• PEOPLE CLUSTER: DALIT - MADIGA

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People groups: 3

Population: 8,976,200

Unreached people groups: 2

UPG population: 16,200

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 16,200

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Madiga are a Dalit community of India. They are mainly concentrated in southern India in the states pf Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, with a small minority in Tamil Nadu. Madigas are historically associated with the work of tannery,leatherwork and small handicrafts. Most today are agricultural laborers. 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: Kommu Dasari; Madiga; Madiga Dasu

Countries where they are found: India


People groups: 3

Population: 8,976,200

Unreached people groups: 2

UPG population: 16,200

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 16,200

Number of countries: 1