Country:

India

State: Karnataka
District: All

Number of People Groups

697

Unreached People Groups

660

Total Population

64,232,000

Buddhist

0.6 %

Christian

1.6 %

Hindu

79.6 %

Muslim

13.3 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

5.1 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 26,000 Telugu 26,000 - - 300 - -
Adi Andhra Christian 3,600 Telugu - - - 3,600 - -
 Adi Dravida 790,000 Tamil 778,000 - 300 1,400 20 -
Adi Dravida Christian 72,000 Tamil - - - 72,000 - -
 Adi Karnataka 2,890,000 Kannada 2,852,000 - 23,000 15,000 300 -
Adi Karnataka Christian 153,000 Kannada - - - 153,000 - -
Adiya 800 Kannada 800 - - - - -
 Adiyan 700 Malayalam 600 - - 60 - 20
 Agamudaiyan 22,000 Tamil 22,000 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 18,000 Tamil 18,000 - - - - -
Agani 500 Kodava 500 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) 6,500 Kannada 6,500 - - - - -
 Aghori 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Agri 600 Marathi 600 - - - - -
Ajila 2,400 Malayalam 2,400 - - - - -
Ajna 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Alambadi Kurichchan 1,400 Kurichiya 1,400 - - - - -
Ambalavasi 8,300 Malayalam 8,300 - - - - -
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Ambattan 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Amma Kodaga 2,000 Kodava 2,000 - - - - -
Anamuk 70 Telugu 70 - - - - -
 Andh 1,200 Marathi 1,200 - - - - -
Anduran 2,500 Konkani 2,500 - - - - -
Anglo 43,000 English - - - 43,000 - -
 Ansari 326,000 Urdu - 326,000 - - - -
Anuppan 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Arab 200 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 200 - - - -
Arandan 70 Aranadan 70 - - - - -
 Arasu 43,000 Kannada 43,000 - - - - -
Aray Mala 90 Telugu 90 - - - - -
Arayan 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 900 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 900 -
 Arunthathiyar 2,400 Tamil 2,400 - - - - -
 Arwa Mala 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 20 Assamese - 20 - - - -
Atari 90 Urdu - 90 - - - -
Ayri 200 Kodava 200 - - - - -
Ayyanavar 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Badaga 20,000 Badaga 20,000 - - 30 - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 49,000 Hindi 49,000 - - - - -
Badhai Konkani 1,100 Marathi 1,100 - - - - -
 Bagata 4,200 Telugu 4,200 - - - - -
 Bagdi 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
Bagga 500 Kannada 500 - - - - -
 Baghban (Muslim traditions) 1,700 Urdu - 1,700 - - - -
Bahrupi 50 Marathi 50 - - - - -
Baira 4,000 Kannada 4,000 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 6,800 Hindi 6,800 - - - - -
Bakad 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
Bakuda 1,600 Tamil 1,600 - - - - -
Balagai 2,200 Kannada 2,100 - 30 - - -
Balasantoshi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 991,000 Kannada 979,000 - - - - 12,000
Balija Bogam 33,000 Telugu 32,000 - - - - 300
Balija Dasari 39,000 Kannada 38,000 - - - - 600
Balija Gopanthi 7,800 Telugu 7,800 - - - - -
Bandi (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Bangar 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Bania 640,000 Hindi 435,000 - - - - 205,000
 Bania Agarwal 26,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - 6,800
Bania Chaturth 2,500 Marathi - - - - - 2,500
 Bania Chetti 106,000 Tamil 78,000 - - - - 28,000
Bania Gujar 1,300 Gujarati 1,300 - - - - -
Bania Irupathi Nalu Manai Chetti 7,400 Telugu 6,500 - - - - 900
 Bania Jaiswal 900 Hindi 300 - - - - 600
Bania Kasar 1,000 Hindi 200 - - - - 800
 Bania Komti 34,000 Telugu 33,000 - - - - 500
Bania Mahajan 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 700 Hindi 700 - - - - 40
Bania Marwadi 1,700 Marwari 1,600 - - - - 60
 Bania Oswal 2,600 Hindi 700 - - - - 2,000
Bania Pancham 1,100 Kannada - - - - - 1,100
 Bania Porwal 3,700 Hindi 2,200 - - - - 1,500
 Bania Srimali 400 Gujarati - - - - - 300
Bania Trivarnika Vaisya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Bania Ummad 900 Hindi 200 - - - - 700
Banijiga 679,000 Kannada 670,000 - - 900 - 8,500
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 1,254,000 Lambadi 1,253,000 - 600 400 - -
Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) 129,000 Lambadi 129,000 - 30 - - -
Banka 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
Banna 300 Kodava 300 - - - - -
Bant 1,400 Kannada 1,400 - - - - -
Barda 300 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Bariki 400 Odia 400 - - - - -
 Basor 64,000 Hindi 64,000 - - - - 600
Bathada 2,600 Kannada 2,600 - - - - -
Battal 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Bauri 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Bavcha 1,000 Gujarati 1,000 - - - - -
Bawaria (Sikh traditions) 60 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 60 -
Bawtar 80 Konkani, Goan 80 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 2,252,000 Kannada 2,252,000 - - - - -
Bedar Bile 108,000 Kannada 108,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kakamundi 98,000 Telugu 98,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kare 106,000 Kannada 106,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kashmir (Muslim traditions) 2,300 Urdu - 2,300 - - - -
Bedar Myasa 60,000 Kannada 60,000 - - - - -
Bedar Naik Makkalu 108,000 Kannada 108,000 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Beg 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 652,000 Kannada 645,000 - 80 - - 7,200
Beldar Katani Uppara 17,000 Kannada 17,000 - - - - -
Beldar Lonari (Hindu traditions) 27,000 Kannada 27,000 - - - - -
Beldar Mith Gauda 1,000 Konkani, Goan 1,000 - - - - -
Beldar Narmada Uppara 20,000 Kannada 20,000 - - - - -
Beldar Sunkar 7,900 Kannada 7,900 - - - - -
Beldar Urindavan 1,000 Kannada 1,000 - - - - -
Bellara 1,200 Kannada 1,200 - - - - -
 Bhampta 2,500 Marathi 2,500 - - - - -
Bhand (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Bhandari 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
 Bhangi (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Muslim traditions) 40 Urdu - 40 - - - -
Bhansala 6,800 Marathi 6,800 - - - - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Bhattra 20 Bhatri 20 - - - - -
Bhavin 800 Konkani 800 - - - - -
 Bhil 6,200 Hindi 5,700 200 - 60 - 200
 Bhisti 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 320,000 Hindi 320,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia Sikkim 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 1,400 Kuvi 1,400 - - - - -
Bidur 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
Binapatta 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Bind 100 Bhojpuri 100 - - - - -
 Bohra 400 Gujarati - 400 - - - -
 Boya 283,000 Telugu 282,000 - - - - 100
 Brahmin 2,570,000 Hindi 2,485,000 - - 50 - 86,000
 Brahmin (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Brahmin Anavada 3,200 Gujarati 3,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Anavala 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Brahmin Audich 1,000 Gujarati 1,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Bengali 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
Brahmin Brahacharanam 7,100 Tamil 7,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Chitpavan 50,000 Marathi 50,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Christian 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
Brahmin Daima 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Deshastha 64,000 Marathi 64,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Devarukha 2,500 Marathi 2,500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat 43,000 Marathi 43,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 87,000 Hindi 87,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujar Gaur 4,900 Hindi 4,900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujarati 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Brahmin Havik 20,000 Kannada 20,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Iyer 24,000 Tamil 24,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 4,300 Hindi 4,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 66,000 Hindi 66,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 291,000 Kannada 291,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Karhada 12,000 Marathi 12,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
Brahmin Khedawal 700 Gujarati 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 65,000 Marathi 65,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Malla Jetti 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi 50,000 Marathi 50,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Mewada 3,000 Gujarati 3,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Modh 2,600 Gujarati 2,600 - - - - -
Brahmin Nagar 2,100 Gujarati 2,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Nambudiri 1,500 Malayalam 1,500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Ojha 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Potti 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Prathamusakha 15,000 Telugu 15,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sanadhya 81,000 Hindi 81,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sawaria 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Srigaud 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 37,000 Tamil 37,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 56,000 Telugu 56,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Vadama 9,400 Tamil 9,400 - - - - -
Brahmin Velanadu 17,000 Telugu 17,000 - - - - -
 Budaga Jangam 129,000 Telugu 129,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 50 Burmese - - 50 - - -
Byagara 2,000 Telugu 2,000 - - - - -
Byari (Beary) 373,000 Konkani - 373,000 - - - -
 Chain 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Chaliyan 5,700 Tulu 5,700 - - - - -
 Chalvadi 217,000 Kannada 214,000 - 3,100 - - 40
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 599,000 Hindi 597,000 - 1,700 1,300 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
Chandala 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
Chapparband (Hindu traditions) 5,700 Kannada 5,700 - - - - -
 Chapparband (Muslim traditions) 3,400 Urdu - 3,400 - - - -
Chaptegar 6,300 Konkani, Goan 6,300 - - - - -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Charodi 4,600 Konkani, Goan 4,400 - - 200 - -
 Chenchu 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
 Chenna Dasar 71,000 Kannada 71,000 - - - - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Malayalam 26,000 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 7,300 Malayalam - - - 7,300 - -
 Chhetri 90 Nepali 90 - - - - -
 Chhimba (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Chhipa (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
 Chitara 90 Odia 90 - - - - -
Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Marathi 2,300 - - - - -
 Chodhara 300 Chodri 300 20 - - - -
 Christian 64,000 Hindi - - - 64,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Marathi 16,000 - - - - -
 Dakkal 500 Telugu 500 - - - - -
Dakkaliga 800 Kannada 800 - - - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 220,000 Hindi 218,000 - 60 - - 2,000
Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions) 9,000 Gujarati 9,000 - - - - -
Devadasi 7,000 Kannada 7,000 - - - - -
 Devadiga (Hindu traditions) 138,000 Tulu 134,000 - 3,500 - - -
Devadiga (Muslim traditions) 200 Konkani - 200 - - - -
Devadiga Kalavant 6,100 Konkani 6,100 - - - - -
 Devanga 402,000 Kannada 386,000 - - 11,000 - 4,600
 Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,086,000 Gujarati 1,086,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 627,000 Hindi 625,000 - 1,300 - - 500
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 30,000 Urdu - 30,000 - - - -
Dhobi Parit 21,000 Marathi 21,000 - 400 - - -
 Dholi (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Dhor 29,000 Marathi 29,000 - 50 - - 500
Digambara 45,000 Kannada - - - - - 45,000
Divehi 100 Maldivian - 100 - - - -
Dom 26,000 Telugu 26,000 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Dubla 300 Dubli 300 - - - - -
 Dudekula 60 Telugu - 60 - - - -
Durgamurgi 1,200 Kannada 1,200 - - - - -
Ellamalawar 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Faqir 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
 Gadaba 70 Telugu 70 - - - - -
Galada Konkani 700 Tulu 700 - - - - -
 Gamit 500 Gamit 500 - - - - -
 Ganda 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Gandla 20,000 Telugu 20,000 - - - - -
 Gangakula 1,412,000 Kannada 1,412,000 - - - - 20
Gantichore 4,900 Kannada 4,900 - - - - -
 Garoda (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
Garoda (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Gatti 5,800 Tulu 5,800 - - - - -
 Gauda 27,000 Odia 27,000 - - - - -
 Gavara 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Gawli 18,000 Marathi 18,000 - - - - -
Ghadasi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
Ghadi 4,100 Konkani, Goan 4,100 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Ghisadi 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
 Giddikki 54,000 Konkani 54,000 - - - - -
Goanese 70,000 Konkani, Goan - - - 70,000 - -
Godari 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
Godda 1,500 Kannada 1,500 - 40 - - -
 Gond 157,000 Hindi 154,000 600 - 40 40 1,600
Gondaru 80,000 Kannada 80,000 - 500 - - -
 Gondhali 4,700 Marathi 4,700 - - - - -
Gopal 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Gosain 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - -
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Telugu 2,100 - 70 - - -
Gosangi (Muslim traditions) 300 Telugu - 300 - - - -
 Gowdulu 8,600 Kannada 8,600 - - - - -
Gudigar 2,400 Konkani 2,400 - - - - -
 Gujar (Hindu traditions) 7,700 Hindi 7,700 - - - - -
Gujar (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
Habura 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Hadi 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Hajam 14,000 Urdu - 14,000 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 12,000 Vaagri Booli 12,000 20 - 50 - -
Halleer 3,500 Konkani, Goan 3,400 - 100 - - -
Halsar 9,000 Kannada 9,000 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Halwakki Wakkal 117,000 Kannada 115,000 - 1,200 500 - 20
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 80 Chinese, Mandarin - - 80 - - -
Hanabar 72,000 Tulu 72,000 - - - - -
 Hande Jogi 22,000 Kannada 22,000 - - - - 200
Harkantra 20,000 Konkani, Goan 20,000 - - - - -
 Hasalaru 25,000 Tulu 25,000 20 - - - -
Hasla 900 Kannada 900 - - - - -
 Hatkar 77,000 Marathi 77,000 - - - - -
 Holar 1,200 Marathi 1,200 - 20 - - -
 Holaya 782,000 Kannada 537,000 - 242,000 - 70 3,500
Holaya Dasar 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
Idayan 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Ilavan 72,000 Malayalam 71,000 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 2,900 Tamil - - - 2,900 - -
Illiger 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Irular 900 Irula 800 - - - - 30
Iruliga 13,000 Kannada 13,000 - - - - 100
Jaggali 1,000 Telugu 1,000 - - - - -
Jambuvulu 12,000 Telugu 12,000 - 30 - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 16,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 16,000 -
Jatigar 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
Javeri 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Jenu Kuruba 36,000 Kurumba, Jennu 36,000 30 - - - 20
 Jew, South Asian 80 Marathi - - - - - 80
 Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
 Jingar 6,200 Marwari 6,100 - - - - 90
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 107,000 Bengali 107,000 - - - - -
 Kabirpanthi 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Kachari (Hindu traditions) 600 Marathi 600 - - - - -
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Kachhia (Hindu traditions) 40 Gujarati 40 - - - - -
Kadaiyan 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
 Kadan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Kadia (Hindu traditions) 106,000 Kannada 106,000 - - - - -
Kadu Kuruba 12,000 Kannada 12,000 20 - - - 200
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Kaibartta 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Kaikadi 206,000 Kannada 206,000 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 9,500 Tamil 9,500 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,231,000 Telugu 1,230,000 - 500 - - 1,000
 Kalal Idiga 922,000 Telugu 921,000 - 400 - - -
Kalavant 5,900 Kannada 3,900 - - - - 2,000
Kalladi 1,700 Malayalam 1,700 - - - - -
Kallan 2,000 Tamil 2,000 - - - - -
Kallan Tondaman 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
 Kalota Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kamar 200 Kamar 200 - - - - -
Kamathi 9,300 Telugu 9,300 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Kammara 3,900 Telugu 3,800 - - - - 90
Kanai 3,600 Urdu - 3,600 - - - -
Kanakkan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Kanate 500 Kodava 500 - - - - -
Kancha Vakkal 200 Konkani, Goan 200 - - - - -
 Kanikkaran 20 Kanikkaran 20 - - - - -
 Kaniyan 4,400 Malayalam 4,400 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kaora 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Kapariya 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Kapu 225,000 Telugu 225,000 - - 200 - 100
 Kapu Reddi 47,000 Telugu 47,000 - - - - -
Karigar 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Karimpalan 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 25,000 Marathi 23,000 - - - - 1,900
Kasar Otari 3,100 Telugu 2,900 - - - - 200
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 200 Kashmiri - 200 - - - -
 Kathodi 400 Marathi 400 20 - - - -
Kattunayakan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Kavara 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Kavuthiyan 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
Kepmaris Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Khairwar 30 Bengali 30 - - - - -
 Khandait 30 Odia 30 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 34,000 Gujarati 34,000 - - - - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Hindi 20,000 - - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Khatri (Muslim traditions) 900 Gujarati - 900 - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Khetri 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Khoja 1,100 Gujarati - 1,100 - - - -
Kichagara 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kodava 112,000 Kodava 112,000 - - - - -
 Kokna 3,800 Kukna 3,800 - - - - -
Kolayiri 900 Malayalam 900 - - - - -
 Kolhati 1,200 Marathi 1,200 - - - - -
Koli 5,400 Gujarati 5,400 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 35,000 Hindi 35,000 - - - - -
 Koli Dhor 111,000 Marathi 110,000 300 - 20 30 600
 Koli Mahadev 29,000 Marathi 29,000 - 80 - - -
 Koli Malhar 9,100 Marathi 9,100 - - - - -
Koli of Sind (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Kollara Karnataka 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kolupulvandlu 1,000 Telugu 1,000 - - - - -
Komarpaik 21,000 Konkani 21,000 - - - - -
 Konda Kapu 7,300 Telugu 6,800 200 - 200 - 40
 Konda Reddi 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
Koosa 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Kootan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Koracha, caste 56,000 Kannada 56,000 - - - - -
Koracha, tribal 15,000 Tulu 14,000 30 - - - 100
 Korama 207,000 Kannada 207,000 - 100 - - -
Korama Kunchi 50,000 Kannada 50,000 - - - - -
 Kori 7,500 Hindi 7,500 - - - - -
 Korwa 55,000 Telugu 55,000 - - - - -
 Koshti 85,000 Marathi 85,000 - - 300 - -
Kota 200 Kota 200 - - - - -
Kotegar 2,300 Kannada 2,300 - - - - -
 Koya 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
Koyava 700 Kodava 700 - - - - -
Krishnanvak 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kudavakkal 5,500 Kannada 4,400 - - - - 1,100
Kudiya 2,200 Kudiya 2,200 - - - - -
 Kudumban 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Kudumi 43,000 Tamil 43,000 - - - - -
Kulama 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 425,000 Hindi 421,000 - 60 - - 3,600
Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Kummari 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 208,000 Gujarati 205,000 - - 60 - 2,400
Kunbi Anjna 3,300 Gujarati 3,300 - - - - -
 Kunbi Kadwa 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
 Kunbi Konkani 4,200 Konkani, Goan 4,200 - - - - -
 Kunbi Lewa 1,900 Gujarati 1,900 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 329,000 Kannada 329,000 - - - - 60
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 58,000 Hindi 58,000 - - - - -
 Kuruba 3,287,000 Kannada 3,239,000 - - 43,000 - 6,900
 Kuruman 500 Kurumba, Betta 500 - - - - -
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 80 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 80 -
 Lakhera 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Lingader 80 Marathi 80 - - - - -
 Lingayat 2,688,000 Kannada - - - 400 - 2,688,000
 Lohana 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 62,000 Hindi 61,000 - - - - 1,400
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Machala 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Madari (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
Madari (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 77,000 Telugu - - - 77,000 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 943,000 Telugu 938,000 - 4,900 1,100 50 -
 Madiga (Muslim traditions) 1,900 Telugu - 1,900 - - - -
Madiga Penda 300 Telugu - 300 - - - -
 Magar Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
Maha Malasar 60 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Mahar 65,000 Marathi 48,000 - 17,000 - - -
Mahar (Christian traditions) 15,000 Marathi - - - 15,000 - -
 Mahishya 1,400 Bengali 1,400 - - - - -
 Mahratta 2,194,000 Marathi 2,134,000 60 - 30 - 59,000
Mahratta Gomatang 7,100 Marathi 7,100 - - - - -
 Mahratta Konkani 82,000 Marathi 81,000 - - - - 100
 Mahratta Kunbi 92,000 Gujarati 92,000 - - - - -
 Mahratta Shinde 5,600 Marathi 5,600 - - - - 20
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Mahyavanshi 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
Maila 1,800 Tulu 1,800 - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 13,000 Telugu - - - 13,000 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Telugu 20,000 - 60 200 - -
 Mala Dasari 4,300 Telugu 4,300 - 30 - - -
Mala Hannai Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Mala Jangam 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Mala Sale 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Mala Sanyasi 500 Telugu 500 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 158,000 Malayalam - - - 158,000 - -
 Malai Vedan 1,000 Malayalam 900 - - 30 - -
Malaikudi 9,200 Tulu 9,100 - - - - -
Malasar 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Malava 19,000 Tulu 19,000 - - - - -
 Malayali 5,800 Tamil 5,800 - - - - -
Malayarayar Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malayekandi 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
Maleru 500 Kannada 500 - - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 29,000 Hindi 29,000 - 80 - - -
Manbhav 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Mang Garodi 3,500 Marathi 3,500 - - - - -
 Mangala 36,000 Telugu 36,000 - - - - -
Maniyani 800 Kodava 800 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 2,600 Malayalam 2,600 - - - - -
Manne 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Mappila 78,000 Malayalam - 78,000 - - - -
Marata 86,000 Tulu 86,000 90 - 40 - 60
 Maravan 22,000 Tamil 22,000 - - - - -
 Masan Jogi 29,000 Kannada 29,000 - - - - -
Masthi 90 Telugu 90 - - - - -
Matang (Christian traditions) 3,000 Marathi - - - 3,000 - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Marathi 25,000 - 600 - - -
Mavilan 30 Tulu 30 - - - - -
 Mawalud 46,000 Urdu - 46,000 - - - -
Meda 44,000 Kannada 43,000 200 - 40 - 300
 Megh (Hindu traditions) 2,000 Hindi 2,000 - - - - -
 Meitei 40 Meitei 40 - - - - -
 Memon 1,500 Gujarati - 1,500 - - - -
Mirasi (Hindu traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern 20 - - - - -
 Mitha Ayyalvar 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Bengali 26,000 - - - - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Moger 82,000 Kannada 82,000 - 200 - - -
Moger Moyon 13,000 Kannada 13,000 - 60 - - -
 Moghal 158,000 Urdu - 158,000 - - - -
 Momna 80 Gujarati - 80 - - - -
Mondiwaru 200 Telugu - 200 - - - -
Mudhar 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) 2,300 Malayalam - - - 2,300 - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 6,400 Malayalam 6,400 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) 100 Malayalam - 100 - - - -
Mukri 11,000 Kannada 11,000 - - - - -
Mundala 27,000 Kannada 27,000 - - - - -
 Munnur 23,000 Telugu 23,000 - - - - -
Mutali 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Muthuvan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 21,000 Telugu 21,000 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 24,000 Tamil - - - 24,000 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 60,000 Tamil 60,000 - - - - -
 Nadia 1,400 Gujarati 1,400 - - - - -
 Naga 60 Naga Pidgin - - - 50 - -
Nagar 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 50 Sadri - 50 - - - -
Nagartha 39,000 Kannada 39,000 - - - - 80
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 303,000 Hindi 303,000 - - - - 30
 Nai (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Naikadaya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Naikda 3,261,000 Kannada 3,242,000 7,500 100 1,100 500 11,000
 Nair 146,000 Malayalam 146,000 - - - - -
Nalakeyava 5,900 Kannada 5,900 - - - - -
Nalband 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Nalkadaya 800 Tulu 800 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
 Namassej Chandel 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
Natakani 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
Navait 12,000 Konkani - 12,000 - - - -
 Navithan 13,000 Tamil 13,000 - - - - -
 Nayadi 600 Gujarati 600 - - - - -
 Newah Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
Padiar 900 Konkani, Goan 900 - - - - -
Pagi 400 Konkani, Goan 400 - - - - -
Pale 9,300 Kannada 9,300 - - - - -
Paliya 50 Bengali 50 - - - - -
 Paliyan 2,900 Tamil 2,900 - - - - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 3,600 Tamil 3,600 - - - - -
Palleyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Palliyan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Palluvan 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Pambada 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
 Pan 1,600 Odia 1,600 - - - - -
 Panan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Panchama 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
 Pandaram 4,000 Malayalam 4,000 - - - - -
Panditattan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Pangul 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Panika 600 Chhattisgarhi 600 - - - - -
Panikkan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Paniyan 600 Paniya 600 - - - - -
 Pannadi 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
Panniandi Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 700 Tamil - - - 700 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Tamil 2,400 - - - - -
Paravan (Christian traditions) 1,100 Tamil - - - 1,100 - -
Paravan (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Malayalam 3,500 - - - - -
 Pardhan 100 Pardhan 100 - - - - -
 Pardhi 11,000 Pardhi 11,000 40 - - - 20
 Parsee 600 Gujarati - - - - - 600
 Pashtun, Pathan 573,000 Urdu - 573,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Patelia 80 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Patharwat 13,000 Marathi 13,000 - - - - -
Patralu 300 Odia 300 - - - - -
Patramela 4,500 Konkani 4,500 - - - - -
Patvekari (Hindu traditions) 25,000 Kannada 25,000 - - - - -
Patvekari (Muslim traditions) 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Perka 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Persian 200 Persian, Iranian - 200 - - - -
Phudgi 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
Pichakuntla 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Pindara 16,000 Urdu - 16,000 - - - -
 Pinjara 169,000 Urdu - 169,000 - - - -
 Pod 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
Prabhu Kayastha 1,400 Marathi 1,400 - - - - -
 Pulayan 16,000 Malayalam 16,000 - - - - -
Pulayan Thanda 2,200 Malayalam 2,200 - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Qassab 900 Urdu - 900 - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Raddi 73,000 Kannada 70,000 - - - - 2,800
 Rai Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
 Raigar 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
Rainudas 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
Rajpur 41,000 Konkani, Goan 41,000 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 174,000 Hindi 169,000 - - - - 5,600
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 10,000 Urdu - 10,000 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 5,500 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 5,500 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 1,800 Hindi 1,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 6,800 Hindi 6,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Gahlot 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - - - - -
 Rajput Sengar 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Raju 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) 90 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 90 -
Ramoshi 1,500 Marathi 1,500 - - - - -
Raneyar 3,500 Kannada 3,500 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 41,000 Marathi 41,000 - - - - 80
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 1,500 Urdu - 1,500 - - - -
 Rathawa 40 Rathawi 40 - - - - -
 Ravalia 8,800 Gujarati 8,800 - - - - -
Raya Rawat 2,400 Kannada 2,400 - - - - -
 Razu 15,000 Telugu 15,000 - - - - -
 Relli 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
Sada 17,000 Kannada - - - - - 17,000
Sahari 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Saini (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Saini (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Sali 394,000 Kannada 392,000 - - - - 2,000
Samagara 87,000 Kannada 87,000 - 300 - - -
 Samanthan 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
 Samban 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
Sangar 90 Marathi 90 - - - - -
Sapari 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
Sardar (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Kannada 3,700 - - - - -
 Sarera (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Satani 102,000 Telugu 102,000 - - - - -
 Sayyid 864,000 Urdu - 864,000 - - - -
Sayyid Husaini 22,000 Urdu - 22,000 - - - -
 Sema Unknown Naga, Sumi - - - - - -
 Shaikh 4,598,000 Urdu - 4,598,000 - - - -
Shaikh Faruqi 42,000 Urdu - 42,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 479,000 Urdu - 479,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 182,000 Urdu - 182,000 - - - -
Shaikh Usmani 25,000 Urdu - 25,000 - - - -
Shinligar 5,600 Kannada 5,600 - - - - -
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) 8,000 Kannada 5,000 - - 2,900 - -
 Siddi (Muslim traditions) 3,400 Gujarati - 3,400 - - - -
Sikligar (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 3,900 Urdu - 3,900 - - - -
Silawat (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - 90
Sillekyatha 35,000 Kannada 35,000 - - - - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 20 Sindhi - 20 - - - -
Sindhollu 1,700 Telugu 1,700 - - - - -
Sindhuria 80 Odia 80 - - - - -
 Sinhalese 40 Sinhala - - 40 - - -
 Soligar 200 Sholaga 200 - - - - -
Soligaru 33,000 Kannada 33,000 50 - - - 40
 Somvanshi 168,000 Marathi 168,000 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 282,000 Hindi 276,000 - 60 - - 6,300
 Sonar (Muslim traditions) 1,200 Urdu - 1,200 - - - -
Sonar (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
Sonar Bail Pattur 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
Sudra 5,400 Marathi 5,200 - - 100 - -
Sudri 1,100 Tulu - - - 1,100 - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
Sunri (Muslim traditions) 9,100 Konkani, Goan - 9,100 - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
Swetambara 19,000 Marwari - - - - - 19,000
 Syrian Christian 183,000 Malayalam - - - 183,000 - -
Takari 40 Urdu - 40 - - - -
 Tamang 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 54,000 Hindi 54,000 - - - - 600
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 368,000 Tamil - 368,000 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Targala 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 800 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 800 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 338,000 Hindi 338,000 - - - - 80
 Thakkar 700 Marathi 700 - - - - -
Thandan (Christian traditions) 200 Malayalam - - - 200 - -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Malayalam 14,000 - - - - -
 Tharu 30 Tharu, Madhya-Purbiya 30 - - - - -
 Thori (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
 Tibetan 55,000 Tibetan, Central - - 55,000 - - -
 Tili 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Tirgar (Hindu traditions) 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
Tirmali 90 Marathi 90 - - - - -
 Toda 200 Toda 200 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Urali 46,000 Malayalam 46,000 - - 30 - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 1,108,000 Telugu 1,106,000 81,000 400 300 - -
Vaddar (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Vakkaliga 5,842,000 Kannada 5,825,000 - - 14,000 - 2,200
Vakkaliga Gangadikara 522,000 Kannada 522,000 - - - - -
Vakkaliga Kunchitiga 217,000 Kannada 217,000 - - - - -
 Valluvan 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
Valmiki (Balmiki) Mehtar 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 5,300 Hindi 5,300 - 20 - - -
Vaniyan 33,000 Tamil 26,000 - - 6,500 - -
 Vanjara 9,900 Marathi 9,900 - - - - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 5,700 Tamil - - - 5,700 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 22,000 Tamil 22,000 - - 40 - -
 Vanniyan 692,000 Tamil 692,000 - - - - 20
Vanniyan Agnikula 69,000 Tamil 69,000 - - - - -
Vanniyan Pala Ekiri 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Vanniyan Thigala 45,000 Tamil 45,000 - - 500 - -
 Varli 50 Varli 50 - - - - -
Vasudev 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Velama 5,400 Telugu 5,400 - - - - -
Velan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
Vellalan 316,000 Tamil 299,000 - - 16,000 - -
Vellalan Mudaliar 31,000 Tamil 31,000 - - - - -
Veluthadanayar 3,600 Malayalam 3,600 - - - - -
Vettuvan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Viramushti 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 1,252,000 Telugu 1,250,000 - - 1,400 - 400
 Viswakarma Asari 29,000 Malayalam 29,000 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Kollan 5,000 Malayalam 5,000 - - - - -
Viswakarma Panchal 82,000 Kannada 82,000 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 5,200 Malayalam 5,200 - - - - -
Vitholia 30 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 962,000 Hindi 962,000 - - - - 100
 Yadav Dhindhor 27,000 Hindi 27,000 - - - - -
Yadav Ghosi 26,000 Hindi 26,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 101,000 Telugu 101,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Yenadi 20,000 Telugu 20,000 - - - - -
Yerava 30,000 Ravula 29,000 800 - 60 - -
 Yerukula 1,400 Yerukula 1,400 - - - - -
  Totals:  697 64,232,000   660 51,114,000 8,521,000 359,000 1,020,000 27,000 3,261,000
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