Country:

India

Province / State: West Bengal
District: Bankura

Number of People Groups

283

Unreached People Groups

265

Total Population

4,543,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

0.1 %

Hindu

84.5 %

Muslim

9.5 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

5.9 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Aguri 47,000 Bengali 47,000 - - - - -
Anglo Indian 60 English - - - 60 - -
 Ansari 5,700 Urdu - 5,700 - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 340,000 Bengali 339,000 - 100 400 40 -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Bengali 13,000 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 65,000 Hindi 65,000 - - - - -
 Baiti 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - 200
 Bania Agrahari 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
Bania Bais 7,500 Hindi 7,500 - - - - -
Bania Barnawar 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Bania Gahoi 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Bania Gandha Banik 24,000 Bengali 24,000 - - - - -
 Bania Jaiswal 200 Hindi 80 - - - - 70
 Bania Kasarwani 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Bania Kasaundhan 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Bania Khandelwal 300 Hindi 80 - - - - 200
Bania Khatri 8,700 Hindi 8,700 - - - - -
Bania Mahajan 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 1,300 Hindi 1,300 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 1,200 Hindi 800 - - - - 500
 Bania Porwal 1,400 Hindi 1,300 - - - - 100
Bania Rauniar 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Bania Subarna Banik 23,000 Bengali 23,000 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 84,000 Hindi 83,000 - - - - 1,000
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 52,000 Lambadi 52,000 - - - - -
 Bauri 413,000 Bengali 412,000 - - 300 100 -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 1,400 Hindi 1,400 - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
Bhakat Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
 Bhar Unknown Bhojpuri - - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
 Bhogta 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 9,000 Hindi 9,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
 Bhuiya unspecified 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
 Bhumij 46,000 Bengali 46,000 60 - 50 - 200
 Bind 60 Bhojpuri 60 - - - - -
Birhor 100 Birhor 80 - - - - 30
 Birjia 50 Bijori 50 - - - - -
 Brahmin Acharaj 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Acharya 8,100 Bengali 8,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Barna 3,500 Bengali 3,500 - - - - -
Brahmin Bhat 2,700 Bengali 2,700 - - - - -
Brahmin Dakshini 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
Brahmin Dravida Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 5,200 Hindi 5,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujarati 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 1,300 Hindi 1,300 - - - - -
Brahmin Jyoti 400 Odia 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 19,000 Hindi 19,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kashmiri Pandit Unknown Kashmiri - - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Madhyasreni 4,000 Bengali 4,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maithili 1,300 Hindi 1,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Ojha 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Parikh 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Brahmin Purohit 20 Marwari 20 - - - - -
 Brahmin Pushkarna 20 Marwari 20 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 130,000 Bengali 130,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Rikhisur 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Srimali 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 217,000 Hindi 216,000 - - - - 1,400
 Brahmin Utkal 20,000 Bengali 20,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 16,000 Bengali 16,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Varendra 19,000 Bengali 19,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Vyas 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Bengali 2,400 - - - - -
 Chain 3,900 Bengali 3,900 - - - - -
 Chakma Unknown Chakma - - - - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 44,000 Hindi 43,000 - - 700 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Chero 70 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Chik (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Christian 900 Hindi - - - 900 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
 Darjee 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Dhanuk 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Dhimal 30 Rangpuri 30 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
Doai 50 Bengali 50 - - - - -
Dom Murdafarash 6,400 Odia 6,400 - - - - -
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 44,000 Odia 43,000 - - - - -
Dulia 11,000 Bengali 11,000 - - - - -
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Dusadh Bahelia 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Faqir 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 1,800 Hindi 1,800 - - - - -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Gonrhi 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Gorait 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Gosain unspecified 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Hadi 22,000 Bengali 22,000 - - - - -
 Hajam 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Hajang 50 Bengali 20 - - - - 20
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 24,000 Hindi 24,000 - - - - -
Halwai Maira 1,400 Hindi 1,400 - - - - -
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Bengali 2,500 - - - - -
 Ho Unknown Ho - - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 30 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 30 -
 Jhalo Malo 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 5,600 Bengali 5,600 - - - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
Kaibartta Jalia 8,000 Bengali 8,000 - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified 21,000 Bengali 21,000 - - - - -
 Kalu 6,900 Bengali - 6,900 - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Kami Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
Kandra 40 Odia 40 - - - - -
 Kandu 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Kaora 2,400 Bengali 2,400 - - - - -
 Kapali Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
Karenga 1,600 Bengali 1,600 - - - - -
Karmali 500 Hindi 20 - - - - 500
 Kawar 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 57,000 Hindi 57,000 - - - - -
 Kayastha Karan 6,600 Bengali 6,600 - - - - -
 Khairwar 93,000 Bengali 93,000 - - - 20 -
 Khandait 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Kharia 2,800 Kharia 2,800 - - - - -
 Kharwar 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Koch (Hindu traditions) Unknown Koch - - - - - 20
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Kol 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
Konai Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
Konwar 40 Bengali 40 - - - - -
 Kori 16,000 Hindi 14,000 20 - - - 1,400
Kotal 1,900 Bengali 1,900 - - - - -
 Kui Khond Unknown Odia - - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 48,000 Hindi 48,000 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 80 Gujarati 80 - - - - -
Kurariar Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 73,000 Hindi 73,000 - - - - -
 Kurmi Mahato 8,000 Bengali 8,000 - - - - -
 Lingayat Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
 Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) 2,500 Bengali 2,400 - - - - 30
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 134,000 Hindi 134,000 - 20 - 30 -
Lohara 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Magar 90 Nepali 70 - 20 - - -
 Mahali 2,300 Bengali 2,300 - - - - -
 Mahanta 4,800 Odia 4,800 - - - - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) 2,500 Marathi 2,400 - 50 - - -
 Mahishya 72,000 Bengali 72,000 - - 400 - -
 Mahli 50 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 30 Marathi 30 - - - - -
 Majhi 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Majhwar 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 47,000 Hindi 47,000 - - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 4,600 Hindi 4,600 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 5,300 Hindi 5,300 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 10,000 Bengali - 10,000 - - - -
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Mallah Chain (Muslim traditions) 800 Bengali - 800 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 900 Bengali - 900 - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 2,900 Gujarati - 2,900 - - - -
Malto 200 Santhali 200 - - - - -
 Marma Unknown Rakhine - - - - - -
 Matia 55,000 Bengali 55,000 - - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 41,000 Bengali 41,000 - - - - -
 Moghal 1,100 Urdu - 1,100 - - - -
 Mru 30 Mru 30 - - - - -
 Munda 2,000 Mundari 1,900 - - - - 90
 Munnur 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Naga 20 Nagamese - - - 20 - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 41,000 Hindi 41,000 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 28,000 Bengali 28,000 - - 300 - -
 Namassej (Muslim traditions) 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Namassej Chandel 11,000 Bengali 11,000 - - 100 - -
 Newah 500 Nepali 500 - - - - -
 Oraon 400 Kurux 400 - - 20 - -
 Pan 700 Odia 700 - - - - -
Parhaiya 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Parsee 20 Gujarati - - - - - 20
 Pashtun, Pathan 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Pasi Gujar 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Pasi Kaithwan 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Pasi Rajpasi 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
Patralu 300 Odia 300 - - - - -
 Pod 800 Bengali 800 - - - - -
 Pundari 6,800 Bengali 6,800 - - - - -
 Qazi 1,400 Urdu - 1,400 - - - -
 Rabha 20 Assamese 20 - - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 500 Bengali 400 - - 20 - -
 Rajbhar 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 56,000 Hindi 56,000 - - - - 400
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Hindi 1,700 - - - - -
 Rajput Bargujar (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Rajput Batsa 3,400 Bengali 3,400 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhadauria 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Hindi 1,500 - - - - -
 Rajput Chandel 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 4,800 Hindi 4,800 - - - - -
 Rajput Dikhit 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Rajput Gahlot (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Rajput Garewal (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Rajput Gaur 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Rajput Gautam (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Rajput Jadu 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Rajput Janjua (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Rajput Joia (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Rajput Kachhwaha 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Rajput Manihas (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Parihar 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
 Rajput Pundir (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor (Hindu traditions) 2,000 Hindi 2,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Sakarwar (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Rajput Salehria (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Rajput Sandilya 3,400 Bengali 3,400 - - - - -
 Rajput Sengar 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Solanki 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Rajput Sombansi (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Rajput Tonwar (Hindu traditions) 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Raju 2,000 Bengali 2,000 - - - - -
 Rajwar 1,700 Hindi 1,700 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 50 Marathi 50 - - - - -
 Rautia 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
 Rongkup 50 Lepcha 30 - - - - -
Sagarbanshi 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
Sahi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Samanthan 20,000 Odia 20,000 - - - - -
Sankara 3,600 Bengali 3,600 - - - - -
 Santal (Sawntal) 352,000 Santhali 89,000 300 30 1,000 - 261,000
 Saora unspecified 2,500 Odia 2,400 - - - - 100
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 1,000 Bengali - 1,000 - - - -
 Sarki 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Sauria Paharia 40 Santhali 40 - - - - -
 Sayyid 15,000 Urdu - 15,000 - - - -
Sayyid Husaini 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
Shaikh Faruqi 2,800 Urdu - 2,800 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 64,000 Urdu - 64,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 64,000 Urdu - 64,000 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 247,000 Urdu - 247,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Usmani 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Hindi 3,500 - - - - 20
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 90,000 Bengali 90,000 - - - 20 -
 Sunri Sadhubanik 49,000 Bengali 49,000 - - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 24,000 Bengali 24,000 - - - - -
 Tamang 70 Nepali 60 20 - - - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 88,000 Bengali 88,000 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 115,000 Hindi 115,000 - - - - -
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Tili 196,000 Bengali 196,000 - - - - -
 Tiyar Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 263,000 Hindi 263,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 6,600 Hindi 6,600 - - - - -
 Yadav Kaonra 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
 Yadav Rawat 6,800 Hindi 6,800 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 171,000 Bengali 171,000 - - - - -
  Totals:  283 4,543,000   265 3,840,000 430,000 300 4,300 400 268,000
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