Country: Sri Lanka

  State:

Number of People Groups

51

People Groups Unreached

43

Total Population

21,652,000

Unreached Population

20,939,000

% Christian Adherent

2.0%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Adi Dravida 1,401,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.2 %
 Agamudaiyan 183,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ambalavasi 683,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 4,100 English Christianity 87.0 %
 Arab 1,200 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Baloch, Eastern 900 Balochi, Eastern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania 99,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Agarwal 21,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Mahajan 1,300 Language Unknown Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Mahesri 2,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bania, Porwal 1,900 Marwari Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bohra 2,000 Gujarati Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahman 92,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 British 4,600 English Christianity 70.0 %
 Burgher 6,400 Sinhala Christianity 100.0 %
 Burmese 600 Burmese Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Sri Lankan Sign Language Buddhism 8.4 % 0.0 %
Divehi, Maldivian 200 Maldivian Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Faqir 1,400 Telugu Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Goan Catholic 400 Konkani, Goan Christianity 100.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 600 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Japanese 200 Japanese O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jat, Hindu 400 Panjabi, Eastern Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Javanese 100 Javanese Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kunbi, Hindu 200 Marathi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kuravan 1,500 Tamil Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Madari 400 Sindhi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mahratta 400 Marathi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Malay, Javar 69,000 Sri Lankan Creole Malay Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Malayali 27,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mappila 500 Malayalam Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Maravan 125,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Mauritian 800 Language Unknown Hinduism 37.0 %
 Memon 1,900 Gujarati Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Parsee 1,300 Gujarati O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pashtun, Northern 1,600 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rajput 200 Telugu Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Rodiya 8,700 Sinhala Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Shaikh 100 Tamil Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sindh Muslim 400 Sindhi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sinhalese 9,877,000 Sinhala Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sri Lankan Moor 1,580,000 Sinhala Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Syrian Christian 100 Malayalam Christianity 100.0 %
 Tamil Christian 398,000 Tamil Christianity 100.0 %
 Tamil Hindu 4,836,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tamil Muslim 1,276,000 Tamil Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Vaddar, Hindu 155,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Veddah 300 Veddah O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
Vellalan 352,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Viswakarma 130,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Waggai 4,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  51 21,354,000 43     2.0 % 0.0 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
46.7 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
2.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
37.6 %
Islam
13.7 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Sri Lanka. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Sri Lanka
  • Christian ministry in Sri Lanka
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches


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