CountryIndia

State:

  

Sikkim

District:

  

Sikkim, East



Number of People Groups

83

Unreached People Groups

70

Total Population

285,000

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) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 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 43,000 Sikkimese 1,500 80 39,000 2,600 - 20
 Bhuiya 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin 33,000 Hindi 33,000 - - 200 - 40
Brahmin, Bengali 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
Brahmin, Gaur 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Jijhotia 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Brahmin, Radhi 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Chhetri 1,000 Nepali 1,000 - - - - -
 Christian unspecified 2,900 Kannada - - - 2,900 - -
 Darjee 6,300 Nepali 5,600 - 100 500 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Drukpa 400 Dzongkha - - 400 - - -
 Gharti 1,800 Bengali 1,700 - - 100 - -
 Gurung 1,300 Nepali 100 - 900 200 - -
Ilavan 30 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Jat (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) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Kami 14,000 Nepali 13,000 - 300 600 - -
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 20 Kashmiri - 20 - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Khambu 43,000 Bengali 35,000 - 5,500 1,800 - -
 Khas 24,000 Nepali 19,000 - 4,500 300 - -
 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 11,000 2,000 - 20
 Limbu 4,500 Nepali 1,100 - - 2,500 - 1,000
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Magar 16,000 Nepali 14,000 - 1,200 1,200 - -
 Mahishya 600 Bengali 500 - - 30 - -
 Mahratta 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Majhi 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Majhwar 1,400 Hindi 1,300 - - 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 400 - - 20 - -
 Newah 14,000 Nepali 13,000 - 400 500 - -
Pardhan 30 Pardhan 30 - - - - -
 Parsee 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Pod 400 Bengali 300 - - 20 - -
 Rai 8,400 Nepali 5,200 - - 1,900 - 1,200
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 700 Rajbanshi 700 - - 20 - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Sarki 500 Nepali 400 - 20 40 - -
 Sayyid 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Shaikh 5,500 Urdu - 5,500 - - - -
 Sherpa 3,200 Nepali 100 - 2,700 400 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Sunuwar 3,200 Nepali 3,000 - - 100 - 100
 Syrian Christian 70 Malayalam - - - 70 - -
 Tamang 15,000 Tamang, Eastern 6,000 - 5,600 3,400 - -
 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 14,000 Tharu, Madhya-Purbiya 11,000 - 1,700 1,300 - -
 Vanniyan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Yadav Sadgope 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Yakha 500 Yakkha 300 - 20 60 - 100
  Totals:  83 285,000   70 177,000 6,100 74,000 23,000 900 2,800
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