Country:

India

State: Karnataka
District: All

Number of People Groups

665

Unreached People Groups

627

Total Population

71,050,000

Buddhist

0.6 %

Christian

1.9 %

Hindu

79.1 %

Muslim

13.1 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

5.3 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 30,000 Telugu 30,000 - - 400 - -
Adi Andhra Christian 8,200 Telugu - - - 8,200 - -
 Adi Dravida 934,000 Tamil 931,000 - 400 1,700 30 -
Adi Dravida Christian 120,000 Tamil - - - 121,000 - -
 Adi Karnataka 3,371,000 Kannada 3,328,000 - 24,000 18,000 400 -
Adi Karnataka Christian 204,000 Kannada - - - 205,000 - -
 Adiyan 900 Malayalam 800 - - 70 - 20
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 20,000 Tamil 20,000 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 23,000 Tamil 23,000 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) 7,800 Kannada 7,800 - - - - -
 Aghori 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Agri 700 Marathi 700 - - - - -
Ajila 2,900 Malayalam 2,900 - - - - -
Ajna 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Alambadi Kurichchan 1,700 Kurichiya 1,700 - - - - -
 Ambalavasi 9,900 Malayalam 9,900 - - - - -
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
 Amma Kodaga 2,300 Kodava 2,300 - - - - -
 Andh 1,400 Marathi 1,400 - - - - -
Anduran 2,900 Konkani 2,900 - - - - -
Anglo Indian 52,000 English - - - 52,000 - -
 Ansari 359,000 Urdu - 365,000 - - - -
Anuppan 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
 Arab 200 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 200 - - - -
Arandan 80 Aranadan 80 - - - - -
 Arasu 52,000 Kannada 52,000 - - - - -
Aray Mala 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
Arayan 1,800 Malayalam 1,800 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 1,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,000 -
 Arunthathiyar 2,800 Tamil 2,800 - - - - -
 Arwa Mala 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Assamese (Muslim traditions) 20 Assamese - 20 - - - -
Atari 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
Ayyanavar 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
 Badaga 24,000 Badaga 24,000 - - 30 - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 58,000 Hindi 58,000 - - - - -
Badhai Konkani 1,300 Marathi 1,300 - - - - -
 Bagata 5,000 Telugu 5,000 - - - - -
 Bagdi 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Baghban (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
Bahrupi 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
 Baira 4,700 Kannada 4,700 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 8,000 Hindi 8,000 - - - - -
Bakad 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Bakuda 1,800 Tamil 1,800 - - - - -
Balagai 2,600 Kannada 2,500 - 30 - - -
Balasantoshi 300 Marathi 300 - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 1,028,000 Kannada 1,016,000 - - - - 12,000
Balija Bogam 38,000 Telugu 38,000 - - - - 300
Balija Dasari 44,000 Kannada 43,000 - - - - 700
Balija Gopanthi 9,300 Telugu 9,300 - - - - -
Bandi (Hindu traditions) 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
 Bangali (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 31,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - 8,000
Bania Chaturth 3,000 Marathi - - - - - 3,000
 Bania Chetti 122,000 Tamil 90,000 - - - - 31,000
Bania Gujar 1,400 Gujarati 1,400 - - - - -
Bania Irupathi Nalu Manai Chetti 8,700 Telugu 7,700 - - - - 1,100
 Bania Jaiswal 1,100 Hindi 400 - - - - 700
Bania Kasar 1,200 Hindi 300 - - - - 900
 Bania Komti 37,000 Telugu 37,000 - - - - 500
Bania Mahajan 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 800 Hindi 800 - - - - 50
Bania Marwadi 1,900 Marwari 1,900 - - - - 70
 Bania Oswal 3,100 Hindi 800 - - - - 2,300
Bania Pancham 1,300 Kannada - - - - - 1,300
 Bania Porwal 4,200 Hindi 2,400 - - - - 1,800
 Bania Srimali 400 Gujarati - - - - - 400
Bania Trivarnika Vaisya 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Bania Ummad 1,100 Hindi 200 - - - - 800
 Bania unspecified 650,000 Hindi 445,000 - - - - 205,000
 Banijiga 835,000 Kannada 824,000 - - 1,000 - 10,000
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 1,440,000 Lambadi 1,439,000 - 700 400 20 -
 Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) 149,000 Lambadi 149,000 - 30 - - -
Banka 90 Odia 90 - - - - -
Bant 1,600 Kannada 1,600 - - - - -
Barda 300 Marathi 300 - - 20 - -
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
Bariki 300 Odia 300 - - - - -
 Basor 76,000 Hindi 75,000 - - - - 700
Bathada 3,100 Kannada 3,100 - - - - -
 Bauri 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Bavcha 1,300 Gujarati 1,300 - - - - -
 Bawaria (Sikh traditions) 70 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 70 -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 2,219,000 Kannada 2,219,000 - - - - -
Bedar Bile 121,000 Kannada 121,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kakamundi 109,000 Telugu 109,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kare 119,000 Kannada 119,000 - - - - -
Bedar Kashmir (Muslim traditions) 2,700 Urdu - 2,700 - - - -
Bedar Myasa 54,000 Kannada 54,000 - - - - -
Bedar Naik Makkalu 121,000 Kannada 121,000 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Beg 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 653,000 Kannada 646,000 - 80 - - 7,300
Beldar Katani Uppara 20,000 Kannada 20,000 - - - - -
Beldar Lonari (Hindu traditions) 30,000 Kannada 30,000 - - - - -
Beldar Mith Gauda 1,200 Konkani, Goan 1,200 - - - - -
Beldar Narmada Uppara 24,000 Kannada 24,000 - - - - -
Beldar Sunkar 8,900 Kannada 8,900 - - - - -
Beldar Urindavan 1,100 Kannada 1,100 - - - - -
Bellara 1,400 Kannada 1,400 - - - - -
 Bhampta 2,900 Marathi 2,900 - - - - -
Bhand (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bhandari 500 Odia 500 - - - - -
Bhangi Lal Begi (Muslim traditions) 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
Bhansala 8,000 Marathi 8,000 - - - - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Hindi 18,000 - - - - -
 Bhatia (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
 Bhattra 20 Bhatri 20 - - - - -
 Bhil unspecified 6,300 Hindi 5,800 200 - 60 - 200
 Bhisti 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 328,000 Hindi 328,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia Sikkim 30 Sikkimese - - 30 - - -
Bhottada 1,700 Kuvi 1,700 - - - - -
Bidur 500 Marathi 500 - - - - -
 Bind 200 Bhojpuri 200 - - - - -
 Bohra 500 Gujarati - 500 - - - -
 Boya 227,000 Telugu 227,000 - - - - 100
 Brahmin (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
Brahmin Anavada 3,800 Gujarati 3,800 - - - - -
Brahmin Anavala 80 Gujarati 80 - - - - -
 Brahmin Audich 1,200 Gujarati 1,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Bengali 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Chitpavan 59,000 Marathi 59,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Christian 400 Tamil - - - 400 - -
Brahmin Daima 1,000 Hindi 1,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Deshastha 76,000 Marathi 76,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Devarukha 3,000 Marathi 3,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat 51,000 Marathi 51,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 103,000 Hindi 103,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujar Gaur 6,200 Hindi 6,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujarati 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
Brahmin Havik 24,000 Kannada 24,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Iyer 28,000 Tamil 28,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 5,100 Hindi 5,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 77,000 Hindi 77,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 338,000 Kannada 338,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Karhada 14,000 Marathi 14,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 3,500 Hindi 3,500 - - - - -
Brahmin Khedawal 800 Gujarati 800 - - - - -
 Brahmin Maha 1,300 Hindi 1,300 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 77,000 Marathi 77,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi 60,000 Marathi 60,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Mewada 3,600 Gujarati 3,600 - - - - -
Brahmin Modh 3,100 Gujarati 3,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Nagar 2,400 Gujarati 2,400 - - - - -
Brahmin Nambudiri 1,800 Malayalam 1,800 - - - - -
 Brahmin Ojha 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Potti 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sanadhya 96,000 Hindi 96,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 36,000 Hindi 36,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sawaria 3,600 Hindi 3,600 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 16,000 Tamil 16,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Srigaud 1,300 Hindi 1,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 43,000 Tamil 43,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 65,000 Telugu 65,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 2,613,000 Hindi 2,526,000 - - 50 - 88,000
Brahmin Vadama 11,000 Tamil 11,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Velanadu 21,000 Telugu 21,000 - - - - -
 Budega Jangam 138,000 Telugu 138,000 - - - - -
 Burmese 60 Burmese - - 60 - - -
Byagara 2,300 Telugu 2,300 - - - - -
Byari (Beary) 461,000 Konkani - 461,000 - - - -
 Chain 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Chaliyan 6,800 Tulu 6,800 - - - - -
 Chalvadi 242,000 Kannada 239,000 - 3,100 - - 50
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 712,000 Hindi 707,000 - 2,000 1,600 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) 30 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 30 -
Chandala 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
Chapparband (Hindu traditions) 6,800 Kannada 6,800 - - - - -
 Chapparband (Muslim traditions) 4,000 Urdu - 4,000 - - - -
Chaptegar 7,400 Konkani, Goan 7,400 - - - - -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
Charodi 5,400 Konkani, Goan 5,200 - - 200 - -
 Chenchu 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
 Chenna Dasar 80,000 Kannada 80,000 - - - - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 30,000 Malayalam 30,000 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 8,600 Malayalam - - - 8,600 - -
 Chhetri 100 Nepali 100 - - - - -
 Chhimba (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 50 -
 Chhipa (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi 1,200 - - - - -
 Chitara 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Chitrakar (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Marathi 2,700 - - - - -
 Chodhara 400 Chodri 300 20 - - - -
 Christian 77,000 Hindi - - - 77,000 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Marathi 20,000 - - - - -
 Dakkal 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 224,000 Hindi 222,000 - 60 - - 2,000
 Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Marathi 12,000 - - - - -
Devadasi 7,700 Kannada 7,700 - - - - -
 Devadiga (Hindu traditions) 164,000 Tulu 160,000 - 4,100 - - -
Devadiga Kalavant 7,300 Konkani 7,300 - - - - -
 Devanga 480,000 Kannada 461,000 - - 13,000 - 5,500
 Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,292,000 Gujarati 1,292,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 636,000 Hindi 634,000 - 1,300 - - 500
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 35,000 Urdu - 35,000 - - - -
Dhobi Parit 26,000 Marathi 25,000 - 500 - - -
 Dhodia Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Dholi (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Dhor 35,000 Marathi 34,000 - 60 - - 500
Divehi 100 Maldivian - 100 - - - -
Dom (Dombara) 30,000 Telugu 30,000 - - - - -
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 200 Odia 200 - - - - -
 Dubla unspecified 300 Dubli 300 - - - - -
 Dudekula 70 Telugu - 70 - - - -
Durgamurgi 1,400 Kannada 1,400 - - - - -
Ellamalawar 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Faqir 60 Urdu - 60 - - - -
 Gadaba 90 Telugu 90 - - - - -
Galada Konkani 900 Tulu 900 - - - - -
 Gamit 600 Gamit 600 20 - - - -
 Ganda 30 Odia 30 - - - - -
 Gandla 24,000 Telugu 24,000 - - - - -
 Gangakula 1,665,000 Kannada 1,665,000 - - - - 20
Gantichore 5,800 Kannada 5,800 - - - - -
 Garoda (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
Gatti 6,900 Tulu 6,900 - - - - -
 Gauda 32,000 Odia 32,000 - - - - -
 Gavara 700 Malayalam 700 - - - - -
Gawli 20,000 Marathi 20,000 - - - - -
Ghadasi 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
Ghadi 4,800 Konkani, Goan 4,800 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Ghisadi 500 Marathi 500 - - - - -
 Giddikki 64,000 Konkani 64,000 - - - - -
 Goanese 107,000 Konkani, Goan - - - 107,000 - -
 Godari 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
Godda 1,800 Kannada 1,700 - 60 - - -
 Gond unspecified 160,000 Hindi 157,000 600 - 50 40 1,700
Gondaru 95,000 Kannada 95,000 - 500 - - -
 Gondhali 5,500 Marathi 5,500 - - - - -
Gopal 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Gosain unspecified 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - -
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Telugu 2,200 - 50 - - -
 Gowari Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Gowdulu 10,000 Kannada 10,000 - - - - -
 Gudigar 2,900 Konkani 2,900 - - - - -
 Gujar (Hindu traditions) 9,000 Hindi 9,000 - - - - -
Gujar (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
Habura 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Hadi 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Hajam 16,000 Urdu - 16,000 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 14,000 Vaagri Booli 14,000 20 - 50 - -
Halleer 4,100 Konkani, Goan 4,000 - 200 - - -
Halsar 11,000 Kannada 11,000 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Halwakki Wakkal 139,000 Kannada 137,000 - 1,500 500 - 30
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 100 Chinese, Mandarin - - 100 - - -
Hanabar 85,000 Tulu 85,000 - - - - -
 Hande Jogi 25,000 Kannada 25,000 - - - - 300
Harkantra 23,000 Konkani, Goan 23,000 - - - - -
 Hasalaru 30,000 Tulu 30,000 20 - - - -
Hasla 1,100 Kannada 1,100 - - - - -
 Hatkar 91,000 Marathi 91,000 - - - - -
 Holar 1,400 Marathi 1,400 - 20 - - -
 Holaya 929,000 Kannada 640,000 - 287,000 - 90 4,200
Holaya Dasar 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
Idayan 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Ilavan 87,000 Malayalam 87,000 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 3,700 Tamil - - - 3,700 - -
 Irular 1,000 Irula 900 - - - - 40
Iruliga 16,000 Kannada 16,000 - - - - 100
Jaggali 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
Jambuvulu 15,000 Telugu 15,000 - 30 - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 16,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 16,000 -
Jatigar 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Javeri 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Jenu Kuruba 43,000 Kurumba, Jennu 42,000 40 - - - 20
 Jew, South Asian 90 Marathi - - - - - 90
 Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
 Jingar 7,400 Marwari 7,300 - - - - 100
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 130,000 Bengali 130,000 - - - - -
 Kabirpanthi 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
 Kachari (Hindu traditions) 800 Marathi 800 - - - - -
 Kachhi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Kachhia (Hindu traditions) 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Kadaiyar 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
 Kadan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
 Kadia (Hindu traditions) 126,000 Kannada 126,000 - - - - -
Kadu Kuruba 14,000 Kannada 14,000 20 - - - 300
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Kaikadi 245,000 Kannada 245,000 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 11,000 Tamil 11,000 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,253,000 Telugu 1,252,000 - 500 - - 1,100
 Kalal Idiga 1,091,000 Telugu 1,090,000 - 500 - - -
Kalavant 7,000 Kannada 4,600 - - - - 2,300
Kalladi 2,100 Malayalam 2,100 - - - - -
Kallan Tondaman 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
Kallan unspecified 2,000 Tamil 2,000 - - - - -
 Kalota Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kamar 200 Kamar 200 - - - - -
Kamathi 11,000 Telugu 11,000 - - - - -
 Kamboh (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
Kammara 4,500 Telugu 4,300 - - - - 100
Kanai 4,300 Urdu - 4,300 - - - -
Kanakkan 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
 Kanikkaran 20 Kanikkaran 20 - - - - -
 Kaniyan 5,200 Malayalam 5,200 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kaora 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Kapariya 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Kapu Reddi 54,000 Telugu 54,000 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 215,000 Telugu 214,000 - - 200 - 100
Karimpalan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 30,000 Marathi 27,000 - - - - 2,200
Kasar Otari 3,600 Telugu 3,300 - - - - 300
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 200 Kashmiri - 200 - - - -
 Kathodi 500 Marathi 500 20 - - - -
 Kattunayakan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Kavara 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Kavuthiyan 1,900 Malayalam 1,900 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
Kepmaris 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Khairwar 40 Bengali 40 - - - - -
 Khandait 40 Odia 40 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 40,000 Gujarati 40,000 - - - - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 23,000 Hindi 23,000 - - - - -
 Khatri (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Khatri (Muslim traditions) 1,100 Gujarati - 1,100 - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 400 -
 Khoja 1,300 Gujarati - 1,300 - - - -
 Kodaga 133,000 Kodava 133,000 - - - - -
 Kokna 4,500 Kukna 4,500 - - - - -
 Kolhati 1,400 Marathi 1,400 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 41,000 Hindi 41,000 - - - - -
 Koli Dhor 132,000 Marathi 131,000 400 - 40 40 700
 Koli Mahadev 35,000 Marathi 35,000 - 90 - - -
 Koli Malhar 11,000 Marathi 11,000 - - - - -
 Koli of Gujarat 6,300 Gujarati 6,300 - - - - -
Koli of Sind (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Kolupulvandlu 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Komarpaik 25,000 Konkani 25,000 - - - - -
 Konda Kapu 8,200 Telugu 7,600 300 - 300 - 40
 Konda Reddi 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Kootan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Koracha, caste 60,000 Kannada 60,000 - - - - -
Koracha, tribal 17,000 Tulu 17,000 40 - - - 200
Korama Kunchi 60,000 Kannada 60,000 - - - - -
 Korama unspecified 207,000 Kannada 207,000 - 200 - - -
 Kori 8,900 Hindi 8,900 - - - - -
 Korwa 66,000 Telugu 66,000 - - - - -
 Koshti 103,000 Marathi 102,000 - - 400 - -
Kota 200 Kota 200 - - - - -
Kotegar 2,800 Kannada 2,800 - - - - -
 Koya unspecified 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
Krishnanvak 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Kudavakkal 6,600 Kannada 5,200 - - - - 1,300
Kudiya 2,600 Kudiya 2,600 - - - - -
 Kudumban 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
 Kudumi 51,000 Tamil 51,000 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 507,000 Hindi 503,000 - 70 - - 4,300
 Kumhar (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Kummari 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 211,000 Gujarati 208,000 - - 60 - 2,400
Kunbi Anjna 3,800 Gujarati 3,800 - - - - -
 Kunbi Kadwa 1,300 Gujarati 1,300 - - - - -
 Kunbi Konkani 4,900 Konkani, Goan 4,900 - - - - -
 Kunbi Lewa 2,300 Gujarati 2,300 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 395,000 Kannada 394,000 - - - - 70
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 700 Malayalam 700 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 71,000 Hindi 71,000 - - - - -
 Kuruba 3,840,000 Kannada 3,791,000 - - 51,000 - 300
 Kuruman 600 Kurumba, Betta 600 - - - - -
 Labana (Sikh traditions) 90 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 90 -
 Lakhera 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
Lingader 90 Marathi 90 - - - - -
 Lingayat 3,258,000 Kannada - - - 500 - 3,232,000
 Lohana 600 Gujarati 600 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 73,000 Hindi 72,000 - - - - 1,600
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Madari (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
Madari (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 91,000 Telugu - - - 93,000 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 1,072,000 Telugu 1,065,000 - 5,000 1,200 50 -
 Madiga (Muslim traditions) 1,900 Telugu - 1,900 - - - -
Madiga Penda 400 Telugu - 400 - - - -
 Magar 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) 78,000 Marathi 57,000 - 21,000 - - -
 Mahar (Christian traditions) 18,000 Marathi - - - 18,000 - -
 Mahishya 1,600 Bengali 1,600 - - - - -
Mahratta Gomatang 8,500 Marathi 8,500 - - - - -
 Mahratta Konkani 97,000 Marathi 97,000 - - - - 100
 Mahratta Kunbi 109,000 Gujarati 109,000 - - - - -
 Mahratta Shinde 6,700 Marathi 6,700 - - - - 20
 Mahratta unspecified 2,242,000 Marathi 2,182,000 60 - 40 - 60,000
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Mahyavanshi 40 Gujarati 40 - - - - -
Maila 2,100 Tulu 2,100 - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 17,000 Telugu - - - 17,000 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 23,000 Telugu 23,000 - 70 200 - -
 Mala Dasari 4,700 Telugu 4,700 - 20 - - -
 Mala Jangam 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Mala Sale 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 209,000 Malayalam - - - 209,000 - -
 Malai Vedan 1,100 Malayalam 1,100 - - 30 - -
Malaikudi 11,000 Tulu 11,000 20 - - - -
Malasar 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Malava 23,000 Tulu 23,000 - - - - -
 Malayali 6,800 Tamil 6,800 - - - - -
Malayarayar Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malayekandi 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - 80 - - -
 Malla Jetti 500 Telugu 500 - - - - -
Manbhav 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Mang Garudi 4,200 Marathi 4,200 - - - - -
 Mangala 38,000 Telugu 38,000 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 3,100 Malayalam 3,100 - - - - -
Manne 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Mappila 92,000 Malayalam - 92,000 - - - -
Marata 102,000 Tulu 102,000 100 - 50 - 70
 Maravan 26,000 Tamil 26,000 - - - - -
 Masan Jogi 33,000 Kannada 33,000 - - - - -
Masthi 90 Telugu 90 - - - - -
Matang (Christian traditions) 3,500 Marathi - - - 3,500 - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 31,000 Marathi 30,000 - 700 - - -
 Mavilan 40 Malayalam 40 - - - - -
 Mawalud 55,000 Urdu - 55,000 - - - -
Meda 51,000 Kannada 50,000 200 - 50 - 400
 Megh (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
 Meitei unspecified 50 Meitei 50 - - - - -
 Memon 1,800 Gujarati - 1,800 - - - -
 Mirasi (Hindu traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern 20 - - - - -
 Mitha Ayyalvar 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 29,000 Bengali 29,000 - - - - -
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
Moger Moyon 16,000 Kannada 15,000 - 70 - - -
 Moger unspecified 84,000 Kannada 83,000 - 200 - - -
 Moghal 180,000 Urdu - 182,000 - - - -
 Momna 90 Gujarati - 90 - - - -
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) 2,700 Malayalam - - - 2,700 - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 7,500 Malayalam 7,500 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) 200 Malayalam - 200 - - - -
Mukri 13,000 Kannada 13,000 - - - - -
Mundala 32,000 Kannada 32,000 - - - - -
 Munnur 27,000 Telugu 27,000 - - - - -
Mutali 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Muthuvan 400 Malayalam 400 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 24,000 Telugu 24,000 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 28,000 Tamil - - - 28,000 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 71,000 Tamil 71,000 - - - - -
 Nadia 1,600 Gujarati 1,600 - - - - -
 Naga 70 Nagamese - - - 60 - -
Nagar 70 Bengali 70 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 60 Sadri - 60 - - - -
Nagartha 49,000 Kannada 49,000 - - - - 90
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 363,000 Hindi 363,000 - - - - 30
 Nai (Sikh traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 400 -
 Naikda 3,636,000 Kannada 3,615,000 8,400 100 1,200 600 13,000
 Nair 173,000 Malayalam 173,000 - - - - -
Nalakeyava 7,000 Kannada 7,000 - - - - -
Nalband 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Nalkadaya 900 Tulu 900 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
 Namassej Chandel 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Hindi 13,000 - - - - -
Navait 15,000 Konkani - 15,000 - - - -
 Navithan 16,000 Tamil 16,000 - - - - -
 Nayadi 700 Gujarati 700 - - - - -
 Newah 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Padiar 1,100 Konkani, Goan 1,100 - - - - -
Pale 11,000 Kannada 11,000 - - - - -
 Paliya 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Paliyan 3,400 Tamil 3,400 - - - - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 4,200 Tamil 4,200 - - - - -
Palleyan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Palliyan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Palluvan 700 Malayalam 700 - - - - -
Pambada 800 Telugu 800 - - - - -
 Pan 1,900 Odia 1,900 - - - - -
 Panan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Panchama 500 Telugu 500 - - - - -
 Pandaram 4,700 Malayalam 4,700 - - - - -
Panditattan 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
Pangul 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
 Panika 700 Chhattisgarhi 700 - - - - -
Panikkan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Paniyan 700 Paniya 700 - - - - -
 Pannadi 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
Panniandi Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 900 Tamil - - - 900 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Tamil 2,800 - - - - -
Paravan (Christian traditions) 1,300 Tamil - - - 1,300 - -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) 4,100 Malayalam 4,100 - - - - -
 Pardhan 100 Pardhan 100 - - - - -
 Pardhi 13,000 Pardhi 13,000 60 - - - 30
 Parsee 700 Gujarati - - - - - 700
 Pashtun Afridi 53,000 Urdu - 53,000 - - - -
Pashtun Ghilzai 1,600 Urdu - 1,600 - - - -
 Pashtun Kakar 36,000 Urdu - 36,000 - - - -
Pashtun Khalil 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Pashtun Khan 3,100 Urdu - 3,100 - - - -
Pashtun Lodhi (Dalazak) 16,000 Urdu - 16,000 - - - -
Pashtun Malagori (Mullagari) 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Pashtun Mohmand 15,000 Urdu - 15,000 - - - -
 Pashtun Yusafzai 52,000 Urdu - 52,000 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 573,000 Urdu - 575,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Patelia 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Patharwat 16,000 Marathi 16,000 - - - - -
Patralu 300 Odia 300 - - - - -
Patramela 5,400 Konkani 5,400 - - - - -
Patvekari (Hindu traditions) 29,000 Kannada 29,000 - - - - -
Patvekari (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
 Perka 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Persian 200 Dari - 200 - - - -
Phudgi 50 Marathi 50 - - - - -
Pichakuntla 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
Pindara 19,000 Urdu - 19,000 - - - -
 Pinjara 199,000 Urdu - 200,000 - - - -
 Pod 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
Prabhu Kayastha 1,600 Marathi 1,600 - - - - -
Pulayan Thanda 2,700 Malayalam 2,700 - - - - -
 Pulayan unspecified 17,000 Malayalam 17,000 - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Qassab 1,000 Urdu - 1,000 - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Raddi 87,000 Kannada 84,000 - - - - 3,300
 Rai 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Raigar 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
Rajpur 49,000 Konkani, Goan 49,000 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 178,000 Hindi 172,000 - - - - 5,600
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 11,000 Urdu - 11,000 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 7,400 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 7,500 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Hindi 2,200 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Hindi 1,500 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 8,000 Hindi 8,000 - - - - -
 Rajput Gahlot (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 2,900 Hindi 2,900 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor (Hindu traditions) 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - - - - -
 Rajput Sengar 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Raju 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Ramdasia (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
Ramoshi 1,700 Marathi 1,700 - - - - -
Raneyar 4,200 Kannada 4,200 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 48,000 Marathi 48,000 - - - - 90
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Urdu - 1,800 - - - -
 Rathawa 50 Rathawi 50 - - - - -
 Ravalia 10,000 Gujarati 10,000 - - - - -
Raya Rawat 2,900 Kannada 2,900 - - - - -
 Razu 18,000 Telugu 18,000 - - - - -
 Relli 90 Odia 90 - - - - -
Sada 10,000 Kannada - - - - - 10,000
 Saini (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Saini (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 200 -
 Sali 456,000 Kannada 453,000 - - - - 2,400
Samagara 104,000 Kannada 103,000 - 300 - - -
 Samanthan 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
 Samban 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Sangar 100 Marathi 100 - - - - -
Sardar (Hindu traditions) 4,300 Kannada 4,300 - - - - -
 Sarera (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Satani 121,000 Telugu 121,000 - - - - -
 Sayyid 1,004,000 Urdu - 1,009,000 - - - -
Sayyid Husaini 26,000 Urdu - 26,000 - - - -
 Sema Unknown Naga, Sumi - - - - - -
Shaikh Faruqi 49,000 Urdu - 49,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 571,000 Urdu - 573,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 214,000 Urdu - 214,000 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 4,695,000 Urdu - 4,711,000 - - - -
Shaikh Usmani 29,000 Urdu - 29,000 - - - -
Shinligar 6,600 Kannada 6,600 - - - - -
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) 9,500 Kannada 6,000 - - 3,500 - -
 Siddi (Muslim traditions) 4,100 Gujarati - 4,100 - - - -
Sikligar (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - -
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 4,700 Urdu - 4,700 - - - -
 Silawat (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Hindi 14,000 - - - - 100
 Sillekyatha 40,000 Kannada 40,000 - - - - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 40 Sindhi - 40 - - - -
Sindhollu 1,700 Telugu 1,700 - - - - -
 Sinhalese 50 Sinhala - - 50 - - -
 Soligar 200 Sholaga 200 - - - - -
Soligaru 40,000 Kannada 40,000 60 - 20 - 50
 Somvanshi 202,000 Marathi 202,000 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 285,000 Hindi 279,000 - 60 - - 6,200
 Sonar (Muslim traditions) 1,400 Urdu - 1,400 - - - -
 Sonar (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 50 -
Sonar Bail Pattur 500 Kannada 500 - - - - -
Sudra 6,400 Marathi 6,200 - - 200 - -
Sudri 1,300 Tulu - - - 1,300 - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 70 Bengali 70 - - - - -
Sunri (Muslim traditions) 11,000 Konkani, Goan - 11,000 - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 239,000 Malayalam - - - 239,000 - -
Takari 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
 Tamang 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 64,000 Hindi 63,000 - - - - 700
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 70 Urdu - 70 - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 439,000 Tamil - 439,000 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Targala 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 1,000 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 1,000 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 404,000 Hindi 404,000 - - - - 90
 Thakkar 800 Marathi 800 - - - - -
Thandan (Christian traditions) 200 Malayalam - - - 200 - -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Malayalam 16,000 - - - - -
 Tharu 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Thori (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste 1,500 Telugu 1,500 - - - - -
 Tibetan 65,000 Tibetan, Central - - 65,000 - - -
 Tili 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Tipera 100 Kok Borok 100 - - - - -
 Tirgar (Hindu traditions) 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
Tirmali 100 Marathi 100 - - - - -
 Toda 200 Toda 200 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Urali 55,000 Malayalam 55,000 - - 40 - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 1,280,000 Telugu 1,278,000 - 400 400 - -
Vaddar (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 50 -
Vakkaliga Gangadikara 620,000 Kannada 620,000 - - - - -
Vakkaliga Kunchitiga 258,000 Kannada 258,000 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 5,889,000 Kannada 5,873,000 - - 14,000 - 2,200
 Valluvan 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
Valmiki (Buddhist traditions) 30 Hindi - - 30 - - -
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) 6,100 Hindi 6,100 - - - - -
Valmiki (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Urdu - 1,300 - - - -
 Valmiki Mehtar 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
Vaniyan 38,000 Tamil 31,000 - - 7,700 - -
 Vanjara 12,000 Marathi 12,000 - - - - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 6,900 Tamil - - - 6,900 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 23,000 Tamil 23,000 - - 40 - -
 Vanniyan 843,000 Tamil 843,000 - - - - 20
Vanniyan Agnikula 82,000 Tamil 82,000 - - - - -
Vanniyan Pala Ekiri 1,400 Telugu 1,400 - - - - -
Vanniyan Thigala 54,000 Tamil 54,000 - - 500 - -
 Varli 70 Varli 60 - - - - -
Vasudev 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Veerabhadreeya (Viramushti) 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Velama 6,300 Telugu 6,300 - - - - -
Velan 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Vellalan Mudaliar 37,000 Tamil 37,000 - - - - -
 Vellalan unspecified 331,000 Tamil 314,000 - - 16,000 - -
Veluthadanayar 4,300 Malayalam 4,300 - - - - -
Vettuvan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 35,000 Malayalam 35,000 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Kollan 5,900 Malayalam 5,900 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Panchal 96,000 Kannada 96,000 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 6,200 Malayalam 6,200 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 1,262,000 Telugu 1,260,000 - - 1,500 - 400
Vitholia 40 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 922,000 Hindi 922,000 - - - - 100
 Yadav Dhindhor 31,000 Hindi 31,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 118,000 Telugu 118,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
 Yenadi 24,000 Telugu 24,000 - - - - -
Yerava 36,000 Ravula 35,000 800 - 70 - -
 Yerukula 1,700 Yerukula 1,700 - - - - -
  Totals:  665 71,050,000   627 56,215,000 9,314,000 420,000 1,339,000 29,000 3,746,000