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Anglo-Indians India |

Anglo-Indians

Profile  The Anglo-Indian community is one of the smallest minority groups in India. Most of the current estimates for the Anglo-Indian population are around 125,000-150,000, living mostly…

Bodo Boro India |

Boro (Bodo)

Profile  The Boro people share many of the characteristics of the Adivasis and many of their demands characterise those of the other…

India Siddi |

Siddi

Profile  India’s Siddi are a large Afro-descendant community of tribes with an estimated 150,000 members in the country, based for centuries in…

Christians of India

Profile  Christianity is India’s second largest minority religion after Islam, with approximately 28 million followers, constituting 2.3 percent of India’s population (2011 Census). Yet…

Dalits India |

Dalits

Profile  The term Dalit means ‘oppressed’, ‘broken’ or ‘crushed’ to the extent of losing original identity. However, this name has been adopted…

India Jews of India |

Jews of India

Profile  There are three main Jewish communities in India, each of a different origin and with different cultural characteristics and traditions: the Cochinis, the Bene Israel…

India Kashmiris |

Kashmiris

Profile  Kashmiris are the people living in the territory of Jammu and Kashmir, in the extreme north-west of India. Two-thirds…

India Muslims |

Muslims

Profile  India’s Muslim population of some 172 million is the third largest in the world – after those of Indonesia and…

India Nagas |

Nagas

Profile  Nagas are a hill people who are estimated to number about 2.5 million (1.8 million in Nagaland, 0.6 million in Manipur and 0.1 million in Arunachal…

India Sikhs |

Sikhs

Profile  Sikhs are a religious minority in the north-western state of Punjab, where they form a majority. They are also…