Rajputs (Urdu: راجپوت, Hindi: राजपूत) were the warrior and ruling clans of India during the classical period, i.e. 8-13th century. They originally hailed from the historical state of Rajputana, which is in Rajasthan.
The 1931 census of British India was the last to record caste affiliation in a manner that provides reliable information on Rajput demographics. Any present-day estimates are therefore speculative; they also vary widely.
The 1931 census reported a total of 10.7 million people self-describing as Rajput. Of this population, about 8.6 million people also self-described as being Hindu, about 2.1 million as being Muslim and about 50,000 as being Sikh by religion.