|155,023 (2011 census)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Mahli, Santali, Mundari, Sadri, Bengali, Hindi, Odia|
|Related ethnic groups|
The Mahli are a Scheduled Tribe in the Indian states of Jharkhand and West Bengal. Basketry was main occupation of mahlis. Mahli speak Sadri, Santali and Mundari as their mother tongue rathar than Mahli. May be Mahli is a threatened language. Also use Bengali, Hindi and Odia.
They are caste who works as palaqulin bearers and bamboo workers. They are divided into five endogamous subdivision: the bansphor Mahli, pahar mahli, Sulunkhi, Tanti and Mahli Munda. Their some septs are dumriar(wild fig), gundli(a kind of grain), Kerketta(a bird), mahukal(a bird), Tirki, Tunduar, Turu, Bhuktuar, Lang Chenre, Sanga. Their four septs Hansda, Hemron, Murmu, Saren also found in Santal tribe.
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