• PEOPLE CLUSTER: OBC HINDU - KAYASTHA

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 2

Population: 8,259,500

Unreached people groups: 2

UPG population: 8,259,500

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 64,500

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Kayastha are a well-known and widely-distributed community of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Delhi and Chandigarh. Traditionally the Kayastha were considered a "writing caste", who served the ruling powers as administrators, ministers and record-keepers. There are numerous clans, subcastes, and sects within the Kayastha community.

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume V. India's Communities H-M. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998), pp. 1625-1643

Peoples within this cluster: Kayastha

Countries where they are found: India; Nepal


People groups: 2

Population: 8,259,500

Unreached people groups: 2

UPG population: 8,259,500

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 64,500

Number of countries: 2