Country:

Nepal

State: Kosi
District: All

Number of People Groups

181

Unreached People Groups

171

Total Population

2,389,000

Buddhist

6.9 %

Christian

1.4 %

Hindu

72.5 %

Muslim

5.1 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

12.4 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Abdul 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Adibasi Janajati 100 Nepali 100 - - - - -
 Amat 1,300 Maithili 1,300 - - - - -
 Ansari 3,200 Urdu - 3,200 - - - -
 Ath Pahariya 5,600 Athpariya 3,200 - 2,400 - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 3,300 Maithili 3,200 - - 50 - -
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Badhi (Hindu traditions) 1,800 Nepali 1,800 - - - - -
 Baha'i 300 Nepali - - - - - 300
Bahing 300 Bahing 50 - 100 - - 200
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Nepali 13,000 - 60 50 - -
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 5,700 Maithili 5,700 - - 100 - -
 Bania 11,000 Maithili 9,900 - - - - 1,100
 Bania Agarwal 1,300 Bhojpuri 1,100 - - - - 200
Bania Khatri 600 Maithili 600 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 300 Marwari 300 - - - - -
 Bantar 32,000 Maithili 32,000 - 40 - - -
Bantawa 2,900 Bantawa 1,600 - 400 - - 1,000
 Baramu 100 Nepali 100 - 20 - - -
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Maithili 2,400 - - - - -
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
Beg 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 400 Maithili 400 - - - - -
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) 2,700 Urdu - 2,700 - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Maithili 26,000 - - - - -
Bhoi Kharot 200 Bhojpuri 200 - - - - -
 Bhote 3,900 Nepali 60 - 3,700 80 - 30
 Bind 1,400 Maithili 1,400 - - - - -
 Bote-Majhi 80 Bote 80 - - - - -
 Brahmin 220,000 Nepali 194,000 - - 40 - 200
 Brahmin Bhumihar 1,600 Maithili 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 600 Maithili 600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Hill 215,000 Nepali 202,000 - - 20 - 50
 Brahmin Joshi 400 Maithili 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 300 Maithili 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 300 Maithili 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 400 Maithili 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Terai 5,400 Maithili 5,300 - - 20 - 100
 Byansi 100 Humla 100 - - - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Maithili 12,000 - - - - -
Chamling 1,900 Chamling 500 - 600 - - 900
 Chepang, Tsepang 200 Chepang 100 - 80 40 - -
 Chhantyal 20 Nepali - - 20 - - -
 Chhetri 288,000 Nepali 280,000 - 2,000 300 - 300
 Christian 300 Nepali - - - 300 - -
Churaute Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
 Danuwar Rai 3,000 Danuwar 2,900 - - 80 - -
 Darai 200 Darai 200 - - - - -
 Darjee 31,000 Nepali 30,000 - 300 400 - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 100 Maithili 100 - - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 1,200 Urdu - 1,200 - - - -
Devhar 500 Nepali 500 - - - - -
Dhandi 30 Bhojpuri - - - - - 20
 Dhanuk 23,000 Maithili 23,000 - - - - -
 Dhimal 14,000 Dhimal 14,000 - 20 300 - 400
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Maithili 4,200 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Maithili 2,200 - - - - -
 Dura Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 9,800 Maithili 9,800 - 40 20 - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 700 Maithili 700 - - - - -
Gandharva 40 Nepali 40 - - - - -
 Gangai 25,000 Nepali 25,000 - 200 - - -
 Gharti 15,000 Nepali 14,000 - 300 - - 100
 Gonrhi 100 Bhojpuri 100 - - - - -
 Gosain 300 Maithili 300 - - - - -
 Gurung 29,000 Gurung 80 - 27,000 1,200 - 1,200
Gurung Ghale 700 Ghale, Southern - - 700 - - -
 Hadi 600 Maithili 600 - - - - -
 Hajam 1,200 Urdu - 1,200 - - - -
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Maithili 15,000 - - 40 - -
 Hayu Unknown Wayu - - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 600 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 600 -
 Jirel Unknown Jirel - - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 500 Maithili 500 - - - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 900 Bhojpuri 900 - - - - -
 Kaibartta 400 Maithili 400 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 20 Maithili 20 - - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 4,300 Maithili 4,300 - - 20 - -
 Kalwar Jaiswal 500 Maithili 500 - - - - -
 Kamar 600 Nepali 600 - - - - -
 Kami 60,000 Nepali 58,000 - 600 400 - 400
 Kandu 100 Bhojpuri 100 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 700 Maithili 700 - - - - -
 Kawar 400 Maithili 400 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 5,300 Maithili 5,200 - - 60 - -
Khaling 600 Khaling 30 - 70 - - 500
Kharia 500 Maithili 500 - - - - -
 Khas 14,000 Nepali 14,000 - 300 - - 200
 Khatwa 7,700 Maithili 7,500 - 100 80 - 60
 Kisan 100 Kurux 100 - - - - -
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 200 Rajbanshi 100 - - - - -
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 33,000 Maithili 32,000 - 100 500 - -
Kulung 16,000 Kulung 5,100 - 2,000 80 - 8,800
 Kumal 4,200 Nepali 3,900 - 300 40 - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Maithili 2,100 - - 40 - -
Kumhar Magahia 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Bhojpuri 2,500 - - 20 - -
Kusunda 50 Nepali 50 - - - - -
 Lhomi, Shing Saapa 600 Lhomi - - 600 - - -
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) 50 Bhojpuri 50 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Maithili 1,100 - - - - -
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Lohorung 1,000 Yamphu, Southern 1,000 - - - - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 7,900 Maithili 7,900 - - - - -
 Magar 68,000 Nepali 54,000 - 10,000 2,300 - 1,700
 Majhi 13,000 Maithili 11,000 - 400 400 - 1,000
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 60 Maithili 60 - - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 400 Maithili 400 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Maithili 16,000 - - 60 - -
 Mech 300 Boro 300 - - - - 20
Mewahang 2,600 Mewahang, Eastern 400 - 70 - - 2,200
Miyan 3,200 Urdu - 3,200 - - - -
 Munda, Horo 1,300 Maithili 1,200 - - 80 - 20
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 51,000 Maithili 50,000 - 200 800 - -
Naaba 600 Naaba - - 600 - - -
Nachhiring 1,300 Nachering 200 - 800 - - 300
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 9,800 Maithili 11,000 - - 50 - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 600 Maithili 600 - - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 50 Bhojpuri 50 - - - - -
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 200 Bhojpuri - 200 - - - -
 Newah 87,000 Newar 73,000 - 11,000 700 - 100
 Oraon, Dhangar 28,000 Kurux, Nepali 27,000 - 200 900 - 200
 Pahari 40 Nepali 20 - 20 - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 1,200 Urdu - 1,200 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 40 Bhojpuri 40 - - - - -
 Pinjara 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Qassab 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Qazi 80 Urdu - 80 - - - -
 Rai 195,000 Nepali 32,000 - - 7,200 - 156,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 36,000 Rajbanshi 34,000 - - 1,300 - 700
 Rajbhar 1,800 Bhojpuri 1,700 - - 20 - -
Rajdhob 600 Maithili 600 - - - - -
Raji 20 Raji 20 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 4,300 Maithili 4,100 - - - - 30
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 300 Maithili 300 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Rongkup 100 Lepcha 70 - - - - 50
Sahisia 200 Maithili - 200 - - - -
Sampang 700 Sampang 100 - 300 - - 300
 Santal, Hor 18,000 Santhali 16,000 - 50 1,900 - 600
 Saora 1,500 Sora 1,400 - - 80 - -
Sarbaria 2,400 Nepali 1,500 - 400 - - 500
 Sarki 17,000 Nepali 16,000 - 500 300 - 20
 Sayyid 12,000 Urdu - 12,000 - - - -
 Shaikh 91,000 Urdu - 91,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 1,200 Urdu - 1,200 - - - -
 Sherpa 15,000 Sherpa - - 15,000 200 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Maithili 3,400 - - 40 - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 7,400 Maithili 7,200 - - 200 - 40
 Sunuwar 3,600 Sunwar 3,100 - - 200 - 200
 Tajpuriya 6,200 Rajbanshi 5,900 - - 200 - -
 Tamang 87,000 Tamang, Eastern 3,500 - 78,000 2,900 - 2,500
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 1,800 Maithili 1,800 - - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 4,300 Maithili 4,200 - - 100 - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 31,000 Maithili 31,000 - - 200 - -
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Maithili 3,000 - - - - -
 Thakali 200 Nepali 60 - 100 - - -
 Thakuri 3,300 Nepali 3,200 - 20 - - -
 Thami 500 Thangmi 500 - - - - 20
 Tharu 143,000 Tharu, Kathariya 139,000 - - 4,500 - 20
Tharu Khawas 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
Thulung 1,300 Thulung 1,000 - - - - 300
 Tokpegola 60 Sherpa - - 60 - - -
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 200 Awadhi 200 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 51,000 Maithili 51,000 - - 100 - -
 Yadav Dhindhor 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
Yadav Gaoli 3,100 Maithili 3,100 - - - - -
Yadav Rawat 200 Maithili 200 - - - - -
 Yakha 14,000 Yakkha 2,000 - 200 100 - 12,000
 Yakthumba, Limbu 123,000 Limbu 18,000 - 300 3,200 - 102,000
Yamphu 5,900 Yamphu 200 - 5,400 - - 300
 Yehlmo 50 Hyolmo - - 30 - - 20
  Totals:  181 2,389,000   171 1,731,000 121,000 165,000 32,000 600 297,000
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