Country:

Sri Lanka

State: Central
District: All

Number of People Groups

147

Unreached People Groups

61

Total Population

2,703,000

Buddhist

64.1 %

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 9,800 Tamil 8,500 - - 1,300 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 4,800 Tamil 4,100 - - 600 - -
Ahinkuntaya 7,500 Sinhala - - 7,400 80 - -
Ambalavasi 5,200 Tamil 4,500 - - 600 - -
Ambattan 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
 Ansari 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Arab 800 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 800 - - - -
 Arain (Muslim traditions) 50 Punjabi, Western - 50 - - - -
Arayan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Badahala 14,000 Sinhala - - 13,000 200 - -
 Baloch 80 Urdu - 80 - - - -
 Bania 4,800 Tamil 4,800 - - - - -
Bania Chetti 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Batgama 93,000 Sinhala - - 92,000 800 - -
Berava 45,000 Sinhala - - 44,000 800 - -
Bharathar 40 Tamil - - - 40 - -
Bintanna 800 Sinhala - - 800 - - -
Bodhivansha 1,800 Sinhala - - 1,800 - - -
 Bohra 200 Gujarati - 200 - - - -
 Boya 9,600 Tamil 8,400 - - 1,200 - -
 Brahmin 24,000 Tamil 24,000 - - 60 - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 18,000 Tamil 18,000 - - 60 - -
 Burgher 3,600 Sinhala - - 300 3,300 - 60
 Chakkiliyan 18,000 Tamil 16,000 - - 2,400 - -
 Christian 900 Language unknown - - - 900 - -
Couratto 2,300 Sinhala - - 2,300 40 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 6,500 Tamil 6,400 - - 50 - -
Dodda-Weddah 7,500 Sinhala - - 7,400 100 - -
Gahala 2,300 Sinhala - - 2,300 - - -
Gattara 93,000 Sinhala - - 91,000 1,700 - -
Gauraykwallu 3,000 Sinhala - - 2,900 30 - -
Goanese 40 Konkani - - - 40 - -
 Govigama 64,000 Sinhala - - 63,000 1,000 - -
Govigama Patti 3,400 Sinhala - - 3,300 30 - -
Govigama Radala 3,400 Sinhala - - 3,300 30 - -
 Hajam 1,100 Tamil - 1,100 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 800 Telugu 800 - - - - -
Handi 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
Hannali 40,000 Sinhala - - 39,000 800 - -
Hanomoreyo 900 Sinhala - - 900 - - -
Heeri 7,000 Sinhala - - 6,800 100 - -
Henawalayo 3,000 Sinhala - - 2,900 20 - -
Hinna 31,000 Sinhala - - 30,000 600 - -
Hunna 11,000 Sinhala - - 11,000 200 - -
Idayan 4,100 Tamil 3,600 - - 500 - -
 Ilavan 42,000 Tamil 36,000 - - 5,700 - -
Indian Tamil 4,800 Tamil 3,500 - - 1,400 - -
 Japanese 400 Japanese - - 400 - - 50
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 400 Punjabi, Eastern 400 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 200 Punjabi, Western - 200 - - - -
 Javanese 100 Javanese - 100 - - - -
Kadaiyar 400 Tamil 400 - - 30 - -
 Kaikolan 43,000 Tamil 37,000 - - 5,700 - -
Kallan 9,600 Tamil 9,100 - - 500 - -
 Kapu 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
Karaiyar 15,000 Tamil 15,000 - - 400 - -
Karava 126,000 Sinhala - - 124,000 2,800 - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Tamil 1,800 - - 100 - -
Kiddea 1,900 Sinhala - - 1,900 20 - -
Kinnara 7,200 Sinhala - - 7,200 20 - -
Koviar 2,000 Tamil 2,000 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 3,800 Tamil 3,400 - - 400 - -
 Kuravan 2,600 Tamil 2,300 - - 300 - -
Kustarogiyo 1,900 Sinhala - - 1,900 20 - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Madari 40 Urdu - 40 - - - -
 Mahishya 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Malay, Javar 3,000 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 3,000 - - - -
 Malayali 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
Malayan, caste 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Mangala 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
 Mappila 1,100 Malayalam - 1,100 - - - -
 Maravan 55,000 Tamil 48,000 - - 7,200 - -
Maravar 6,700 Tamil 6,600 - - 20 - -
Mauritian 100 Morisyen 70 - - 40 - -
 Memon 300 Gujarati - 300 - - - -
 Moghal 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 600 - - 30 - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 5,100 Tamil - - - 5,100 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Tamil 17,000 - - - - -
 Nair 2,200 Tamil 2,200 - - 20 - -
Nalavar 3,400 Tamil 3,400 - - - - -
 Namassej 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
Navait 2,900 Tamil - 2,900 - - - -
Navandanna 137,000 Sinhala - - 135,000 2,600 - -
Navithan 12,000 Tamil 11,000 - - 1,600 - -
Oli 3,700 Sinhala - - 3,600 50 - -
Osta (Nasuva) 500 Tamil - 500 - - - -
Palla 1,400 Tamil 1,400 - - - - -
 Pallan 32,000 Tamil 28,000 - - 4,100 - -
Pallar 4,400 Tamil 4,400 - - - - -
Palliwilli 1,100 Tamil 800 - - 200 - -
Pamunu 3,700 Sinhala - - 3,600 30 - -
 Panar 3,000 Tamil 2,700 - - 400 - -
Panna 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Pannikki 29,000 Sinhala - - 29,000 500 - -
 Paraiyan 71,000 Tamil 62,000 - - 9,700 - -
Paraiyar 5,400 Tamil 4,800 - 600 20 - -
Paravan 800 Tamil 700 - - 70 - -
 Parsee 100 Gujarati - - - - - 100
 Pashtun, Pathan 7,100 Tamil - 7,100 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 1,100 Sinhala - - 1,100 - - -
Porowakara 400 Sinhala - - 400 - - -
Primanar 4,400 Tamil 4,400 - - - - -
Pulayan 2,500 Tamil 2,200 - - 300 - -
Radava 22,000 Sinhala - - 21,000 900 - -
Radayo 900 Sinhala - - 900 - - -
Rajaka 19,000 Sinhala - - 18,000 400 - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 200 Punjabi, Western - 200 - - - -
Rodiya 3,000 Sinhala - - 3,000 - - -
Sali, Seriyar 1,900 Tamil 1,700 - - 200 - -
 Samban 900 Tamil 800 - - 90 - -
 Sayyid 9,200 Tamil - 9,200 - - - -
Semman, Sempadawar 700 Tamil 600 - - 50 - -
 Shaikh 35,000 Tamil - 35,000 - - - -
Silpi 2,000 Tamil 1,800 - - 200 - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 60 Sindhi - 60 - - - -
Sinhalese 11,000 Sinhala - - 9,500 1,300 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 4,100 Tamil 4,000 - - 60 - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 41,000 Tamil - 41,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 1,000 Tamil 900 - - 30 - -
 Syrian Christian 20 Malayalam - - - 20 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 174,000 Tamil - 174,000 - - - -
Tattar 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 3,300 Tamil 3,100 - - 200 - -
Thacher 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Thanakavar 1,400 Tamil 1,300 - - 100 - -
Thimilar 1,700 Tamil 1,700 - - - - -
 Valluvan 1,600 Tamil 1,400 - - 200 - -
Vaniyan 9,900 Tamil 8,600 - - 1,200 - -
 Vannan 17,000 Tamil 15,000 - - 2,200 - -
Vannar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 22,000 Tamil 19,000 - - 2,800 - -
Vanniyar 2,800 Tamil 2,800 - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
Vellalan 17,000 Tamil 15,000 - - 2,400 - -
Vellalar 93,000 Tamil 93,000 - - - - -
Vellidura 1,200 Sinhala - - 1,200 - - -
Vettar 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 4,200 Tamil 4,100 - - 100 - -
 Wahumpura 945,000 Sinhala - - 925,000 20,000 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 5,200 Tamil 5,200 - - 30 - -
Yamannu 19,000 Sinhala - - 18,000 300 - -
  Totals:  147 2,703,000   61 596,000 277,000 1,732,000 100,000 0 200
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