• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BIHARI


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 33

Population: 15,587,700

Unreached people groups: 31

UPG population: 15,494,700

Unengaged UPGs: 6

UUPG population: 142,100

Number of countries: 3


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; 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; Shaikh, Magahi; Teli, Magahi

Countries where they are found: Bangladesh; India; Nepal


People groups: 33

Population: 15,587,700

Unreached people groups: 31

UPG population: 15,494,700

Unengaged UPGs: 6

UUPG population: 142,100

Number of countries: 3