Country:

India

Province / State: West Bengal
District: Maldah

Number of People Groups

283

Unreached People Groups

263

Total Population

4,585,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

0.3 %

Hindu

47.6 %

Muslim

51.8 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.2 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Agariya (Hindu traditions) 20 Agariya 20 - - - - -
 Aghori 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Aguri 70 Bengali 70 - - - - -
 Ahmadi 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Amat 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
Anglo Indian 80 English - - - 80 - -
 Ansari 61,000 Urdu - 61,000 - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 30 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 30 -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 7,400 Hindi 7,400 - - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 3,400 Bengali 3,400 - - - - -
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Bengali 3,500 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 34,000 Hindi 34,000 - - - - -
 Baiti 50 Marathi 50 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 6,700 Hindi 6,600 - - - - 70
 Bania Agrahari 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Bania Bais 1,500 Hindi 1,500 - - - - -
Bania Barnawar 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bania Gahoi 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bania Gandha Banik 3,200 Bengali 3,200 - - - - -
 Bania Jaiswal 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bania Kasarwani 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Bania Kasaundhan 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Bania Khatri 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
Bania Mahajan 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 400 Hindi 400 - - - - 60
 Bania Porwal 700 Hindi 600 - - - - 20
Bania Rauniar 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Bania Subarna Banik 800 Bengali 800 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 30,000 Hindi 29,000 - - - - 400
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Bauri 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Kannada 1,300 - - - - -
Besya (Muslim traditions) 800 Bengali - 800 - - - -
Bhand (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Bhar 3,200 Bhojpuri 3,200 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Bhogta 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia 40 Nepali 30 - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 5,800 Bengali 5,800 - - - - -
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - 20 - - -
 Bhuiya unspecified 5,400 Hindi 5,400 - 30 - - -
 Bhumij 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Bind 48,000 Bhojpuri 48,000 - - - - -
Birhor 20 Birhor 20 - - - - -
 Birjia 20 Bijori 20 - - - - -
 Brahmin Acharya 70 Bengali 70 - - - - -
 Brahmin Bhumihar 1,900 Hindi 1,900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 2,000 Hindi 2,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 3,500 Hindi 3,500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 500 Marathi 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 2,400 Bengali 2,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 38,000 Hindi 38,000 - 20 - - 100
 Brahmin Utkal 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Varendra 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Vyas Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 24,000 Bengali 24,000 - - - - -
 Chain 126,000 Bengali 126,000 - - - - -
 Chakma 100 Chakma 100 - - - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 28,000 Hindi 28,000 - 30 300 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Chaupal 4,400 Hindi 4,400 - - - - -
 Chero 70 Hindi 30 40 - - - -
Chhimba (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Chik Baraik 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Christian 2,600 Hindi - - - 2,600 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 3,400 Bengali - 3,400 - - - -
 Darjee Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
Dhangri 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Dhanuk 37,000 Hindi 37,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
Doai 30 Bengali 30 - - - - -
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 4,100 Urdu - 4,100 - - - -
Dom Murdafarash 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 3,800 Odia 3,800 - - - - -
Dulia 9,300 Bengali 9,300 - - - - -
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 10,000 Hindi 10,000 - - - - -
 Dusadh Bahelia 2,600 Hindi 2,600 - - - - -
 Faqir 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Garo (A-chik Mande) Unknown Garo - - - - - -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Gond unspecified 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Gonrhi 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
 Gosain Dasnami 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Gosain unspecified 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
 Hadi 25,000 Bengali 25,000 - 30 - - -
 Hajam 900 Urdu - 900 - - - -
 Hajang 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 5,200 Hindi 5,200 - - - - -
Halwai Maira 1,800 Hindi 1,800 - - - - -
 Ho 700 Ho 700 - - - - -
Jaraj (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Jhalo Malo 22,000 Bengali 22,000 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Bengali 26,000 - - - - -
Kabadi 2,000 Hindi 2,000 - - - - -
Kadar 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
Kaibartta Jalia 7,500 Bengali 7,500 - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified 25,000 Bengali 25,000 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 60 Telugu 60 - - - - -
 Kalu 1,000 Bengali - 1,000 - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
Kalwar Sunri 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
 Kamar 90 Kamar 90 - - - - -
 Kami 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Kammara 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
Kandra 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Kandu 10,000 Hindi 10,000 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Kaora 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Kapali 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
Karenga 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
Karmali 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 5,100 Marathi 5,100 - - - - -
 Kawar 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
 Kayastha Karan 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Khairwar 2,400 Bengali 2,400 - - - - -
 Khambu 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Khandait 9,200 Odia 9,200 - - - - -
 Kharia 50 Kharia 50 - - - - -
 Kharwar 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
Khetauri 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
 Kisan 109,000 Hindi 109,000 200 - - 20 40
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 9,300 Koch 9,300 - - - - 50
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 5,800 Hindi 5,800 - - - - -
 Kol 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
Konai 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
Konwar 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Kori 8,400 Hindi 8,300 - - - - -
 Korwa Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Kotal 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
Kurariar 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 35,000 Hindi 35,000 - - - - -
Kurol 2,900 Bengali 2,900 - - - - -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Urdu - 1,300 - - - -
 Lakhera 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
Lohar Kamti 700 Maithili 700 - - - - -
Lohara 200 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - -
 Madari (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Magar 200 Nepali 200 - - - - -
Maghaiya 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Mahali 2,700 Bengali 2,200 - - 500 - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) 3,600 Marathi 3,500 - 70 - - -
 Mahishya 49,000 Bengali 49,000 - - - - -
 Mahli 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 5,900 Hindi 5,900 - - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 8,900 Hindi 8,900 - - - - -
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 8,000 Gujarati - 8,000 - - - -
Malto 5,200 Santhali 5,100 20 - - - -
 Marma 70 Rakhine 50 - 20 - - -
 Matia 1,300 Bengali 1,300 - - - - -
 Mazhabi (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Mech 30 Boro 20 - - - - -
Mir 1,000 Bengali - 1,000 - - - -
Mirzakhani 400 Bengali - 400 - - - -
Mishri 2,300 Bengali 2,300 - - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Bengali 15,000 - - - - -
 Moghal 1,500 Urdu - 1,500 - - - -
 Mru 70 Mru 70 - - - - -
 Munda 7,300 Mundari 7,300 20 - 30 - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 8,900 Hindi 8,900 - - - - -
Nagar 62,000 Bengali 62,000 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 36,000 Hindi 36,000 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 110,000 Bengali 110,000 - 40 - 20 -
 Namassej Chandel 47,000 Bengali 47,000 - 20 - - -
 Oraon 16,000 Kurux 15,000 30 - 100 - 200
 Paharia 4,600 Santhali 4,600 - - - - -
 Paliya 36,000 Bengali 36,000 - - - - -
 Pan 30 Odia 30 - - - - -
Parhaiya 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Pashtun Afridi 2,800 Urdu - 2,800 - - - -
Pashtun Beteli 1,900 Bengali - 1,900 - - - -
Pashtun Ghilzai 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Pashtun Guria 1,800 Bengali - 1,800 - - - -
Pashtun Jilan 1,800 Bengali - 1,800 - - - -
 Pashtun Kakar 1,900 Urdu - 1,900 - - - -
Pashtun Khan 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Pashtun Lodhi (Dalazak) 900 Urdu - 900 - - - -
 Pashtun Mohmand 900 Urdu - 900 - - - -
Pashtun Niazi 2,000 Urdu - 2,000 - - - -
Pashtun Sur 2,000 Bengali - 2,000 - - - -
 Pashtun Yusafzai 2,800 Urdu - 2,800 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 38,000 Urdu - 38,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
Pasi Gujar 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Pasi Kaithwan 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Pasi Rajpasi 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Bengali 2,300 - - - - -
 Patwa (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Pinjara 25,000 Urdu - 25,000 - - - -
 Pod 13,000 Bengali 13,000 - - - - -
 Pundari 23,000 Bengali 23,000 - - - - -
 Qassab 1,200 Urdu - 1,200 - - - -
 Qazi 9,900 Urdu - 9,900 - - - -
 Rabha 1,500 Assamese 1,500 - - - - -
 Rahmani (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Rai 1,600 Nepali 1,100 - - 80 - 400
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 162,000 Bengali 161,000 - 20 200 - 40
 Rajbhar 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 31,000 Hindi 31,000 - - - - 100
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 90 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 90 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Rajput Batsa 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Gahlot (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Rajput Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Rajput Sandilya 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Raju 1,800 Bengali 1,800 - - - - -
 Rajwar 3,300 Hindi 3,300 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 90 Marathi 90 - - - - -
 Rautia 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 18,000 Urdu - 18,000 - - - -
 Rongkup Unknown Lepcha - - - - - -
 Sahariya 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
Sankara 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Santal (Sawntal) 191,000 Santhali 172,000 300 20 11,000 30 8,200
 Saora unspecified Unknown Odia - - - - - -
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
Sauria Paharia 2,400 Santhali 2,400 - - 50 - -
 Sayyid 29,000 Urdu - 29,000 - - - -
Sayyid Husaini 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
Shaikh Faruqi 20,000 Urdu - 20,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 212,000 Urdu - 212,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 42,000 Urdu - 42,000 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 1,856,000 Urdu - 1,856,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Usmani 12,000 Urdu - 12,000 - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Hindi 3,000 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 8,100 Bengali 8,100 - - - - -
 Sunri Sadhubanik 4,200 Bengali 4,200 - - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Bengali 14,000 - - - - -
 Tamang 40 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 71,000 Bengali 71,000 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 40,000 Hindi 40,000 - - - - -
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - - - -
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 4,600 Hindi 4,600 - - - - -
 Tili 9,500 Bengali 9,500 - - - - -
 Tiyar 37,000 Bengali 37,000 - - - - -
 Turaiha 400 Bhojpuri 400 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 7,100 Hindi 7,100 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 106,000 Hindi 106,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 1,600 Hindi 1,600 - - - - -
 Yadav Kaonra 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Yadav Rawat 1,700 Hindi 1,700 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 49,000 Bengali 49,000 - - - - -
 Yakthumba, Limbu Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
  Totals:  283 4,585,000   263 2,184,000 2,375,000 400 15,000 600 9,600
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