Country:

Sri Lanka

State: North Central
District: All

Number of People Groups

89

Unreached People Groups

35

Total Population

1,317,000

Buddhist

90.0 %

Christian

1.2 %

Hindu

0.8 %

Muslim

8.0 %

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
Ahinkuntaya 5,100 Sinhala - - 5,000 80 - -
Ambattan 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Arab 300 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 300 - - - -
Badahala 9,000 Sinhala - - 8,900 100 - -
 Bania 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Batgama 42,000 Sinhala - - 42,000 80 - -
Berava 33,000 Sinhala - - 33,000 400 - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 50 Tamil - - - 50 - -
Bintanna 600 Sinhala - - 600 - - -
Bodhivansha 1,200 Sinhala - - 1,200 - - -
 Bohra 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
 Brahmin 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Burgher 300 Sinhala - - 20 300 - 20
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Christian 400 Language unknown - - - 400 - -
Gahala 1,300 Sinhala - - 1,300 - - -
Gattara 62,000 Sinhala - - 61,000 700 - -
Gauraykwallu 1,900 Sinhala - - 1,900 - - -
 Govigama 55,000 Sinhala - - 55,000 500 - -
Govigama Patti 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,100 20 - -
Govigama Radala 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,100 20 - -
 Hajam 400 Tamil - 400 - - - -
Hannali 26,000 Sinhala - - 26,000 300 - -
Henawalayo 1,900 Sinhala - - 1,900 - - -
Hinna 19,000 Sinhala - - 19,000 200 - -
Hunna 7,200 Sinhala - - 7,100 60 - -
 Ilavan 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 40 Tamil - - - 40 - -
Indian Tamil 100 Tamil 90 - - - - -
 Japanese 70 Japanese - - 60 - - 20
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 80 Punjabi, Western - 80 - - - -
 Kaikolan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Karaiyar 1,100 Tamil 1,000 - - 70 - -
Karava 47,000 Sinhala - - 46,000 700 - -
Kiddea 1,200 Sinhala - - 1,200 20 - -
Kinnara 4,600 Sinhala - - 4,600 - - -
Koviar 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 1,200 Sinhala - - 1,200 - - -
 Malay, Javar 50 Sri Lankan Malay Creole - 50 - - - -
 Mappila 300 Malayalam - 300 - - - -
 Maravan 200 Tamil 200 - - 20 - -
Maravar 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Memon 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 50 Tamil - - - 50 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Nalavar 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Navait 1,200 Tamil - 1,200 - - - -
Navandanna 97,000 Sinhala - - 96,000 1,200 - -
Oli 2,300 Sinhala - - 2,300 - - -
Osta (Nasuva) 100 Tamil - 100 - - - -
Palla 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 30 Tamil - - - 30 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Pallar 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Pamunu 2,500 Sinhala - - 2,400 50 - -
Panna 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Pannikki 21,000 Sinhala - - 20,000 300 - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 60 Tamil - - - 60 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Paraiyar 400 Tamil 400 - 50 - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 2,800 Tamil - 2,800 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 700 Sinhala - - 700 - - -
Porowakara 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
Primanar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Radava 30,000 Sinhala - - 30,000 300 - -
Rajaka 12,000 Sinhala - - 12,000 100 - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 30 Punjabi, Western - 30 - - - -
 Sayyid 3,600 Tamil - 3,600 - - - -
 Shaikh 14,000 Tamil - 14,000 - - - -
Sinhalese 25,000 Sinhala - - 25,000 400 - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 13,000 Tamil - 13,000 - - - -
 Sri Lankan Tamil 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 69,000 Tamil - 69,000 - - - -
Tattar 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Thacher 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Thimilar 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Vannar 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Vanniyar 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Vedda 200 Sinhala - - 40 90 - 30
 Vellalan 60 Tamil 50 - - 20 - -
Vellalar 4,200 Tamil 4,200 - - - - -
Vettar 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 675,000 Sinhala - - 666,000 8,600 - -
Yamannu 12,000 Sinhala - - 12,000 200 - -
  Totals:  89 1,317,000   35 11,000 105,000 1,185,000 15,000 0 70
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