Country:

India

Province / State: Sikkim
District: Sikkim, East

Number of People Groups

82

Unreached People Groups

69

Total Population

252,000

Buddhist

26.1 %

Christian

8.6 %

Hindu

62.4 %

Muslim

2.1 %

Sikh

0.3 %

Other Religions

0.4 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
Anglo 300 English - - - 300 - -
 Ansari 80 Urdu - 80 - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Baha'i 70 Hindi - - - - - 70
 Baiga 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Bangali Muslim Moghal 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 300 Hindi 200 - - - - 80
 Bania Mahesri 80 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 1,400 Hindi 1,300 - - - - 100
 Bauri 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Bhotia Sikkim 31,000 Sikkimese 700 70 30,000 700 - 60
 Bhuiya unspecified 200 Hindi 100 - - 20 - -
Brahmin Bengali 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Jijhotia 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 25,000 Hindi 25,000 - - 200 - 40
 Chhetri 1,500 Nepali 1,400 - - 60 - -
 Christian 2,700 Hindi - - - 2,700 - -
 Darjee 5,000 Nepali 4,600 - 100 300 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Drukpa 200 Dzongkha - - 200 - - -
 Gharti 1,700 Bengali 1,600 - - 100 - -
 Gurung Ghaleg 700 Nepali 200 - 200 300 - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 600 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 600 -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
Kagate 1,300 Syuba - - 1,300 - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - 20 - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Kalwar Sunri 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kami 9,700 Nepali 8,700 - 200 800 - -
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 20 Kashmiri - 20 - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Khambu 41,000 Bengali 33,000 - 3,900 4,100 - -
 Khas 21,000 Nepali 18,000 - 2,100 1,300 - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 30 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 30 -
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Magar 14,000 Nepali 13,000 - 400 1,500 - -
 Mahishya 500 Bengali 500 - - 40 - -
 Majhi 200 Hindi 200 - - 20 - -
 Majhwar 1,300 Hindi 1,200 - - 100 - -
 Malabar Catholic 40 Malayalam - - - 40 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 50 Bengali 50 - - - - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Nair 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 400 Bengali 400 - - 20 - -
 Newah 12,000 Nepali 11,000 - 200 500 - -
 Pardhan 20 Pardhan 20 - - - - -
 Parsee 30 Gujarati - - - - - 30
 Pashtun, Pathan 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Pod 300 Bengali 300 - - 30 - -
 Rai 6,800 Nepali 4,800 - - 1,800 - 300
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 500 Bengali 500 - - 30 - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Rongkup 12,000 Lepcha 300 20 9,100 2,100 - 20
 Sarki 300 Nepali 300 - - 30 - -
 Sayyid 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 4,600 Urdu - 4,600 - - - -
 Sherpa 2,900 Nepali 100 - 2,400 400 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Sunuwar 2,900 Nepali 2,700 - - 100 - 30
 Syrian Christian 70 Malayalam - - - 70 - -
 Tamang 18,000 Nepali 1,100 40 15,000 1,500 - 30
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Thakali 100 Nepali 90 - 30 - - -
 Thami 500 Nepali 400 - 40 20 - -
 Tharu 12,000 Bhojpuri 10,000 - 200 1,500 - -
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Yakkha 400 Yakkha 300 - 20 80 - 30
 Yakthumba, Limbu 10,000 Nepali 8,100 30 600 1,100 - 300
  Totals:  82 252,000   69 157,000 5,300 66,000 22,000 900 1,100
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