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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Adiyan India 18,000 18,000 Hinduism 0.69 % 1
Aiyanavar India 24,000 24,000 Christianity 78.67 % -
Ajila India 6,700 6,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ambalavasi India 151,000 167,000 Hinduism 0.32 % 3
Arasar India 73,000 73,000 Christianity 77.61 % -
Arayan Sri Lanka 900 199,000 Hinduism 11.33 % -
Arayan India 198,000 199,000 Hinduism 0.92 % 4
Ayyanavar India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 3.17 % 1
Brahmin Muttad India 47,000 47,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Nambudiri India 94,000 94,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Brahmin Pancha Dravida India 144,000 144,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Chakkan India 300 300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chavalakkaran India 25,000 25,000 Hinduism 15.84 % -
 Chengazhi Nambiyar India 700 700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) India 449,000 449,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Cheruman (Muslim traditions) India 42,000 42,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Cherumar Christian India 459,000 459,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Chingathanar India 600 600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Eluthassan India 42,000 42,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gavara India 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1
 Ilavan India 5,836,000 5,916,000 Hinduism 2.02 % 117
Ilavaniyan India 31,000 31,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ilavathi India 52,000 52,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ilayathu India 34,000 34,000 Hinduism 8.11 % -
Jew, Cochin Israel 11,000 11,000 Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
Kadan Wayanad India 200 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kakkalan India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalandi India 400 400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalladi India 42,000 42,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kallasari India 9,500 9,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kallattu Kurup India 900 900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kanakkan India 253,000 253,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 5
Kaniyan India 98,000 98,000 Hinduism 0.48 % 2
Karimpalan India 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kathikkaran India 800 800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kavuthiyan India 29,000 29,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Keralamuthali India 9,100 9,100 Hinduism 34.79 % -
Kitaran India 2,900 2,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kolayiri India 900 900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kollakar India 1,700 1,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kollara Karnataka India 300 300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kootan India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Krishnanvak India 59,000 59,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kundavadiga India 700 700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kuravan India 484,000 489,000 Hinduism 3.93 % 10
Kurukkal India 3,000 3,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malabar Catholic India 2,648,000 2,648,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Malai Arayan India 40,000 40,000 Hinduism 47.43 % -
Malai Pandaram India 4,700 4,700 Hinduism 0.42 % 1
 Malai Vedan India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 2.62 % 1
Malayalar India 900 900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malayali Canada 19,000 1,388,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali New Zealand 6,100 1,388,000 Hinduism 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Malayali United Arab Emirates 315,000 1,388,000 Hinduism 15.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali Bahrain 56,000 1,388,000 Hinduism 40.00 % 1.50 % -
 Malayali Myanmar (Burma) 23,000 1,388,000 Hinduism 34.00 % 7.00 % -
 Malayali Sri Lanka 800 1,388,000 Hinduism 11.02 % -
 Malayali Oman 69,000 1,388,000 Hinduism 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Malayali Qatar 72,000 1,388,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali Singapore 27,000 1,388,000 Hinduism 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Malayali United States 84,000 1,388,000 Hinduism 8.00 % 0.40 % -
Malayan, caste Sri Lanka 1,600 42,000 Hinduism 12.08 % -
Malayan, caste India 40,000 42,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malayarayar India 4,100 4,100 Hinduism 27.44 % -
Malayekandi India 1,700 1,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malayekandi Vishavan India 100 100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mannan, caste India 136,000 136,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 3
Mannan, tribal India 9,600 9,600 Hinduism 0.84 % 1
 Mappila Sri Lanka 11,000 9,116,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mappila India 9,105,000 9,116,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 182
Marakkan (Christian traditions) India 5,000 5,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Marakkan (Hindu traditions) India 8,800 8,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mukkari India 1,900 1,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) India 40,000 40,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) India 153,000 154,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) India 2,700 2,700 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Musari India 3,900 3,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Muthan India 7,000 7,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Muthuvan India 27,000 27,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 1
 Nair India 6,637,000 6,641,000 Hinduism 0.25 % 133
Nair Anthur India 128,000 128,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Navait India 56,000 73,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Padannan India 8,400 8,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Palluvan India 6,500 6,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pandaram India 28,000 28,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Panditattan India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Paravan India 128,000 130,000 Hinduism 29.34 % -
Pathiyan India 18,000 18,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pathynaickan India 300 300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Perumannan India 86,000 86,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Pulaya Vettuvan India 1,100 1,100 Hinduism 1.83 % 1
Pulayan India 1,413,000 1,418,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 28
Pulayan Thanda India 30,000 30,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pulayan Wayanad India 400 400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shabi India 1,700 1,700 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Syrian Christian Sri Lanka 700 3,691,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Syrian Christian India 3,690,000 3,691,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Thandan India 251,000 251,000 Hinduism 4.66 % 5
Thandan Palakkad India 6,100 6,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Thantapulayan India 5,200 5,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tiyattunni India 400 400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ulladan India 20,000 20,000 Hinduism 3.10 % 1
 Urali India 73,000 73,000 Hinduism 2.66 % 1
Valan India 88,000 88,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Valanchian India 5,300 5,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vallan India 900 900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vannan Wayanad India 200 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Velakkithalanayan Sri Lanka 700 351,000 Hinduism 12.08 % -
Velakkithalanayan India 350,000 351,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
Velan India 86,000 86,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Veluthadanayar India 199,000 199,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Vetan India 72,000 72,000 Hinduism 4.86 % 1
Vettuvan India 182,000 182,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Viswakarma Asari India 696,000 696,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 14
Viswakarma Kallan Muppan India 9,300 9,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Viswakarma Kallasari India 53,000 53,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Viswakarma Kollan India 190,000 190,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Viswakarma Thattan India 200,000 200,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Viswakarma Vilkurup India 12,000 12,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  119         93       623
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Adi Andhra India 1,242,000 1,243,000 Hinduism 3.92 % 25
 Adi Dravida India 9,801,000 9,801,000 Hinduism 7.74 % -
 Adi Karnataka India 3,702,000 3,702,000 Hinduism 4.79 % 74
 Agamudaiyan Sri Lanka 18,000 873,000 Hinduism 13.59 % -
 Agamudaiyan India 855,000 873,000 Hinduism 0.52 % 17
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar India 1,600 1,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Agamudaiyan Nattaman Sri Lanka 8,700 662,000 Hinduism 14.65 % -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman India 653,000 662,000 Hinduism 0.17 % 13
Agani India 500 500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Agariya (Hindu traditions) India 207,000 207,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 4
 Alambadi Kurichchan India 48,000 48,000 Hinduism 4.27 % 1
Alavan India 7,600 7,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.83 % 1
Ambattan India 182,000 182,000 Hinduism 2.43 % 4
 Amma Kodaga India 2,000 2,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Angami India 157,000 157,000 Christianity 98.67 % -
Anglo India 140,000 159,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Ao India 231,000 231,000 Christianity 99.07 % -
Arandan India 400 400 Hinduism 1.91 % 1
 Arleng India 495,000 496,000 Hinduism 19.62 % -
 Arunthathiyar India 961,000 961,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
Ayri India 200 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 6,442,000 6,481,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 129
 Bagata India 146,000 146,000 Hinduism 0.69 % 3
 Baiga India 576,000 579,000 Hinduism 0.22 % 12
Baira India 12,000 12,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) India 3,406,000 3,852,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 68
Bakad India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bakuda India 12,000 12,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bandi (Hindu traditions) India 10,000 10,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania India 28,851,000 29,070,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 577
 Bania Agarwal India 4,767,000 4,807,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 95
 Bania Chetti India 741,000 748,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 15
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 5,979,000 5,980,000 Hinduism 0.41 % 120
Banna India 300 300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Barda India 3,400 3,400 Hinduism 0.62 % 1
 Basor India 984,000 984,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 20
Bathada India 4,000 4,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bathudi India 228,000 228,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 5
 Bazigar (Hindu traditions) India 774,000 774,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 15
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) India 2,515,000 2,516,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 50
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) India 1,879,000 1,891,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 38
Bellara India 2,800 2,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhampta India 43,000 43,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bharathar Sri Lanka 2,900 76,000 Christianity 78.67 % -
Bharathar India 73,000 76,000 Christianity 81.98 % -
 Bharia Bhumia India 320,000 320,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 6
 Bhattra India 309,000 309,000 Hinduism 1.82 % 6
 Bhil India 16,812,000 17,269,000 Hinduism 0.76 % 336
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) India 6,370,000 6,528,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 127
Bhottada India 455,000 455,000 Hinduism 0.25 % 9
 Bhumij India 1,116,000 1,145,000 Hinduism 1.00 % 22
 Binjhia India 178,000 184,000 Hinduism 0.45 % 4
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) India 1,577,000 1,577,000 Hinduism 9.15 % -
 Boya India 3,976,000 3,993,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 80
 Brahmin India 58,777,000 62,760,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1176
Brahmin Dravida India 124,000 124,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat India 280,000 280,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Brahmin Gaur India 2,946,000 2,977,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 59
Brahmin Iyer India 301,000 301,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
Brahmin Mahratta India 458,000 458,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Brahmin Saraswat India 564,000 573,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
Chackaravar India 39,000 39,000 Hinduism 15.59 % -
 Chakhesang India 156,000 156,000 Christianity 99.27 % -
 Chakkiliyan India 1,292,000 1,324,000 Hinduism 9.11 % -
Chakma India 217,000 684,000 Buddhism 4.83 % 4
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) India 51,315,000 51,738,000 Hinduism 1.30 % 1026
Chandala India 14,000 14,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chang India 64,000 64,000 Christianity 99.04 % -
 Chaudhari, tribal India 302,000 302,000 Hinduism 1.62 % 6
Chayakkaran India 41,000 41,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chik Baraik India 117,000 122,000 Hinduism 2.34 % 2
 Christian India 953,000 1,226,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,880,000 2,888,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 58
Devadasi India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Devanga India 475,000 475,000 Hinduism 2.43 % 9
 Devendrakulathan India 83,000 83,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Dhangar Bharwad India 2,822,000 2,836,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 56
 Dhanka India 418,000 418,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 8
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 12,203,000 12,516,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 244
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) India 964,000 2,167,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
 Dhodia India 679,000 686,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 14
Dom India 74,000 74,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Dubla India 675,000 675,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 14
Eravallan India 7,700 7,700 Hinduism 0.23 % 1
 Faqir India 91,000 122,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Gadaba India 132,000 132,000 Hinduism 0.74 % 3
 Gamit India 454,000 458,000 Hinduism 10.34 % -
Gandla India 74,000 74,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gangakula India 1,509,000 1,509,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 30
 Garasia India 392,000 392,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 8
 Garo India 1,094,000 1,224,000 Christianity 95.60 % 80.00 % -
Goanese India 564,000 651,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Godagali India 7,600 7,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Godda India 6,200 6,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond India 14,230,000 14,236,000 Hinduism 0.79 % 285
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gowdulu India 9,000 9,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Hakki Pikki India 25,000 26,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 1
Halam India 42,000 44,000 Hinduism 46.71 % -
 Halba India 726,000 726,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 15
 Hasalaru India 25,000 25,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 1
Hasla India 3,000 3,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hill Pulayan India 101,000 101,000 Hinduism 0.53 % 2
 Hmar India 98,000 98,000 Christianity 98.87 % -
 Ho India 1,071,000 1,139,000 Unknown 2.37 % 21
Holar India 136,000 136,000 Hinduism 0.43 % 3
Holer India 797,000 797,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 16
Idayan India 70,000 79,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Irular India 229,000 229,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 5
Iruliga India 14,000 14,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1
Jatapu India 142,000 142,000 Hinduism 1.15 % 3
 Jaunsari India 93,000 93,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Jew, South Asian India 6,000 7,700 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kachari Sonwal India 277,000 278,000 Hinduism 2.67 % 6
Kadaiyar India 17,000 18,000 Hinduism 3.02 % 1
 Kadar India 3,800 3,800 Hinduism 0.39 % 1
Kadu Kuruba India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 1
 Kadu Kuruba India 47,000 47,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Kaikolan India 2,411,000 2,490,000 Hinduism 0.23 % 48
Kallan India 1,259,000 1,276,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 25
Kamathi India 201,000 201,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Kammara India 120,000 120,000 Hinduism 0.72 % 2
 Kanikkaran India 30,000 30,000 Hinduism 1.29 % 1
Karmali India 120,000 123,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 2
 Kathodi India 312,000 312,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 6
Kattunayakan India 69,000 69,000 Hinduism 0.51 % 1
Kavara India 71,000 71,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 1
Kavathi India 25,000 25,000 Hinduism 16.60 % -
 Kawar India 1,003,000 1,007,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 20
Kharia India 744,000 756,000 Hinduism 31.87 % -
 Kharwar India 566,000 575,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 11
 Khasi India 1,518,000 1,603,000 Christianity 83.53 % -
 Kisan India 1,612,000 1,618,000 Hinduism 1.68 % 32
Kochu Velan India 200 200 Hinduism 3.24 % 1
 Kodava India 113,000 113,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kokna India 1,079,000 1,079,000 Hinduism 1.00 % 22
 Kol India 1,754,000 1,756,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 35
Kolah Lohara India 9,500 9,500 Hinduism 3.20 % 1
 Kolha India 705,000 705,000 Hinduism 1.27 % 14
 Koli (Hindu traditions) India 5,025,000 5,065,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 100
 Koli Dhor India 447,000 447,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 9
 Koli Mahadev India 1,669,000 1,683,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 33
 Koli Malhar India 311,000 311,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 6
Kolowar India 241,000 241,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 5
 Konda Dhora India 232,000 232,000 Hinduism 2.00 % 5
 Konda Kapu India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 2.99 % 1
 Konda Reddi India 122,000 122,000 Hinduism 0.91 % 2
 Konyak India 239,000 241,000 Christianity 97.88 % -
Koosa India 5,200 5,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Koracha, caste India 79,000 79,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 2
Koracha, tribal India 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 1.05 % 1
 Kori India 285,000 308,000 Hinduism 0.90 % 6
 Korku India 1,036,000 1,038,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 21
 Korwa India 452,000 455,000 Hinduism 1.08 % 9
 Koya India 781,000 781,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 16
Koya India 700 700 Hinduism 1.79 % 1
Koyava India 700 700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kudiya India 2,800 2,800 Hinduism 1.17 % 1
 Kudumban India 75,000 75,000 Hinduism 2.72 % 1
 Kudumi India 287,000 287,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Kui Khond India 1,832,000 1,837,000 Hinduism 9.22 % -
 Kuki Chin India 149,000 197,000 Christianity 91.05 % -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) India 15,352,000 15,697,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 307
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) India 17,570,000 17,583,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 351
 Kuruba India 4,176,000 4,176,000 Hinduism 1.03 % 84
 Kuruman India 64,000 64,000 Hinduism 0.35 % 1
Kuruman Tacchan India 2,200 2,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lakshadweep India 49,000 49,000 Islam 0.02 % 1
 Lingayat India 3,378,000 3,378,000 Ethnic Religions 0.01 % 68
 Lodha (Hindu traditions) India 6,719,000 6,753,000 Hinduism 0.25 % 134
Lohara India 264,000 282,000 Hinduism 3.13 % 5
 Lotha India 177,000 177,000 Christianity 99.22 % -
Maha Malasar India 300 300 Hinduism 3.81 % 1
 Mahali India 81,000 81,000 Hinduism 3.35 % 2
 Mahli India 403,000 435,000 Hinduism 2.26 % 8
 Mahratta India 30,244,000 30,249,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 605
Maila India 4,900 4,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Majhi India 120,000 201,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 2
 Majhwar India 188,000 204,000 Hinduism 0.48 % 4
Mala Kuravan India 1,300 1,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mala Pulayan India 70,000 70,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malaikudi India 9,300 9,300 Hinduism 0.13 % 1
Malakkuravan India 20,000 20,000 Hinduism 0.43 % 1
Malanaickan India 100 100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malasar India 8,600 8,600 Hinduism 0.32 % 1
Malava India 20,000 20,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay, Malaysian United Kingdom 35,000 17,725,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Malayali India 371,000 1,388,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 7
 Malayali, Malayalam Malaysia 345,000 1,388,000 Islam 23.00 % 12.00 % -
Malayan, tribe India 46,000 46,000 Hinduism 0.13 % 1
Maleru India 500 500 Hinduism 1.02 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 9,771,000 9,921,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 195
Maniyani India 800 800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Manna Dhora India 19,000 19,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 1
Marakkan (Muslim traditions) India 700 700 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Marata India 87,000 87,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Maravan India 3,122,000 3,222,000 Hinduism 2.51 % 62
 Matia India 190,000 228,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 4
Mavilan India 35,000 35,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Meda India 44,000 44,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 1
 Meena India 4,630,000 4,630,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 93
 Mizo India 144,000 163,000 Christianity 98.50 % 95.00 % -
Mizo Lushai India 563,000 565,000 Christianity 98.84 % 94.00 % -
 Moger India 137,000 137,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Moghal India 1,737,000 2,998,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 35
 Monpa India 40,000 142,000 Buddhism 0.94 % 1
 Mudugar India 1,800 1,800 Hinduism 4.50 % 1
Mukkuvar Sri Lanka 40,000 40,000 Hinduism 18.51 % -
 Munda India 3,661,000 3,808,000 Hinduism 20.41 % -
Mundala India 34,000 34,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mutali India 41,000 41,000 Hinduism 2.87 % 1
Nadar (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 9,000 1,272,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Nadar (Christian traditions) India 1,263,000 1,272,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 26,000 2,989,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) India 2,963,000 2,989,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 59
Naga Poumai India 128,000 128,000 Christianity 99.00 % -
 Naga Tangkhul India 198,000 203,000 Christianity 98.08 % -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 11,688,000 11,845,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 234
 Naikda India 3,794,000 3,794,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 76
 Nair Sri Lanka 4,100 6,641,000 Hinduism 0.51 % 1
Nalakeyava India 8,200 8,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nalkadaya India 2,900 2,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Narsanna India 600 600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nau Buddh India 956,000 956,000 Buddhism 0.33 % 19
Navithan India 784,000 806,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 16
 Nayadi India 89,000 89,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Oraon India 4,444,000 4,607,000 Hinduism 26.47 % -
 Padharia India 31,000 31,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 1
Pale India 15,000 15,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pallan Sri Lanka 53,000 3,356,000 Hinduism 12.87 % -
 Pallan India 3,303,000 3,356,000 Hinduism 15.00 % -
Palleyan India 1,000 1,000 Hinduism 11.38 % -
Palliyan India 7,200 7,200 Hinduism 3.75 % 1
Palliyar India 5,800 5,800 Hinduism 7.76 % -
Pambada India 4,300 4,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Panan India 241,000 246,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Panchama India 14,000 14,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Panika India 1,073,000 1,073,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 21
Panikkan India 35,000 35,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Paniyan India 111,000 111,000 Hinduism 0.35 % 2
 Pannadi India 19,000 19,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Paraiyan Sri Lanka 118,000 3,199,000 Hinduism 13.46 % -
 Paraiyan India 3,081,000 3,199,000 Hinduism 25.68 % -
 Pardhan India 316,000 316,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 6
 Pardhi India 352,000 352,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 7
Parhaiya India 42,000 45,000 Hinduism 0.57 % 1
 Parja India 489,000 489,000 Hinduism 0.33 % 10
 Pashtun, Pathan India 11,411,000 11,631,000 Islam 0.00 % 228
 Patelia India 119,000 120,000 Hinduism 0.16 % 2
Pentia India 10,000 10,000 Hinduism 0.25 % 1
Pochury India 23,000 23,000 Christianity 98.93 % -
 Puthirai Vannan India 43,000 43,000 Hinduism 0.26 % 1
Rajpur India 50,000 50,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 45,389,000 45,473,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 908
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) India 2,871,000 20,008,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 57
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) India 2,898,000 2,899,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 58
 Rajput Thakur India 69,000 69,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Raneyar India 5,300 5,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongmei India 99,000 99,000 Christianity 92.21 % -
Sali India 1,009,000 1,012,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 20
Sali Pattariyan India 3,300 3,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Samagara India 75,000 75,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Samanthan India 48,000 48,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Samban India 51,000 52,000 Hinduism 0.72 % 1
 Santal India 7,514,000 8,212,000 Hinduism 5.00 % 150
 Saora India 977,000 980,000 Hinduism 16.70 % -
Sauria Paharia India 52,000 57,000 Hinduism 46.85 % -
 Sayyid India 7,802,000 15,707,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 156
 Sema India 245,000 245,000 Christianity 99.33 % -
Semman India 4,800 6,000 Hinduism 0.66 % 1
Shabar India 529,000 529,000 Hinduism 9.07 % -
 Shaikh India 85,372,000 235,972,000 Islam 0.00 % 1707
 Shaikh Qureshi India 8,033,000 8,503,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 161
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) India 9,500 9,500 Hinduism 31.05 % -
Silpi India 204,000 207,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Soligar India 6,300 6,300 Hinduism 0.54 % 1
Soligaru India 34,000 34,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 7,669,000 7,760,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 153
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) India 3,146,000 4,285,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 63
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 18,518,000 19,029,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 370
 Thadou India 216,000 216,000 Christianity 97.89 % -
Thakkar India 583,000 588,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 12
 Thoti, caste India 23,000 23,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tipera India 629,000 754,000 Hinduism 8.31 % -
 Tiwa India 254,000 254,000 Hinduism 1.71 % 5
 Toda India 2,200 2,200 Hinduism 11.14 % -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) India 3,571,000 3,577,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 71
 Valluvan India 130,000 133,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Valmiki India 73,000 73,000 Hinduism 5.14 % -
Vaniyan India 930,000 947,000 Hinduism 12.06 % -
 Vannan India 999,000 1,028,000 Hinduism 13.86 % -
 Vanniyan Sri Lanka 36,000 12,535,000 Hinduism 12.06 % -
 Vanniyan India 12,499,000 12,535,000 Hinduism 1.45 % 250
Vanniyan Kallaveli India 156,000 156,000 Hinduism 3.49 % 3
 Varli India 1,241,000 1,245,000 Hinduism 1.42 % 25
 Velama India 433,000 433,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 9
Vellalan Sri Lanka 31,000 2,556,000 Hinduism 12.47 % -
Vellalan India 2,525,000 2,556,000 Hinduism 3.15 % 50
Vellalan Kongu India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 1
Vellalan Nanjanad India 196,000 196,000 Hinduism 1.12 % 4
Vettakkaran India 5,300 5,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Viswakarma Sri Lanka 7,300 7,641,000 Hinduism 2.80 % 1
 Viswakarma India 7,634,000 7,641,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 153
Vitholia India 25,000 25,000 Hinduism 5.96 % -
Wancho India 65,000 65,000 Christianity 89.59 % -
 Yenadi India 672,000 672,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 13
Yerava India 31,000 31,000 Hinduism 0.21 % 1
 Yerukula India 537,000 537,000 Hinduism 1.77 % 11
Yimchungra India 68,000 68,000 Christianity 99.33 % -
 Zeliang India 104,000 104,000 Christianity 93.67 % -
  Totals:  311         249       12,645

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

Dialects
Central Kerala
Kayavar
Malabar
Mapila
Nagari-malayalam
Namboodiri
Nasrani
Nayar
North Kerala
Pulaya
South Kerala

Dialect Alternate Names
Malayalam: Moplah
Mapilla
Moplah

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