• PEOPLE CLUSTER: FORWARD CASTE - OTHER


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 16

Population: 12,395,465

Unreached people groups: 15

UPG population: 12,395,375

Unengaged UPGs: 5

UUPG population: 260,500

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: Kapasia; Karalar; Karnam; Khandait; Khatri, Dogri; Khatri, Hindu; Khatri, Marathi; Khatri, Mewari; Khatri, Pahari; Khatri, Panjabi; Kodaga; Maravan; Nagda; Prabhu Kayastha; Prabhu Patane; Vellalan

Countries where they are found: India


People groups: 16

Population: 12,395,465

Unreached people groups: 15

UPG population: 12,395,375

Unengaged UPGs: 5

UUPG population: 260,500

Number of countries: 1