• PEOPLE CLUSTER: DALIT - MALA

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People groups: 3

Population: 6,415,950

Unreached people groups: 1

UPG population: 450

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 450

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Mala are a Dalit community of India. They are mainly concentrated in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana but are also distributed in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Dalit is a Sanskrit term meaning "broken or scattered" and refers to the lowest caste in India, often characterized as "untouchable".

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India. Volume V. India's Communities H-M. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998). Pp. 2122-2129

Peoples within this cluster: Mala; Mala Dasari; Mala Masti

Countries where they are found: India


People groups: 3

Population: 6,415,950

Unreached people groups: 1

UPG population: 450

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 450

Number of countries: 1