Language:  Kannada

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45,746,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

91

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Primary Language
(91 people groups)
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adi Karnataka India 3,444,000
Adi Karnataka Christian India 206,000
Ager (Hindu traditions) India 17,000
Anuppan India 1,200
 Arasu India 56,000
 Baira India 8,800
Balagai India 10,000
 Balija (Hindu traditions) India 1,788,000
Balija Dasari India 58,000
Bania Pancham India 44,000
 Banijiga India 890,000
Bant India 1,600
Bathada India 3,600
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) India 2,418,000
Bedar Bile India 124,000
Bedar Kare India 120,000
Bedar Myasa India 55,000
Bedar Naik Makkalu India 122,000
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) India 1,992,000
Beldar Kannada Balija Naicker India 6,000
Beldar Katani Uppara India 20,000
Beldar Lonari (Hindu traditions) India 64,000
Beldar Narmada Uppara India 24,000
Beldar Sunkar India 26,000
Beldar Toreya India 2,000
Beldar Urindavan India 1,200
Bellara India 1,800
Brahmin Havik India 30,000
 Brahmin Kannada India 531,000
 Chalvadi India 252,000
Chapparband (Hindu traditions) India 7,200
 Chenna Dasar India 84,000
Devadasi India 24,000
 Devanga India 577,000
Durgamurgi India 1,500
Ellamalawar India 6,000
 Gangakula India 1,829,000
Gantichore India 5,900
Godda India 3,000
Gondaru India 115,000
 Gowdulu India 11,000
Halsar India 13,000
 Halwakki Wakkal India 163,000
 Hande Jogi India 32,000
Hasla India 1,500
 Holaya India 959,000
Holaya Dasar India 15,000
Iruliga India 16,000
 Kadia (Hindu traditions) India 179,000
Kadu Kuruba India 28,000
 Kaikadi India 398,000
Kalavant India 12,000
 Kanarese Malaysia 62,000
 Kanarese New Zealand 1,600
 Kanarese Singapore 22,000
 Koracha, caste India 84,000
Korama Kunchi India 60,000
 Korama unspecified India 138,000
Kotegar India 7,900
Kudavakkal India 7,000
Kunchatiga India 448,000
 Kuruba India 4,857,000
 Lingayat India 4,059,000
 Masan Jogi India 37,000
Meda India 51,000
Moger Moyon India 16,000
 Moger unspecified India 130,000
Mukri India 17,000
Mundala India 33,000
Nagartha India 64,000
 Naikda India 4,265,000
Nalakeyava India 7,400
Pale India 11,000
Patvekari (Hindu traditions) India 33,000
 Raddi India 90,000
Raneyar India 4,300
Raya Rawat India 2,900
Sada India 10,000
 Sali India 1,218,000
Samagara India 106,000
Sardar (Hindu traditions) India 4,600
Shinligar India 7,700
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) India 11,000
 Sillekyatha India 41,000
Soligaru India 40,000
Sonar Bail Pattur India 500
Vakkaliga Gangadikara India 635,000
Vakkaliga Kappiliyan India 6,600
Vakkaliga Kunchitiga India 285,000
 Vakkaliga unspecified India 6,659,000
 Viswakarma Panchal India 108,000
  Totals:  91     89
Secondary Language
(445 people groups)
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adi Andhra India 359,000
Adi Andhra Christian India 42,000
 Adi Dravida India 8,683,000
Adi Dravida Christian India 662,000
 Adiyan India 19,000
 Agri India 519,000
Ajna India 49,000
 Alambadi Kurichchan India 51,000
 Amma Kodaga India 2,300
 Anal India 27,000
 Andh India 580,000
Anduran India 3,000
Anglo Indian India 157,000
 Ansari India 12,611,000
Aray Mala India 5,000
 Arunthathiyar India 1,122,000
 Arwa Mala India 98,000
Ayyanavar India 18,000
 Badaga India 259,000
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 7,753,000
 Bagata India 174,000
 Baghban (Muslim traditions) India 20,000
 Baiga India 677,000
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) India 4,170,000
Bakad India 7,100
Bakuda India 15,000
Balasantoshi India 34,000
Balija Bogam India 88,000
Balija Bolla India 85,000
Balija Gopanthi India 9,300
Balija Musugu India 24,000
Bandi (Hindu traditions) India 5,600
 Bania Agarwal India 5,775,000
Bania Chaturth India 38,000
 Bania Chetti India 842,000
Bania Irupathi Nalu Manai Chetti India 39,000
 Bania Komti India 2,113,000
 Bania Porwal India 391,000
Bania Ummad India 354,000
 Bania unspecified India 16,927,000
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 7,176,000
 Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) India 498,000
Barda India 4,100
Bariki India 7,500
 Basor India 1,093,000
 Bauri India 2,345,000
 Bavcha India 5,500
Bedar Kakamundi India 110,000
Bedar Kashmir (Muslim traditions) India 4,600
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) India 658,000
Beldar Mith Gauda India 1,600
 Bhaina India 87,000
 Bhampta India 53,000
Bhand (Hindu traditions) India 39,000
 Bhandari India 766,000
Bhansala India 329,000
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) India 1,435,000
 Bharia Bhumia India 380,000
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) India 1,634,000
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) India 277,000
Bhavit India 11,000
 Bhil Barela India 1,182,000
Bhil Mankar India 269,000
 Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions) India 590,000
 Bhil Tadvi India 553,000
 Bhil unspecified India 14,544,000
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) India 5,893,000
 Bhotia India 135,000
Bhottada India 548,000
 Bhuiya unspecified India 1,754,000
 Bhumia India 188,000
 Bhumij India 1,328,000
 Bhunjia India 32,000
Bidur India 425,000
 Bind India 1,171,000
Bindla India 18,000
 Binjhia India 211,000
 Boya India 4,483,000
 Brahmin Chitpavan India 570,000
 Brahmin Christian India 5,000
 Brahmin Deshastha India 664,000
Brahmin Devarukha India 38,000
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat India 334,000
 Brahmin Gaur India 3,645,000
 Brahmin Gujar Gaur India 319,000
Brahmin Indian Tamil Sri Lanka 32,000
 Brahmin Joshi India 449,000
 Brahmin Kanaujia India 5,102,000
Brahmin Karhada India 96,000
 Brahmin Khandelwal India 340,000
 Brahmin Maha India 233,000
Brahmin Mahratta India 557,000
Brahmin Marathi India 121,000
Brahmin Mewada India 116,000
Brahmin Mukkaniyar India 29,000
Brahmin Nambudiri India 111,000
 Brahmin Ojha India 63,000
Brahmin Potti India 32,000
 Brahmin Sanadhya India 3,236,000
 Brahmin Saraswat India 714,000
 Brahmin Sawaria India 5,133,000
 Brahmin unspecified Sri Lanka 4,400
 Brahmin unspecified India 34,711,000
 Brahmin Velanadu India 139,000
 Budega Jangam India 345,000
Byagara India 15,000
Byari (Beary) India 538,000
 Chain India 602,000
 Chakhesang India 187,000
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) India 1,008,000
Chaliyan India 6,800
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) India 54,347,000
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) India 1,822,000
Chandala India 8,300
Charodi India 5,600
 Chenchu India 82,000
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) India 443,000
Cherumar Christian India 530,000
 Chhipa (Hindu traditions) India 532,000
 Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) India 73,000
 Chodhara India 10,000
 Christian India 1,492,000
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) India 137,000
 Dakkal India 6,600
Damor India 111,000
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,464,000
 Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions) India 139,000
 Devadiga (Hindu traditions) India 180,000
Devadiga Kalavant India 8,400
 Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) India 664,000
 Dhangar Bharwad India 3,305,000
 Dhanka India 498,000
 Dhanwar India 76,000
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 12,571,000
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) India 1,146,000
 Dhobi Parit India 300,000
 Dhodia India 807,000
 Dhor India 177,000
Dom (Dombara) India 86,000
 Domar (Hindu traditions) India 2,553,000
 Dubla unspecified India 459,000
 Dudekula India 11,000
Eravallan India 9,200
 Gamit India 541,000
 Gandla India 86,000
 Garo (A-chik Mande) India 1,299,000
 Garoda (Hindu traditions) India 150,000
Gatti India 7,700
 Gauda India 2,410,000
Gauda, tribe India 127,000
Gawli India 21,000
Ghadasi India 10,000
Ghadi India 7,300
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) India 526,000
 Ghisadi India 23,000
 Giddikki India 85,000
 Goanese India 694,000
 Gond unspecified India 10,109,000
 Gondhali India 69,000
Gopal India 45,000
 Gosain unspecified India 1,371,000
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) India 36,000
Goudu India 8,400
 Gudigar India 3,400
 Gujar (Hindu traditions) India 8,481,000
 Hadi India 1,161,000
 Hajam India 2,349,000
 Hajang India 88,000
 Hakki Pikki India 29,000
 Halba India 865,000
Halleer India 5,300
Hanabar India 90,000
Harkantra India 23,000
 Hasalaru India 30,000
 Hatkar India 417,000
 Ho India 1,273,000
 Holar India 193,000
 Ilavan India 6,700,000
Ilavan Christian India 138,000
 Irular India 231,000
Jaggali India 13,000
Jambuvulu India 23,000
 Jaunsari India 111,000
 Jenu Kuruba India 56,000
 Jingar India 81,000
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) India 3,785,000
 Kachari (Hindu traditions) India 98,000
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) India 4,922,000
Kadaiyar India 16,000
 Kadan India 4,900
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) India 9,680,000
 Kaikolan India 2,730,000
 Kakkalan India 16,000
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) India 2,593,000
 Kalal Idiga India 2,076,000
Kalladi India 48,000
 Kamar India 37,000
Kamathi India 254,000
Kammara India 144,000
Kanai India 73,000
Kanakkan India 302,000
 Kaniyan India 121,000
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) India 250,000
 Kaora India 347,000
 Kapu Reddi India 4,212,000
 Kapu unspecified India 13,932,000
Karmali India 154,000
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) India 777,000
Kasar Otari India 27,000
 Kathodi India 371,000
 Kattunayakan India 72,000
Kavara India 91,000
 Kawar India 1,185,000
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) India 7,090,000
 Khairwar India 497,000
 Kharia India 895,000
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) India 490,000
 Khasi (War-Khasi) India 1,479,000
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) India 2,672,000
 Kisan India 1,926,000
 Kodaga India 135,000
 Kokna India 1,282,000
 Kol India 2,085,000
 Kolha India 842,000
 Kolhati India 34,000
 Koli (Hindu traditions) India 2,660,000
 Koli Dhor India 488,000
 Koli Mahadev India 1,985,000
 Koli Malhar India 369,000
 Kolowar India 286,000
Kolupulvandlu India 2,600
 Kom India 21,000
Komarpaik India 32,000
 Konda Dhora India 276,000
 Konda Kapu India 24,000
 Konda Reddi India 144,000
Koracha, tribal India 20,000
 Kori India 3,062,000
 Korku India 1,200,000
 Korwa India 531,000
 Koshti India 1,319,000
Kota India 800
 Kotia India 63,000
 Koya unspecified India 777,000
Kudiya India 3,700
 Kudumban India 37,000
 Kudumi India 334,000
 Kui Khond India 1,572,000
 Kuki Chin India 160,000
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) India 18,593,000
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) India 15,599,000
Kunbi Anjna India 459,000
 Kunbi Konkani India 792,000
Kunbi, tribe India 5,300
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) India 493,000
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) India 22,483,000
 Kuruman India 63,000
Lingader India 6,400
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) India 6,106,000
 Lohana India 690,000
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) India 11,260,000
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) India 737,000
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) India 3,770,000
Madari (Hindu traditions) India 307,000
 Madiga (Christian traditions) India 756,000
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) India 9,122,000
 Madiga (Muslim traditions) India 2,000
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) India 11,284,000
 Mahar (Christian traditions) India 493,000
 Mahli India 483,000
 Mahratta Kunbi India 9,014,000
 Mahratta Shinde India 655,000
 Mahratta unspecified India 31,321,000
Maila India 3,100
 Majhi India 143,000
 Mal (Hindu traditions) India 2,090,000
 Mala (Christian traditions) India 524,000
 Mala (Hindu traditions) India 6,709,000
 Mala Dasari India 34,000
 Mala Jangam India 14,000
 Malabar Catholic India 3,169,000
Malai Pandaram India 4,500
 Malai Vedan India 20,000
Malaikudi India 11,000
Malakkuravan India 19,000
Malasar India 12,000
Malava India 24,000
 Malayali India 412,000
Malayan, tribe India 53,000
Malayarayar India 3,400
Malayekandi India 2,100
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 12,452,000
Malto India 224,000
Manbhav India 31,000
 Mang Garudi India 91,000
 Mangala India 2,182,000
Manne India 51,000
Marata India 103,000
 Maravan India 3,366,000
Masthi India 2,300
Matang (Christian traditions) India 220,000
 Matang (Hindu traditions) India 3,072,000
 Mavilan India 42,000
 Meena India 5,503,000
 Megh (Hindu traditions) India 4,701,000
 Mitha Ayyalvar India 4,000
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) India 2,309,000
 Moghal India 2,063,000
 Mudugar India 2,200
 Munda India 4,367,000
 Muthuvan India 29,000
Nadar (Christian traditions) India 1,440,000
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) India 3,362,000
 Nadia India 64,000
 Naga Tangkhul India 236,000
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 14,026,000
 Nair India 7,717,000
Nalkadaya India 3,400
 Nat (Hindu traditions) India 587,000
Navait India 66,000
 Navithan India 892,000
 Nayadi India 101,000
 Oraon India 5,310,000
Padiar India 1,500
 Paite (Christian traditions) India 95,000
 Paliya India 144,000
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) India 2,680,000
Palleyan India 2,300
Palliyan India 7,200
Palliyar India 6,900
Palluvan India 7,900
Pambada India 4,400
 Pan India 1,609,000
 Panchama India 3,600
 Pandaram India 33,000
Panditattan India 13,000
Pangul India 25,000
Pangwala India 21,000
 Panika India 1,254,000
 Paniyan India 118,000
Panniandi India 12,000
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) India 894,000
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) India 2,470,000
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) India 103,000
 Pardhan India 376,000
 Pardhi India 430,000
Parhaiya India 37,000
 Parja unspecified India 390,000
 Pashtun, Pathan India 9,141,000
 Patelia India 142,000
 Patharwat India 43,000
Patralu India 143,000
Patvekari (Muslim traditions) India 1,200
 Perka India 227,000
Pichakuntla India 50,000
Pindara India 81,000
 Pinjara India 3,906,000
 Pnar India 330,000
Prabhu Kayastha India 325,000
 Pulayan unspecified India 1,100,000
 Rabha India 437,000
 Raigar India 1,059,000
Raji India 2,400
Rajpur India 60,000
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 27,490,000
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) India 1,950,000
 Raju India 703,000
Ramoshi India 381,000
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) India 420,000
 Rathawa India 773,000
 Ravalia India 629,000
 Razu India 558,000
 Rongmei India 117,000
Sali Pattariyan India 3,600
 Samban India 24,000
 Santal (Sawntal) India 9,023,000
 Saora unspecified India 943,000
 Satani India 511,000
Sauria Paharia India 62,000
 Sayyid India 9,222,000
Sayyid Husaini India 504,000
Shaikh Faruqi India 952,000
 Shaikh Qureshi India 9,649,000
 Shaikh Siddiqi India 8,947,000
 Shaikh unspecified India 71,641,000
 Siddi (Muslim traditions) India 16,000
Sikligar (Hindu traditions) India 88,000
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) India 54,000
 Silawat (Hindu traditions) India 83,000
Sindhollu India 7,500
 Soligar India 7,300
 Somvanshi India 588,000
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 8,255,000
Sonr India 57,000
Sudra India 7,000
Sunri (Muslim traditions) India 17,000
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) India 501,000
 Syrian Christian India 4,405,000
Takari India 800
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) India 2,208,000
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) India 177,000
 Targala India 42,000
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 22,267,000
 Thadou India 257,000
 Thakkar India 693,000
Thandan (Christian traditions) India 14,000
Thandan (Hindu traditions) India 274,000
 Tharu India 532,000
Tharua India 11,000
 Thori (Hindu traditions) India 1,121,000
 Thoti, caste India 13,000
 Tirgar (Hindu traditions) India 18,000
Tirmali India 17,000
 Toda India 2,600
 Urali India 85,000
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) India 4,164,000
Vaddar (Sikh traditions) India 2,100
 Vaiphei India 54,000
Valmiki (Buddhist traditions) India 26,000
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) India 5,795,000
Valmiki (Muslim traditions) India 322,000
 Valmiki Mehtar India 150,000
Vaniyan India 1,049,000
 Vanjara India 1,136,000
Vannan (Christian traditions) India 172,000
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) India 102,000
 Vanniyan India 13,624,000
Vanniyan Agnikula India 663,000
 Varli India 1,475,000
Vasudev India 17,000
 Velama India 510,000
Velip India 38,000
 Vellalan unspecified India 1,786,000
 Viswakarma Asari India 776,000
 Viswakarma Kollan India 223,000
Viswakarma Thattan India 231,000
 Viswakarma unspecified India 7,599,000
Vitholia India 30,000
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) India 40,856,000
 Yadav Dhindhor India 1,824,000
 Yadav Ghosi India 1,847,000
 Yadav Gola India 5,635,000
 Yenadi India 790,000
Yerava India 37,000
 Yerukula India 633,000
  Totals:  445     396

Language Alternate Names
Banglori
Bellary
Canarese
Gulbarga
Havyaka
Kanarese
Kumta
Madrassi
Nanjangud

Dialects
Aine Kuruba
Bellary
Bijapur
Dhomba Setti
Gowdalu
Gulbarga
Jeinu Kuruba
Kumta
Lambani
Nanjangud
Pattegar

Dialect Alternate Names
Bagri Lohar
Banglori
Belani
Bhubaliya Lohar
Bijapur
Canarese
Chitodi Lohar
Dhunkuria Kanwar Khati
Domba
Dombiali
Gaduliya Lohar
Gara
Goudaru
Kanarese
Kannada: Bijapur
Lohari
Lohpitta Rajput Lohar
Madrassi
Panchal Lohar
Pattega


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