• PEOPLE CLUSTER: OBC HINDU - MALI

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People groups: 11

Population: 5,077,000

Unreached people groups: 11

UPG population: 5,077,000

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 94,000

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Mali (Malakkar) are an occupational caste engaged in gardening and supplying flowers to Hindu temples. They have numerous subgroups and are widely distributed in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume V. India's Communities H-M. Delhi: Oxford University PRess (1998), pp. 2151-2159

Peoples within this cluster: Malakar; Mali, Awadhi; Mali, Bengali; Mali, Chhattisgarhi; Mali, Gujarati; Mali, Hindu; Mali, Maithili; Mali, Marathi; Mali, Mewari; Mali, Oriya; Thanapati

Countries where they are found: India; Nepal


People groups: 11

Population: 5,077,000

Unreached people groups: 11

UPG population: 5,077,000

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 94,000

Number of countries: 2