• PEOPLE CLUSTER: MARATHI-KONKANI

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People groups: 41

Population: 24,800,750

Unreached people groups: 41

UPG population: 24,800,750

Unengaged UPGs: 17

UUPG population: 1,820,750

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Marathi is a major language of India, widely spoken in Maharashtra and adjacent states. It is the official language of Maharashtra and Goa and the 14th most spoken language in the world. Konkani is a smaller family of languages spoken within the same region. Close similarities between Marathi and Konkani trace to the geographical proximity of speakers and a strong Marathi influence on the various Konkani languages. Most of the people groups assigned to the Marathi-Konkani people cluster are castes (occupational subgroups) of Hindu peoples.

Peoples within this cluster: Are Kapu; Badhai (Marathi); Bairagi (Marathi); Barodia; Beldar (Marathi); Bhambi; Bharadi; Bhat, Marathi; Brahman, Konkani; Chari; Chitari; Darzi, Marathi; Dhobi, Marathi; Gauli; Ghadwa; Gond (Marathi); Gormantak Marathi; Halba, Marathi; Hardas; Kalal, Marathi; Kudubi; Lingayat, Marathi; Lohar, Marathi; Mahratta, Khandeshi; Mahratta, Konkani; Mali, Marathi; Mhalo; Mith Gauda; Padti; Patel, Khandeshi; Patel, Konkani; Patel, Marathi; Rajput, Marathi; Shaikh, Konkani; Shaikh, Marathi; Sudir; Swakulasali Koshti; Teli, Marathi; Thakkar, Chikari; Vaishnava Brahman; Yelmar

Countries where they are found: India


People groups: 41

Population: 24,800,750

Unreached people groups: 41

UPG population: 24,800,750

Unengaged UPGs: 17

UUPG population: 1,820,750

Number of countries: 1