People Cluster:  Tamil What is a People Cluster?

Population
71,335,000
1.1% estimated
Annual Growth Rate
People Groups (Across Countries)
139
People Groups
(by Country)
184
Unreached Groups (by Country)
101
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Population
Peoples
by Country
Unreached
by Country
% Unreached
Peoples
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Unreached
% Popl in
Unreached
Progress
Scale
Primary
Religion
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
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Adaviar 100 1 1 100.0 % 100 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
 Adi Dravida 9,806,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 7.7% 0.0% -
 Adiyan 16,000 1 1 100.0 % 16,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 1.4% 0.0%
 Agamudaiyan 873,000 2 2 100.0 % 873,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.5% 0.0% 18 
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar 1,600 1 1 100.0 % 1,600 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 663,000 2 1 50.0 % 654,000 98.7 %    Hinduism 0.4% 0.0% 13 
Agamudaiyan Udayar 8,400 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 18.4% 0.0% -
Alavan 7,600 1 1 100.0 % 7,600 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Ambalavasi Kambalattu 2,800 1 1 100.0 % 2,800 100.0 %    Hinduism 1.3% 0.0%
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker 11,000 1 1 100.0 % 11,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.8% 0.0%
Ambattan 15,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 14.5% 0.0% -
Ambattan 181,000 1 1 100.0 % 181,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 2.4% 0.0%
Arwa Mala 100,000 1 1 100.0 % 100,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Bharathar 75,000 2 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Christianity 82.0% 0.0% -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 32,000 1 1 100.0 % 32,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.4% 0.0%
Chackaravar 39,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 15.6% 0.0% -
 Chakkiliyan 1,325,000 2 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 9.3% 0.0% -
Chayakkaran 41,000 1 1 100.0 % 41,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
 Christian unspecified 1,068,000 5 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Christianity 99.8% 0.0% -
 Devendrakulathan 83,000 1 1 100.0 % 83,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Eravallan 6,500 1 1 100.0 % 6,500 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.3% 0.0%
Gowdali 500 1 1 100.0 % 500 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
 Hill Pulayan 101,000 1 1 100.0 % 101,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.5% 0.0%
Idayan 77,000 2 1 50.0 % 68,000 87.9 %    Hinduism 1.5% 0.0%
Indian Tamil (unspecified) 9,800 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 36.2% 0.0% -
 Irular 234,000 1 1 100.0 % 234,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.3% 0.0%
Kadaiyar 18,000 2 1 50.0 % 17,000 94.4 %    Hinduism 3.3% 0.0%
 Kadan 3,900 1 1 100.0 % 3,900 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.8% 0.0%
 Kaikolan 2,491,000 2 1 50.0 % 2,411,000 96.8 %    Hinduism 0.6% 0.0% 48 
Kallan 1,278,000 2 1 50.0 % 1,260,000 98.6 %    Hinduism 0.3% 0.0% 25 
Karaiyar 189,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 15.8% 0.0% -
Karumpuram 100 1 1 100.0 % 100 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Kattunayakan 73,000 1 1 100.0 % 73,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.6% 0.0%
Kavara 71,000 1 1 100.0 % 71,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Kavathi 25,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 16.6% 0.0% -
Kepmaris 1,200 1 1 100.0 % 1,200 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Kochu Velan 200 1 1 100.0 % 200 100.0 %    Hinduism 3.9% 0.0%
Koliyan 14,000 1 1 100.0 % 14,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 4.7% 0.0%
 Koracha, caste 79,000 1 1 100.0 % 79,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Kota 1,900 1 1 100.0 % 1,900 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.5% 0.0%
Koviar 202,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 17.0% 0.0% -
Koviyar 1,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 15.8% 0.0% -
Kuda Korava 1,800 1 1 100.0 % 1,800 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
 Kudumban 75,000 1 1 100.0 % 75,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 2.7% 0.0%
Kunnavan 200 1 1 100.0 % 200 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
 Kuravan 489,000 2 2 100.0 % 489,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 3.9% 0.0% 10 
Madappalli 700 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 12.4% 0.0% -
Maha Malasar 400 1 1 100.0 % 400 100.0 %    Hinduism 2.8% 0.0%
Malai Pandaram 7,200 1 1 100.0 % 7,200 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.3% 0.0%
Malai Vellala 200 1 1 100.0 % 200 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Malasar 9,600 1 1 100.0 % 9,600 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.4% 0.0%
Maniyattikkaran 5,000 1 1 100.0 % 5,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Mannan, tribal 9,500 1 1 100.0 % 9,500 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.9% 0.0%
Marakkalage 8,900 1 1 100.0 % 8,900 100.0 %    Islam 0.0% 0.0%
Marakkan (Christian traditions) 5,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Christianity 100.0% 0.0% -
Marakkan (Hindu traditions) 8,800 1 1 100.0 % 8,800 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Marakkan (Muslim traditions) 700 1 1 100.0 % 700 100.0 %    Islam 0.0% 0.0%
Marakkan Kayalam 300 1 1 100.0 % 300 100.0 %    Islam 0.0% 0.0%
 Maravan 3,223,000 2 2 100.0 % 3,223,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 2.4% 0.0% 64 
Maravar 84,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 16.5% 0.0% -
Melakkaran 100 1 1 100.0 % 100 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Mukkuvar 41,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 18.5% 0.0% -
Mutali 41,000 1 1 100.0 % 41,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 2.9% 0.0%
 Muthuvan 27,000 1 1 100.0 % 27,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.4% 0.0%
 Nadar 4,266,000 2 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 29.8% 0.0% -
Nalavar 43,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 15.4% 0.0% -
Nanjil Mudali 600 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 14.3% 0.0% -
Navithan 806,000 2 1 50.0 % 784,000 97.3 %    Hinduism 0.4% 0.0% 15 
Oochan 1,000 1 1 100.0 % 1,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Osta [Nasuva] 8,400 1 1 100.0 % 8,400 100.0 %    Islam 0.0% 0.0%
 Paliyan 10,000 1 1 100.0 % 10,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Palla 30,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 15.9% 0.0% -
 Pallan 3,358,000 2 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 15.0% 0.0% -
Pallar 68,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 16.0% 0.0% -
Palliwilli 2,200 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 15.1% 0.0% -
Palliyan 4,100 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 5.1% 0.0% -
Palliyar 3,900 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 9.6% 0.0% -
Panan 247,000 2 1 50.0 % 242,000 97.9 %    Hinduism 0.2% 0.0%
Pandaram 28,000 1 1 100.0 % 28,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Panditattan 11,000 1 1 100.0 % 11,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Panisavan 200 1 1 100.0 % 200 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Panna 30,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 16.4% 0.0% -
 Pannadi 19,000 1 1 100.0 % 19,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
 Paraiyan 3,204,000 2 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 25.3% 0.0% -
Paraiyar 69,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 15.0% 0.0% -
Parala 500 1 1 100.0 % 500 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Pondicherry Catholic 43,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Christianity 100.0% 0.0% -
Primanar 70,000 1 1 100.0 % 70,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 3.9% 0.0%
 Puthirai Vannan 43,000 1 1 100.0 % 43,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.3% 0.0%
Sahari 100 1 1 100.0 % 100 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Sali Pattariyan 3,300 1 1 100.0 % 3,300 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
 Samban 53,000 2 1 50.0 % 51,000 97.1 %    Hinduism 0.9% 0.0%
Sayankulam 1,100 1 1 100.0 % 1,100 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Semman 6,000 2 1 50.0 % 4,800 80.0 %    Hinduism 1.8% 0.0%
Siviyar 500 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 16.0% 0.0% -
 Sri Lanka Moor 489,000 1 1 100.0 % 489,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.0% 0.0%
Sri Lankan Tamil unspecified 8,800 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 37.7% 0.0% -
 Tamil (Christian traditions) 52,000 2 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Christianity 89.3% 1.6% -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 2,652,000 17 2 11.8 % 127,000 4.8 %    Hinduism 7.4% 3.1%
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 4,290,000 2 2 100.0 % 4,290,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.0% 0.0% 85 
 Tamil, Jaffna 31,000 1 1 100.0 % 31,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Tattar 5,400 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 12.1% 0.0% -
Thacher 3,100 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 9.8% 0.0% -
Thanakavar 2,500 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 9.5% 0.0% -
Thimilar 20,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 15.4% 0.0% -
Tholuva Naicker 400 1 1 100.0 % 400 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Thurumber 700 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 14.0% 0.0% -
Tiruvalluvar 2,700 1 1 100.0 % 2,700 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
 Toda 1,900 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 12.7% 0.0% -
 Valluvan 133,000 2 1 50.0 % 130,000 97.7 %    Hinduism 0.2% 0.0%
Vaniyan 946,000 2 1 50.0 % 929,000 98.2 %    Other / Small 0.2% 0.0% 18 
 Vannan 1,030,000 2 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 13.8% 0.0% -
Vannar 16,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 14.5% 0.0% -
 Vanniyan 12,548,000 2 1 50.0 % 12,511,000 99.7 %    Hinduism 1.5% 0.0% 250 
Vanniyan Agnikula 545,000 1 1 100.0 % 545,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 1.3% 0.0% 10 
Vanniyan Kalingi 35,000 1 1 100.0 % 35,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 1.4% 0.0%
Vanniyan Kallaveli 142,000 1 1 100.0 % 142,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 3.8% 0.0%
Vanniyan Kamakshiamma 92,000 1 1 100.0 % 92,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.1% 0.0%
Vanniyan Kotton 13,000 1 1 100.0 % 13,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Vanniyan Thigala 46,000 1 1 100.0 % 46,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 1.0% 0.0%
Vanniyar 97,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 15.5% 0.0% -
 Vathiriyan 5,900 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Christianity 84.0% 0.0% -
Vellalan 2,544,000 2 2 100.0 % 2,544,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 3.1% 0.0% 51 
Vellalan Isai 140,000 1 1 100.0 % 140,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.7% 0.0%
Vellalan Kongu 21,000 1 1 100.0 % 21,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.1% 0.0%
Vellalan Mudaliar 41,000 1 1 100.0 % 41,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.1% 0.0%
Vellalan Nanchilnattu 196,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 7.9% 0.0% -
Vellalan Nanjanad 196,000 1 1 100.0 % 196,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 1.1% 0.0%
Vellalan Pattanavan 9,300 1 1 100.0 % 9,300 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Vellalan Sozhia 147,000 1 1 100.0 % 147,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 1.1% 0.0%
Vellalan Tondamandalam 209,000 1 1 100.0 % 209,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.8% 0.0%
Vellalan Virakodi 117,000 1 1 100.0 % 117,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.8% 0.0%
Vellalar 1,144,000 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 14.8% 0.0% -
Vettakkaran 5,300 1 1 100.0 % 5,300 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Vettar 3,100 1 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %    Hinduism 8.9% 0.0% -
Vettiyan 4,500 1 1 100.0 % 4,500 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Vettuvan Gounder 1,200 1 1 100.0 % 1,200 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
 Viswakarma 7,655,000 2 2 100.0 % 7,655,000 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.1% 0.0% 153 
Yatagiri 200 1 1 100.0 % 200 100.0 %    Hinduism 0.0% 0.0%
Totals: 139 Peoples (across countries) 71,335,000 184 101 54.9 % 42,004,000 58.9 %    Hinduism 8.2% 0.1% 871 

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