• PEOPLE CLUSTER: SOUTH ASIA HINDU - OTHER

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People groups: 701

Population: 237,279,650

Unreached people groups: 657

UPG population: 213,215,275

Unengaged UPGs: 335

UUPG population: 14,709,725

Number of countries: 42


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Aside from the larger castes—Badhai, Bhoi, Jat, Kahar, Kapu, Kayastha, Kumhar, Kunbi, Kurmi, Mahishya, Mahratta, Mali, Nai, Sonar, Teli, Vanniyan, Viswakarma, Vokkaliga, and Yadav—there are numerous other Hindu groups classified as OBC (Other Backward Caste), a collective term used by the Indian government to classify castes which are educationally or socially disadvantaged, considered the fourth Varna in the Brahmanical pecking order of human beings. By some accounts, OBCs comprise over 40% of India's population. This cluster is a collection of various smaller OBCs.

Peoples within this cluster: Adibasi; Agamudaiyan; Aghori; Agri; Aguri; Aheria; Aiyarakulu; Alavan; Alia; Amat; Ambalavasi; Angarok; Anjana; Anjana Patel, Gujarati; Anuppan; Arain, Hindu; Arakala; Arakh; Arasu; Arayan; Arora, Hindu; Aruva; Arwa Mala; Atollu; Ayri; Babar; Badaga; Badaik; Badhi, Hindu; Badwa; Bagga; Baghban, Hindu; Bagti; Bahna, Hindu; Bahrupi; Baida; Baidya, Hindu; Bairagi, Hindu; Baishya; Baiswar; Baiti; Balai, Mewari; Balija, Hindu; Bangti; Banijiga; Banjania; Banka; Bankariya; Barad, Hindu; Baraua; Baret; Barhamu; Bari, Awadhi; Bari, Bhojpuri; Bari, Hindu; Bari, Marathi; Bari, Odia; Baria, Hindu; Bayil Kammara; Bayil Pattar; Bayita Kammara; Bazigar, Hindu; Bedar, Hindu; Belama; Beldar, Chhattisgarhi; Beldar, Hindu; Berad; Bhakat; Bhalla; Bhampta; Bhandari; Bhansala; Bhar; Bharbhunja, Hindu; Bharewa; Bhat, Bengali; Bhat, Haryanvi; Bhat, Maithili; Bhat, Marathi; Bhat, Mewari; Bhat, Pahari; Bhathiara, Hindu; Bhatia, Hindu; Bhojki; Bhojpuri Bihari; Bhopa; Bhoyar; Bhuinhar; Bhulia; Bhurtia; Bilaspuri; Bind; Bishnoi; Bishnupuria; Bondili; Bora Kuthliya; Bot; Bote-Majhi; Boya; Buna, Hindu; Byangsi; Chackaravar, Hindu; Chadwa; Chain; Chakkala; Chakkyar Nambiyar; Chamadollu; Chamta; Chantyal; Chapparband; Chaptegar; Charodi; Charwaha; Chasadhobi; Chayakkaran; Chengazhi Nambiyar; Chepang; Chhetri; Chhimba, Hindu; Chhipa, Hindu; Chidimar; Chingathanar; Chitrakar, Hindu; Chitrakathi; Chobdar; Chuditya; Chundollu; Dabgar, Hindu; Dadupanthi; Daityapati; Dammalia; Dangi; Dangi, Mewari; Darai; Daroga, Hindu; Darzi, Gujarati; Darzi, Hindu; Darzi, Marathi; Darzi, Marwari; Darzi, Oriya; Darzi, Telugu; Depala; Deshwali, Hindu; Devadiga, Hindu; Devanga; Devhar; Dhakad; Dhakad, Halbi; Dhanuk; Dhanuk, Awadhi; Dhanuk, Bhojpuri; Dhanuk, Haryanvi; Dhanuk, Panjabi; Dhanuk, Rajasthani; Dhera; Dhimal; Dhimar; Dhobi; Dhobi, Assamese; Dolapati; Doluva; Dora; Dosali; Dulia; Dura; Durgamurgi; Eluthassan; Gabit; Gadaria, Hindu; Gaine; Galada Konkani; Gandharb, Hindu; Gandla; Gangai; Gangakula; Gangawar; Garpagri; Gatti; Gavara; Gavri; Ghadi; Ghai; Ghanchi, Hindu; Ghantia; Gharti; Ghihara; Ghirath, Hindu; Ghisadi; Ghosi, Hindu; Ghusuria; Giddikki; Gondhali; Gonrhi; Gopal; Goriya, Hindu; Gosain, Chhattisgarhi; Gosain, Gujarati; Gosain, Hindu; Gosain, Marathi; Gosain, Pahari; Gosain, Panchpargania; Gosain, Rajasthani; Gowari; Gudigar; Gudiya; Gudugudupandi; Gujar; Gujarati; Guna; Guraw; Guria; Gurika; Hadi; Haluadas; Halwai, Hindu; Halwakki Wakkal; Hanabar; Hansia; Harkantra; Hatkar; Hayu; Hiranbaj; Idayan; Idiga; Ilavan, Hindu; Ilavaniyan; Ilavathi; Ilayathu; Jangam; Janughanta; Javeri; Jhinwar, Hindu; Jhojha, Hindu; Jimdar; Jogi, Angika; Jogi, Bagri; Jogi, Bundelkhandi; Jogi, Bushhari; Jogi, Dogri; Jogi, Halbi; Jogi, Hindi; Jogi, Hindu; Jogi, Odia; Jogi, Tamil; Jogi, Telugu; Jogi, Tulu; Julaha; Julaha, Haryanvi; Julaha, Jharkhandi; Julaha, Pahari; Julaha, Panjabi; Kachchi, Hindu; Kachchi, Kachchwaye; Kachchi, Kushwaha; Kachchi, Shakya; Kachera, Baghelkhandi; Kachera, Hindu; Kachhia, Hindu; Kadar; Kadia, Hindu; Kaikadi; Kaikolan; Kakkalan; Kalal, Hindi; Kalal, Kannada; Kalal, Marathi; Kalal, Rajasthani; Kalingi; Kallar; Kallar Kula Tondaman; Kallasari; Kallattu Kurup; Kalota; Kalwar, Hindu; Kamalia; Kami; Kanarese; Kandera; Kandu; Kapadi; Kapali; Kapewar; Karaiyar; Karan; Karna Sale; Karnibhaktulu; Kasar, Bengali; Kasar, Gujarati; Kasar, Hindi; Kasar, Hindu; Kasar, Magahi; Kasar, Odia; Kavara; Kavuthiyan; Kepmaris; Keralamuthali, Hindu; Khadura; Khalpa; Khandwal; Khant; Kharadi; Kharol; Kharva, Hindu; Kharvi; Kharwal; Khas; Khati, Haryanvi; Khati, Hindu; Khati, Odia; Khatwa; Khavar; Khetauri; Khulant; Khumra, Hindu; Kirar; Koiri; Kolhati; Kolta; Komarpaik; Kongu Vaisnava; Korwa; Koshti; Kotegar; Kotwal; Koyava; Kraal; Krishnanvak; Kriyagar; Kudumi; Kumhali; Kumhiar, Hindu; Kummara; Kummara, Kumbara; Kummara, Kummari; Kunchatiga; Kundavadiga; Kunnuvar; Kunui; Kurahina Setti; Kurol; Kurpalta; Kurukkal; Kusta; Kusunda; Kusuvan; Ladia; Lajjhar; Lakhera; Lakhera, Haryanvi; Lakhera, Magahi; Lakhera, Marwari; Laskari; Liari; Lodha, Braj; Lodha, Chhattisgarhi; Lodha, Hindu; Lodha, Marathi; Lohana; Lohar; Lohara; Lohorong; Lonar; Lora; Lunia, Hindu; Machhi, Hindu; Magar, Eastern; Maghaiya; Mahanta; Mahawat; Mahili, Mahle; Majhwar; Majjula; Makrani, Hindu; Mal, Hindu; Malai Vellala; Malaneese; Malava; Malayalar; Malayan, tribe; Mallah, Hindu; Mana; Manbhav; Mangala; Manipuri; Maniyani; Maniyattikkaran; Mankar; Marathi; Markande; Markande Kanjia; Masku; Matak; Matia; Mestri; Mirasi, Hindu; Modak; Moger (Malayalam); Mogia; Moran; Mukhi; Mukkari; Mukkuvan, Hindu; Muli; Munda, Bengali; Munnewar; Munnur; Muppar; Murao, Hindu; Musari; Musti Chenchu; Muthathu; Mutwa; Naar; Nadar, Hindu; Nagar; Nagartha; Nagarulu; Nagavasulu; Nagbansi, Dogri; Nagbansi, Kangri; Naikpod; Naksia; Nambuthiri; Namdeo; Namdev Maratha; Nandiwale; Nanjil Mudali; Narsanna; Nat, Baghelkhandi; Nat, Magahi; Nat, Marwari; Natua; Navithan; Nayadi; Nepalese; Newar; Neyyala; Nichar; Noliya; Odiya; Ontari; Oochan; Orisi; Oriya; Otan; Padarthi; Padiar; Padigarajulu; Pagativeshagallu; Pagi; Pahari; Paharia; Paik; Pakhimara; Palakkad Thandon; Panan; Panara; Pancharathra Srivaishnava; Pandaram; Panditattan; Pando; Pangul; Patanwadia; Patari; Patharwat; Pathynaickan; Patkar; Patni Vankar; Patnulkaran; Patvekari, Hindu; Patwa, Hindu; Periki; Phri; Pichakuntla; Puran; Rachband; Raddi; Rai, Athpare; Rai, Bantawa; Rai, Danuwar; Raigar; Rajannalu; Rajbhar; Rajbhat; Rajdhop; Raji; Rajkumhar; Rajpur; Rajpurohit; Rajput, Assamese; Raju; Ramoshi; Rana; Rangaswami; Rangrez, Hindu; Rathia, Hindu; Rathodia; Raute; Rautia; Rave; Ravulo; Rawal, Hindu; Rawat; Raya Rawat; Razu; Rehar; Rona; Rosa; Rumdali Rai; Runjalavallu; Sadaru, Hindu; Sagar; Sahi; Sakunapakshollu; Salat Sompura; Sali; Saloi; Samanthan; Sanchia; Sangar; Sangtarash, Hindu; Sankara; Sapalya; Saradagallu; Sarania; Sarki; Sarodi; Satani; Sathwara, Hindu; Sauntia; Sayankulam; Segidi; Senapathi; Seok; Shikari; Shorgar, Hindu; Sikligar, Hindu; Sirkiband, Hindu; Sirvi; Sitaria; Siviar; Siyalgir, Hindu; Soiri; Son Koli; Sonjhara; Sonowar; Sonr; Soria; Sudha; Sudra Das; Sukiyar; Sunri, Hindu; Sutar; Sutar, Gujarati; Sutar, Mistry; Sutradhar, Hindu; Tajpuriya; Tak; Tamboli, Bengali; Tamboli, Hindu; Tamboli, Magahi; Tamboli, Marathi; Tamboli, Odia; Tamboli, Rajasthani; Tamboli, Telugu; Tamil Hindu; Tanti, Hindu; Targala, Hindu; Tarkhan, Hindu; Thakali; Thakuri; Thami; Tharu, Kathoriya; Tharua; Thathera, Awadhi; Thathera, Hindu; Tholuva Naicker, Hindu; Thulunge Rai; Tili, Hindu; Tirmali; Tiyar; Tiyattunni; Tondaman; Tulabhina; Turaiha; Udupula; Urikkar Naiker; Vaghri, Hindu; Vahivanca Barot; Valan; Vanjara; Vannan, Hindu; Vanniyan; Vasudev; Velama; Vetan; Vettuva Gounder; Vipravinodulu; Viramushti; Waidu; Wandhara; Yatagiri; Yite

Countries where they are found: Bahrain; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei; Burundi; Cambodia; Canada; China; Fiji; France; Germany; India; Israel; Kenya; Kuwait; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nepal; Netherlands; Oman; Pakistan; Portugal; Qatar; Reunion; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Singapore; Spain; Sri Lanka; Tanzania; Thailand; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Zambia; Zimbabwe


People groups: 701

Population: 237,279,650

Unreached people groups: 657

UPG population: 213,215,275

Unengaged UPGs: 335

UUPG population: 14,709,725

Number of countries: 42