• PEOPLE CLUSTER: SHAIKH

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 44

Population: 103,279,900

Unreached people groups: 44

UPG population: 103,279,900

Unengaged UPGs: 19

UUPG population: 320,900

Number of countries: 3


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Shaikh (Sheikh) are a widely distributed Muslim community across India. The title is honorific and commonly refers to devout followers of the Sunni sect of Islam. Although they prefer to marry among close kins a few Shaikhs freely marry with Moghua, Pathan, and other smaller Muslim groups.

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume VI. India's Communities N-Z. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998), pp. 3215-3223

Peoples within this cluster: Bhutta; Chakketakare; Chejara; Dayare; Dhawad; Garadi; Guddi Eluguvallu; Kayamkhani; Khakar; Mandali; Mangnyar Muslim; Maria Muslim; Mujavir; Nayak Muslim; Phulari; Shaikh, Bengali; Shaikh, Bhojpuri; Shaikh, Dhundari; Shaikh, Gujarati; Shaikh, Kannada; Shaikh, Konkani; Shaikh, Magahi; Shaikh, Maithili; Shaikh, Marathi; Shaikh, Marwari; Shaikh, Mewari; Shaikh, Nimadi; Shaikh, Oriya; Shaikh, Punjabi; Shaikh, Shekhwati; Shaikh, Sindhi; Shaikh, Tamil; Shaikh, Telugu; Shaikh, Urdu; Sheikhzade; Sishgar; Sorgar; Vettalaikaran

Countries where they are found: India; Nepal; Pakistan


People groups: 44

Population: 103,279,900

Unreached people groups: 44

UPG population: 103,279,900

Unengaged UPGs: 19

UUPG population: 320,900

Number of countries: 3