• PEOPLE CLUSTER: OBC HINDU

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People groups: 767

Population: 194,108,450

Unreached people groups: 736

UPG population: 190,286,600

Unengaged UPGs: 429

UUPG population: 18,127,800

Number of countries: 29


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 Class), 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 Hindu OBCs.

Peoples within this cluster: Accukattavandlu; Adibasi; Agasa; Aghori; Agnikula Kshatriya; Agri; Aguri; Aguru; Aheria; Ahluwalia; Aiyarakulu; Alavan; Allar; Amat; Ambalavasi; Ambiga; Angarok; Anjana; Anjana Patel, Gujarati; Anjana Patel, Malvi; Anuppan; Anwal; Arakala; Arakh; Arasu; Arayan; Arayavathi; Aruva; Atollu; Attagara; Ayri; Babar; Badaga; Badaik; Badiphul; Badu; Badwa; Bagal; Bagga; Bagri; Bagti; Bahrupi; Baida; Baidya, Hindu; Baishya; Baiswar; Baiti; Balija, Hindu; Banai; Bandawat; Bandhi Nagalu; Bandollu; Bangti; Banijiga; Banjania; Banka; Bankariya; Barae; Baraik; Barar; Baraua; Baret; Bargah; Barhamu; Bari, Awadhi; Bari, Bhojpuri; Bari, Hindu; Bari, Marathi; Bari, Odia; Baria, Hindu; Barika; Barodia; Baroi; Barot; Bati, Bhati; Bayil Kammara; Bayita Kammara; Bedar, Hindu; Behera; Belama; Belwar; Benita Odia; Berad; Berar; Bestha; Bhakat; Bhalla; Bhampta; Bhandari; Bhansala; Bhar; Bharadi; Bharewa; Bharthari; Bharwad; Bhatrajulu; Bhopa; Bhovi; Bhoyar; Bhuinhar; Bhulia; Bhurtia; Bilaspuri; Bind; Binjhwar; Bishnupuria; Bolla; Bondili; Bora Kuthliya; Borpi; Bot; Bote-Majhi; Boya; Budabukkala; Buna, Hindu; Bunkar; Bunt; Byadh; Byangsi; Chaikwa; Chakali, Chakala; Chakkala; Chakkiyar; Chakkyar Nambiyar; Chamadollu; Chamta; Chanao; Chantyal; Chapota; Chaptegar; Chari; Charodi; Charwaha; Chasot; Chatarkheya; Chaurasia; Chayakkaran; Cheintz; Chengazhi Nambiyar; Chepang; Chheepi; Chhetri; Chidimar; Chingathanar; Chippollu; Chitari; Chitrakathi; Chuditya; Chunari; Chundollu; Coorgi; Dadupanthi; Dagi; Daityapati; Dalera; Dammalia; Dandachatra Majhi; Dangi; Dangi, Mewari; Darai; Dasa Palanjika; Dasari; Depala; Devadiga, Hindu; Devanga; Devhar; Dhakad; Dhakad, Halbi; Dhaki; Dhal Kshatriya; Dhamin; Dhanuk; Dhanuk, Awadhi; Dhanuk, Bhojpuri; Dhanuk, Haryanvi; Dhanuk, Panjabi; Dhanuk, Rajasthani; Dhed; Dhekaru; Dhera; Dhimal; Dhimar; Dhola; Dolapati; Doluva; Dombidasari; Dora; Dosali; Dulia; Dura; Durgamurgi; Eluthassan; Eneti Dora; Gabit; Gachha; Gadhia; Gaine; Galada Konkani; Gandalla; Gandla; Gangai; Gangakula; Gangawar; Gangireddula; Ganrar; Gareri; Garpagri; Gatti; Gauli; Gavara; Gavli; Gavri; Ghadi; Ghadwa; Ghai; Ghantarghada; Ghantia; Gharami; Gharti; Ghihara; Ghirath; Ghisadi; Ghusuria; Giddidki; Girigiria; Golarana; Gomantak Maratha; Gondhali; Gonju; Gopal; Gorkha; Gosain, Chhattisgarhi; Gosain, Gujarati; Gosain, Hindu; Gosain, Marathi; Gosain, Pahari; Gosain, Panchpargania; Gosain, Rajasthani; Gowari; Gudigar; Gudiya; Gudugudupandi; Gulgulia; Guna; Guraw; Guria; Gurika; Haddi; Hadi; Haluadas; Halwakki Wakkal; Hanabar; Hansia; Hardas; Harkantra; Hatgar; Hatkar; Hayu; Hesi; Hindi; Idayan; Idiga; Ilavaniyan; Ilavathi; Ilayathu; Isai Vellalar; Jadam; Jadupetia; Jakkula; Jandra; Jangam; Janughanta; Javeri; Jethi; Jhadi; Jhodia; Jimdar; Julaha; Julaha, Haryanvi; Julaha, Jharkhandi; Julaha, Pahari; Julaha, Panjabi; Kabbaliga; Kachi; Kadar; Kaikadi; Kaikala; Kaikolan; Kakkalan; Kakmara; Kalanady; Kalavantulu; Kalbi; Kalingi; Kallan; Kallar Kula Tondaman; Kallasari; Kallattu Kurup; Kalota; Kamalia; Kamar; Kambalattan; Kambar; Kambodia Bhagat; Kami; Kamma; Kampa; Kampo; Kanarese; Kanchari; Kandera; Kandu; Kannada Naickar; Kannada Saineegar; Kapadi; Kapali; Kapewar; Kapuria; Karaiyar; Karmakar; Karna Sale; Karnibhaktulu; Kasar, Bengali; Kasar, Gujarati; Kasar, Hindi; Kasar, Hindu; Kasar, Magahi; Kasar, Odia; Katesar; Kathi; Katipamula; Kavara; Kavuthiyan; Kayort; Kepmaris; Keralite; Khadura; Khandwal; Khant; Kharadi; Kharkata; Kharol; Kharva, Hindu; Kharvi; Kharwal; Khas; Khatwa; Khavar; Khetauri; Khulant; Kidaran; Kirar; Kobari; Kohli; Koiri; Kolhati; Kolta; Komarpaik; Kongu Vaisnava; Konkani; Koraga; Koshti; Kotegar; Kotwal; Koyava; Krishnanvak; Kriyagar; Kuchband; Kudubi; Kudumi; Kuliya; Kuluvan; Kumar Kshatriya; Kumawat; Kumhali; Kummara; Kummara, Kumbara; Kummara, Kummari; Kundavadiga; Kunnuwar; Kunui; Kurahina Setti; Kurakula; Kurol; Kurpalta; Kurukkal; Kusta; Kusunda; Kusuvan; Kutchi Kohli; Ladar; Ladia; Lahaula; Lajjhar; Laskari; Liari; Lingayat; Lingayat, Marathi; Lohana; Lohara; Lohorong; Lonar; Lora; Madrasi; Maghia; Mahanta; Mahawat; Majhi (Nepali); Majhwar; Maji Rana; Majjula; Malai Vellala; Malaneese; Malava; Malayalar; Malayan, tribe; Malia; Mana; Manbhav; Mandula; Mangala; Maniyani; Maniyattikkaran; Mankar; Marassari; Marathi; Markande; Markande Kanjia; Maruthuvar; Marwadi, Nepali; Marwari, Northern; Marwari, Southern; Masku; Mayara; Medari; Mehtar; Mer, Maher; Mestri; Mhalo; Mith Gauda; Mitna; Modak; Mogia; Moothan; Moran; Mudaliyar; Mudiraj; Mukkari; Muli; Munnewar; Munnur; Muppar; Musari; Musasa; Musti Chenchu; Muttatu; Naar; Nagar; Nagartha; Nagarulu; Nagavamsam; Nagbanshi; Nagbansi, Dogri; Nagbansi, Kangri; Nagesia; Nagpuri Bihari; Naik; Naikpod; Nairy; Nakhasa; Nakkala; Naksia; Nambuthiri; Namdeo; Namdev Maratha; Nandiwale; Nanjil Mudali; Narsanna; Nasuvan; Natua; Nayadi; Nayinda; Nepalese; Newar; Neyyala; Nichar; Nili; Nilkanth; Noliya; Nulayar; Od; Ontari; Orisi; Oriya; Otan; Padarthi; Padiar; Padigarajulu; Padmasali; Padti; Pagativeshagallu; Pagi; Pahari; Paharia; Paik; Pakhimara; Palakkad Thandon; Palpa Pahari; Pambala; Pamula; Panan; Panara; Pancharathra Srivaishnava; Pandaram; Panditattan; Pando; Pangul; Panka, Oriya; Paradhi; Pariki Muggula; Parkari Kachchhi; Parkavakulam; Paroja; Parvatarajakulam; Patanwadia; Patari; Patel; Patel, Chhattisgarhi; Patel, Hindi; Patel, Kachchhi; Patel, Kannada; Patel, Khandeshi; Patel, Konkani; Patel, Marathi; Patel, Marwari; Patel, Nimadi; Patel, Rajasthani; Patharkat; Patharwat; Pathynaickan; Patkar; Patnulkaran; Patralu; Pattanavan; Patvekari, Hindu; Payak; Periki; Phri; Pichakuntla; Puran; Purbia; Rachband; Raddi; Radhi; Raigar; Rajannalu; Rajbhar; Rajbhat; Rajdhop; Raji; Rajkumhar; Rajpur; Rajpurohit; Raju; Rama Kshatriya; Ramoshi; Rana; Rangaswami; Ranghar; Rastogi; Rathodia; Raut; Raute; Rautia; Raval; Rave; Ravulo; Rawat; Raya Rawat; Razu; Reddika; Rehar; Rona; Rosa; Rujjhar; Rumdali Rai; Runjalavallu; Sadh; Sadhu Chetty; Sagar; Saha; Saharia; Sahi; Sakunapakshollu; Saliar; Salivahana; Samanthan; Samayavallu; Sanchia; Sangar; Sankara; Sanyasi; Sanyasi; Sapalya; Saradagallu; Sarania; Sarki; Sarodi; Satani; Sathwara, Hindu; Satnami; Sauntia; Sayankulam; Segidi; Senapathi; Seok; Shabdakar; Shikari; Siddh; Silavantulu; Sirvi; Sitaria; Siviar; Siyalgir, Hindu; Soiri; Son Koli; Sondhia; Sonha; Sonjhara; Sonr; Soria; Sudha; Sudra Das; Sudugadu Siddha; Sukiyar; Sunga; Surel; Sutar; Sutar, Gujarati; Sutar, Mistry; Swakulasali Koshti; Tachanad Moopan; Tajpuriya; Tak; Tambiran; Targala, Hindu; Telengi; Tenugu; Thakar; Thakarda; Thakuri; Thami; Thammadi; Thanga; Tharadari Koli; Tharu, Chitwan; Tharu, Dangaura; Tharu, Kathoriya; Thattan; Thavi; Thogataveera Kshatriya; Thoraiyar; Thoria; Thulunge Rai; Tikulhara; Tili, Hindu; Tirmali; Tiyar; Tiyattunni; Tondaman; Tongewalle; Tulabhina; Turaiha; Udupula; Uppara; Uppillian; Urikkar Naiker; Urindavan; Vadi; Vaghri Koli; Vahivanca Barot; Valaiyar; Valan; Valinjiyar; Vanjara; Vanjha; Variyar; Vasudev; Velama; Velar; Vettuva Gounder; Vijabargiya; Vilkurup; Vipravinodulu; Viramushti; Vishavan; Wadar; Wadiyara Koli; Waidu; Wandhara; Wayanadan Chetty; Wayanadan Kader; Wayanadan Pathiyan; Wayanadan Pulayan; Yata; Yatagiri; Yelmar; Yite

Countries where they are found: Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei; Canada; China; France; Germany; Guyana; India; Israel; Malawi; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Portugal; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Africa; South Korea; Spain; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Zimbabwe


People groups: 767

Population: 194,108,450

Unreached people groups: 736

UPG population: 190,286,600

Unengaged UPGs: 429

UUPG population: 18,127,800

Number of countries: 29