CountryIndia

State:

  

Sikkim

District:

  

Sikkim, East



Number of People Groups

84

Unreached People Groups

71

Total Population

282,000

Buddhist

27.8 %

Christian

8.7 %

Hindu

59.9 %

Muslim

2.3 %

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 400 English - - - 400 - -
 Ansari 80 Urdu - 80 - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Baiga 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 200 Hindi 100 - - - - 80
 Bania Mahesri 70 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 500 Hindi 400 - - - - 80
 Bauri 80 Bengali 80 - - - - -
 Bhangi (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Bhotia Sikkim 46,000 Sikkimese 1,600 90 41,000 2,700 - 20
 Bhuiya 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Bengali 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
Brahmin Gaur 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Jijhotia 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 800 Bengali 800 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 17,000 Hindi 17,000 - - 100 - 20
 Chhetri 1,000 Nepali 1,000 - - - - -
 Christian unspecified 3,100 Kannada - - - 3,100 - -
 Darjee 6,600 Nepali 6,000 - 100 600 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Drukpa 500 Dzongkha - - 500 - - -
 Gharti 1,900 Bengali 1,800 - - 100 - -
 Gurung 1,300 Nepali 100 - 1,000 200 - -
Ilavan 30 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Jat unspecified (Sikh traditions) 600 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 600 -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
Kagate 700 Syuba - - 700 - - -
 Kaibartta 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Kami 15,000 Nepali 14,000 - 300 700 - -
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 20 Kashmiri - 20 - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Khambu 45,000 Bengali 38,000 - 5,800 2,000 - -
 Khas 25,000 Nepali 20,000 - 4,800 400 - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 30 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 30 -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Lepcha 15,000 Lepcha 600 20 12,000 2,100 - 20
 Limbu 4,800 Nepali 1,200 - - 2,600 - 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 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
 Namassej 500 Bengali 500 - - 20 - -
 Newah 14,000 Nepali 13,000 - 500 600 - -
Pardhan 30 Pardhan 30 - - - - -
 Parsee 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
 Pashtun Northern 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Pod 400 Bengali 400 - - 20 - -
 Rai 8,800 Nepali 5,500 - - 2,000 - 1,300
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 700 Rajbanshi 700 - - 20 - -
 Rajput unspecified (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Rajput unspecified (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Sarki 500 Nepali 400 - 30 40 - -
 Sayyid 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Shaikh 5,800 Urdu - 5,800 - - - -
 Sherpa 3,400 Nepali 100 - 2,800 400 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Sunuwar 3,400 Nepali 3,200 - - 100 - 100
 Syrian Christian 70 Malayalam - - - 70 - -
 Tamang 16,000 Tamang, Eastern 6,300 - 5,900 3,600 - -
 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, Madhya-Purbiya 12,000 - 1,800 1,300 - -
 Vanniyan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Yadav Sadgope 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Yakha 600 Yakkha 400 - 20 60 - 100
  Totals:  84 282,000   71 169,000 6,400 79,000 25,000 800 2,800
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