1,890,000 in India (2001 census). 1,750,000 Kurukh or Oraon, 141,000 Kisan. Population total all countries: 1,944,200.
Chhattisgarh, Raigarh, and Surguja districts; Jharkhand Ranchi district; West Bengal, Jalpaigiri district; Bihar; Odisha, Sundargarh and Jharsuguda districts; Assam; Tripura. Also in Bangladesh, Bhutan.
Kisan and Oraon are Scheduled Tribes. Hindu, Christian.