• PEOPLE CLUSTER: DALIT - CHAMAR (BHAMBI)

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 24

Population: 63,622,775

Unreached people groups: 19

UPG population: 56,823,275

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 40,275

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Chamar are a Dalit community of India. They are found throughout the Indian subcontinent, mainly in the northern states of India and in Pakistan and Nepal. They are also known as Bhambi. Dalit is a Sanskrit term meaning "broken or scattered" and refers to the lowest caste in India, often characterized as "untouchable".

Peoples within this cluster: Bhambi; Bhambi, Gujarati; Bhambi, Kannada; Chamar; Chamar, Assamese; Chamar, Awadhi; Chamar, Bagheli; Chamar, Bengali; Chamar, Bhojpuri; Chamar, Bilaspuri; Chamar, Bundeli; Chamar, Chhattisgarhi; Chamar, Haryanvi; Chamar, Maithili; Chamar, Malvi; Chamar, Marwadi; Chamar, Oriya; Chamar, Pahari; Chamar, Panjabi; Chamar, Rajasthani; Mochi, Malayalam; Mochi, Tamil; Mochi, Telugu

Countries where they are found: India; Nepal


People groups: 24

Population: 63,622,775

Unreached people groups: 19

UPG population: 56,823,275

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 40,275

Number of countries: 2