• PEOPLE CLUSTER: OTHER FORWARD CASTE


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 20

Population: 14,008,665

Unreached people groups: 19

UPG population: 14,008,575

Unengaged UPGs: 8

UUPG population: 342,200

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Forward caste is a term used in India for castes whose members are ahead of other Indians economically and socially. Forward caste members have a higher social status than scheduled caste or other backward caste members. Bania, Brahmin, Nair and Rajput are among the major forward castes. This cluster encompasses forward caste groups not affiliated with Bania, Brahmin, Nair or Rajput.

Peoples within this cluster: Agamudaiyan; Kapasia; Karalar; Karnam; Khandait; Khatri, Dogri; Khatri, Hindu; Khatri, Marathi; Khatri, Mewari; Khatri, Muslim; Khatri, Pahari; Khatri, Panjabi; Kodaga; Kongu Vellalar; Maravan; Nagda; Prabhu Kayastha; Prabhu Patane; Vellalan; Vellayan Kuppam Padaiyachi

Countries where they are found: India


People groups: 20

Population: 14,008,665

Unreached people groups: 19

UPG population: 14,008,575

Unengaged UPGs: 8

UUPG population: 342,200

Number of countries: 1