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Dombari or Kolhati people of Maharashtra

 

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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.

[If the map does not work in your browser use these number links: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ]

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

Sayyid or alternate name SAYYAD

the word ‘seelavanthula’ denotes pure being. The Sayyads are in different pursuits like agriculture, business, service and in a wide variety of white-collar professions such as medicine,

engineering, law and teaching. Health is another aspect which has received their attention. Health care clinics are provided even in remote areas.

The Sayyads occupy the foremost position among the four major classes of Muslims, viz., Sayyad, Sheikh, Mughal and Pathan. Though all are equal, yet in practice there has been a hierarchical grading among them.

Sirvi (India) – Pop. 443,506

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SIRVI A settled community of Madhya Pradesh, they are concentrated in the Khargone, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore and Dewas districts. Etymologically, the word sirvi means share-cropper, and the Sirvi were traditional share-croppers, locally called hir. They also perceive their distribution in Rajasthan. Marwari is spoken at home. The Sirvi are also conversant with Hindi and use the Devanagari script. The men wear cotton thread around their waist, called bell or dhaga, having eleven knots. They believe that this dhaga symbolizes their community deity Jagadhamba of Rajasthan. The traditional and present-day occupation of the Sirvi is agriculture. A few among them are engaged in white-collar jobs. Their children work as catle-herders.

Gadaria

GadariaGadaria MG pages 80-81

 

Koli Malhar Adoption completed

 

Koli Malhar Virtual Prayer walk

41554        Koli Malhar                  267,008                  Marathi – (mar)             Other Religions – Ethno-Religion

The Malhar Koli are also referred to as the Panbhare Koli (derived from the traditional occupation of supplying water to villagers and strangers) and as the Chumbli Koli (derived from the chumba, a twisted cloth kept on the head while carrying water pots. They are also known as the Kunam Koli possibly because they eat and are associated with the Kunbi.

 The name Malhar is probably derived from either the Dravidian mala meaning a hill or from the worship of the God Malhar. Mackintosh (1844) calls them one of the purest and most respectable of all the Kolls. They accept the superiority of the Mahadeo Kolis.

They are notified as a Scheduled Tribe only in the Thana district. In the district they are found in all the 12 tahsils and are concentrate in the rural areas. The census figure as reported in 1961 is 89,047. Marathi is claimed to be their ancestral language which is spoken at home and outside. Many of them know Hindi and Gujarati.

(2001 population : 233,617)

Anthropology information link

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

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