Govigama in Sri Lanka

The Govigama have only been reported in Sri Lanka
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
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Subgroups: 4

Subgroup Name Population
Bandara 26,000
Katupulle 26,000
Mudali 26,000
Nilamakka 26,000

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People Name General Govigama
People Name in Country Govigama
World Population 550,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names गोविगमा
People ID 21399
ROP3 Code 118206
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Western
163,000
Southern
75,000
North Western
70,000
Central
62,000
Sabaragamuwa
62,000
North Central
54,000
Uva
45,000
Eastern
18,000
Northern
2,800
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Western 163,000
  Southern 75,000
  North Western 70,000
  Central 62,000
  Sabaragamuwa 62,000
  North Central 54,000
  Uva 45,000
  Eastern 18,000
  Northern 2,800
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Sinhala (550,000 speakers)
Language Code sin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Sinhala (550,000 speakers)
Language Code sin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sinhala

Primary Language:  Sinhala

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1739-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1776-1991)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-1982)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sinhala
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: සිංහල - Sinhala
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
93.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
6.90 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Sanath Athukorala 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Sri Lanka census data.  Current values may differ.