Country:

India

Province / State: Karnataka
District: Dakshina Kannada

Number of People Groups

295

Unreached People Groups

272

Total Population

2,611,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

7.8 %

Hindu

69.4 %

Muslim

21.9 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.9 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 39,000 Tamil ☀︎ 39,000 - - 50 - -
Adi Dravida Christian 2,800 Tamil - - - 2,800 - -
 Adi Karnataka 2,700 Kannada 2,700 - - - - -
Adi Karnataka Christian 20 Kannada - - - 20 - -
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar 20 Tamil ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Agri 100 Marathi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Ajila 2,400 Malayalam ☀︎ 2,400 - - - - -
 Alambadi Kurichchan 700 Kurichiya 700 - - - - -
 Ambalavasi 2,900 Malayalam 2,900 - - - - -
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Andh 20 Marathi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Anduran 1,800 Konkani ☀︎ 1,800 - - - - -
Anglo 400 English - - - 400 - -
 Ansari 3,300 Urdu ☀︎ - 3,300 - - - -
Anuppan 300 Kannada ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Arab 90 Arabic, Mesopotamian ☀︎ - 90 - - - -
Arayan 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 40 -
 Arunthathiyar 30 Tamil ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Badaga 1,600 Badaga 1,600 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Baira 4,300 Kannada ☀︎ 4,300 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Bakad 40 Hindi ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
Bakuda 1,200 Tamil ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
Balagai Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 2,900 Kannada ☀︎ 2,900 - - - - -
Balija Bogam 70 Telugu ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
Bandi (Hindu traditions) 20 Tamil ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 1,100 Hindi ☀︎ 500 - - - - 600
 Bania Chetti 2,700 Tamil ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - 1,600
 Bania Oswal 500 Hindi ☀︎ 60 - - - - 500
 Bania Porwal 400 Hindi ☀︎ 70 - - - - 300
 Bania unspecified 13,000 Hindi ☀︎ 6,600 - - - - 6,700
 Banijiga 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Lambadi 1,700 - - - - -
Barda Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
Bathada 50 Kannada ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 40 Kannada ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 2,100 Kannada ☀︎ 2,100 - - - - -
Beldar Mith Gauda 200 Konkani, Goan ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Bhansala 80 Marathi ☀︎ 80 - - - - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
 Bharathar (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Bhil unspecified 100 Gujarati 90 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Bind 30 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Boya 300 Telugu ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 40 -
 Brahmin Chitpavan 1,400 Marathi ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Christian 80 Tamil - - - 80 - -
 Brahmin Gaur 5,900 Hindi ☀︎ 5,900 - - - - -
Brahmin Havik 3,400 Kannada ☀︎ 3,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 4,700 Hindi ☀︎ 4,700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 11,000 Kannada ☀︎ 11,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 3,600 Marathi ☀︎ 3,600 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi 1,500 Marathi ☀︎ 1,500 - - - - -
Brahmin Nambudiri 300 Malayalam ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sanadhya 4,700 Hindi ☀︎ 4,700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 1,100 Hindi ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sawaria 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 400 Tamil ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 100 Telugu ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 151,000 Hindi ☀︎ 148,000 - - - - 3,400
 Budega Jangam 100 Telugu ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Byagara Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
Byari (Beary) 330,000 Konkani ☀︎ - 330,000 - - - -
Chaliyan 4,100 Tulu ☀︎ 4,100 - - - - -
 Chalvadi 200 Kannada ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
Chaptegar 4,400 Konkani, Goan ☀︎ 4,400 - - - - -
Charodi 6,800 Konkani, Goan 6,700 - - 100 - -
 Chenchu Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Chenna Dasar 500 Kannada ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Malayalam ☀︎ 15,000 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 4,000 Malayalam - - - 4,000 - -
 Chodhara Unknown Chodri - - - - - -
 Christian 2,000 Hindi - - - 2,000 - -
 Dakkal 20 Telugu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Devadiga (Hindu traditions) 67,000 Tulu ☀︎ 67,000 - - - - -
Devadiga Kalavant 300 Konkani ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Devanga 11,000 Kannada 11,000 - - 300 - -
 Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 20 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 60 Gujarati ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Hindi ☀︎ 13,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 1,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,000 - - - -
 Dhor Unknown Marathi ☀︎ - - - - - -
Dom (Dombara) 200 Telugu ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Dubla unspecified Unknown Dubli ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Gamit 20 Gamit 20 - - - - -
 Gandla 6,900 Telugu ☀︎ 6,900 - - - - -
 Gangakula 9,400 Kannada ☀︎ 9,400 - - - - -
Gatti 4,300 Tulu ☀︎ 4,300 - - - - -
 Gauda 50 Odia ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
Ghadi 400 Konkani, Goan ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Goanese 7,400 Konkani, Goan - - - 7,400 - -
Godda 900 Kannada ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Gond unspecified 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Gondhali 200 Marathi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Gopal Unknown Gujarati ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Gosain unspecified 50 Hindi ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Gowdulu 30 Kannada ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Gudigar 200 Konkani ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Gujar (Hindu traditions) 80 Hindi ☀︎ 80 - - - - -
Habura 40 Hindi ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Hajam 800 Urdu ☀︎ - 800 - - - -
 Halwakki Wakkal 4,800 Kannada 4,500 - - 300 - -
Hanabar 40,000 Tulu ☀︎ 40,000 - - - - -
 Hande Jogi 200 Kannada ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Harkantra 2,000 Konkani, Goan ☀︎ 2,000 - - - - -
 Hasalaru 100 Tulu ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Holar 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
 Holaya 17,000 Kannada ☀︎ 16,000 - 500 - - -
Idayan 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Ilavan 12,000 Malayalam ☀︎ 12,000 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 1,400 Tamil - - - 1,400 - -
Iruliga Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
Jambuvulu 20 Telugu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 200 -
 Jenu Kuruba 60 Kurumba, Jennu ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 6,500 Bengali ☀︎ 6,500 - - - - -
 Kachari (Hindu traditions) 200 Marathi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Kadaiyar Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Kadu Kuruba 200 Kannada ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 318,000 Telugu ☀︎ 318,000 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 268,000 Telugu ☀︎ 268,000 - - - - -
Kalladi 70 Malayalam ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Kallan unspecified 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Kamar 20 Kamar ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Kamathi 90 Telugu ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
Kammara 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
Kanakkan 40 Malayalam ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Kanikkaran 20 Kanikkaran 20 - - - - -
 Kaniyan 4,400 Malayalam 4,400 - - - - -
 Kapu Reddi 40 Telugu ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 200 Telugu ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kathodi 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Kavuthiyan 1,200 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
 Kodaga 5,000 Kodava ☀︎ 5,000 - - - - -
 Kokna Unknown Kukna - - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Koli Dhor 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
 Koli Mahadev 700 Marathi ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Koli Malhar 200 Marathi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Koli of Gujarat 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
 Kolupulvandlu Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Konda Kapu 50 Telugu 40 - - - - -
 Koracha, caste 50 Kannada ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
Koracha, tribal 5,500 Tulu 5,400 - - - - 100
 Korama unspecified 200 Kannada ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kori 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Kotegar Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Koya unspecified Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Kudiya 100 Kudiya 100 - - - - -
 Kudumban 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Kudumi 24,000 Tamil ☀︎ 24,000 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 67,000 Hindi ☀︎ 67,000 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Gujarati ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 500 Kannada ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 100 Malayalam ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Kuruba 800 Kannada 700 - - 80 - -
 Lingayat 11,000 Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - 11,000
 Lohana Unknown Gujarati ☀︎ - - - - - -
Madari (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 100 Telugu - - - 100 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) 1,000 Marathi 1,000 - 20 - - -
 Mahar (Christian traditions) 20 Marathi - - - 20 - -
 Mahratta unspecified 45,000 Marathi ☀︎ 45,000 50 - 30 - 70
Maila 2,100 Tulu ☀︎ 2,100 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 50 Telugu - - - 50 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Mala Jangam Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 86,000 Malayalam - - - 86,000 - -
Malaikudi 8,100 Tulu 8,100 20 - - - -
Malava 11,000 Tulu ☀︎ 11,000 - - - - -
Malayekandi 100 Malayalam ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Hindi ☀︎ 1,500 - - - - -
 Mangala 70 Telugu ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 2,000 Malayalam ☀︎ 2,000 - - - - -
Manne 20 Telugu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Mappila 47,000 Malayalam ☀︎ - 47,000 - - - -
Marata 58,000 Tulu ☀︎ 58,000 80 - 40 - 30
 Maravan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Masan Jogi 30 Kannada ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Mavilan Unknown Tulu ☀︎ - - - - - -
Meda 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Memon 200 Gujarati ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
Moger Moyon 8,800 Kannada ☀︎ 8,800 - - - - -
 Moger unspecified 45,000 Kannada ☀︎ 45,000 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Malayalam ☀︎ 2,800 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) 40 Malayalam ☀︎ - 40 - - - -
Mukri 800 Kannada ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
Mundala 18,000 Kannada ☀︎ 18,000 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 1,600 Tamil - - - 1,600 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 9,000 Tamil ☀︎ 9,000 - - - - -
 Nadia 50 Gujarati ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Hindi ☀︎ 14,000 - - - - -
 Nai (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 50 -
 Naikda 18,000 Kannada ☀︎ 18,000 30 - 40 - 20
 Nair 52,000 Malayalam 52,000 - - - - -
Nalakeyava 5,400 Kannada ☀︎ 5,400 - - - - -
Nalkadaya 500 Tulu ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
Navait 5,000 Konkani ☀︎ - 5,000 - - - -
 Navithan 40 Tamil ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
Pale 30 Kannada ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Palleyan 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
Palliyan 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Palluvan 50 Malayalam ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
Pambada 700 Telugu ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Pan 1,100 Odia 1,100 - - - - -
 Panan 20 Tamil ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Pandaram 200 Malayalam ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Panditattan 70 Malayalam ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Paniyan 30 Paniya 30 - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 70 Tamil - - - 70 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Paravan (Christian traditions) 800 Tamil - - - 800 - -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Malayalam 2,500 - - - - -
 Parsee Unknown Gujarati ☀︎ - - - - - -
Patramela 3,400 Konkani ☀︎ 3,400 - - - - -
 Persian Unknown Dari ☀︎ - - - - - -
Prabhu Kayastha 60 Marathi ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
Pulayan Thanda 1,700 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,700 - - - - -
 Pulayan unspecified 6,600 Malayalam ☀︎ 6,600 - - - - -
Rajpur 26,000 Konkani, Goan ☀︎ 26,000 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 80 Urdu ☀︎ - 80 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 200 -
Ramoshi Unknown Marathi ☀︎ - - - - - -
Raneyar 1,800 Kannada ☀︎ 1,800 - - - - -
 Ravalia 800 Gujarati 800 - - - - -
 Sali 11,000 Kannada ☀︎ 11,000 - - - - -
 Samagara 4,300 Kannada ☀︎ 4,300 - - - - -
 Samanthan 40 Odia ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Samban Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Satani 20 Telugu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Sayyid 24,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 24,000 - - - -
Sayyid Husaini 500 Urdu ☀︎ - 500 - - - -
 Shaikh Faruqi 600 Urdu ☀︎ - 600 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 6,500 Urdu ☀︎ - 6,500 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 2,100 Bengali ☀︎ - 2,100 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 148,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 148,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Usmani 400 Urdu ☀︎ - 400 - - - -
Sikligar (Hindu traditions) 4,200 Hindi ☀︎ 4,200 - - - - -
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 800 Urdu ☀︎ - 800 - - - -
 Sillekyatha 200 Kannada ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Soligaru 40 Kannada ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Somvanshi 7,400 Marathi ☀︎ 7,400 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi ☀︎ 15,000 - - - - 200
Sudra 800 Marathi 700 - - 20 - -
Sudri 800 Tulu - - - 800 - -
 Syrian Christian 94,000 Malayalam - - - 94,000 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 1,700 Tamil ☀︎ - 1,700 - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 40 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 29,000 Hindi ☀︎ 29,000 - - - - -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) 100 Malayalam ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Tibetan 50 Tibetan, Central - - 50 - - -
Tirmali 40 Marathi ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Urali 29,000 Malayalam 29,000 - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Telugu ☀︎ 3,000 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 85,000 Kannada 85,000 - - - - -
 Valluvan 20 Tamil ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Vaniyan 700 Tamil 500 - - 200 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 100 Tamil ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
 Varli Unknown Varli - - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 40 Malayalam ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
Velan 40 Malayalam ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Vellalan unspecified 100 Tamil 90 - - - - -
Veluthadanayar 2,700 Malayalam ☀︎ 2,700 - - - - -
Vettuvan 100 Malayalam ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 3,600 Malayalam ☀︎ 3,600 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Kollan 1,300 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,300 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 1,200 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 72,000 Telugu 72,000 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Hindi ☀︎ 2,200 - - - - -
 Yenadi 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
Yerava 50 Ravula 40 - - - - -
 Yerukula 40 Yerukula 40 - - - - -
  Totals:  295 2,611,000   272 1,811,000 572,000 600 203,000 600 24,000
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