• PEOPLE CLUSTER: FORWARD CASTE - RAJPUT

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 43

Population: 73,161,675

Unreached people groups: 43

UPG population: 73,161,675

Unengaged UPGs: 8

UUPG population: 218,275

Number of countries: 3


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Rajput is a large and diverse cluster of castes whose members generally consider themselves to belong to the Kshatriya (warrior) varna (class). Rajput includes peoples with varied ethnic and geographical backgrounds. Rajputs are widely distributed across northern and central India and southern and eastern Pakistan. The majority are Hindu, but there are a few Muslim and Buddhist communities.

Peoples within this cluster: Cheeta Thakur; Chunara; Damami; Manhas; Rajput; Rajput Andamandi; Rajput Bargala; Rajput Bargujar, Hindu; Rajput Garhwali; Rajput Gautam, Hindu; Rajput Kumaoni; Rajput Marwadi; Rajput Rao; Rajput Thuana; Rajput, Awadhi; Rajput, Bagheli; Rajput, Bengali; Rajput, Bhojpuri; Rajput, Bundeli; Rajput, Chhattisgarhi; Rajput, Dhundari; Rajput, Gujarati; Rajput, Haryanvi; Rajput, Kangri; Rajput, Kannada; Rajput, Magahi; Rajput, Maithili; Rajput, Malvi; Rajput, Marathi; Rajput, Mewari; Rajput, Nimadi; Rajput, Oriya; Rajput, Pahari; Rajput, Panjabi; Rajput, Sadri; Rajput, Tamil; Rajput, Telugu; Runwala; Saithwar; Sangharia; Veelyagara Kshatriya

Countries where they are found: India; Nepal; Pakistan


People groups: 43

Population: 73,161,675

Unreached people groups: 43

UPG population: 73,161,675

Unengaged UPGs: 8

UUPG population: 218,275

Number of countries: 3