Country:

India

Province / State: Chhattisgarh
District: Balod

Number of People Groups

312

Unreached People Groups

295

Total Population

1,005,000

Buddhist

0.4 %

Christian

0.3 %

Hindu

93.8 %

Muslim

0.8 %

Sikh

0.1 %

Other Religions

4.7 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Agri 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Arora (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Bagdi 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Baiga Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Hindi 3,700 - - - - -
 Balai (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 1,500 Hindi 800 - - - - 600
 Bania Gahoi 90 Hindi 70 - - - - 20
 Bania Kasarwani 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Bania Kasaundhan 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 300 Hindi 100 - - - - 200
 Bania Porwal 300 Hindi 70 - - - - 200
Bania Ummad 200 Hindi 50 - - - - 200
 Bania unspecified 8,100 Hindi 4,800 - - - - 3,300
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 100 Lambadi 100 - - - - -
Barahar 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
 Basor 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Bauri 50 Bengali 50 - - - - -
 Bazigar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Bhaina Unknown Chhattisgarhi - - - - - -
 Bhandari 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
 Bharia Bhumia 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Bhattra 20 Bhatri 20 - - - - -
 Bhil unspecified 90 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 37,000 Hindi 37,000 - - - - -
Bhoi Ghogra 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Bhoi Kharbind 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Bhoi Kharot 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Bhoi Mallah Mewat 4,200 Hindi 4,200 - - - - -
Bhoi Nikhad 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Bhottada Unknown Kuvi - - - - - -
 Bhulia 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Bhumij Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
 Bhunjia Unknown Bhunjia - - - - - -
 Biar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
Bidur Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Binjhia 70 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Bohra 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
 Boya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Bengali 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Chitpavan 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Deshastha 500 Marathi 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 1,300 Hindi 1,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujar Gaur 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Brahmin Jijhotia 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Ojha 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sanadhya 1,400 Hindi 1,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sawaria 1,600 Hindi 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - 300
Buna (Hindu traditions) 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Chain 30 Bengali 30 - - - - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 150,000 Hindi 150,000 - 400 400 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Chamar Satnami 51,000 Hindi 50,000 - 200 1,100 - -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 20 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
 Chauhan 2,600 Chhattisgarhi 2,600 - - - - -
Chidar Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Chik (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Christian 200 Hindi - - - 200 - -
 Dahait 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
Damor 20 Bhili - - - - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Darzi Sribastab (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
 Dewar 1,300 Odia 1,300 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Dhanuk Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Dhanwar 40 Chhattisgarhi 40 - - - - -
 Dhimar 8,500 Hindi 8,500 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - -
Dhobi Ajudhyabansi 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Dhobi Batham 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Dhobi Kanaujia 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
Dhobi Kathiya 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
Dhobi Mathuria 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Dhobi Parit 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
 Dhobi Sribastab 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Dohor Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
Dom Murdafarash 200 Odia 200 - - - - -
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Gadaba Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Gamit 20 Gamit 20 - - - - -
 Ganda 10,000 Odia 10,000 - - - - -
 Gandla Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Gangakula Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
 Gauda 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Ghosi (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Goanese Unknown Konkani, Goan - - - - - -
 Gond Dhuriya 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Gond Kandra 100 Chhattisgarhi 100 - - - - -
 Gond Muria 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Gond Nagawasi 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Gond Rajgond 6,500 Gondi, Northern 5,600 - - 30 - 800
 Gond unspecified 74,000 Hindi 47,000 30 - 200 60 26,000
 Gosain Dasnami 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Gosain unspecified 1,900 Hindi 1,900 - - - - -
 Gujar (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Guria 30 Odia 30 - - - - -
 Hadi 70 Bengali 70 - - - - -
 Hajam 70 Urdu - 70 - - - -
 Halba 57,000 Marathi 43,000 20 20 30 70 14,000
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Hela Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Ho 30 Ho 30 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) Unknown Urdu - - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Julaha 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified 50 Bengali 50 - - - - -
 Kaikadi Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
 Kaikolan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 80 Telugu 80 - - - - -
 Kalingi 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
Kalwar Iraqi (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Kalwar Jaiswal 4,200 Hindi 4,200 - - - - -
 Kamar 40 Kamar 30 - - - - -
Kandra 70 Odia 70 - - - - -
 Kaora 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Kapali Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
 Kapu Reddi 60 Telugu 60 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 60 Telugu 60 - - - - -
Karan 50 Odia 50 - - - - -
Katia 80 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Kawar 2,800 Hindi 2,700 - - 20 - 100
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
 Kayastha Karan 50 Bengali 50 - - - - -
Kayastha Saksena 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Kayastha Sribastab 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Khairwar 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Khandait 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Khangar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Kharia 30 Kharia 30 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
 Kharwar 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Kol 40 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Koli Mahadev 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
 Koli Malhar Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Koli of Gujarat 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Kolta 50 Odia 50 - - - - -
 Korku Unknown Korku - - - - - -
 Korwa Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Koshti 17,000 Marathi 17,000 - - - - -
 Kui Khond 30 Odia 30 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 5,700 Hindi 5,700 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Kumhar Bardiha 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kumhar Kanaujia 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 47,000 Hindi 47,000 - - - - -
 Kuruba 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Lingayat 20 Kannada - - - - - 20
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - -
 Lodha Jariya 4,800 Hindi 4,800 - - - - -
 Lohana 20 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Madari (Muslim traditions) Unknown Urdu - - - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 40 Telugu - - - 40 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 800 Telugu 800 - - - - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) 25,000 Marathi 21,000 - 3,800 - 60 -
 Mahar (Christian traditions) 200 Marathi - - - 200 - -
Mahara 40 Odia 40 - - - - -
 Mahishya 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 2,400 Marathi 2,300 - - - - 30
 Mahyavanshi Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Majhi 700 Hindi 700 - - - - 30
 Majhwar Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 100 Malayalam - - - 100 - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - - - - -
Mali Bhagirathi 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Mang Garudi 70 Marathi 70 - - - - -
 Mangala 80 Telugu 80 - - - - -
 Maravan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 100 Marathi 100 - - - - -
 Matia Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
 Megh (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 800 Bengali 800 - - - - -
 Moghal 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Munda 200 Mundari 200 - - 30 - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
 Nai (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 50 -
 Nair 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Namassej Chandel 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Oraon 1,000 Kurux 900 - - 20 - 40
Paik 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Paliya 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Pan 200 Odia 200 - - - - -
 Panika 15,000 Chhattisgarhi 15,000 - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Pardhan 70 Pardhan 60 - - - - -
 Pardhi 1,200 Pardhi 1,200 - - - - -
 Parsee 20 Gujarati - - - - - 20
 Pashtun Afridi 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Pashtun Kakar 70 Urdu - 70 - - - -
 Pashtun Lodhi (Dalazak) 30 Urdu - 30 - - - -
 Pashtun Mohmand 30 Urdu - 30 - - - -
 Pashtun Yusafzai 90 Urdu - 90 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 1,400 Urdu - 1,400 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Pasi Gujar 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Pasi Kaithwan 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Pasi Rajpasi 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Perka 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Pinjara 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Pod 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Pundari Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 20 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - 100
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Rajput Agnivansi 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Rajput Gahlot (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Rajput Garewal (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Rajput Gaur 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Rajput Jadon 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Rajput Parihar 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Rajput Sengar 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Rajput Sombansi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Raju 30 Bengali 30 - - - - -
 Rajwar 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Rathawa 30 Rathawi 30 - - - - -
 Ravalia Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Hindi 2,100 - - 30 - -
Sagarbanshi 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Sahariya Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Sali Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
 Sansi (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Santal (Sawntal) 30 Santhali 30 - - - - -
Saonta Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Saora unspecified 90 Odia 80 - - - - -
 Sayyid 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
Shabar 30 Odia 30 - - - - -
Shaikh Faruqi 70 Urdu - 70 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 4,600 Urdu - 4,600 - - - -
 Silawat (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 4,100 Hindi 4,000 - - - - 40
 Sonar (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
Sonar Chhatri 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
Sonar Mair 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 40 Bengali 40 - - - - -
 Sunri Sadhubanik 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 100 Malayalam - - - 100 - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 167,000 Hindi 167,000 - - - - -
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 5,700 Hindi 5,700 - - - - -
Teli Sribastab 1,600 Hindi 1,600 - - - - -
 Thakkar 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Tili 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Tiyar Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
Valmiki (Christian traditions) 90 Hindi - - - 90 - -
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Hindi 1,900 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Varli 30 Varli 30 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 40 Malayalam 40 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 69,000 Hindi 69,000 - - - - 80
 Yadav Dhindhor 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 8,200 Telugu 8,200 - - - - -
 Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Hindi 15,000 - - - - -
Yadav Jadubans 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
Yadav Kamariha 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Kaonra 1,300 Hindi 1,300 - - - - -
Yadav Nandbans 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Yadav Rawat 2,600 Hindi 2,600 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Yenadi 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
  Totals:  312 1,005,000   295 943,000 8,400 4,300 2,700 1,100 47,000
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