Language:  Maithili

Estimated Global Speakers

16,227,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

86

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Map Notes
Primary Language
(86 people groups)
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Amat Nepal 3,400
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 37,000
 Bahna (Hindu traditions) Nepal 18,000
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) Nepal 30,000
Bania Khatri Nepal 1,000
 Bania unspecified Nepal 125,000
 Bantar India 161,000
 Bantar Nepal 63,000
 Bari (Hindu traditions) Nepal 11,000
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) Nepal 27,000
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 3,300
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) Nepal 900
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 145,000
Bhoi Kamti Nepal 1,400
 Bhoi Mallah Mewat Nepal 8,600
 Bind Nepal 84,000
Brahmin Bhat Nepal 500
 Brahmin Bhumihar Nepal 19,000
 Brahmin Gaur Nepal 8,100
 Brahmin Jijhotia Nepal 1,600
 Brahmin Joshi Nepal 2,400
 Brahmin Kanaujia Nepal 7,300
 Brahmin Khandelwal Nepal 2,200
 Brahmin Maha Nepal 800
 Brahmin Radhi Nepal 3,900
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi Nepal 3,300
 Brahmin Saraswat Nepal 3,200
 Brahmin Terai Nepal 119,000
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 369,000
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 8,500
 Dhanuk Nepal 252,000
 Dhanuk Dhankar Nepal 7,300
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 129,000
 Domar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 16,000
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) Nepal 240,000
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) Nepal 9,200
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) Nepal 200
 Gosain Nepal 2,000
 Hadi Nepal 2,600
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) Nepal 4,900
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 96,000
Halwai Maira Nepal 1,900
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,100
 Kaibartta Nepal 1,000
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,000
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 129,000
 Kalwar Jaiswal Nepal 6,600
Kalwar Sunri Nepal 9,300
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 3,400
 Kawar Nepal 1,400
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) Nepal 51,000
 Kayastha Karan Nepal 900
 Kharia Nepal 600
 Khatwa Nepal 117,000
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) Nepal 351,000
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 73,000
 Kumhar Magahia Nepal 1,400
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 118,000
Lohar Kamti India 4,600
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) Nepal 80,000
 Mal (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,400
 Mali (Hindu traditions) Nepal 16,000
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) Nepal 198,000
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) Nepal 5,300
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) Nepal 2,200
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) Nepal 6,400
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 15,000
 Munda, Horo Nepal 2,600
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 269,000
 Nai (Hindu traditions) Nepal 135,000
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,500
Rajdhob Nepal 15,000
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) Nepal 44,000
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,200
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 75,000
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) Nepal 107,000
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) Nepal 92,000
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) Nepal 120,000
 Teli (Hindu traditions) Nepal 423,000
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) Nepal 14,000
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) Nepal 700
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,042,000
 Yadav Dhindhor Nepal 18,000
 Yadav Gaoli Nepal 93,000
 Yadav Kaonra Nepal 3,400
 Yadav Rawat Nepal 11,000
  Totals:  86     85
Secondary Language
(423 people groups)
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Abdul India 41,000
 Abdul Nepal 1,500
 Aghori India 82,000
 Ahar Nepal 2,300
 Ahmadi India 86,000
 Amat India 321,000
 Ansari India 12,611,000
 Ansari Nepal 50,000
 Arakh Nepal 700
Asur India 38,000
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 7,753,000
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) India 698,000
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,700
Badhi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 44,000
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) India 3,428,000
 Baha'i Nepal 1,300
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) India 335,000
 Baiga India 677,000
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) India 4,170,000
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 280,000
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) India 2,600
 Bania Agarwal India 5,775,000
 Bania Agarwal Nepal 21,000
 Bania Agrahari Nepal 2,600
Bania Bais India 155,000
Bania Barnawar India 80,000
 Bania Gandha Banik India 345,000
 Bania Kasarwani India 501,000
 Bania Kasaundhan India 597,000
Bania Khatri India 242,000
 Bania Mahesri Nepal 900
 Bania Mahur India 1,030,000
 Bania Oswal India 497,000
Bania Rauniar India 157,000
Bania Rauniar Nepal 3,100
 Bania Sinduria India 31,000
 Bania unspecified India 16,927,000
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) India 182,000
Bardai India 7,500
 Bari (Hindu traditions) India 746,000
 Bathudi India 272,000
 Bauri India 2,345,000
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) India 658,000
 Bedia (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,400
Beg India 3,600
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) India 1,992,000
Beldar Laria (Hindu traditions) India 62,000
Bhakat India 3,400
Bhand (Hindu traditions) India 39,000
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) India 40,000
 Bhand (Muslim traditions) Nepal 8,600
Bhangi Lal Begi (Muslim traditions) India 20,000
 Bhar India 2,362,000
 Bhar Nepal 4,200
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) India 1,435,000
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) India 1,634,000
 Bhogta India 301,000
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) India 5,893,000
 Bhoi (Muslim traditions) India 15,000
Bhoi Ghogra India 65,000
Bhoi Kamti India 35,000
 Bhoi Kharbind India 611,000
Bhoi Kharot India 214,000
Bhoi Kharot Nepal 7,300
 Bhoi Mallah Mewat India 727,000
Bhoi Nikhad India 75,000
 Bhote Nepal 15,000
 Bhuiya Ghatwar India 361,000
 Bhuiya unspecified India 1,754,000
 Bhumij India 1,328,000
 Bind India 1,171,000
Birhor India 24,000
 Brahmin Acharya India 88,000
Brahmin Bhat India 28,000
 Brahmin Bhumihar India 3,288,000
 Brahmin Gaur India 3,645,000
 Brahmin Hill Nepal 3,683,000
 Brahmin Jijhotia India 608,000
 Brahmin Joshi India 449,000
Brahmin Jyoti India 152,000
 Brahmin Kanaujia India 5,102,000
 Brahmin Khandelwal India 340,000
 Brahmin Maha India 233,000
 Brahmin Maithili Bangladesh 3,800
 Brahmin Maithili India 27,000
 Brahmin Ojha India 63,000
 Brahmin Radhi India 1,898,000
Brahmin Rikhisur India 62,000
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi India 584,000
 Brahmin Saraswat India 714,000
 Brahmin Sawaria India 5,133,000
 Brahmin Sawaria Nepal 6,500
 Brahmin unspecified Bangladesh 244,000
 Brahmin unspecified India 34,711,000
 Brahmin Utkal India 219,000
Brahmin Vaidik India 227,000
 Brahmin Varendra India 311,000
Buna (Hindu traditions) India 476,000
 Chain India 602,000
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) India 54,347,000
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) India 1,822,000
 Chaupal India 106,000
 Chero India 188,000
 Chhetri Nepal 5,035,000
Chhimba (Hindu traditions) India 153,000
 Chhipa (Hindu traditions) India 532,000
 Chik Baraik India 140,000
 Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) India 73,000
 Christian India 1,492,000
 Christian Nepal 800
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) India 137,000
 Danuwar Rai Nepal 96,000
 Darjee India 56,000
 Darjee Nepal 540,000
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,464,000
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) India 1,192,000
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 23,000
Darzi Kaithiya (Muslim traditions) India 19,000
Darzi Sribastab (Muslim traditions) India 27,000
Devhar India 20,000
Dhangri India 27,000
 Dhanuk India 4,995,000
 Dhanuk Dhankar India 88,000
 Dharkar Nepal 3,000
 Dhimal India 5,700
 Dhimal Nepal 31,000
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 12,571,000
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) India 1,146,000
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) Nepal 8,100
Dhobi Ajudhyabansi India 228,000
Dhobi Ajudhyabansi Nepal 1,700
Dhobi Batham India 474,000
 Dhobi Kanaujia India 570,000
Dhobi Kathiya India 124,000
Dhobi Mathuria India 203,000
 Dhobi Parit India 300,000
 Dhobi Sribastab India 209,000
 Dom (Muslim traditions) Nepal 1,900
 Domar (Hindu traditions) India 2,553,000
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) India 6,647,000
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) India 15,000
 Dusadh Bahelia India 817,000
 Faqir India 106,000
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) India 4,786,000
 Gadaria Nikhad India 1,633,000
 Gaddi (Muslim traditions) India 514,000
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) India 17,000
 Gangai India 5,600
 Gharti Nepal 136,000
 Gond unspecified India 10,109,000
 Gonrhi India 962,000
 Gonrhi Nepal 1,400
 Gosain Dasnami India 480,000
 Gosain unspecified India 1,371,000
 Hadi India 1,161,000
 Hajam India 2,349,000
 Hajam Nepal 42,000
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) India 8,600
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) India 1,665,000
Halwai Maira India 148,000
 Jat (Hindu traditions) India 16,034,000
 Jat (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,200
 Jat (Sikh traditions) India 8,724,000
 Jhalo Malo India 478,000
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) India 3,785,000
Jogi Kanphata (Hindu traditions) India 70,000
Kabadi India 85,000
Kadar India 138,000
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) India 9,680,000
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) Nepal 62,000
Kahar (Muslim traditions) India 98,000
 Kahar Kamkar (Hindu traditions) India 244,000
Kaibartta Jalia India 536,000
 Kaibartta unspecified India 1,644,000
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) India 2,593,000
 Kalu India 306,000
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) India 2,675,000
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) Nepal 1,000
Kalwar Iraqi (Hindu traditions) India 78,000
Kalwar Iraqi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 700
 Kalwar Jaiswal India 1,152,000
Kalwar Sunri India 701,000
 Kamar Nepal 1,900
 Kami Nepal 1,441,000
Kandra India 787,000
 Kandu India 2,790,000
 Kandu Nepal 147,000
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) India 250,000
 Kaora India 347,000
 Kapali India 355,000
Karmali India 154,000
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) India 777,000
 Kawar India 1,185,000
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) India 7,090,000
 Kayastha Karan India 632,000
 Kayastha Sribastab Nepal 1,200
 Khandait India 2,050,000
 Kharia India 895,000
 Kharwar India 672,000
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) India 2,672,000
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) Nepal 800
 Khatwa India 322,000
Khetauri India 131,000
 Kisan India 1,926,000
 Kisan Nepal 2,600
 Koch (Hindu traditions) India 60,000
 Koch (Hindu traditions) Nepal 1,800
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) India 9,654,000
 Kol India 2,085,000
Konai India 151,000
 Kori India 3,062,000
 Kori Nepal 14,000
 Kumal Nepal 138,000
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) India 18,593,000
 Kumhar Bardiha India 773,000
 Kumhar Kanaujia India 605,000
 Kumhar Magahia India 213,000
Kumhar Mathuria India 83,000
Kurariar India 15,000
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) India 22,483,000
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 265,000
 Kurmi Mahato India 299,000
Kurol India 7,000
 Laheri (Hindu traditions) India 90,000
Laheri (Muslim traditions) India 66,000
 Lakhera India 225,000
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) India 6,106,000
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) Nepal 38,000
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) India 11,260,000
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) India 737,000
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) Nepal 1,000
Lohara India 316,000
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) India 3,770,000
 Madari (Muslim traditions) India 66,000
 Magar India 409,000
 Magar Nepal 2,164,000
Maghaiya India 1,600
 Mahishya India 11,773,000
 Mahli India 483,000
 Majhi India 143,000
 Majhi Nepal 96,000
 Majhwar India 220,000
 Mal (Hindu traditions) India 2,090,000
Mal (Muslim traditions) India 20,000
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 12,452,000
Mali Bhagirathi India 99,000
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) India 3,082,000
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) India 393,000
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) India 26,000
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) India 355,000
Malto India 224,000
 Manihar India 673,000
 Manihar Nepal 1,700
Markande India 92,000
 Matia India 241,000
 Mech Nepal 5,700
Mir India 58,000
Mirzakhani India 14,000
Mishri India 7,400
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) India 2,309,000
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) India 78,000
 Moghal India 2,063,000
 Moghal Nepal 2,300
Mukeri India 38,000
 Munda India 4,367,000
 Murao (Hindu traditions) Nepal 2,000
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) India 3,711,000
Nagar India 173,000
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 14,026,000
 Nai (Sikh traditions) India 385,000
Nai Mathuria India 191,000
Nalband India 6,400
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) India 3,840,000
 Namassej Chandel India 1,702,000
 Nat (Hindu traditions) India 587,000
 Nat (Hindu traditions) Nepal 3,500
 Nat (Muslim traditions) India 163,000
 Nat (Muslim traditions) Nepal 700
 Newah Nepal 1,514,000
 Oraon India 5,310,000
 Oraon, Dhangar Nepal 45,000
 Pan India 1,609,000
Parhaiya India 37,000
 Parja unspecified India 390,000
 Pashtun, Pathan India 9,141,000
 Pashtun, Pathan Nepal 10,000
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) India 5,866,000
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 4,500
Pasi Gujar India 760,000
 Pasi Kaithwan India 1,036,000
 Pasi Rajpasi India 1,578,000
 Patial India 47,000
 Patni (Hindu traditions) India 268,000
 Patwa (Hindu traditions) India 306,000
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) India 6,100
Pawaria (Hindu traditions) India 21,000
 Pawaria (Muslim traditions) India 54,000
 Pinjara India 3,906,000
 Pinjara Nepal 20,000
 Pod India 3,541,000
 Pundari India 311,000
 Qassab India 1,274,000
 Qassab Nepal 1,900
 Qazi India 862,000
 Qazi Nepal 12,000
 Rahmani (Muslim traditions) India 277,000
 Rai Nepal 709,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) India 5,005,000
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) Nepal 132,000
 Rajbhar India 87,000
 Rajbhar Nepal 12,000
Rajdhob India 4,600
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 27,490,000
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) India 1,950,000
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) Nepal 13,000
 Rajput Bachgoti India 183,000
 Rajput Baghel (Hindu traditions) India 182,000
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) India 1,597,000
 Rajput Bargujar (Hindu traditions) India 243,000
 Rajput Bhadauria India 306,000
 Rajput Bhale Sultan (Hindu traditions) India 71,000
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) India 1,056,000
 Rajput Chandel India 402,000
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) India 3,614,000
 Rajput Chauhan (Muslim traditions) Nepal 2,200
 Rajput Dikhit India 314,000
 Rajput Gahlot (Hindu traditions) India 681,000
 Rajput Garewal (Hindu traditions) India 380,000
 Rajput Gaur India 794,000
 Rajput Gautam (Hindu traditions) India 457,000
 Rajput Jadon India 704,000
Rajput Jadu India 344,000
Rajput Janjua (Hindu traditions) India 101,000
Rajput Joia (Hindu traditions) India 78,000
 Rajput Kachhwaha India 842,000
 Rajput Katheriya India 193,000
Rajput Manihas (Hindu traditions) India 302,000
 Rajput Parihar India 474,000
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) India 1,523,000
 Rajput Pundir (Hindu traditions) India 216,000
 Rajput Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) India 547,000
 Rajput Rathor (Hindu traditions) India 1,683,000
 Rajput Sakarwar (Hindu traditions) India 239,000
Rajput Salehria (Hindu traditions) India 128,000
 Rajput Sengar India 480,000
 Rajput Solanki India 364,000
Rajput Sombansi (Hindu traditions) India 403,000
 Rajput Surajbansi India 303,000
 Rajput Tonwar (Hindu traditions) India 539,000
 Raju India 703,000
 Rajwar India 721,000
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) India 420,000
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) India 365,000
 Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions) India 1,664,000
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) India 1,150,000
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) Nepal 4,700
 Sahariya India 1,025,000
Sahisia India 10,000
Sangtarash (Hindu traditions) India 7,100
Sankara India 93,000
 Santal (Sawntal) India 9,023,000
 Santal (Sawntal) Nepal 59,000
Sarbaria Nepal 3,700
 Sarki Nepal 430,000
Sauria Paharia India 62,000
 Sayyid India 9,222,000
 Sayyid Nepal 76,000
Sayyid Husaini India 504,000
 Shaikh Nepal 937,000
Shaikh Faruqi India 952,000
 Shaikh Qureshi India 9,649,000
 Shaikh Qureshi Nepal 20,000
 Shaikh Siddiqi India 8,947,000
 Shaikh unspecified India 71,641,000
 Shaikh Usmani India 563,000
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) India 54,000
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 8,255,000
Sonar Ajudhyabansi India 124,000
Sonar Barhaiya India 41,000
Sonar Chhatri India 141,000
Sonar Deswali India 44,000
Sonar Jathera India 42,000
Sonar Kammakala India 42,000
Sonar Magahiya India 43,000
Sonar Mair India 92,000
Sonar Rastaogi India 81,000
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) India 643,000
 Sunri Sadhubanik India 325,000
 Sunuwar Nepal 65,000
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) India 501,000
 Tajpuriya Nepal 22,000
 Tamang Nepal 1,758,000
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) India 2,208,000
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) India 177,000
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) Nepal 900
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) India 5,759,000
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 22,267,000
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) India 680,000
Teli Sribastab India 353,000
 Thakuri Nepal 487,000
Thakuria India 12,000
 Tharu India 532,000
 Tharu unspecified Nepal 1,753,000
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) India 381,000
 Tili India 1,277,000
 Tiyar India 584,000
 Turaiha India 430,000
 Turi (Hindu traditions) India 414,000
Valmiki (Christian traditions) India 125,000
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) India 5,795,000
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) Nepal 6,500
Valmiki (Muslim traditions) India 322,000
Valmiki (Muslim traditions) Nepal 1,500
Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) India 11,000
 Valmiki Mehtar India 150,000
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) India 40,856,000
 Yadav (Muslim traditions) India 10,000
 Yadav Dhindhor India 1,824,000
 Yadav Gaoli India 5,847,000
 Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) Nepal 34,000
 Yadav Kaonra India 796,000
 Yadav Rawat India 1,707,000
 Yadav Sadgope India 3,080,000
  Totals:  423     407

Language Alternate Names
Apabhramsa
Bajjika
Bihari
Central Colloquial Maithili (Sotipura)
Dehati
Deshi
Eastern Maithili (Khotta)
Khotta
Kortha
Kortha Bihari
Maitili
Maitli
Methli
Sotipura
Standard Maithili
Thenthi
Tirahutia
Tirhuti
Tirhutia
Vajjika

Dialects
Bajjika
Bantar
Barei
Barmeli
Central Colloquial Maithili
Dehati
Eastern Maithili
Jolaha
Kawar
Kisan
Kyabrat
Maithili Bajjika
Makrana
Musahar
Musar
Sadri
Southern Standard Maithili
Standard Maithili
Tati
Thenthi
Thetiya
Western Maithili

Dialect Alternate Names
Central Colloquial Maithili
Khotta
Kortha
Kortha Bihari
Maithili of East Mithilanchal
Maithili: Bantar
Maithili: Barei
Maithili: Barmeli
Maithili: Central Colloquial Maithili
Maithili: Dehati
Maithili: Eastern Maithili
Maithili: Jolaha
Maithili: Kawar
Maithili: Kisan
Maithili: Kishan
Maithili: Kyabrat
Maithili: Makrana
Maithili: Musar
Maithili: Southern Standard Maithili
Maithili: Thetiya
Maithili: Western Maithili
Purbi
Purbi Maithili
Sotipura
Vajjika


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New Testament 1986-2010
Complete Bible None Reported

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