Country:

India

Province / State: West Bengal
District: Purulia

Number of People Groups

300

Unreached People Groups

279

Total Population

3,419,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

0.3 %

Hindu

84.1 %

Muslim

7.6 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

7.9 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 20 Tamil ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Aghori 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Aguri 29,000 Bengali 29,000 - - - - -
Angarok 7,400 Bengali ☀︎ 7,400 - - - - -
 Ansari 22,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 22,000 - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 20 -
Badaik 8,700 Bengali ☀︎ 8,700 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Hindi ☀︎ 15,000 - - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Bengali ☀︎ 15,000 - - 100 - -
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 3,600 Bengali 3,600 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Bengali ☀︎ 16,000 - - - - -
 Baiti 90 Marathi ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 20,000 Hindi ☀︎ 20,000 - - - - 600
 Bania Agrahari 1,800 Hindi ☀︎ 1,800 - - - - -
 Bania Bais 2,000 Hindi ☀︎ 2,000 - - - - -
Bania Barnawar 800 Hindi ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Bania Gahoi 1,100 Hindi ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
 Bania Gandha Banik 16,000 Bengali ☀︎ 16,000 - - - - -
 Bania Jaiswal 300 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - 100
 Bania Kasarwani 600 Hindi ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Bania Kasaundhan 1,600 Hindi ☀︎ 1,600 - - - - -
Bania Khandelwal 500 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - 300
Bania Khatri 1,200 Bengali ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
Bania Mahajan 1,600 Hindi ☀︎ 1,600 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 2,300 Hindi ☀︎ 2,300 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 600 Hindi ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 1,700 Hindi ☀︎ 1,300 - - - - 500
 Bania Porwal 2,000 Hindi ☀︎ 1,900 - - - - 100
 Bania Rauniar 700 Hindi ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Bania Subarna Banik 4,800 Bengali ☀︎ 4,800 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 97,000 Hindi ☀︎ 95,000 - - - - 1,900
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) Unknown Lambadi - - - - - -
 Bari (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Bauri 290,000 Bengali 288,000 - - 2,000 80 -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 7,500 Hindi ☀︎ 7,500 - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 30 Kannada ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Bengali Muslim Moghal 4,600 Urdu ☀︎ - 4,600 - - - -
Besya (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Bhakat 800 Bengali ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Bhar 400 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Hindi ☀︎ 3,700 - - - - -
 Bhogta 90 Hindi ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 5,200 Hindi ☀︎ 5,200 - - - - -
 Bhotia 50 Nepali 50 - - - - -
Bhottada Unknown Kuvi - - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - 70 200 - -
 Bhuiya unspecified 7,400 Hindi 7,300 - 20 80 - -
 Bhumij 124,000 Bengali 123,000 200 - 400 - 600
 Bind 40 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
Birhor 300 Birhor 300 - - - - -
 Birjia Unknown Munda - - - - - -
 Boya 200 Telugu ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Acharya 200 Bengali ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Bhumihar 17,000 Hindi ☀︎ 17,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 8,100 Hindi ☀︎ 8,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 700 Hindi ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
Brahmin Jyoti 200 Odia ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 12,000 Hindi ☀︎ 12,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 600 Hindi ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 1,500 Marathi ☀︎ 1,500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maithili 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Ojha 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Brahmin Parikh 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Purohit 100 Marwari (India) ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Pushkarna 100 Marwari (India) ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 11,000 Bengali ☀︎ 11,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Rikhisur 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 700 Hindi ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 1,400 Hindi ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
Brahmin Srimali 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 40 Telugu ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 121,000 Hindi ☀︎ 120,000 - - - - 900
 Brahmin Utkal 500 Bengali ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 1,000 Bengali ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Varendra 1,100 Bengali ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Vyas 100 Telugu ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 40 Bengali ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Chain 14,000 Bengali ☀︎ 14,000 - - - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 31,000 Hindi 30,000 - - 800 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Chaupal 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Chero Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Chik Baraik 700 Sadri 700 - - - - -
 Christian 1,200 Hindi - - - 1,200 - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 100 Bengali ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
 Dangi 3,200 Hindi ☀︎ 3,200 - - - - -
 Darjee Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
 Dhanuk 500 Hindi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 24,000 Hindi ☀︎ 24,000 - - - - -
Doai 30 Bengali ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 34,000 Odia 34,000 - - 400 - -
Dom Murdafarash 5,000 Odia ☀︎ 5,000 - - - - -
Dulia 10,000 Bengali ☀︎ 10,000 - - - - -
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 1,400 Hindi ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
 Dusadh Bahelia 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Faqir 20 Urdu ☀︎ - 20 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Ganda 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
Gandharb (Hindu traditions) 4,100 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 4,100 - - - - -
 Garo (A-chik Mande) 300 Garo 200 - - 70 - -
 Gauda 100 Odia ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Hindi 16,000 - - 200 - -
Ghusuria 1,000 Hindi ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
 Gond unspecified 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Gonrhi 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Gorait 2,400 Bengali 2,400 - - - - -
 Gosain Dasnami 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Gosain unspecified 500 Hindi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Guria 60 Odia ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Hadi 36,000 Bengali 36,000 - - - - -
 Hajam 800 Urdu ☀︎ - 800 - - - -
 Halalkhor (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 19,000 Hindi ☀︎ 19,000 - - - - -
Halwai Maira 12,000 Hindi ☀︎ 12,000 - - - - -
 Ho 300 Ho 300 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 200 -
 Jhalo Malo 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 2,900 Bengali ☀︎ 2,900 - - - - -
Kadar 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 89,000 Hindi ☀︎ 89,000 - - - - -
 Kahar Kamkar (Hindu traditions) 8,100 Hindi ☀︎ 8,100 - - - - -
 Kaibartta Jalia 4,100 Bengali ☀︎ 4,100 - - 40 - -
 Kaibartta unspecified 19,000 Bengali ☀︎ 18,000 - - 200 - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Telugu ☀︎ 1,900 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 500 Telugu ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 33,000 Hindi ☀︎ 33,000 - - - - -
 Kalwar (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu ☀︎ - 700 - - - -
Kalwar Iraqi (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
 Kamar 300 Kamar ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 20 -
 Kandu 1,600 Hindi ☀︎ 1,600 - - - - -
Kanjar (Muslim traditions) 3,100 Urdu ☀︎ - 3,100 - - - -
 Kaora 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Kapali 7,300 Bengali ☀︎ 7,300 - - - - -
 Kapu Reddi 400 Telugu ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 400 Telugu ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Karmali 700 Maithili 600 - - - - 60
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 3,600 Marathi ☀︎ 3,500 - - - - 20
 Kawar Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 71,000 Hindi ☀︎ 71,000 - - - - -
 Kayastha Karan 13,000 Bengali ☀︎ 13,000 - - - - -
 Khairwar 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Khandait 90 Odia ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Kharia 19,000 Kharia 19,000 - - - - -
 Kharwar 100 Hindi 70 - - - - 50
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Khoja 30 Gujarati ☀︎ - 30 - - - -
 Kisan Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 6,500 Hindi ☀︎ 6,500 - - - - -
 Kol 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Kolta 40 Odia 40 - - - - -
Konwar Unknown Bengali ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Kori 40,000 Hindi 39,000 70 - - - 50
 Korwa Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Kotal 200 Bengali ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 64,000 Hindi ☀︎ 64,000 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 600 Gujarati ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 291,000 Hindi ☀︎ 291,000 - - - - -
 Kurmi Mahato 27,000 Bengali ☀︎ 27,000 - - - - -
 Labana (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - - -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 1,400 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,400 - - - -
 Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) 5,900 Bengali 5,400 - - 100 - 300
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi ☀︎ 17,000 - - 100 - -
Lohra 4,400 Sadri 4,300 - - - - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Madari (Muslim traditions) 50 Urdu ☀︎ - 50 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 70 Telugu - - - 70 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Magar 70 Nepali 60 - - - - -
 Mahali 12,000 Bengali 12,000 50 - - - 400
 Mahanta 500 Bengali ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
 Mahishya 4,100 Bengali 4,100 - - - - -
 Mahli 300 Marathi 200 - - - - 30
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Majhi 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Majhwar 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 5,900 Hindi ☀︎ 5,900 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 20 Telugu - - - 20 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 50 Malayalam - - - 50 - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Hindi ☀︎ 13,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 35,000 Gujarati ☀︎ - 35,000 - - - -
 Malto 300 Mal Paharia 300 - - - - -
 Mangala 50 Telugu ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Marma (Magh) Unknown Rakhine - - - - - -
 Matia 2,100 Bengali ☀︎ 2,100 - - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 63,000 Bengali 63,000 - - - - -
Mukeri 900 Urdu ☀︎ - 900 - - - -
 Munda 12,000 Mundari 10,000 - - 200 - 1,600
 Munnur 200 Telugu ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 300 Telugu ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Naga 80 Nagamese - - - 70 - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 28,000 Hindi ☀︎ 28,000 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Namassej (Muslim traditions) 30 Bengali ☀︎ - 30 - - - -
 Namassej Chandel 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Newah 2,200 Nepali 2,200 - - - - -
 Oraon 10,000 Kurux 9,700 100 - 200 - -
 Paharia 1,000 Mal Paharia ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
Paik 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Paliya Unknown Bengali ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Pan 30 Odia 30 - - - - -
 Panika 70 Chhattisgarhi ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
Parhaiya 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Parja unspecified 40 Odia 40 - - - - -
 Pashtun Afridi 200 Urdu ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
Pashtun Beteli 100 Bengali ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
Pashtun Guria 100 Bengali ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
Pashtun Jilan 100 Bengali ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
Pashtun Niazi 90 Bengali ☀︎ - 90 - - - -
Pashtun Sur 90 Bengali ☀︎ - 90 - - - -
 Pashtun Yusafzai 400 Urdu ☀︎ - 400 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 2,600 Urdu ☀︎ - 2,600 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
Pasi Gujar 90 Hindi ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Pasi Kaithwan 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Pasi Rajpasi 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Patial 300 Odia 300 - - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Patralu 500 Odia ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Pod 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Pundari 5,700 Bengali ☀︎ 5,700 - - - - -
 Qazi 900 Urdu ☀︎ - 900 - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 23,000 Hindi ☀︎ 23,000 - - - - 100
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 400 Urdu ☀︎ - 400 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 100 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Rajput Batsa 700 Bengali ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Rajput Gahlot (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Rajput Gaur 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
Rajput Sandilya 700 Bengali ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Rajput Tonwar (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Raju 1,700 Bengali ☀︎ 1,700 - - - - -
 Rajwar 57,000 Hindi 56,000 - - 700 - -
Rana 70 Hindi ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 60 Marathi ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Rautia 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Saini (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Samanthan 100 Odia ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Sankara 600 Bengali ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Santal (Sawntal) 402,000 Santhali 136,000 400 40 1,300 20 264,000
 Saora unspecified 6,900 Odia 6,600 30 - 100 - 100
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 5,600 Bengali ☀︎ - 5,600 - - - -
 Sarera (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Sarki 30 Nepali 30 - - - - -
Sauria Paharia 200 Mal Paharia 200 - - - - -
 Sayyid 5,500 Urdu ☀︎ - 5,500 - - - -
Sayyid Husaini 200 Urdu ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
Shabar 50 Odia 50 - - - - -
 Shaikh Faruqi 600 Urdu ☀︎ - 600 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 7,100 Urdu ☀︎ - 7,100 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 13,000 Bengali ☀︎ - 13,000 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 153,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 153,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Usmani 300 Urdu ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 7,000 Hindi ☀︎ 6,900 - - - - 60
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 50,000 Bengali 49,000 - - 600 - -
 Sunri Sadhubanik 28,000 Bengali 27,000 - - 400 - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 2,000 Bengali ☀︎ 2,000 - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 50 Malayalam - - - 50 - -
 Tamang 40 Nepali 30 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 21,000 Hindi ☀︎ 21,000 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 40 Tamil ☀︎ - 40 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 69,000 Bengali ☀︎ 69,000 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 40 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 237,000 Hindi ☀︎ 236,000 - - 600 - -
 Tharu 1,500 Bhojpuri 1,500 - 20 60 - -
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Tiyar 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Turaiha 26,000 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 26,000 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 90 Telugu ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 184,000 Hindi ☀︎ 184,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 15,000 Hindi ☀︎ 15,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Kaonra 1,400 Hindi ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
 Yadav Rawat 2,900 Hindi ☀︎ 2,900 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 8,400 Bengali ☀︎ 8,400 - - - - -
 Yakthumba, Limbu Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
 Yenadi 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
  Totals:  300 3,419,000   279 2,876,000 260,000 200 10,000 700 272,000
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