South Asian Peoples
Urdu is part of the Hindustani language family. It is the national language of Pakistan and is also widely spoken in India. Colloquial Urdu is mutually intelligible with Hindi, yet due to religious nationalism and communal tensions, speakers of both Urdu and Hindi frequently assert that they are distinct languages. Speakers of Urdu typically practice Islam. The Urdu Muslim people cluster encompasses numerous castes and tribes within Pakistan and India.
Peoples within this cluster:
Abdul; Ansari; Arain, Muslim; Atishbaz; Bafinda; Baig; Bawarchi; Bhand, Muslim; Bhisti; Bihari, Muslim; Bisati; Borewale; Chamma; Chik, Muslim; Darzi, Muslim; Dharhi, Muslim; Dogra, Hindu; Dogra, Muslim; Dom, Muslim; Faqir; Gaddi, Muslim; Gadihar; Garodi; Gujjar, Urdu; Jatigar; Kachera, Muslim; Kanai; Kankali; Khadim; Kunbi, Muslim; Lakhera, Muslim; Machhi, Muslim; Manihar; Mawalud; Merat, Muslim; Mochi, Muslim; Moghol; Naita; Nalband; Nanbai; Nat, Muslim; Navait; Pankhiya; Pasi, Muslim; Pindara; Pinjara; Putliwale; Qassab; Qazi; Rajput, Urdu; Rayeen, Muslim; Sahisia; Saifi; Sayyid; Shaikh, Urdu; Taga, Muslim; Takari; Tamboli, Muslim; Teli, Muslim; Teli, Urdu; Thakurai; Urdu
Countries where they are found:
Afghanistan; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Belgium; Canada; Denmark; France; Germany; Guyana; India; Iraq; Ireland; Kuwait; Malaysia; Nepal; Oman; Pakistan; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Spain; Thailand; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States
Unreached people groups:
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