Koli Mahadev 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Koli Malhar 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
Koli of Sind (Hindu traditions) Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Kolta 600 Odia 600 - - - - -
Konai 132,000 Bengali 132,000 - - 100 - -
 Konda Dhora 60 Telugu 60 - - - - -
Konwar 8,100 Bengali 8,100 - - - - -
 Kori 160,000 Bengali 155,000 300 - 1,900 20 2,500
 Korwa 2,700 Telugu 2,500 30 - 200 - -
 Koshti 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Kotal 33,000 Bengali 33,000 - - - - -
 Koya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Kudumban 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Kui Khond 700 Odia 700 - - - - -
 Kuli 1,200 Odia 1,200 - - - - -
 Kumal 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 1,006,000 Hindi 1,005,000 - - 800 - -
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
Kumhar Magahia 22,000 Odia 22,000 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Gujarati 11,000 - - - - 20
Kunui 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
Kurariar 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 1,280,000 Hindi 1,279,000 - - 1,000 - -
Kurmi Mahato 111,000 Bengali 111,000 - - 200 - -
Kurol 4,800 Bengali 4,800 - - - - -
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 900 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 2,500 Urdu - 2,500 - - - -
 Lakhera 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Lama 200 Tibetan, Central - - 200 - - -
Let 8,000 Bengali - - - - - 8,000
 Lhomi 1,600 Lhomi - - 1,500 100 - -
 Lingayat 700 Kannada - - - - - 700
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 109,000 Hindi 93,000 80 60 14,000 - 1,300
 Lodha (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Lohana 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 323,000 Hindi 323,000 - - - - -
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
Lohara 30,000 Hindi 27,000 60 2,100 800 - 300
 Lotha 30 Naga, Lotha - - - 30 - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 71,000 Hindi 71,000 - - - - -
Madari 1,700 Urdu - 1,700 - - - -
Madhuapit 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 1,300 Telugu - - - 1,300 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 10,000 Telugu 10,000 - - - - -
 Magar 116,000 Nepali 106,000 - 900 9,400 - -
Maghaiya 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Mahali 82,000 Bengali 77,000 200 30 2,700 - 2,200
 Mahanta 39,000 Odia 39,000 - - - - -
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) 46,000 Marathi 45,000 - 900 - 200 -
 Mahishya 6,138,000 Bengali 6,113,000 - - 23,000 - -
 Mahli 2,600 Marathi 2,400 - - 50 - 200
 Mahratta 2,000 Marathi 2,000 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 4,100 Gujarati 4,100 - - - - -
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 1,500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,500 -
Mahuria 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Mahyavanshi 1,400 Gujarati 1,400 - - - - -
 Majhi 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Majhwar 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - 60 - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 328,000 Hindi 328,000 - 30 50 - -
Mal (Muslim traditions) 16,000 Bengali - 16,000 - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 400 Telugu - - - 400 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Telugu 3,000 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 4,000 Malayalam - - - 3,900 - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 285,000 Hindi 285,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 72,000 Hindi 72,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 43,000 Bengali - 43,000 - - - -
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 4,900 Hindi 4,900 - - - - -
Mallah Chain (Muslim traditions) 3,400 Bengali - 3,400 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Bengali - 20,000 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 5,200 Hindi 5,200 - - - - -
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 3,600 Bengali - 3,600 - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 147,000 Gujarati - 147,000 - - - -
Malto 45,000 Santhali 43,000 100 30 1,800 - 100
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 900 Gujarati - 900 - - - -
 Mangala 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
 Manihar 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
 Mappila 1,600 Malayalam - 1,600 - - - -
 Maravan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Markande 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Matia 155,000 Bengali 155,000 - - - - -
 Mazhabi 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
 Mech 41,000 Boro 27,000 90 60 14,000 - 70
 Megh (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Meitei 400 Meitei 400 - - - - -
 Memon 300 Gujarati - 300 - - - -
Mir 40,000 Bengali - 40,000 - - - -
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 600 Bengali - 600 - - - -
 Miri 400 Mising 400 - - - - -
Mirzakhani 4,900 Bengali - 4,900 - - - -
Mishri 4,100 Bengali 4,100 - - - - -
 Mizo 800 Mizo - - - 800 - -
Mizo Fanai 30 Mizo - - - 30 - -
Mizo Lushai 600 Mizo - - - 600 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 1,189,000 Bengali 1,189,000 - - 500 - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 6,000 Urdu - 6,000 - - - -
 Moghal 108,000 Urdu - 108,000 - - - -
 Momna 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
 Mru 300 Mru 300 - - - - -
Mukeri 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Munda 367,000 Mundari 326,000 1,200 200 32,000 80 7,700
 Munnur 2,100 Telugu 2,100 - - - - -
 Murao (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 34,000 Hindi 34,000 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 2,500 Telugu 2,500 - - - - -
 Nadar 1,100 Tamil 600 - - 500 - -
 Naga 2,800 Naga Pidgin 30 - - 2,800 - -
 Naga, Tangkhul 80 Naga, Tangkhul - - - 80 - -
Nagar 59,000 Bengali 59,000 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi 16,000 100 40 600 - 200
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) Unknown Sadri - - - - - -
Nagarchi Nagesia (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Hindi 1,400 - - 100 - 20
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 986,000 Hindi 986,000 - - - - -
 Nai (Sikh traditions) 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
Nai Nabasakh 6,800 Bengali 6,800 - - - - -
 Nair 1,300 Malayalam 1,300 - - - - -
 Namassej 3,787,000 Bengali 3,766,000 - 1,400 20,000 600 -
 Namassej Chandel 1,006,000 Bengali 1,002,000 - 300 3,100 200 -
 Namasudra 1,900 Bengali - 1,900 - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 5,700 Hindi 5,700 - - - - -
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Nau Buddh 1,300 Marathi - - 1,300 - - -
Navithan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Newah 100,000 Nepali 92,000 - 6,300 2,200 - -
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 61,000 Bengali - 61,000 - - - -
 Nissi 40 Nyishi 40 - - - - -
 Oraon 643,000 Kurux 477,000 1,400 1,200 132,000 100 31,000
 Paharia 7,100 Nepali 7,100 - - - - -
Paik 800 Odia 800 - - - - -
 Paite (Christian traditions) 50 Chin, Paite - - - 50 - -
Pakhimara 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Paliya 200,000 Bengali 200,000 - - 20 - -
 Pallan 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - 20 - -
 Pan 23,000 Odia 23,000 - - - - -
 Panika 12,000 Chhattisgarhi 12,000 - - - - -
Pantanti 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Paraiyan 600 Tamil 400 - - 200 - -
Parhaiya 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
 Parja 1,400 Odia 1,400 - - - - -
 Parsee 900 Gujarati - - - - - 900
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 42,000 Hindi 41,000 - - 100 - -
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 7,400 Urdu - 7,400 - - - -
Pasi Turuk 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Patelia 40 Gujarati 40 - - - - -
 Patial 800 Odia 800 - - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 44,000 Assamese 44,000 - - - - -
Patni (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Patralu 6,200 Odia 6,200 - - - - -
 Patwa (Hindu traditions) 8,400 Hindi 8,400 - - - - -
 Perka 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
 Persian 500 Persian, Iranian - 500 - - - -
Peshakar 1,500 Bengali - 1,500 - - - -
Phri 400 Language unknown 300 - 40 - - -
 Pinjara 48,000 Urdu - 48,000 - - - -
Pochury 50 Naga, Pochuri - - - 50 - -
 Pod 2,607,000 Bengali 2,597,000 - - 10,000 - -
Poi 200 Mizo - - - 200 - -
 Portuguese 50 Indo-Portuguese - - - 50 - -
 Pundari 243,000 Bengali 243,000 - - - - -
Puran 200 Panchpargania 200 - - - - -
Puran Bhaja 50 Panchpargania 50 - - - - -
 Qassab 1,000 Urdu - 1,000 - - - -
 Qazi 93,000 Urdu - 93,000 - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Rabha 28,000 Assamese 20,000 100 400 7,100 - 50
 Rai 56,000 Nepali 27,000 - 900 7,900 - 20,000
 Raibhat (Muslim traditions) 2,900 Urdu - 2,900 - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 4,102,000 Rangpuri 4,078,000 - 1,500 20,000 - 3,500
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 2,900 Bengali - 2,900 - - - -
Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) 45,000 Rangpuri 45,000 - - - - 60
Rajbansi Khen (Muslim traditions) 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
 Rajbhar 7,000 Hindi 7,000 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 897,000 Hindi 893,000 - 300 - - 4,200
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 29,000 Urdu - 29,000 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 7,600 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 7,600 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
Rajput Bais (Sikh traditions) 70 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 70 -
 Rajput Bargujar (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
Rajput Bhadauria 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Chandel 4,400 Hindi 4,400 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 53,000 Hindi 53,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Dikhit 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
Rajput Gahlot 8,800 Hindi 8,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Garewal (Hindu traditions) 5,200 Hindi 5,200 - - - - -
 Rajput Gaur 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Rajput Gautam 5,200 Hindi 5,200 - - - - -
Rajput Jadu 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
Rajput Janjua (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
Rajput Joia (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Rajput Kachhwaha 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
Rajput Manihas (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Hindi 3,700 - - - - -
 Rajput Parihar 4,600 Hindi 4,600 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Pundir (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Hindi 3,700 - - - - -
 Rajput Rajbansi 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Sakarwar 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
Rajput Salehria (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
 Rajput Sengar 4,700 Hindi 4,700 - - - - -
Rajput Solanki 3,000 Hindi 3,000 - - - - -
Rajput Sombansi 4,600 Hindi 4,600 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Rajput Tonwar (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Raju 402,000 Bengali 402,000 - - - - -
 Rajwar 161,000 Hindi 161,000 - - 400 - -
Ralte 100 Mizo - - - 100 - -
 Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) 900 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
Rana 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Marathi 2,200 - - - - -
 Rathawa 400 Rathawi 400 - - - - -
 Rautia 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
 Ravalia 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
Ravidas Chamar 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - 200 - -
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 23,000 Urdu - 23,000 - - - -
 Relli 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Rengma 90 Naga, Southern Rengma - - - 90 - -
 Rongkup 32,000 Lepcha 1,500 90 17,000 13,000 - 70
Sagarbanshi 3,100 Odia 3,100 - - - - -
 Sahariya 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
Sahi 700 Marathi 700 - - - - -
 Saini (Sikh traditions) 1,300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,300 -
Sali 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Samanthan 21,000 Odia 21,000 - - - - -
 Sangtam 80 Naga, Sangtam - - - 80 - -
Sankara 50,000 Bengali 50,000 - - - - -
 Santal 2,514,000 Santhali 1,725,000 5,300 400 91,000 400 692,000
 Saora 40,000 Odia 39,000 200 30 500 - 500
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 9,800 Bengali - 9,800 - - - -
 Sarera (Sikh traditions) 1,500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,500 -
 Sarki 26,000 Nepali 24,000 - 400 1,100 - -
Sauria Paharia 3,700 Santhali 3,300 20 200 100 - -
 Sayyid 503,000 Urdu - 503,000 - - - -
 Sema 100 Naga, Sumi - - - 100 - -
Shabar 2,300 Odia 2,200 - - 200 - -
 Shaikh 21,146,000 Urdu - 21,146,000 - 30 - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 2,212,000 Urdu - 2,212,000 - - - -
 Sherpa 27,000 Nepali 6,100 - 16,000 4,800 - -
 Sinhalese 60 Sinhala - - 60 - - -
Siyalgir (Hindu traditions) 7,100 Bengali 7,100 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 382,000 Hindi 382,000 - - - - 600
Sonar (Sikh traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 500 -
Sukli 58,000 Bengali 58,000 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 485,000 Bengali 484,000 - - 500 - -
Sunri Sadhubanik 148,000 Bengali 148,000 - - 100 - -
 Sunuwar 34,000 Nepali 23,000 - 60 1,800 - 9,800
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 323,000 Bengali 323,000 - - - - -
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 35,000 Bengali - 35,000 - - - -
 Syrian Christian 4,500 Malayalam - - - 4,500 - -
 Tai Man 30 Phake - - 30 - - -
 Tamang 146,000 Nepali 9,100 500 128,000 8,100 20 200
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 399,000 Hindi 399,000 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 21,000 Urdu - 21,000 - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 1,400 Tamil - 1,400 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 1,575,000 Bengali 1,574,000 - - 500 - -
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 3,800 Bengali - 3,800 - - - -
 Tarkhan (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 2,700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 2,700 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 1,557,000 Hindi 1,555,000 - - 2,100 - -
Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Hindi 15,000 - - - - -
Thakkar 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
 Thakuri 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
 Thami 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Tharu 26,000 Tharu, Madhya-Purbiya 24,000 - 40 1,600 - -
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 8,300 Hindi 8,300 - - - - -
 Tibetan 12,000 Tibetan, Central 100 - 12,000 200 - -
 Tili 740,000 Bengali 740,000 - - - - -
 Tiyar 231,000 Bengali 230,000 - - 400 - -
Toto 1,300 Toto 1,300 - - - - -
 Turaiha 21,000 Bhojpuri 21,000 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 57,000 Hindi 57,000 - - 100 - -
 Turkmen 30 Turkmen - 30 - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Telugu 1,900 - - - - -
 Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Valmiki (Balmiki) Mehtar 33,000 Hindi 33,000 - - 20 - -
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 539,000 Hindi 520,000 - - 16,000 3,200 -
Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 5,500 Hindi 5,500 - - - 100 -
Vaniyan 90 Tamil 60 - - 30 - -
 Vannan 100 Tamil 80 - - 20 - -
 Vanniyan 2,100 Tamil 2,100 - - - - -
 Varli 300 Varli 300 - - - - -
Vellalan 700 Tamil 700 - - 20 - -
 Viswakarma 4,300 Telugu 4,300 - - - - -
Viswakarma Asari 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Walang 400 Walungge - - 400 - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 4,164,000 Hindi 4,163,000 - - 1,300 - -
Yadav Rawat 76,000 Hindi 76,000 - - - - -
Yadav Sadgope 2,321,000 Bengali 2,319,000 - - 2,200 - -
 Yakha 4,600 Yakkha 1,900 - 90 200 - 2,300
 Yakthumba 54,000 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:  668 99,110,000   600 71,675,000 25,502,000 305,000 653,000 75,000 896,000
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