• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BIHARI


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 39

Population: 25,469,175

Unreached people groups: 37

UPG population: 25,341,675

Unengaged UPGs: 10

UUPG population: 781,575

Number of countries: 5


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Bihari are an ethnic group who trace their origins to the ancient state of Bihar, what today is the states of Bihar and Jharkhand. They typically speak one of more Bihari languages, a language family that includes Bhojpuri and Maithili, though Hindi is widely used in most formal contexts. Hindus, Muslims and Christians are all numbered among the people groups classified as Bihari.

Peoples within this cluster: Bagal; Bakho; Bandawat; Bania, Agarwal, Magahi; Bania, Angika; Bania, Magahi; Bania, Maithili; Bedia; Bhojpuri Bihari; Bhuihar; Bhuiyar; Brahman, Magadi; Dhamin; Dhekaru; Dhobi, Magahi; Ghatwar; Gond (Sadri); Jadupetia; Kahar, Magahi; Kalal, Sadri; Kisan, Sadri; Kurmi, Magahi; Lohar, Magahi; Musasa; Nagbanshi; Nagesia; Nagpuri Bihari; Purbia; Rajput, Magahi; Rajput, Sadri; Ranchi; Samasi; Shaikh, Magahi; Teli, Magahi; Yadava, Angika; Yadava, Magahi; Yadava, Sadri

Countries where they are found: Bangladesh; Germany; India; Nepal; United States


People groups: 39

Population: 25,469,175

Unreached people groups: 37

UPG population: 25,341,675

Unengaged UPGs: 10

UUPG population: 781,575

Number of countries: 5