• PEOPLE CLUSTER: OBC HINDU - KUMHAR


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 16

Population: 18,803,000

Unreached people groups: 16

UPG population: 18,803,000

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 174,500

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Kumhar are a widely distributed community of northern India. The term 'kumhar' is derived from the Sanskrit word kumbhkara, meaning a maker of pots. They are known by different names in different states, such as Kusuvan in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Kulal in the coastal districts of Karnataka and Kerala, Kumbar in the entire region of Karnataka, Kummara in Andhra Pradesh and Kumar in Assam.

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume V. India's Communities H-M. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998), pp. 1880-1893

Peoples within this cluster: Kumhar; Kumhar, Assamese; Kumhar, Baghelkhandi; Kumhar, Bengali; Kumhar, Bhojpuri; Kumhar, Chhattisgarhi; Kumhar, Gujarati; Kumhar, Maithili; Kumhar, Marathi; Kumhar, Mewari; Kumhar, Oriya; Kumhar, Pahari; Kumhar, Panjabi; Kumhar, Tripuri; Kumhar, Urdu

Countries where they are found: India; Nepal


People groups: 16

Population: 18,803,000

Unreached people groups: 16

UPG population: 18,803,000

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 174,500

Number of countries: 2