• PEOPLE CLUSTER: OTHER BACKWARD CLASS


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People groups: 175

Population: 138,947,750

Unreached people groups: 156

UPG population: 119,039,050

Unengaged UPGs: 39

UUPG population: 3,135,950

Number of countries: 23


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Other Backward Class (OBC) is a term used by the Government of India to classify castes which are educationally or socially disadvantaged. The list of OBCs maintained by the Indian Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is dynamic, with castes and communities being added or removed depending on social, educational and econmic factors. National Surveys suggest that OBCs represent more than 40% of the population of India.

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Peoples within this cluster: Arora, Hindu; Badhi, Hindu; Baghban, Muslim; Bairagi (Harauti); Bairagi, Chhattisgarhi; Bairagi, Gujarati; Bairagi, Hindi; Bairagi, Hindu; Bairagi, Marathi; Bairagi, Oriya; Barad, Hindu; Barwar; Bazigar, Hindu; Bharathar, Christian; Bharbhunja, Hindu; Bhathiara, Muslim; Bhatia, Hindu; Bhojpuri Bihari; Bihari, Muslim; Bishnoi; Chackaravar, Hindu; Chadwa, Muslim; Chapparband; Chhimba, Hindu; Chhipa, Hindu; Chik, Muslim; Chitrakar, Hindu; Dabgar, Hindu; Daroga, Hindu; Deshwali, Muslim; Dogra, Hindu; Dogra, Muslim; Gadaria, Awadhi; Gadaria, Chhattisgarhi; Gadaria, Hindu; Gadaria, Mewari; Gandharb, Hindu; Ghosi, Hindu; Goriya, Hindu; Halwai, Hindu; Ilavan, Hindu; Jhinwar, Hindu; Jhojha, Hindu; Kachchi Kushwaha; Kachchi Shakya; Kachchi, Alia; Kachchi, Hindu; Kachchi, Kachhwaha; Kachera, Bagheli; Kachera, Hindu; Kachera, Muslim; Kachhia, Hindu; Kadia, Hindu; Kalal, Hindi; Kalal, Kannada; Kalal, Marathi; Kalal, Rajasthani; Kalal, Sadri; Kalu, Hindu; Kalwar, Hindu; Kamboh, Muslim; Keralamuthali, Hindu; Khati, Haryanvi; Khati, Hindu; Khati, Odia; Koli, Hindi; Kumhiar, Hindu; Lakhera, Haryanvi; Lakhera, Hindu; Lakhera, Magahi; Lakhera, Marwari; Lakhera, Muslim; Lodha, Awadhi; Lodha, Braj; Lodha, Chhattisgarhi; Lodha, Hindu; Lodha, Marathi; Lohar, Bagri; Lohar, Bengali; Lohar, Chhattisgarhi; Lohar, Dogri; Lohar, Gujarati; Lohar, Hindu; Lohar, Magahi; Lohar, Marathi; Lohar, Oriya; Lohar, Pahari; Lohar, Panjabi; Lunia, Hindu; Machhi, Hindu; Machhi, Muslim; Mahtam, Sikh; Makrani, Hindu; Mal, Hindu; Marakkan, Muslim; Megh, Hindu; Meitei, Manipuri Hindu; Meo, Muslim; Merat, Muslim; Mirasi, Muslim; Mochi, Muslim; Mukkuvan, Hindu; Murao, Hindu; Nadar, Hindu; Nagarchi, Hindu; Nat, Bagheli; Nat, Hindu; Nat, Magahi; Nat, Marwari; Nat, Muslim; Pangal; Patni Vankar; Patwa, Hindu; Pawaria, Muslim; Rangrez, Hindu; Rawal, Hindu; Sadaru, Hindu; Saini, Hindu; Sangtarash, Hindu; Sarera, Sikh; Sikligar, Hindu; Sirkiband, Hindu; Sudra; Sunri, Hindu; Sutradhar, Hindu; Taga, Muslim; Tamboli, Bengali; Tamboli, Hindu; Tamboli, Magahi; Tamboli, Marathi; Tamboli, Muslim; Tamboli, Odia; Tamboli, Rajasthani; Tamboli, Telugu; Tamil Christian; Tamil Hindu; Tamil Muslim; Tanti, Hindu; Tarkhan, Hindu; Thathera, Awadhi; Thathera, Haryanvi; Thathera, Hindu; Tholuva Naicker, Hindu; Vannan, Hindu; Vetan; Wattal, Muslim

Countries where they are found: Bahrain; Bangladesh; Cambodia; Canada; France; Germany; India; Kuwait; Malaysia; Maldives; Martinique; Myanmar; Nepal; Netherlands; Oman; Qatar; Reunion; Seychelles; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; United Kingdom; United States


People groups: 175

Population: 138,947,750

Unreached people groups: 156

UPG population: 119,039,050

Unengaged UPGs: 39

UUPG population: 3,135,950

Number of countries: 23