Country:

Sri Lanka

State: Central
District: All

Number of People Groups

153

Unreached People Groups

68

Total Population

2,582,000

Buddhist

64.0 %

Christian

3.7 %

Hindu

22.0 %

Muslim

10.2 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.0 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan 9,400 Tamil 8,200 - - 1,200 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 4,600 Tamil 4,000 - - 600 - -
Ahinkuntaya 7,100 Sinhala - - 7,000 80 - -
Ambalavasi 4,900 Tamil 4,300 - - 600 - -
Ambattan 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
 Ansari 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Arab 800 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 800 - - - -
 Arain (Muslim traditions) 50 Punjabi, Western - 50 - - - -
Arayan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Badahala 13,000 Sinhala - - 13,000 200 - -
 Baloch 80 Urdu - 80 - - - -
 Bania 4,600 Tamil 4,600 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Batgama 89,000 Sinhala - - 88,000 700 - -
Berava 43,000 Sinhala - - 42,000 800 - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 40 Tamil - - - 40 - -
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Bintanna 800 Sinhala - - 800 - - -
Bodhivansha 1,800 Sinhala - - 1,800 - - -
 Bohra 200 Gujarati - 200 - - - -
 Boya 9,200 Tamil 8,000 - - 1,100 - -
 Brahmin 23,000 Tamil 23,000 - - 60 - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 17,000 Tamil 17,000 - - 60 - -
 Burgher 3,500 Sinhala - - 300 3,100 - 60
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 2,300 Tamil - - - 2,300 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Tamil 15,000 - - 30 - -
 Christian 900 Language unknown - - - 900 - -
Couratto 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,200 40 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 6,200 Tamil 6,100 - - 50 - -
Dodda-Weddah 7,200 Sinhala - - 7,000 100 - -
Gahala 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,200 - - -
Gattara 88,000 Sinhala - - 87,000 1,600 - -
Gauraykwallu 2,800 Sinhala - - 2,800 30 - -
Goanese 40 Konkani - - - 40 - -
 Govigama 61,000 Sinhala - - 60,000 1,000 - -
Govigama Patti 3,200 Sinhala - - 3,200 30 - -
Govigama Radala 3,200 Sinhala - - 3,200 30 - -
 Hajam 1,000 Tamil - 1,000 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
Handi 900 Sinhala - - 900 - - -
Hannali 38,000 Sinhala - - 37,000 700 - -
Hanomoreyo 900 Sinhala - - 900 - - -
Heeri 6,700 Sinhala - - 6,500 100 - -
Henawalayo 2,800 Sinhala - - 2,800 20 - -
Hinna 29,000 Sinhala - - 29,000 500 - -
Hunna 11,000 Sinhala - - 10,000 200 - -
Idayan 3,900 Tamil 3,400 - - 500 - -
 Ilavan 40,000 Tamil 35,000 - - 5,500 - -
Indian Tamil 4,600 Tamil 3,300 - - 1,300 - -
 Japanese 400 Japanese - - 300 - - 50
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern 400 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 200 Punjabi, Western - 200 - - - -
 Javanese 100 Javanese - 100 - - - -
Kadaiyan 400 Tamil 300 - - 30 - -
 Kaikolan 41,000 Tamil 35,000 - - 5,500 - -
Kallan 9,200 Tamil 8,700 - - 500 - -
 Kapu 1,000 Telugu 1,000 - - - - -
Karaiyar 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - 400 - -
Karava 121,000 Sinhala - - 118,000 2,700 - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 1,800 Tamil 1,700 - - 100 - -
Kiddea 1,800 Sinhala - - 1,800 20 - -
Kinnara 6,900 Sinhala - - 6,800 20 - -
Koviar 1,900 Tamil 1,900 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 3,600 Tamil 3,200 - - 400 - -
Kuravan (Christian traditions) 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Tamil 2,200 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 1,800 Sinhala - - 1,800 20 - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Madari (Muslim traditions) 40 Urdu - 40 - - - -
 Mahishya 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Malay, Javar 2,900 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 2,900 - - - -
 Malayali 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
Malayan, caste 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Mangala 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
 Mappila 1,000 Malayalam - 1,000 - - - -
 Maravan 52,000 Tamil 46,000 - - 6,800 - -
Maravar 6,400 Tamil 6,300 - - 20 - -
Mauritian 100 Morisyen 70 - - 40 - -
 Memon 300 Gujarati - 300 - - - -
 Moghal 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 600 Tamil 600 - - 30 - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 4,900 Tamil - - - 4,900 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Tamil 16,000 - - - - -
 Nair 2,100 Tamil 2,100 - - 20 - -
Nalavar 3,300 Tamil 3,300 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Navait 2,800 Tamil - 2,800 - - - -
Navandanna 131,000 Sinhala - - 129,000 2,500 - -
 Navithan 12,000 Tamil 10,000 - - 1,500 - -
Oli 3,500 Sinhala - - 3,500 50 - -
Osta (Nasuva) 500 Tamil - 500 - - - -
Palla 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 3,900 Tamil - - - 3,900 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 27,000 Tamil 27,000 - - - - -
Pallar 4,200 Tamil 4,200 - - - - -
Palliwilli 1,000 Tamil 800 - - 200 - -
Pamunu 3,500 Sinhala - - 3,500 30 - -
 Panar 2,900 Tamil 2,500 - - 300 - -
Panna 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Pannikki 28,000 Sinhala - - 28,000 500 - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 9,200 Tamil - - - 9,200 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 59,000 Tamil 59,000 - - - - -
Paraiyar 5,200 Tamil 4,600 - 600 20 - -
Paravan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Parsee 100 Gujarati - - - - - 100
 Pashtun, Pathan 6,700 Tamil - 6,700 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 1,100 Sinhala - - 1,100 - - -
Porowakara 400 Sinhala - - 400 - - -
Primanar 4,200 Tamil 4,200 - - - - -
 Pulayan 2,400 Tamil 2,100 - - 300 - -
Radava 21,000 Sinhala - - 20,000 800 - -
Radayo 900 Sinhala - - 900 - - -
Rajaka 18,000 Sinhala - - 17,000 400 - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 200 Punjabi, Western - 200 - - - -
Rodiya 2,900 Sinhala - - 2,900 - - -
 Sali, Seriyar 1,900 Tamil 1,600 - - 200 - -
 Samban 900 Tamil 800 - - 90 - -
 Sayyid 8,800 Tamil - 8,800 - - - -
Semman, Sempadawar 600 Tamil 600 - - 50 - -
 Shaikh 33,000 Tamil - 33,000 - - - -
Silpi 2,000 Tamil 1,700 - - 200 - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 60 Sindhi - 60 - - - -
Sinhalese 10,000 Sinhala - - 9,100 1,200 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 3,900 Tamil 3,800 - - 60 - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 39,000 Tamil - 39,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 900 Tamil 900 - - 30 - -
 Syrian Christian 20 Malayalam - - - 20 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 166,000 Tamil - 166,000 - - - -
Tattar 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Tamil 2,900 - - 200 - -
Thacher 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Thanakavar 1,300 Tamil 1,200 - - 100 - -
Thimilar 1,600 Tamil 1,600 - - - - -
 Valluvan 1,500 Tamil 1,300 - - 200 - -
Vaniyan 9,400 Tamil 8,200 - - 1,200 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 2,100 Tamil - - - 2,100 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
Vannar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 21,000 Tamil 18,000 - - 2,600 - -
Vanniyar 2,700 Tamil 2,700 - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
Vellalan 16,000 Tamil 14,000 - - 2,300 - -
Vellalar 89,000 Tamil 89,000 - - - - -
Vellidura 1,200 Sinhala - - 1,200 - - -
Vettar 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 4,000 Tamil 3,900 - - 100 - -
 Wahumpura 902,000 Sinhala - - 883,000 19,000 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 5,000 Tamil 4,900 - - 30 - -
Yamannu 18,000 Sinhala - - 17,000 300 - -
  Totals:  153 2,582,000   68 569,000 264,000 1,653,000 95,000 0 200
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