Language:  Malayalam

Approximate Global Speakers

35,029,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

107

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Jesus Film

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PRIMARY Language
(107 people groups)
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adiyan India 20,000
Ajila India 4,000 ☀︎
 Ambalavasi India 190,000
Arasar India 21,000
Arasar Christian India 68,000
Arayan India 243,000
 Ayyanavar India 19,000
Brahmin Muttad India 56,000 ☀︎
Brahmin Nambudiri India 113,000 ☀︎
Brahmin Pancha Dravida India 173,000 ☀︎
Brahmin Potti India 33,000 ☀︎
Chavalakkaran India 25,000
Chavalakkaran Christian India 4,800
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) India 447,000 ☀︎
Cheruman (Muslim traditions) India 50,000 ☀︎
Cherumar Christian India 551,000
 Eluthassan India 51,000 ☀︎
 Gavara India 21,000 ☀︎
 Ilavan India 6,940,000 ☀︎
Ilavaniyan India 37,000 ☀︎
Ilavathi India 64,000 ☀︎
Ilayathu India 40,000 ☀︎
 Jewish, Cochin Israel 12,000 ☀︎
 Kadan India 5,000
 Kakkalan India 16,000 ☀︎
Kalladi India 49,000 ☀︎
Kallasari India 11,000 ☀︎
Kallattu Kurup India 1,100 ☀︎
Kanakkan India 305,000 ☀︎
 Kaniyan India 122,000
Karimpalan India 24,000 ☀︎
Kavuthiyan India 35,000 ☀︎
Keralamuthali India 7,200
Keralamuthali Christian India 3,800
Kitaran India 3,500 ☀︎
Kollakar India 2,000 ☀︎
Kootan India 11,000 ☀︎
Krishnanvak India 71,000 ☀︎
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) India 510,000 ☀︎
 Kurukkal India 3,600 ☀︎
Lakshadweep India 74,000 ☀︎
Mala Vettuvan India 21,000 ☀︎
 Malabar Catholic India 3,204,000
Malai Arayan India 40,000
Malai Pandaram India 4,700
 Malai Vedan India 20,000
 Malayali United Arab Emirates 316,000
 Malayali Canada 20,000
 Malayali Maldives 800
 Malayali Bahrain 54,000
 Malayali Myanmar (Burma) 23,000
 Malayali Oman 214,000
 Malayali New Zealand 6,800
 Malayali Qatar 74,000
 Malayali Singapore 28,000
 Malayali United States 88,000
 Malayali, Malayalam Malaysia 373,000
Malayan, caste Sri Lanka 1,600
Malayan, caste India 41,000 ☀︎
Malayarayar India 3,500
Malayekandi India 2,100 ☀︎
 Mannan, caste India 334,000 ☀︎
Mannan, tribal India 12,000
 Mappila Sri Lanka 11,000 ☀︎
 Mappila India 10,452,000 ☀︎
Marakkan (Christian traditions) India 6,000
Marakkan (Hindu traditions) India 11,000 ☀︎
Mukkari India 2,200 ☀︎
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) India 48,000
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) India 189,000 ☀︎
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) India 3,200 ☀︎
Musari India 4,700 ☀︎
 Muthan India 8,400 ☀︎
 Muthuvan India 29,000
 Nair India 8,043,000
Nair Anthur India 153,000 ☀︎
Padannan India 10,000 ☀︎
Palluvan India 8,000 ☀︎
 Pandaram India 34,000 ☀︎
Panditattan India 13,000 ☀︎
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) India 105,000
 Pathiyan India 22,000 ☀︎
Perumannan India 106,000 ☀︎
Pulaya Vettuvan India 1,300
Pulayan Thanda India 150,000 ☀︎
 Pulayan unspecified India 1,111,000 ☀︎
 Shabi India 2,000 ☀︎
 Syrian Christian India 4,456,000
Thandan (Christian traditions) India 14,000
Thandan (Hindu traditions) India 277,000 ☀︎
Thandan Palakkad India 7,300 ☀︎
Thantapulayan India 6,200 ☀︎
 Ulladan India 20,000
 Urali India 85,000
 Valan India 109,000 ☀︎
Valanchian India 6,400 ☀︎
Velakkithalanayan India 433,000 ☀︎
Velan India 102,000 ☀︎
Veluthadanayar India 244,000 ☀︎
Vetan (Christian traditions) India 4,200
Vettuvan India 138,000 ☀︎
 Viswakarma Asari India 834,000 ☀︎
Viswakarma Kallan Muppan India 11,000 ☀︎
Viswakarma Kallasari India 64,000 ☀︎
 Viswakarma Kollan India 229,000 ☀︎
Viswakarma Thattan India 241,000 ☀︎
Viswakarma Vilkurup India 15,000 ☀︎
  Totals:  107     85
SECONDARY Language
(311 people groups)
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adi Andhra India 367,000
 Adi Dravida India 10,237,000 ☀︎
Adi Dravida Christian India 785,000
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar India 2,500 ☀︎
Agamudaiyan Nattaman Sri Lanka 8,900
Agamudaiyan Nattaman India 789,000
 Agamudaiyan unspecified Sri Lanka 9,400
 Agamudaiyan unspecified India 260,000
 Agariya (Hindu traditions) India 249,000
Aiyanavar India 6,500
Aiyanavar Christian India 20,000
 Alambadi Kurichchan India 52,000
 Alavan India 9,300 ☀︎
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker India 13,000
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) India 216,000 ☀︎
Ambattan Christian India 5,400
 Amma Kodaga India 2,400 ☀︎
 Angami India 180,000
Anglo India 158,000
 Ao India 279,000
 Arleng India 704,000
 Arunthathiyar India 1,224,000 ☀︎
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 7,871,000 ☀︎
 Bagata India 176,000
 Baiga India 682,000
 Baira India 11,000 ☀︎
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) India 4,302,000 ☀︎
Bakad India 7,200 ☀︎
Bakuda India 16,000 ☀︎
Bandi (Hindu traditions) India 5,800 ☀︎
 Bania Agarwal India 5,842,000 ☀︎
 Bania Chetti India 875,000 ☀︎
 Bania unspecified India 17,137,000 ☀︎
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 7,420,000
Barda India 4,100
 Basor India 1,101,000 ☀︎
Bathada India 3,600 ☀︎
 Bathudi India 274,000 ☀︎
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) India 2,441,000 ☀︎
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) India 2,011,000 ☀︎
Bellara India 1,800 ☀︎
 Bengali Muslim Moghal India 2,092,000 ☀︎
 Bhampta India 53,000 ☀︎
Bharathar (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 1,500
Bharathar (Christian traditions) India 46,000
 Bharathar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 400 ☀︎
 Bharathar (Hindu traditions) India 15,000 ☀︎
 Bharia Bhumia India 384,000 ☀︎
 Bhattra India 373,000
Bhil Dhanka India 235,000
 Bhil Mina India 129,000
 Bhil unspecified India 14,689,000
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) India 5,954,000 ☀︎
Bhottada India 553,000
 Bhumij India 1,340,000
 Binjhia India 213,000
Birhor India 25,000
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) India 1,743,000
 Boya India 4,851,000 ☀︎
Brahmin Dravida India 149,000 ☀︎
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat India 338,000 ☀︎
 Brahmin Gaur India 3,684,000 ☀︎
 Brahmin Iyer India 371,000 ☀︎
Brahmin Mahratta India 567,000 ☀︎
Brahmin Mukkaniyar India 30,000 ☀︎
 Brahmin Saraswat India 723,000 ☀︎
 Brahmin unspecified India 34,880,000 ☀︎
Byari (Beary) India 544,000 ☀︎
Chackaravar India 40,000 ☀︎
Chackaravar Christian India 5,900
 Chakhesang India 187,000
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) India 141,000
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) India 1,029,000 ☀︎
 Chakma India 262,000
Chandala India 8,400 ☀︎
 Chang India 77,000
 Chaudhari, tribal India 362,000
Chayakkaran India 50,000 ☀︎
 Chero India 241,000
 Christian India 1,580,000
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,497,000 ☀︎
Devadasi India 25,000 ☀︎
 Devanga India 587,000
 Devendrakulathan India 104,000 ☀︎
 Dhangar Bharwad India 3,335,000 ☀︎
 Dhanka India 502,000
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 12,209,000 ☀︎
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) India 1,159,000 ☀︎
 Dhodia India 815,000 ☀︎
Dom (Dombara) India 88,000 ☀︎
 Dubla unspecified India 463,000 ☀︎
Eravallan India 9,300
 Faqir India 107,000 ☀︎
 Gadaba India 160,000
 Gamit India 546,000
 Gandla India 89,000 ☀︎
 Gangakula India 1,857,000 ☀︎
 Garasia India 469,000
 Garo (A-chik Mande) India 1,317,000
 Goanese India 701,000
Godagali India 4,200 ☀︎
Godda India 3,100 ☀︎
 Gond unspecified India 10,221,000
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) India 37,000 ☀︎
 Gowdulu India 11,000 ☀︎
 Hakki Pikki India 30,000
 Halam India 51,000
 Halba India 874,000
 Hasalaru India 31,000 ☀︎
Hasla India 1,500 ☀︎
 Hill Pulayan India 121,000
 Hmar India 117,000
 Holar India 194,000
Idayan India 86,000 ☀︎
Ilavan Christian India 141,000
 Irular India 269,000
Iruliga India 16,000 ☀︎
Jatapu India 170,000
 Jaunsari India 112,000 ☀︎
 Jenu Kuruba India 57,000 ☀︎
 Jewish, South Asian India 7,200 ☀︎
 Kachari Sonwal India 334,000
Kadaiyar India 17,000
Kadu Kuruba India 28,000 ☀︎
 Kaikolan India 2,972,000
Kallan Tondaman India 543,000
 Kallan unspecified India 979,000
Kamathi India 256,000 ☀︎
Kammara India 146,000
 Kanikkaran India 30,000
 Kathodi India 375,000
 Kattunayakan India 80,000
Kavara India 92,000 ☀︎
Kavathi India 25,000 ☀︎
Kavathi Christian India 4,900
 Kawar India 1,196,000
 Kharia India 906,000
 Kharwar India 695,000
 Khasi India 1,490,000
 Kisan India 1,881,000
 Kodaga India 136,000 ☀︎
 Kokna India 1,294,000
 Kol India 2,112,000 ☀︎
Kolah Lohara India 11,000
 Kolha India 850,000
 Koli (Hindu traditions) India 2,685,000 ☀︎
 Koli Dhor India 493,000
 Koli Mahadev India 2,004,000 ☀︎
 Koli Malhar India 373,000 ☀︎
 Kolowar India 289,000 ☀︎
 Konda Dhora India 279,000
 Konda Kapu India 25,000
 Konda Reddi India 146,000
 Konyak India 286,000
 Koracha, caste India 93,000 ☀︎
Koracha, tribal India 21,000
 Kori India 3,090,000
 Korku India 1,210,000
 Korwa India 542,000
 Koya unspecified India 784,000
Kudiya India 3,700
 Kudumban India 38,000
 Kudumi India 351,000 ☀︎
 Kui Khond India 1,585,000
 Kuki Chin India 170,000
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) India 18,984,000 ☀︎
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) India 15,745,000 ☀︎
Kuravan (Christian traditions) India 18,000
 Kuruba India 4,977,000
 Kuruman India 68,000
 Lingayat India 4,130,000 ☀︎
 Lotha India 212,000
Madari (Hindu traditions) India 311,000 ☀︎
 Mahli India 487,000
 Mahratta unspecified India 31,615,000 ☀︎
Maila India 3,100 ☀︎
 Majhi India 144,000
 Majhwar India 224,000
Mala Pulayan India 85,000 ☀︎
Malaikudi India 11,000
Malakkuravan India 24,000
Malakuravan India 1,400 ☀︎
Malasar India 12,000
Malava India 24,000 ☀︎
 Malay, Malaysian United Kingdom 61,000
 Malayali India 446,000
Malayan, tribe India 55,000
Mali India 7,800
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 11,930,000 ☀︎
 Malto India 226,000
 Manna Dhora India 23,000
Marata India 104,000 ☀︎
 Maravan India 3,843,000
 Matia India 252,000 ☀︎
 Mavilan India 42,000 ☀︎
Meda India 53,000
 Meena India 5,556,000
 Miri India 831,000
 Mizo India 171,000
Mizo Lushai India 676,000
 Moger unspecified India 131,000 ☀︎
 Monpa India 48,000
 Mudugar India 2,200
Mukkuvar Sri Lanka 43,000
 Munda India 4,403,000
Mundala India 34,000 ☀︎
Mutali India 49,000
Nadar (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 9,300
Nadar (Christian traditions) India 1,537,000
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 26,000 ☀︎
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) India 3,598,000 ☀︎
 Naga Tangkhul India 238,000
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 14,406,000 ☀︎
 Naikda India 4,552,000 ☀︎
 Nair Sri Lanka 4,200
Nalakeyava India 7,500 ☀︎
Nalkadaya India 3,400 ☀︎
Navait India 68,000 ☀︎
 Navithan India 970,000 ☀︎
 Nayadi India 102,000 ☀︎
 Oraon India 5,360,000
 Padharia India 37,000
Pale India 11,000 ☀︎
Pallan (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 7,000
Pallan (Christian traditions) India 549,000
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 48,000 ☀︎
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) India 2,949,000
Palleyan India 2,300
Palliyan India 7,500
Palliyar India 7,000
Pambada India 4,800 ☀︎
 Panan India 280,000 ☀︎
 Panchama India 3,600 ☀︎
 Panika India 1,268,000 ☀︎
Panikkan India 42,000 ☀︎
 Paniyan India 119,000
 Pannadi India 8,600 ☀︎
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) India 943,000
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 106,000 ☀︎
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) India 2,632,000
Paravan (Christian traditions) India 45,000
 Pardhan India 379,000
 Pardhi India 437,000 ☀︎
 Parja unspecified India 394,000
 Pashtun, Pathan India 9,220,000 ☀︎
 Patelia India 144,000
Pentia India 12,000
 Pnar India 333,000
 Pochury India 27,000
 Poumai India 154,000
 Puthirai Vannan India 36,000
 Rabha India 440,000
Raji India 2,400
Rajpur India 60,000 ☀︎
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 27,851,000 ☀︎
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) India 1,972,000 ☀︎
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) India 3,642,000 ☀︎
 Rajput Thakur India 84,000 ☀︎
 Rongkup India 92,000
 Rongmei India 119,000
 Sali India 1,259,000 ☀︎
Sali Pattariyan India 4,000 ☀︎
 Samagara India 107,000 ☀︎
 Samanthan India 60,000 ☀︎
 Samban India 25,000
 Santal (Sawntal) India 9,026,000
 Saora unspecified India 952,000
 Sayyid India 9,418,000 ☀︎
 Sema India 290,000
Semman India 5,900
Shabar India 636,000
 Shaikh Qureshi India 9,813,000 ☀︎
 Shaikh unspecified India 72,208,000 ☀︎
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) India 11,000
Silpi India 246,000 ☀︎
 Soligar India 7,500
Soligaru India 40,000 ☀︎
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 8,384,000 ☀︎
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) India 3,867,000 ☀︎
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 22,730,000 ☀︎
 Thadou India 260,000
 Thakkar India 699,000 ☀︎
 Tharu India 545,000
 Thoti, caste India 14,000 ☀︎
 Tipera India 822,000
 Tiwa India 290,000
 Toda India 2,600
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) India 4,342,000 ☀︎
 Valluvan India 139,000 ☀︎
 Valmiki tribal India 76,000 ☀︎
Vaniyan India 1,143,000
Vannan (Christian traditions) India 179,000
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) India 103,000 ☀︎
 Vanniyan Sri Lanka 38,000
 Vanniyan India 15,288,000
 Varli India 1,489,000
 Vellalan Sri Lanka 31,000
Vellalan Kongu India 25,000 ☀︎
Vellalan Nanjanad India 240,000
 Vellalan unspecified India 1,802,000
Vetan (Hindu traditions) India 72,000 ☀︎
Vettakkaran India 6,300 ☀︎
 Viswakarma Sri Lanka 7,400
 Viswakarma unspecified India 7,671,000
Vitholia India 30,000
 Wancho India 78,000
 Yenadi India 807,000
Yerava India 37,000
 Yerukula India 650,000
 Yimchungra India 81,000
 Zeliang India 125,000
  Totals:  311     241

Language Alternate Names
Alealum
Kasargod
Malayal
Malayalani
Malayali
Malean
Maliyad
Mallealle
Mapilla
Mopla
Moplah (Mapilla)

Dialects
Central Kerala
Ernad
Jeseri
Jewish Malayalam
Kasargod
Kayavar
Malabar
Malayalam
Moplah
Nagari-malayalam
Namboodiri
Nasrani
Nayar
North Kerala
Nuclear Malayalam
Pulaya
South Kerala
Tiyya

Dialect Alternate Names
Malayalam: Moplah
Malayalam: Namboodiri
Malayalam: Nasrani
Malayalam: Nayar
Malayalam: Pulaya
Mapila
Mapilla


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