• PEOPLE CLUSTER: TRIBAL - GOND


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 11

Population: 16,929,000

Unreached people groups: 6

UPG population: 9,086,000

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 204,000

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Gond are numerically the most dominatnt tribe of India. Their homeland extends from the Satpura range down to the Godavari, from Uttar Pradesh (Gonda district) and north Bihar to Andhra Pradesh, and from Maharashtra to Odisha. Though many still speak one of the Gondi languages, most are now bilingual speaking Hindi, Marathi or Telugu depending on their location. The Gonds have scheduled tribe status in most Indian states.

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume III. The Scheduled Tribes. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1994), pp. 293-356

Peoples within this cluster: Gond; Gond, Assamese; Gond, Chhattisgarhi; Gond, Kannada; Gond, Marathi; Gond, Maria; Gond, Muslim; Gond, Oriya; Gond, Sadri; Gond, Telugu; Ojha

Countries where they are found: India


People groups: 11

Population: 16,929,000

Unreached people groups: 6

UPG population: 9,086,000

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 204,000

Number of countries: 1