CountryIndia

State:

  

Sikkim

District:

  

Sikkim, East



Number of People Groups

82

Unreached People Groups

72

Total Population

295,000

Buddhist

26.0 %

Christian

8.2 %

Hindu

62.3 %

Muslim

2.1 %

Sikh

0.3 %

Other Religions

1.0 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
Anglo 300 English - - - 300 - -
 Ansari 80 Urdu - 80 - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Baiga 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Bania 1,000 Hindi 800 - - - - 200
 Bania, Agarwal 200 Hindi 100 - - - - 80
 Bania, Mahesri 70 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Bauri 80 Bengali 80 - - - - -
 Bhangi (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bhotia, Sikkim 45,000 Sikkimese 1,500 90 40,000 2,700 - 20
 Bhuiya 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin 35,000 Hindi 34,000 - - 200 - 40
Brahmin, Bengali 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
Brahmin, Gaur 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Jijhotia 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Radhi 800 Bengali 800 - - - - -
 Chhetri 1,000 Nepali 1,000 - - - - -
 Christian unspecified 3,000 Hindi - - - 3,000 - -
 Darjee 6,500 Nepali 5,800 - 100 500 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Drukpa 400 Dzongkha - - 400 - - -
 Gharti 1,900 Bengali 1,800 - - 100 - -
 Gurung 1,300 Nepali 100 - 1,000 200 - -
Ilavan 30 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 700 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 700 -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
Kagate 700 Kagate - - 700 - - -
 Kaibartta 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Kami 15,000 Nepali 14,000 - 300 600 - -
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 20 Kashmiri - 20 - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Khambu 44,000 Bengali 37,000 - 5,700 1,900 - -
 Khas 25,000 Nepali 20,000 - 4,700 400 - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Lepcha 14,000 Lepcha 600 20 12,000 2,100 - 20
 Limbu 4,700 Nepali 1,100 - - 2,500 - 1,000
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Magar 17,000 Nepali 14,000 - 1,200 1,300 - -
 Mahishya 600 Bengali 600 - - 30 - -
 Mahratta 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Majhi 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Majhwar 1,500 Hindi 1,400 - - 80 - -
 Malabar Catholic 40 Malayalam - - - 40 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Moghal 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Nadar 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Naga, unspecified Unknown Naga Pidgin - - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Nair 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Namassej 500 Bengali 500 - - 20 - -
 Newah 14,000 Nepali 13,000 - 500 600 - -
Pardhan 30 Pardhan 30 - - - - -
 Parsee 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Pod 400 Bengali 300 - - 20 - -
 Rai 8,700 Nepali 5,400 - - 2,000 - 1,300
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 700 Rajbanshi 700 - - 20 - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Sarki 500 Nepali 400 - 20 40 - -
 Sayyid 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Shaikh 5,700 Urdu - 5,700 - - - -
 Sherpa 3,300 Nepali 100 - 2,800 400 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Sunuwar 3,400 Nepali 3,100 - - 100 - 100
 Syrian Christian 70 Malayalam - - - 70 - -
 Tamang 16,000 Tamang, Eastern 6,200 - 5,800 3,500 - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Thakali 100 Nepali 100 - 30 - - -
 Thami 500 Nepali 500 - 40 - - -
 Tharu 15,000 Tharu, Kochila 12,000 - 1,800 1,300 - -
 Vanniyan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Yakha 600 Yakkha 300 - 20 60 - 100
  Totals:  82 295,000   72 184,000 6,300 77,000 24,000 900 2,900
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