• PEOPLE CLUSTER: MUNDA-SANTAL

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 24

Population: 19,897,900

Unreached people groups: 12

UPG population: 5,820,750

Unengaged UPGs: 5

UUPG population: 15,150

Number of countries: 5


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Santal are the largest tribal community in India. The Munda are fewer in number but still a major tribal community of India. Both groups are found throughout the Chota Nagpur Plateau region of India that spans the states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, and Assam. Their languages--Mundari and Santali--represent both individual languages and families of related languages. The Munda-Santal people cluster encompasses these tribal peoples that speak Mundari and Santali languages.

Peoples within this cluster: Asur; Bhumij (Assamese); Didayi; Ho; Karmali; Kharia; Korku; Korwa; Kuda; Mahili, Mahle; Malto; Megh, Caste; Munda; Santal

Countries where they are found: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Nepal; United States


People groups: 24

Population: 19,897,900

Unreached people groups: 12

UPG population: 5,820,750

Unengaged UPGs: 5

UUPG population: 15,150

Number of countries: 5