Country:

India

Province / State: West Bengal
District: Murshidabad

Number of People Groups

315

Unreached People Groups

293

Total Population

8,737,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

0.2 %

Hindu

33.5 %

Muslim

66.0 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.2 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Abdul 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Aguri 1,200 Bengali 1,200 - - - - -
 Ahmadi 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Anglo Indian 70 English - - - 70 - -
 Ansari 45,000 Urdu - 45,000 - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 140,000 Bengali 140,000 - 40 - 20 -
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 8,800 Bengali 8,800 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 62,000 Hindi 62,000 - - - - -
 Baiti 1,000 Marathi 1,000 - - - - -
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 6,500 Hindi 5,500 - - - - 1,000
 Bania Agrahari 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Bania Bais 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
Bania Barnawar 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bania Gahoi 600 Hindi 200 - - - - 400
 Bania Gandha Banik 16,000 Bengali 16,000 - - - - -
 Bania Jaiswal 100 Hindi 20 - - - - 80
 Bania Kasarwani 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bania Kasaundhan 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Bania Khandelwal 800 Hindi 60 - - - - 800
Bania Khatri 8,700 Hindi 8,700 - - - - -
Bania Mahajan 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 900 Hindi 300 - - - - 700
 Bania Porwal 700 Hindi 500 - - - - 200
Bania Rauniar 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Bania Subarna Banik 8,700 Bengali 8,700 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 56,000 Hindi 53,000 - - - - 2,600
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bantar 50 Maithili 50 - - - - -
 Bauri 9,100 Bengali 9,100 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Hindi 1,700 - - - - -
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 1,400 Bengali - 1,400 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 50 Kannada 50 - - - - -
Besya (Hindu traditions) 50 Bengali 50 - - - - -
Bhalla 2,200 Bengali 2,200 - - - - -
 Bhar 500 Bhojpuri 500 - - - - -
Bhaskar 50 Bengali 50 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bhogta 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 3,000 Hindi 3,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia 200 Nepali 100 - - - - -
 Bhotia Tibetan 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
 Bhuinhar 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 13,000 Bengali 13,000 - - - - -
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 1,400 Hindi 1,400 - - - - -
 Bhuiya unspecified 4,200 Hindi 4,200 - - - - -
 Bhumij 1,300 Bengali 1,300 20 - - - -
 Biar (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Bind 8,000 Bhojpuri 8,000 - - - - -
Birhor 50 Birhor 50 - - - - -
 Bohra 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
 Brahmin Acharya 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Bhumihar 1,600 Hindi 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 8,000 Hindi 8,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 8,000 Hindi 8,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 600 Marathi 600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maithili 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Brahmin Parikh 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Brahmin Purohit 90 Marwari 90 - - - - -
 Brahmin Pushkarna 90 Marwari 90 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 11,000 Bengali 11,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 1,400 Hindi 1,400 - - - - -
Brahmin Srimali 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 85,000 Hindi 85,000 - - - - 300
 Brahmin Utkal 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Varendra 1,900 Bengali 1,900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Vyas 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 28,000 Bengali 28,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 20 Burmese - - 20 - - -
 Chain 150,000 Bengali 150,000 - - - - -
 Chakma 30 Chakma 30 - - - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 104,000 Hindi 102,000 - 30 2,100 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) 60 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 60 -
Chasadhobi 46,000 Bengali 46,000 - - - - -
Chaudhari, caste 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Chaupal 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Chepang 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Chero 70 Hindi 20 50 - - - -
 Chhetri 400 Nepali 400 - - - - -
 Chik Baraik 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
Chitrakar (Muslim traditions) 700 Bengali - 700 - - - -
 Christian 2,200 Hindi - - - 2,200 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
Dahiara 3,200 Bengali - 3,200 - - - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 2,500 Bengali - 2,500 - - - -
 Darjee 40 Nepali 40 - - - - -
 Dhanuk 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
 Dhanwar 300 Chhattisgarhi 300 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 9,100 Hindi 9,100 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 3,600 Urdu - 3,600 - - - -
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 1,900 Urdu - 1,900 - - - -
Doai 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 2,400 Urdu - 2,400 - - - -
Dom Murdafarash 1,900 Odia 1,900 - - - - -
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Odia 14,000 - - - - -
Dulia 24,000 Bengali 24,000 - - - - -
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 4,400 Hindi 4,400 - - - - -
 Dusadh Bahelia 1,400 Hindi 1,400 - - - - -
 Faqir 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 1,800 Hindi 1,800 - - - - -
 Gharti 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Gond unspecified 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Gonrhi 3,800 Hindi 3,800 - - - - -
 Gosain unspecified 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Gurung Ghaleg 80 Nepali 50 - 30 - - -
 Hadi 23,000 Bengali 23,000 - - - - -
 Hajam 1,100 Urdu - 1,100 - - - -
 Hajang Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
Halwai Maira 5,900 Hindi 5,900 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Unknown Chinese, Mandarin - - - - - -
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 800 Bengali 800 - - - - -
 Ho 90 Ho 80 - - - - -
Jaraj (Hindu traditions) 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Hindi 1,900 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Jhalo Malo 62,000 Bengali 62,000 - - - - -
Jimdar 70 Bengali 70 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 52,000 Bengali 52,000 - - - - -
Kabadi 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Kadar 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - - - -
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 14,000 Urdu - 14,000 - - - -
 Kahar Kamkar (Hindu traditions) 1,400 Hindi 1,400 - - - - -
Kahar Kamkar (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Bengali - 1,300 - - - -
Kaibartta Jalia 4,500 Bengali 4,500 - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified 14,000 Bengali 14,000 - - - - -
 Kalu 33,000 Bengali - 33,000 - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Hindi 1,500 - - - - -
Kalwar Sunri 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Kami Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
Kandra 200 Odia 200 - - - - -
 Kandu 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
Kanjar (Muslim traditions) 1,700 Urdu - 1,700 - - - -
 Kaora 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
 Kapali 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
Karenga 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
Karmali 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 1,600 Marathi 1,600 - - - - -
 Kawar 9,200 Hindi 9,100 - - - 100 -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 60,000 Hindi 60,000 - - - - -
 Kayastha Karan 9,400 Bengali 9,400 - - - - -
 Khandait 90 Odia 90 - - - - -
 Kharia 100 Kharia 100 - - - - -
 Kharwar 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
Khatik (Muslim traditions) 90 Urdu - 90 - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 50 -
 Kisan 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 300 Koch 300 - - - - -
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 9,700 Hindi 9,700 - - - - -
 Kol 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
Konai 74,000 Bengali 74,000 - - - - -
Konwar 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Kori 1,300 Hindi 1,300 - - - - -
 Korwa Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Kotal 2,000 Bengali 2,000 - - - - -
 Kui Khond 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Kumal 50 Nepali 50 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 52,000 Hindi 52,000 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 40 Gujarati 40 - - - - -
Kunui 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
Kurariar Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - -
Let 6,700 Bengali - - - - - 6,700
 Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) 30 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
Lohara 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 5,200 Hindi 5,200 - - - - -
 Madari (Muslim traditions) 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Magar 700 Nepali 700 - 30 - - -
 Mahali 1,400 Bengali 1,300 - - 70 - -
 Mahanta 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) 4,200 Marathi 4,100 - 60 - 20 -
 Mahishya 319,000 Bengali 319,000 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
 Majhwar 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 62,000 Hindi 62,000 - - - - -
Mal (Muslim traditions) 9,900 Bengali - 9,900 - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 19,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Hindi 2,500 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 80 Bengali - 80 - - - -
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 70 Bengali - 70 - - - -
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 5,700 Gujarati - 5,700 - - - -
Malto 17,000 Santhali 15,000 50 - 1,400 - 70
 Marma 40 Rakhine 20 - 20 - - -
 Matia 2,100 Bengali 2,100 - - - - -
 Mech Unknown Boro - - - - - -
Mir 2,400 Bengali - 2,400 - - - -
Mirzakhani 2,500 Bengali - 2,500 - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 37,000 Bengali 37,000 - - - - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
 Moghal 9,800 Urdu - 9,800 - - - -
 Munda 3,100 Mundari 3,000 20 - 40 - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Hindi 1,900 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 60 Telugu 60 - - - - -
Nagar 6,700 Bengali 6,700 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 45,000 Hindi 45,000 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 68,000 Bengali 68,000 - - 300 - -
 Namassej Chandel 32,000 Bengali 32,000 - - 200 - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Newah 200 Nepali 200 - - - - -
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 8,800 Bengali - 8,800 - - - -
 Oraon 11,000 Kurux 10,000 60 - 600 - 300
 Paliya 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Pan 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
Parhaiya Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Pashtun Afridi 2,800 Urdu - 2,800 - - - -
Pashtun Beteli 2,000 Bengali - 2,000 - - - -
Pashtun Ghilzai 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
Pashtun Guria 2,100 Bengali - 2,100 - - - -
Pashtun Jilan 2,100 Bengali - 2,100 - - - -
 Pashtun Kakar 1,900 Urdu - 1,900 - - - -
Pashtun Khalil 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Pashtun Khan 90 Urdu - 90 - - - -
 Pashtun Lodhi (Dalazak) 900 Urdu - 900 - - - -
Pashtun Malagori (Mullagari) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Pashtun Mohmand 900 Urdu - 900 - - - -
Pashtun Niazi 2,000 Urdu - 2,000 - - - -
Pashtun Sur 2,000 Bengali - 2,000 - - - -
 Pashtun Yusafzai 2,800 Urdu - 2,800 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 91,000 Urdu - 91,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Pasi Kaithwan 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Pasi Rajpasi 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 3,900 Bengali 3,900 - - - - -
 Persian 30 Dari - 30 - - - -
Peshakar 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Pinjara 1,400 Urdu - 1,400 - - - -
 Pod 53,000 Bengali 53,000 - - - - -
 Pundari 38,000 Bengali 38,000 - - - - -
 Qazi 3,100 Urdu - 3,100 - - - -
 Rabha 700 Assamese 700 - - - - -
 Rai 800 Nepali 700 - - 70 - 90
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 92,000 Bengali 91,000 - 20 400 - 300
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Bengali - 1,600 - - - -
 Rajbhar 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 28,000 Hindi 28,000 - - - - 90
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 2,100 Urdu - 2,100 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 1,400 Hindi 1,400 - - - - -
Rajput Batsa 1,900 Bengali 1,900 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Hindi 3,500 - - - - -
 Rajput Gahlot (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Rajput Garewal (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Gaur 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Rajput Gautam (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 1,800 Hindi 1,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor (Hindu traditions) 1,800 Hindi 1,800 - - - - -
Rajput Sandilya 1,800 Bengali 1,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Tonwar (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Raju 4,400 Bengali 4,400 - - - - -
 Rajwar 5,500 Hindi 5,500 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Hindi 2,100 - - 30 - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 8,400 Urdu - 8,400 - - - -
 Rongkup Unknown Lepcha - - - - - -
 Sahariya 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
Sankara 1,800 Bengali 1,800 - - - - -
 Santal (Sawntal) 60,000 Santhali 38,000 200 - 14,000 - 7,900
 Saora unspecified Unknown Odia - - - - - -
 Sarki 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Sauria Paharia 60 Santhali 60 - - - - -
 Sayyid 60,000 Urdu - 60,000 - - - -
Sayyid Husaini 1,400 Urdu - 1,400 - - - -
Shaikh Faruqi 45,000 Urdu - 45,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 530,000 Urdu - 530,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 400,000 Urdu - 400,000 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 4,423,000 Urdu - 4,423,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Usmani 29,000 Urdu - 29,000 - - - -
 Sherpa Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 22,000 Hindi 22,000 - - - - 30
Sukli 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Bengali 14,000 - - - - -
 Sunri Sadhubanik 7,100 Bengali 7,100 - - - - -
 Sunuwar 50 Nepali 50 - - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 41,000 Bengali 41,000 - - - - -
 Tamang 200 Nepali 100 70 - - - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Hindi 15,000 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 50 Tamil - 50 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 51,000 Bengali 51,000 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 52,000 Hindi 52,000 - - - - -
 Thakuri 50 Nepali 50 - - - - -
 Tharu 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Tili 45,000 Bengali 45,000 - - - - -
 Tiyar 13,000 Bengali 13,000 - - - - -
 Turaiha 200 Bhojpuri 200 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 260,000 Hindi 260,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 6,400 Hindi 6,400 - - - - -
 Yadav Kaonra 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
 Yadav Rawat 5,500 Hindi 5,500 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 123,000 Bengali 123,000 - - - - -
 Yakthumba, Limbu 30 Nepali - - - - - -
  Totals:  315 8,737,000   293 2,924,000 5,770,000 400 21,000 800 22,000
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