Country:

India

Province / State: Sikkim
District: Sikkim, South

Number of People Groups

52

Unreached People Groups

42

Total Population

168,000

Buddhist

24.4 %

Christian

14.6 %

Hindu

57.6 %

Muslim

1.1 %

Sikh

0.1 %

Other Religions

2.3 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Baha'i 300 Hindi ☀︎ - - - - - 300
 Bania unspecified 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Bhotia Sikkim 16,000 Sikkimese 400 - 15,000 600 - 40
 Brahmin Gaur 800 Hindi ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 500 Bengali ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 8,500 Hindi ☀︎ 8,300 - - 200 - -
 Chhetri 500 Nepali 500 - - - - -
 Christian 1,700 Hindi - - - 1,700 - -
 Darjee 2,500 Nepali 2,300 - 60 200 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Drukpa 200 Dzongkha ☀︎ - - 200 - - -
 Gharti 1,200 Bengali 1,000 - - 200 - -
 Gurung Ghaleg 1,500 Nepali 50 - 800 700 - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 80 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 80 -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Kalwar Sunri 50 Hindi ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Kami 4,800 Nepali 4,200 - 100 400 - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Khambu 39,000 Bengali 29,000 - 3,700 6,200 - 200
 Khas 25,000 Nepali 20,000 - 1,400 3,700 - 200
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Magar 8,600 Nepali 6,500 - 600 1,500 - 50
 Mahishya 400 Bengali 400 - - 20 - -
 Majhi 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Majhwar 900 Hindi 800 - - 100 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 50 Bengali 50 - - - - -
 Newah 7,500 Nepali 6,700 - 600 200 - -
 Pardhan 20 Pardhan 20 - - - - -
 Rai 4,000 Nepali 1,000 - - 2,000 - 900
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali 500 - - 200 - 60
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 50 -
 Rongkup 8,300 Lepcha 200 - 5,900 2,100 - 20
 Sarki 300 Nepali 200 - - 20 - -
 Sayyid 60 Urdu ☀︎ - 60 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 1,700 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,700 - - - -
 Sherpa 2,900 Nepali 300 - 1,800 800 - 40
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 100 - - 40 - -
 Sunuwar 1,400 Nepali 1,200 - - 100 - 100
 Tamang 12,000 Nepali 600 20 10,000 1,300 - 50
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Thakali 200 Nepali 100 - - 40 - -
 Thami 100 Nepali 90 - - - - -
 Tharu 900 Bhojpuri 500 - - 400 - -
 Tili 90 Bengali ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Yakkha 300 Yakkha 20 - 100 40 - 100
 Yakthumba, Limbu 11,000 Nepali 7,500 - 400 1,800 - 1,700
  Totals:  52 168,000   42 97,000 1,800 41,000 25,000 200 3,900
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