• PEOPLE CLUSTER: SOUTH ASIA DALIT - VALMIKI



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People groups: 1

Population: 1,100

Unreached people groups: 1

UPG population: 1,100

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 1,100

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Valmiki (Balmiki) are a Dalit community of India. The Valmiki include the Bhangi, Mehtar, Lalbegi and a few other communities. They are widely distributed in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Chandigarh. Dalit is a Sanskrit term meaning "broken or scattered" and refers to the lowest caste in India, often characterized as "untouchable".

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India. Volume IV. India's Communities A-G. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998). Pp. 233-236

Peoples within this cluster: Balmiki (Andamani)

Countries where they are found: India


People groups: 1

Population: 1,100

Unreached people groups: 1

UPG population: 1,100

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 1,100

Number of countries: 1