• PEOPLE CLUSTER: FORWARD CASTE - NAIR

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 6

Population: 7,986,500

Unreached people groups: 6

UPG population: 7,986,500

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 591,500

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Nair (Nayar) are a group of Indian Hindu castes with numerous subdivisions, many of whom do not bear the name 'Nair'. The Nair are concentrated in the Indian state of Kerala but are also reported in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, and Maharashtra.

Peoples within this cluster: Anthur Nair; Chekkala; Maran Nair; Nair; Velakkithalanayan; Veluthadanayar

Countries where they are found: India


People groups: 6

Population: 7,986,500

Unreached people groups: 6

UPG population: 7,986,500

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 591,500

Number of countries: 1