• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BANJARA


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 10

Population: 6,095,000

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 3,535,000

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 19,000

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Banjara refers to a cluster of related peoples distributed across western and southern India. Traditionally a nomadic community, today they are a more settled, trading community. The Banjara mainly speak Lambadi, part of the Rajasthani language family, but often also speak a major regional language.

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume IV. India's Communities A-G. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998), pp. 268-281439

Peoples within this cluster: Banjara, Bundelkhandi; Banjara, Haryanvi; Banjara, Hindi; Banjara, Kannada; Banjara, Marathi; Banjara, Marwari; Banjara, Oriya; Banjara, Rajasthani; Banjara, Sikh; Banjara, Telugu

Countries where they are found: India


People groups: 10

Population: 6,095,000

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 3,535,000

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 19,000

Number of countries: 1