South Asian Peoples
The Valmiki (Balmiki) are a Dalit community of India. The Valmiki include the Bhangi, Mehtar, Lalbegi and a few other communities. They are widely distributed in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Chandigarh. Dalit is a Sanskrit term meaning "broken or scattered" and refers to the lowest caste in India, often characterized as "untouchable".
-- K. S. Singh, People of India. Volume IV. India's Communities A-G. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998). Pp. 233-236
Peoples within this cluster:
Balmiki, Andamani; Balmiki, Haryanvi; Balmiki, Hindi; Balmiki, Pahari; Balmiki, Panjabi; Bhangi, Bengali; Bhangi, Chhattisgarhi; Bhangi, Gujarati; Bhangi, Hindu; Bhangi, Konkani; Bhangi, Mewari; Chuhra
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Unreached people groups:
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