Country:

India

Province / State: West Bengal
District: Maldah

Number of People Groups

279

Unreached People Groups

261

Total Population

4,701,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

0.3 %

Hindu

49.2 %

Muslim

50.2 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.2 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Agariya (Hindu traditions) 50 Agariya 50 - - - - -
 Aghori 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Aguri 90 Bengali 90 - - - - -
 Ahmadi 100 Urdu ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
 Amat 2,400 Hindi ☀︎ 2,400 - - - - -
 Ansari 62,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 62,000 - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 40 -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 8,100 Hindi ☀︎ 8,100 - - - - -
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Bengali ☀︎ 3,500 - - - - -
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 3,800 Bengali 3,800 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 38,000 Bengali ☀︎ 38,000 - - - - -
 Baiti 50 Marathi ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 6,700 Hindi ☀︎ 6,600 - - - - 70
 Bania Agrahari 600 Hindi ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Bania Bais 1,500 Hindi ☀︎ 1,500 - - - - -
Bania Barnawar 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Bania Gahoi 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Bania Gandha Banik 3,200 Bengali ☀︎ 3,200 - - - - -
 Bania Jaiswal 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Bania Kasarwani 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Bania Kasaundhan 500 Hindi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
Bania Khatri 2,900 Bengali ☀︎ 2,900 - - - - -
Bania Mahajan 500 Hindi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 700 Hindi ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 60 Hindi ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - 60
 Bania Porwal 700 Hindi ☀︎ 700 - - - - 20
 Bania Rauniar 900 Hindi ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Bania Subarna Banik 900 Bengali ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 33,000 Hindi ☀︎ 33,000 - - - - 400
 Bansphor (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Bauri 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Hindi ☀︎ 2,700 - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Kannada ☀︎ 1,300 - - - - -
 Bengali Muslim Moghal 1,500 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,500 - - - -
Besya (Muslim traditions) 800 Bengali ☀︎ - 800 - - - -
Bhand (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Bhar 3,500 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 3,500 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Bhogta 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi ☀︎ 12,000 - - - - -
 Bhotia 50 Nepali 30 - - - - -
 Bhuinmali 5,800 Bengali 5,800 - - - - -
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 3,200 Hindi 3,200 - 20 - - -
 Bhuiya unspecified 2,700 Hindi 2,700 - 20 - - -
 Bhumij 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Bind 49,000 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 49,000 - - - - -
Birhor 20 Birhor 20 - - - - -
 Brahmin Acharya 100 Bengali ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Bhumihar 1,900 Hindi ☀︎ 1,900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 2,000 Hindi ☀︎ 2,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 3,600 Hindi ☀︎ 3,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Khandelwal 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 500 Marathi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 2,400 Bengali ☀︎ 2,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 42,000 Hindi ☀︎ 42,000 - 20 - - 100
 Brahmin Utkal 200 Bengali ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 200 Bengali ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Varendra 400 Bengali ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Vyas Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 28,000 Bengali ☀︎ 28,000 - - - - -
 Chain 128,000 Bengali ☀︎ 128,000 - - - - -
 Chakma 100 Chakma 100 - - - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 28,000 Hindi 28,000 - 30 300 - -
 Chamar (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Chaupal 4,500 Hindi 4,500 - - - - -
 Chero 70 Hindi 30 40 - - - -
Chhimba (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Chik Baraik 60 Sadri 60 - - - - -
 Christian 3,200 Hindi - - - 3,200 - -
 Dabgar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Marathi ☀︎ - - - - - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 3,400 Bengali ☀︎ - 3,400 - - - -
 Darjee Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
Dhangri 70 Hindi ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Dhanuk 43,000 Hindi ☀︎ 43,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Hindi ☀︎ 13,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,800 - - - -
Doai 30 Bengali ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 3,900 Odia 3,900 - - - - -
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 4,100 Urdu ☀︎ - 4,100 - - - -
Dom Murdafarash 500 Odia ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
Dulia 10,000 Bengali ☀︎ 10,000 - - - - -
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi ☀︎ 11,000 - - - - -
 Dusadh Bahelia 2,600 Hindi ☀︎ 2,600 - - - - -
 Faqir 300 Urdu ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Garo (A-chik Mande) Unknown Garo - - - - - -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Gond unspecified 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Gonrhi 3,200 Hindi ☀︎ 3,200 - - - - -
 Gosain Dasnami 800 Hindi ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Gosain unspecified 2,800 Hindi ☀︎ 2,800 - - - - -
 Hadi 26,000 Bengali 26,000 - 30 - - -
 Hajam 900 Urdu ☀︎ - 900 - - - -
 Hajang 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 5,700 Hindi ☀︎ 5,700 - - - - -
Halwai Maira 1,800 Hindi ☀︎ 1,800 - - - - -
 Ho 700 Ho 700 - - - - -
Jaraj (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 400 -
 Jhalo Malo 22,000 Bengali 22,000 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 31,000 Bengali ☀︎ 31,000 - - - - -
Kabadi 2,100 Hindi ☀︎ 2,100 - - - - -
Kadar 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 1,800 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,800 - - - -
 Kaibartta Jalia 7,600 Bengali ☀︎ 7,600 - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified 24,000 Bengali ☀︎ 24,000 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 60 Telugu ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Kalu 1,000 Bengali ☀︎ - 1,000 - - - -
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Hindi ☀︎ 2,400 - - - - -
Kalwar Sunri 2,300 Hindi ☀︎ 2,300 - - - - -
 Kamar 90 Kamar ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Kami 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
Kammara 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
Kandra 100 Odia 100 - - - - -
 Kandu 12,000 Hindi ☀︎ 12,000 - - - - -
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Kaora 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Kapali 600 Bengali ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
Karenga 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Karmali 400 Maithili 400 - - - - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 5,500 Marathi ☀︎ 5,500 - - - - -
 Kawar 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 22,000 Hindi ☀︎ 22,000 - - - - -
 Kayastha Karan 1,000 Bengali ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
 Khairwar 2,400 Bengali 2,400 - - - - -
 Khambu 60 Bengali 60 - - - - -
 Khandait 10,000 Odia ☀︎ 10,000 - - - - -
 Kharia 50 Kharia 50 - - - - -
 Kharwar 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
 Khatik (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 40 -
Khetauri 2,900 Hindi ☀︎ 2,900 - - - - -
 Kisan 110,000 Hindi 110,000 200 - - 20 40
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 9,400 Koch 9,400 - - - - 50
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 6,300 Hindi ☀︎ 6,300 - - - - -
 Kol 20,000 Hindi ☀︎ 20,000 - - - - -
Konai 700 Bengali ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
Konwar 500 Bengali ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Kori 8,400 Hindi 8,400 - - - - -
 Korwa Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Kotal 20 Bengali ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 19,000 Hindi ☀︎ 19,000 - - - - -
Kurariar 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 40,000 Hindi ☀︎ 40,000 - - - - -
Kurol 2,900 Bengali ☀︎ 2,900 - - - - -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,300 - - - -
 Lakhera 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Hindi ☀︎ 13,000 - - - - -
Lohar Kamti 700 Maithili ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
Lohra 200 Sadri 100 - - - - -
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Hindi ☀︎ 14,000 - - - - -
 Madari (Muslim traditions) 300 Urdu ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
 Magar 200 Nepali 200 - - - - -
Maghaiya 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Mahali 2,800 Bengali 2,200 - - 500 - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) 3,600 Marathi 3,500 - 70 - - -
 Mahishya 66,000 Bengali 66,000 - - - - -
 Mahli 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 20 Marathi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 5,900 Hindi ☀︎ 5,900 - - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi ☀︎ 12,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 8,800 Hindi ☀︎ 8,800 - - - - -
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 8,100 Gujarati ☀︎ - 8,100 - - - -
 Malto 5,200 Mal Paharia 5,200 20 - - - -
 Marma (Magh) 70 Rakhine 50 - 20 - - -
 Matia 1,400 Bengali ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
 Mazhabi (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Mech 30 Boro (India) 20 - - - - -
Mir 1,000 Bengali ☀︎ - 1,000 - - - -
Mirzakhani 400 Bengali ☀︎ - 400 - - - -
Mishri 2,300 Bengali ☀︎ 2,300 - - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Bengali 15,000 - - - - -
 Munda 7,400 Mundari 7,400 20 - 30 - -
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 8,900 Hindi 8,900 - - - - -
Nagar 71,000 Bengali ☀︎ 71,000 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 41,000 Hindi ☀︎ 41,000 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 109,000 Bengali 109,000 - 40 - 20 -
 Namassej Chandel 47,000 Bengali 47,000 - 20 - - -
 Oraon 16,000 Kurux 15,000 30 - 100 - 200
 Paharia 5,000 Mal Paharia ☀︎ 5,000 - - - - -
 Paliya 36,000 Bengali ☀︎ 36,000 - - - - -
 Pan 30 Odia 30 - - - - -
Parhaiya 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Pashtun Afridi 2,900 Urdu ☀︎ - 2,900 - - - -
Pashtun Beteli 1,900 Bengali ☀︎ - 1,900 - - - -
 Pashtun Ghilzai 200 Urdu ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
Pashtun Guria 1,800 Bengali ☀︎ - 1,800 - - - -
Pashtun Jilan 1,800 Bengali ☀︎ - 1,800 - - - -
 Pashtun Kakar 2,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 2,000 - - - -
Pashtun Khan 300 Urdu ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
 Pashtun Lodhi (Dalazak) 900 Urdu ☀︎ - 900 - - - -
 Pashtun Mohmand 900 Urdu ☀︎ - 900 - - - -
Pashtun Niazi 2,000 Bengali ☀︎ - 2,000 - - - -
Pashtun Sur 2,000 Bengali ☀︎ - 2,000 - - - -
 Pashtun Yusafzai 2,900 Urdu ☀︎ - 2,900 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 38,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 38,000 - - - -
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
Pasi Gujar 40 Hindi ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Pasi Kaithwan 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Pasi Rajpasi 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Bengali ☀︎ 2,300 - - - - -
 Patwa (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Pinjara 25,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 25,000 - - - -
 Pod 13,000 Bengali 13,000 - - - - -
 Pundari 26,000 Bengali ☀︎ 26,000 - - - - -
 Qassab 1,200 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,200 - - - -
 Qazi 10,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 10,000 - - - -
 Rabha 1,500 Assamese 1,500 - - - - -
 Rahmani (Muslim traditions) 700 Urdu ☀︎ - 700 - - - -
 Rai 1,600 Nepali 1,000 - - 80 - 500
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 160,000 Bengali 159,000 - 20 200 - 40
 Rajbhar 700 Hindi ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 36,000 Hindi ☀︎ 36,000 - - - - 100
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 600 Urdu ☀︎ - 600 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 100 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
Rajput Batsa 700 Bengali ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Rajput Bhatti (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
 Rajput Gahlot (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Rajput Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
Rajput Sandilya 700 Bengali ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 800 Hindi ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Raju 1,800 Bengali ☀︎ 1,800 - - - - -
 Rajwar 3,300 Hindi 3,300 - - - - -
 Rangrez (Hindu traditions) 90 Marathi ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Rautia 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Ravidas Chamar (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 19,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 19,000 - - - -
 Rongkup Unknown Lepcha - - - - - -
 Sahariya 18,000 Hindi ☀︎ 18,000 - - - - -
Sankara 900 Bengali ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Santal (Sawntal) 192,000 Santhali 172,000 400 20 11,000 30 8,300
 Saora unspecified Unknown Odia - - - - - -
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 300 Bengali ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
Sauria Paharia 2,500 Mal Paharia 2,400 - - 50 - -
 Sayyid 29,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 29,000 - - - -
Sayyid Husaini 600 Urdu ☀︎ - 600 - - - -
 Shaikh Faruqi 20,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 20,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 214,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 214,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 43,000 Bengali ☀︎ - 43,000 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 1,839,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,839,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Usmani 12,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 12,000 - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Hindi ☀︎ 3,500 - - - - -
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 8,100 Bengali 8,100 - - - - -
 Sunri Sadhubanik 4,300 Bengali 4,300 - - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Bengali ☀︎ 16,000 - - - - -
 Tamang 40 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 21,000 Hindi ☀︎ 21,000 - - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 82,000 Bengali ☀︎ 82,000 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 40 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 46,000 Hindi ☀︎ 46,000 - - - - -
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Hindi ☀︎ 17,000 - - - - -
 Thathera (Hindu traditions) 5,000 Hindi ☀︎ 5,000 - - - - -
 Tili 11,000 Bengali ☀︎ 11,000 - - - - -
 Tiyar 37,000 Bengali 37,000 - - - - -
 Turaiha 400 Bhojpuri ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 7,100 Hindi 7,100 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 117,000 Hindi ☀︎ 117,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 1,600 Hindi ☀︎ 1,600 - - - - -
 Yadav Kaonra 900 Hindi ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Yadav Rawat 1,800 Hindi ☀︎ 1,800 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 53,000 Bengali ☀︎ 53,000 - - - - -
 Yakthumba, Limbu Unknown Nepali - - - - - -
  Totals:  279 4,701,000   261 2,313,000 2,361,000 400 15,000 800 9,800
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