Language:  Tamil Find language 

Estimated Global Speakers

80,229,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

204

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Photo People Group Country Population Indigenous Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Adaviar India 100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Adi Dravida India 9,835,000 Hinduism 7.74 % -
 Agamudaiyan Sri Lanka 18,000 Hinduism 13.59 % -
 Agamudaiyan India 857,000 Hinduism 0.52 % 17
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar India 1,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Agamudaiyan Nattaman Sri Lanka 8,800 Hinduism 14.65 % -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman India 654,000 Hinduism 0.17 % 13
Agamudaiyan Udayar India 8,500 Hinduism 18.30 % -
Alavan India 7,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ambalavasi Sri Lanka 16,000 Hinduism 14.98 % -
Ambalavasi Kambalattu India 2,800 Hinduism 1.26 % 1
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker India 11,000 Hinduism 0.83 % 1
Ambattan India 182,000 Hinduism 2.43 % 4
Ambattan Sri Lanka 15,000 Hinduism 14.49 % -
 Arunthathiyar India 965,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
Arwa Mala India 100,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Bania Sri Lanka 16,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Chetti Sri Lanka 6,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Chetti India 800,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 16
Bharathar India 73,000 Christianity 81.98 % -
 Boya Sri Lanka 17,000 Hinduism 14.00 % -
 Brahmin Sri Lanka 100,000 Hinduism 0.23 % 2
Brahmin Ashtashasram India 36,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Dravida India 124,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Brahmin Indian Tamil Sri Lanka 32,000 Hinduism 0.45 % 1
Brahmin Iyer India 302,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
Brahmin Sholiar India 48,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Tamil India 507,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
Brahmin Vadama India 44,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chackaravar India 39,000 Hinduism 15.59 % -
 Chakkiliyan Sri Lanka 32,000 Hinduism 14.97 % -
 Chakkiliyan India 1,296,000 Hinduism 9.11 % -
Chayakkaran India 41,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Devendrakulathan India 83,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 11,000 Hinduism 1.22 % 1
East Indian Guadeloupe 4,000 Christianity 56.00 % 2.00 % -
Eravallan India 7,700 Hinduism 0.23 % 1
 Hajam Sri Lanka 4,900 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hill Pulayan India 101,000 Hinduism 0.53 % 2
Idayan Sri Lanka 9,400 Hinduism 12.72 % -
Idayan India 70,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ilavan Sri Lanka 80,000 Hinduism 13.34 % -
Indian Tamil Sri Lanka 9,800 Hinduism 36.16 % -
Kadaiyar Sri Lanka 1,000 Hinduism 7.45 % -
Kadaiyar India 17,000 Hinduism 3.02 % 1
 Kaikolan Sri Lanka 80,000 Hinduism 12.52 % -
 Kaikolan India 2,417,000 Hinduism 0.23 % 48
Kallan Sri Lanka 18,000 Hinduism 9.12 % -
Kallan India 1,262,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 25
Karaiyar Sri Lanka 189,000 Hinduism 15.81 % -
Karumpuram India 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 3,500 Hinduism 7.95 % -
Kattunayakan India 67,000 Hinduism 0.49 % 1
Kavara India 71,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 1
Kavathi India 25,000 Hinduism 16.60 % -
Kepmaris India 1,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kochu Velan India 200 Hinduism 3.24 % 1
Koliyan India 14,000 Hinduism 4.68 % 1
Koviar Sri Lanka 201,000 Hinduism 17.02 % -
Koviyar Sri Lanka 1,000 Hinduism 15.77 % -
Kuda Korava India 1,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kudumban India 75,000 Hinduism 2.72 % 1
 Kudumi India 288,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 6,400 Hinduism 9.55 % -
Kunnavan India 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kuravan Sri Lanka 4,600 Hinduism 10.80 % -
Madappalli Sri Lanka 700 Hinduism 12.42 % -
Maha Malasar India 300 Hinduism 3.81 % 1
Mala Kuravan India 1,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malai Vellala India 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malakkuravan India 20,000 Hinduism 0.43 % 1
Malasar India 8,700 Hinduism 0.32 % 1
 Malayali India 372,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 7
Malayan, caste India 46,000 Hinduism 0.13 % 1
Maniyattikkaran India 5,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Marakkalage Sri Lanka 8,900 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Marakkan (Muslim traditions) India 800 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Marakkan Kayalam India 300 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Maravan Sri Lanka 101,000 Hinduism 13.56 % -
 Maravan India 3,130,000 Hinduism 2.51 % 63
Maravar Sri Lanka 84,000 Hinduism 16.49 % -
Melakkaran India 100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mudugar India 1,800 Hinduism 4.50 % 1
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 1,100 Hinduism 2.78 % 1
Mukkuvar Sri Lanka 41,000 Hinduism 18.51 % -
Mutali India 41,000 Hinduism 2.87 % 1
 Nadar Sri Lanka 35,000 Hinduism 25.93 % -
 Nadar India 4,246,000 Hinduism 29.88 % -
 Nair Sri Lanka 4,100 Hinduism 0.51 % 1
Nalavar Sri Lanka 43,000 Hinduism 15.42 % -
Nanjil Mudali India 600 Hinduism 14.29 % -
Navait Sri Lanka 17,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Navithan Sri Lanka 22,000 Hinduism 13.76 % -
Navithan India 786,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 16
Oochan India 1,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Osta [Nasuva] Sri Lanka 8,300 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Paliyan India 10,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Palla Sri Lanka 30,000 Hinduism 15.91 % -
 Pallan Sri Lanka 53,000 Hinduism 12.87 % -
 Pallan India 3,316,000 Hinduism 14.99 % -
Pallar Sri Lanka 68,000 Hinduism 16.04 % -
Palleyan India 1,000 Hinduism 11.38 % -
Palliwilli Sri Lanka 2,200 Hinduism 15.08 % -
Palliyan India 7,300 Hinduism 3.75 % 1
Palliyar India 5,900 Hinduism 7.76 % -
 Panan India 242,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Panar Sri Lanka 5,100 Hinduism 11.96 % -
Panikkan India 35,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Panisavan India 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Panna Sri Lanka 30,000 Hinduism 16.38 % -
 Pannadi India 19,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Paraiyan Sri Lanka 119,000 Hinduism 13.46 % -
 Paraiyan India 3,092,000 Hinduism 25.68 % -
Paraiyar Sri Lanka 69,000 Hinduism 15.03 % -
Paravan Sri Lanka 2,000 Hinduism 8.42 % -
 Pashtun, Northern Sri Lanka 42,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Patnulkaran India 1,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pondicherry Catholic India 43,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Primanar Sri Lanka 70,000 Hinduism 3.07 % 1
Pulayan Sri Lanka 4,700 Hinduism 11.79 % -
 Puthirai Vannan India 43,000 Hinduism 0.26 % 1
Rajput Tambiran India 1,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sahari India 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sali Pattariyan India 3,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sali, Seriyar Sri Lanka 3,400 Hinduism 10.94 % -
 Samban Sri Lanka 1,500 Hinduism 8.03 % -
 Samban India 51,000 Hinduism 0.72 % 1
Sayankulam India 1,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sayyid Sri Lanka 50,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Semman India 4,900 Hinduism 0.66 % 1
Semman, Sempadawar Sri Lanka 1,200 Hinduism 6.25 % -
 Shaikh Sri Lanka 204,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Silpi Sri Lanka 3,400 Hinduism 10.80 % -
Siviyar Sri Lanka 500 Hinduism 16.00 % -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 6,400 Hinduism 1.00 % 1
Sri Lanka Chetti Sri Lanka 6,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sri Lanka Moor Sri Lanka 489,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
Sri Lankan Tamil Sri Lanka 8,800 Hinduism 37.72 % -
 Tamil (Christian traditions) Martinique 7,200 Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 % -
 Tamil (Christian traditions) Reunion 44,000 Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Bahrain 39,000 Hinduism 14.00 % 10.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Myanmar (Burma) 148,000 Hinduism 11.00 % 3.80 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Canada 27,000 Hinduism 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Fiji 78,000 Hinduism 22.00 % 10.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Germany 34,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Italy 30,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Mauritius 1,100 Hinduism 9.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Oman 102,000 Hinduism 12.00 % 2.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Malaysia 1,862,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) New Zealand 9,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Qatar 26,000 Hinduism 5.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Saudi Arabia 66,000 Hinduism 12.00 % 2.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) South Africa 31,000 Hinduism 12.00 % 1.50 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Singapore 118,000 Hinduism 5.00 % 0.80 % 2
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Thailand 34,000 Hinduism 10.50 % 0.50 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) United States 89,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 0.50 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) Vietnam 9,600 Hinduism 10.00 % 0.40 % -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) Sri Lanka 1,151,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 23
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) India 3,160,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 63
 Tamil, Jaffna Malaysia 32,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tattar Sri Lanka 5,400 Hinduism 12.06 % -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 4,800 Hinduism 6.93 % -
Thacher Sri Lanka 3,100 Hinduism 9.83 % -
Thanakavar Sri Lanka 2,500 Hinduism 9.53 % -
Thimilar Sri Lanka 20,000 Hinduism 15.42 % -
Tholuva Naicker India 400 Christianity 53.93 % -
Thurumber Sri Lanka 700 Hinduism 13.98 % -
Tiruvalluvar India 2,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Valluvan Sri Lanka 3,100 Hinduism 9.86 % -
 Valluvan India 131,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Vaniyan Sri Lanka 17,000 Hinduism 12.77 % -
Vaniyan India 931,000 Hinduism 12.07 % -
 Vannan Sri Lanka 30,000 Hinduism 12.58 % -
 Vannan India 1,003,000 Hinduism 13.86 % -
Vannar Sri Lanka 16,000 Hinduism 14.49 % -
 Vanniyan Sri Lanka 37,000 Hinduism 12.06 % -
 Vanniyan India 12,550,000 Hinduism 1.45 % 251
Vanniyan Agnikula India 572,000 Hinduism 1.27 % 11
Vanniyan Kalingi India 36,000 Hinduism 1.41 % 1
Vanniyan Kallaveli India 157,000 Hinduism 3.49 % 3
Vanniyan Kamakshiamma India 93,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 2
Vanniyan Kotton India 13,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vanniyan Thigala India 46,000 Hinduism 0.98 % 1
Vanniyar Sri Lanka 97,000 Hinduism 15.46 % -
 Vathiriyan India 5,900 Christianity 84.04 % -
Vellalan Sri Lanka 31,000 Hinduism 12.47 % -
Vellalan India 2,533,000 Hinduism 3.15 % 51
Vellalan Isai India 140,000 Hinduism 0.73 % 3
Vellalan Kongu India 21,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 1
Vellalan Mudaliar India 41,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 1
Vellalan Nanchilnattu India 197,000 Hinduism 7.86 % -
Vellalan Nanjanad India 196,000 Hinduism 1.12 % 4
Vellalan Pattanavan India 9,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vellalan Sozhia India 147,000 Hinduism 1.08 % 3
Vellalan Tondamandalam India 209,000 Hinduism 0.84 % 4
Vellalan Virakodi India 118,000 Hinduism 0.79 % 2
Vellalar Sri Lanka 1,144,000 Hinduism 14.80 % -
Vettakkaran India 5,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vettar Sri Lanka 3,100 Hinduism 8.86 % -
Vettiyan India 4,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vettuvan Gounder India 1,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Viswakarma Sri Lanka 7,300 Hinduism 2.80 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 7,500 Hinduism 0.85 % 1
Yatagiri India 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  204       112       781


Language Alternate Names
Damulian
Madurai
Tamal
Tamalsan
Tambul
Tamili

Dialects
Adi Dravida
Aiyangar
Aiyar
Arava
Burgandi
Burma Tamil
Harijan
Hebbar
Kasuva
Kongar
Korava
Korchi
Madrasi
Malaya Tamil
Mandyam Brahmin
Parikala
Pattapu Bhasha
Sanketi
Secunderabad Brahmin
South Africa Tamil
Sri Lanka Tamil
Tigalu

Dialect Alternate Names
 
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