• PEOPLE CLUSTER: OBC HINDU - KURMI


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 13

Population: 31,613,500

Unreached people groups: 13

UPG population: 31,613,500

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Kurmi are a numerically large and widely distributed cultivating caste, having eleven main endogamous divisions including: Baiswar, Bardhiha, Gangapar, Gujarati, Jaiswar, Kanaujiya, Kharebind, Patariha or Patthariha, Rash, Saindiwar or Saithwar and Singraur. They are a landowning and agricultural community also involved in the domestication of cows and buffaloes.

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume V. India's Communities H-M. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998), pp. 1923-1933

Peoples within this cluster: Kurmi; Kurmi Mahato; Kurmi, Assamese; Kurmi, Awadhi; Kurmi, Bagheli; Kurmi, Bengali; Kurmi, Bhojpuri; Kurmi, Chhattisgarhi; Kurmi, Magahi; Kurmi, Maithili; Kurmi, Odia; Kurmi, Panjabi

Countries where they are found: India; Nepal


People groups: 13

Population: 31,613,500

Unreached people groups: 13

UPG population: 31,613,500

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 2