PEID         Entity Name                  Population         Primary Language       Primary Religion

47903    Mali (Marathi)                      2,838,438                Marathi – (mar)                 Hinduism
46179     Shaikh (Marathi)                 2,429,206             Marathi – (mar)                     Islam
47928     Lingayat (Marathi)               2,177,276             Marathi – (mar)                   Hinduism – Shivaism
48358      Lodha (Hindi)                      1,924,321               Hindi – (hin)                        Hinduism
48034      Bania (Marathi)                   1,922,346             Marathi – (mar)                Hinduism
47963      Jains (Marathi)                   1,505,230             Marathi – (mar)               Other Religions – Jainism
47947      Gujjar (Hindi)                      1,341,015             Hindi – (hin)                         Hinduism
47979      Banjara (Marathi)              1,029,348            Lambadi – (lmn)                   Hinduism
47956      Gadaria (Hindi)                    915,444             Hindi – (hin)                           Hinduism
47959      Jain (Hindi)                           870,129              Hindi – (hin)             Other Religions – Jainism
42066      Ager                                   792,179         Kannada – (kan)        Other Religions – Ethno-Religion
46283       Nai, Magala (Marathi)            769,575            Marathi – (mar)                   Hinduism
47920      Dhoba (Marathi)                  622,010                Marathi – (mar)                Hinduism
47892       Lohar (Marathi)                   569,315              Marathi – (mar)              Hinduism
41467       Chaturtha                            506,327                  Marathi – (mar)              Hinduism
47978      Banjara (Bundelkhandi)            492,230               Lambadi – (lmn)             Hinduism
41490       Sirvi                                    446,801                 Marwari (India) – (rwr)     Hinduism
41489       Rangrez                              446,634           Urdu – (urd)                           Hinduism
48168        Pinjara, Behna (Hindi)         389,726          Hindi – (hin)                       Islam
47988       Sindhi (Hindi)                          349,258                Sindhi – (snd)              Hinduism
47954       Halba (Marathi)                      344,467             Marathi – (mar)           Hinduism
47930         Darji (Hindi)                          317,536                   Hindi – (hin)                  Hinduism
41551        Kathodi                                     269,114               Marathi – (mar)      Other Religions – Ethno-Religion
41554        Koli Malhar                  267,008                  Marathi – (mar)             Other Religions – Ethno-Religion
48226      Dhakad (Halbi)                      243,839                  Halbi – (hlb)                      Hinduism
41576      Deshwali                                  228,601                      Urdu – (urd)                       Hinduism
47998      Bania, Agarwal (Marathi)   223,436               Marathi – (mar)                Hinduism
47997      Bania, Agarwal (Hindi)        190,878                 Hindi – (hin)                     Hinduism
47968      Kalal (Marathi)                        187,454                Marathi – (mar)               Hinduism
41425        Machhi                                       181,175                    Marathi – (mar)                 Hinduism
41596        Khangar (Hindi)                 177,425                  Hindi – (hin)            Hinduism – Other/Marginal
48021         Bhat (Mewari)                        126,322                  Mewari – (mtr)                        Hinduism
46204       Shaikh (Konkani)                     115,947                 Konkani (individual language) – (knn)        Islam
41708       Prabhu Kayastha                    113,849                 Marathi – (mar)                      Hinduism
47627       Shaikh (Nimadi)                      111,293                   Nimadi – (noe)                      Islam
41723       Holar                                       106,137 Marathi – (mar) Other Religions – Ethno-Religion

Below are the Micro UUPGs population under 100,000

41733       Gachha                           98,827                      Hindi – (hin)                                   Hinduism
41794       Payak                               70,927                    Malvi – (mup)                               Hinduism
41805       Kapewar                          67,899                   Telugu – (tel)                                  Hinduism
41810       Kharol                        66,686                       Malvi – (mup)                                   Hinduism
41824       Kanai                              63,720                         Urdu – (urd)                                Hinduism
41811       Garpagari                       62,198                          Marathi – (mar)                        Hinduism
41853       Manbhav                                53,968                 Marathi – (mar)                         Hinduism
41858      Gopal                                   53,648                      Gujarati – (guj)                           Hinduism
41872      Naita                                      49,497                  Malvi – (mup)                              Islam
41879      Bhampta                                 48,211                   Telugu – (tel)                                  Hinduism
41902      Pindara                                  44,608                     Urdu – (urd)                                    Islam
41912       Prabhu Patane                        43,224                  Gujarati – (guj)                       Hinduism
41927      Garudi                                   41,371                Urdu – (urd)                                     Hinduism
41930      Sikligar                               40,995                Hindi – (hin)              Other Religions – Ethno-Religion
41944      Patharwat                         38,687                Telugu – (tel)                                     Hinduism
41947      Ajna                                   38,046                 Hindi – (hin)                                    Hinduism
41977      Berar                                33,396              Telugu – (tel)                                    Hinduism
41996      Kolhati                             31,211                        Marathi – (mar)                    Hinduism
42085      Rajbhar                          20,863                     Bhojpuri – (bho)                 Hinduism
42089      Raute                             20,859                       Chhattisgarhi – (hne)           Hinduism
48009      Bania (Bundelkhandhi)            20,682                   Bundeli – (bns)          Hinduism
42131       Mawasi                               16,397                Hindi – (hin)                  other Religions – Ethno-Religion
48288      Kachera (Urdu)               6,241                  Urdu – (urd)                          Islam
48263      Gond, Muslim                 3,879                       Urdu – (urd)                                Islam

Other Unreached Peoples of the Central Cluster – UPGs

Somvanshlya Kshatriya Kasar   Mumbai focus

Khalpa

Posted: March 25, 2012 in Unreached People groups

Khalpa

Khalpa People of Gujarat

http://www.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?peo3=17146&rog3=IN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhambi_Khalpa

 

Khalpa gj pages 159-162

 

Khalpa H-M page 369

 

Sanghar

Posted: March 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

http://www.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?peo3=17288&rog3=IN

 

Alternate names: Kharadi, Sangar, Sangara, Manka

 

Sanghar (Manka) pages 861-867

 

Sanghar gj pages 1246-1251

Nagda

Posted: March 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

Nagda population id 42000 are Jians in the area of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh and other parts of Mewari speaking South Rajasthan.

Nagda of Rajasthan

Nagda Profile

Kandera

Posted: March 22, 2012 in Great Commission

The community is historically associated with the occupation of cotton ginning. In the local language, Rajasthani, the word “kani” means cotton, and a “kandera” means someone who works with cotton.

Their native dialect is Braj Bhasa.

See information and Map on Joshua project click here 

 

Kandera anthropolgy info part 1

 

Kandera of Rajasthan

 

Kandera people

Dombari or Kolhati people of Maharashtra

 

Dombari article

Dombari Gypsy People

Click for anthropology information Dombari Kolhati

More information under Kolhati   Kolhati information

Sargara

Posted: March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

Sargara of Rajashthan

Sargara UUPG Rajasthan

Bishnoi

Posted: March 18, 2012 in Great Commission, Missions

The name Bishnoi is derived from the words ‘bis’ (twenty) and ‘nau’ (nine), and thus denotes the twenty-nine tenets of their faith. The name Bishnoi is associated with that of Lord Vishnu incarnated as Tanbhoji.

The Bishnoi are believed to have descended from a number of commtmities like the Jar, Bania, Rajput, Khati and Gaena. On becoming Bishnoi, they commonly give up their caste names and call themselves after their new creed. They are followers of the great Hindu reformer Jambaji, who was born in Bikaner state in AD 1451. They have four religious texts, namely the Jambo Sagra, Jambo Gita, Jambasor and Sabtakki Bansi.

The Vishnoi of Madhya Pradesh are popularly known as Marwari as they originally belonged to the Marwar region of Rajasthan. They use Rama as their surname. Their attitude towards education is negative. They use both traditional and modern medicare. There are teachers, government employees and political leaders among them.

They now live in Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. In They live in Rajasthan in the districts of Barmer, Jalor, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner.

Language They speak Marwari among themselves and Hindi with others

Bishnoi of Rajasthan

The main tribal groups in Madhya Pradesh are Gond, Bhil, Baiga, Korku, Bhariya, Halba, Kaul, Mariya, and Sahariya.

Dhar, Jhabua and Mandla districts have more than 50 percent tribal population.

In Khargone, Chhindwara, Seoni, Sidhi and Shahdol districts 30 to 50 percent population is of tribes.

Tribals in Madhya Pradesh constitute 20.27% of the total population of Madhya Pradesh according to the 2001 census. There were 46 recognized Scheduled Tribes.

“Special Primitive Tribal Groups” in the State.

Madhya Pradesh Primitive tribe

Dindori district

Baiga Chak tribe

population of primitive tribals 9,513

The differences in the tribal community, spread over in various parts of the state, is clearly seen not only on the basis of their heredity, lifestyle and cultural traditions, but also from their social, economic structure, religious beliefs and their language and speech. Due to the different linguistic, cultural and geographical environment, and its peculiar complications, the diverse tribal world of Madhya Pradesh has been largely cut-off from the mainstream of development.

Name of tribe  

Sub-tribe  

Population (Census 1981)  

Districts inhabited  

Gond Pardhan, Agariya, Ojha, Nagarchi, Solhas 5,349,883 All districts, mainly spread on both banks of Narmada River in Vindhyas andSatpura
Bhil Barela, Bhilala, Patliya 2,505,888 Dhar, Jhabua, East Nimar
Baiga Bijhwar, Narotia, Bharotiya, Nahar, Rai Bhaina, Kadh Bhaina 248,949 Mandla, Balaghat
Korku Movasiruma, Nahala, Vavari, Bodoya 66,781 East Nimar, Hoshangabad, Betul, Chhindwara
Bharia Bhumiya, Bhuihar, Pando 195,490 Chhindwara, Jabalpur
Halba Halbi, Bastariya, Chhatisgarhiya 236,375 Balaghat
Kaul Rohiya, Rauthail 123,811 Rewa, Satna, Shahdol, Sidhi
Mariya Abujh Mariya, Dandami Mariya, Metakoitur 195,490 Jabalpur, Mandla, Panna, Shahdol, Chhindwara
Sahariya 261,816 Guna, Shivpuri, Morena, Gwalior, Vidisha, Rajgarh 

South Asia Embrace

South Asian peoples make up the greatest concentration of lostness on earth. Some of those people are still unreached and unengaged (UUPG – unengaged unreached people groups). The Ends of the Earth describes peoples who have no known church planting work among them.

What can you and your church do?

Learn. Find out more about what it means to Embrace an Ends of the Earth UUPG at www.Call2Embrace.org.

Pray. Download the South Asian Peoples Ends of the Earth prayer guide. (Or, get printed copies at IMB.org). Subscribe to South Asia stories and prayer updates, so you can stay up-to-date on South Asian Peoples’ prayer, events, stories and resources.

Embrace. South Asia is home to over 1,700 people groups. Of this number, over 900 are still unengaged unreached people groups (UUPGs). Amazingly, 200 of these represent over 95% of the total UUPG population. We’ve selected the highest priority people groups for your church to consider. Choose one as an integral part of your Great Commission participation. Learn more about what it means to embrace a people group.

Click on areas of the map below to see priority people groups.
The overall top 10 people groups are shown below the map.

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Top 10 South Asian UUPGs

  Area PEID Country People Group Population Primary Religion
1 Pakistan & Kashmir 6372 Pakistan Kolai 435,022 Islam
2 Northwest India 47953 India Gujjar (Marwari) 2,577,752 Hinduism
3 North India & West Nepal 47955 India Gadaria Awadhi 4,382,214 Hinduism
4 East Nepal, Bhutan & East India 41258 India Kalwar 3,232,405 Hinduism
5 Bangladesh & Northeast India 48006 India Bania (Assamese) 1,347,292 Hinduism
6 Central India 47903 India Mali (Marathi) 2,934,357 Hinduism
7 East India 48197 India Bangladeshi Muslims 3,720,029 Islam
8 South-Central India 47967 India Kalal (Kannada) 740,615 Hinduism
9 South India, Maldives & Sri Lanka 41247 India Mappila 8,603,290 Islam
10 Diaspora 11915 Saudi Arabia Bengali 1,576,767 Islam – Sunni

Tribal Map

Warli Tribe

Pray for the Varli People. These tribal people have their own language similar to Marathi. There were one of the original 345 Unreached Unengaged People but were marked engaged because of existing work among them.

Prayer Requests:

1. Ask God to provide for key connections with our missionaries and national partners with Varali.

2. For key leaders to be trained to reach their fellow tribes

3. For Varali Tribals to become followers of Christ.

Varli Art

Warli Art

Kokna Tribe

Katkari Tribe

Maharashtra

KATKARI / KATHODI (ST) Also known as Kathodi or Kathodia, they are concentrated in the Raigad and Thane districts of Maharashtra, and are mainly settled along the foothills of the Sahayadri range. According to Enthoven (1920), the name Katkari is derived from the Marathi term kat or kath meaning juice of the khair (acacia catechu) tree. They were supposed to have made katin the past; but at present none of them has any knowledge about it. The Katkari also inhabit Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Katkari are grouped with the Kathodi along with other subgroups in the list of the scheduled tribes in Maharashtra. According to the 1981 census, the population of the Katkari and Kathodi including all other subgroups notified together is 174,602. They speak Marathi among themselves.

Halba Tribe

 

Mavchi Tribe

The Mavchi are a tribal community living in Dhule district of Maharashtra. Nowadays they call themselves Gavith. In the earlier days all the tribal population of the region used to call them the Adivasi Hindu Bhils which is still used while writing in anygovernment document as a general name. Gavith means a leader (MukhiycH. No details are available about their origin and history, but it is believed that they were warriors in Rana Pratap’s army and due to the wars they have migrated and settled in their present habitation. They had a separate dialect of their own called the Mavchi language which differs from the Billori langauage the common language of the region where various dialects are spoken by the different tribal groups. Their dress pattern resembles that of the Banjaras. Women wear a half sari from the waist and another half they drapeon both the shoulders from over the head.

 

 

Tribal population inMaharashtra(2001 census)

Sr. No

Name of the District 

Total Tribal Population 

1

Thane  

11,99,290

2

Nashik 

11,94,271

3

Yavatmal

4,73,370

4

Wardha 

1,54,415

5

Nagpur

4,44,441

6

Chandrapur

3,75,256

7

Buldhana

1,15,156

8

Bhandara and Gondiya 

2,94,173

9

Gadchiroli 

3,71,696

10

Dhule and Nandurbar 

13,03,138

  Total

59,25,296

List of tribes in Maharashtra

Sr. No.

District

Names of the Tribes

1

Thane   Katkari, Kokna, Koli Mahadeo, Koli Malhar, Warli, Thakar, Dubla 

2

Nashik  Bhil, Kokna, Koli Mahadeo, Thakar, Warli, Katkari

3

Yavatmal Andh, Gond, Kolam, Pardhan, Halba, Pardhi 

4

Wardha  Gond, Pardhan

5

Nagpur Gond, Halba

6

Chandrapur Gond, Halba, Kolam, Kawar

7

Buldhana Andh, Dhanwar, Pardhi, Koli Mahadeo

8

Bhandara and Gondiya  Gond, Halba

9

Gadchiroli  Gond, Halba, Pardhan, Kolam
Tribe-wise population of tribes in Maharashtra (Census 1981*)
Gond, Rajgond, Arakh                          1,162,735
Bhil                              993,074
Koli Mahadeo, Dongar koli                             787,448
Varli                              361,271
Kokna, Kokni, Kukna                             352,932
Thakur, Thakar                             323,191
Halba, Halbi                             242,819
Andh                              231,871
Koli Malhar                              177,367
Kathodi, Katkari                             174,602
Kolam, Mannervarlu                             118,073
Korku, Bopchi, Mouasi                             115,974
Gamit, Gamta, Gavit, Mavchi, Padvi                             110,828
Pardhan, Pathari, Saroti                               98,685
Pardhi, Advichineher                               95,115
Koli Dhor, Tokare koli                                77,435
Oraon, Dhangad                               70,984
Dhanwar                                69,809
Dhanaka, Tadvi, Tetaria, Valvi                               55,880
Others                                47,868
Naikda, Nayaka                                35,053
Kawar, Kanwar, Kaur                               20,321
Dubla, Talavia, Halpati                                16,019
Kharia                               11,411
Dhodia                                10,980
Barda                               10,293