• PEOPLE CLUSTER: FORWARD CASTE - RAJPUT

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 43

Population: 72,779,575

Unreached people groups: 43

UPG population: 72,779,575

Unengaged UPGs: 8

UUPG population: 217,175

Number of countries: 3


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Rajput is a large and diverse cluster of castes whose members generally consider themselves to belong to the Kshatriya (warrior) varna (class). Rajput includes peoples with varied ethnic and geographical backgrounds. Rajputs are widely distributed across northern and central India and southern and eastern Pakistan. The majority are Hindu, but there are a few Muslim and Buddhist communities.

Peoples within this cluster: Cheeta Thakur; Chunara; Damami; Manhas; Rajput; Rajput Bargala; Rajput Gautam, Hindu; Rajput Rao; Rajput, Andamandi; Rajput, Awadhi; Rajput, Baghel, Hindu; Rajput, Bargujar, Hindu; Rajput, Bengali; Rajput, Bhojpuri; Rajput, Bundelkhandi; Rajput, Chhattisgarhi; Rajput, Dhundari; Rajput, Garhwali; Rajput, Gujarati; Rajput, Haryanvi; Rajput, Kangri; Rajput, Kannada; Rajput, Kumaoni; Rajput, Magahi; Rajput, Maithili; Rajput, Malvi; Rajput, Marathi; Rajput, Marwadi; Rajput, Mewari; Rajput, Nimadi; Rajput, Oriya; Rajput, Pahari; Rajput, Panjabi; Rajput, Sadri; Rajput, Tamil; Rajput, Telugu; Rajput, Thuana; Runwala; Saithwar; Sangharia; Veelyagara Kshatriya

Countries where they are found: India; Nepal; Pakistan


People groups: 43

Population: 72,779,575

Unreached people groups: 43

UPG population: 72,779,575

Unengaged UPGs: 8

UUPG population: 217,175

Number of countries: 3