Country:

Sri Lanka

State: North Central
District: All

Number of People Groups

88

Unreached People Groups

34

Total Population

1,270,000

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 4,900 Sinhala - - 4,800 80 - -
Ambattan 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Arab 300 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 300 - - - -
Badahala 8,700 Sinhala - - 8,600 100 - -
 Bania 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Batgama 40,000 Sinhala - - 40,000 80 - -
Berava 32,000 Sinhala - - 31,000 400 - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 40 Tamil - - - 40 - -
Bintanna 600 Sinhala - - 600 - - -
Bodhivansha 1,100 Sinhala - - 1,100 - - -
 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 300 Language unknown - - - 300 - -
Gahala 1,300 Sinhala - - 1,300 - - -
Gattara 59,000 Sinhala - - 59,000 700 - -
Gauraykwallu 1,800 Sinhala - - 1,800 - - -
 Govigama 53,000 Sinhala - - 53,000 500 - -
Govigama Patti 2,100 Sinhala - - 2,100 20 - -
Govigama Radala 2,100 Sinhala - - 2,100 20 - -
 Hajam 400 Tamil - 400 - - - -
Hannali 25,000 Sinhala - - 25,000 300 - -
Henawalayo 1,800 Sinhala - - 1,800 - - -
Hinna 19,000 Sinhala - - 18,000 200 - -
Hunna 6,900 Sinhala - - 6,800 60 - -
 Ilavan 200 Tamil 100 - - 40 - -
Indian Tamil 100 Tamil 90 - - - - -
 Japanese 70 Japanese - - 50 - - 20
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 80 Punjabi, Western - 80 - - - -
 Kaikolan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Karaiyar 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - 70 - -
Karava 45,000 Sinhala - - 45,000 700 - -
Kiddea 1,100 Sinhala - - 1,100 20 - -
Kinnara 4,400 Sinhala - - 4,400 - - -
Koviar 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 1,100 Sinhala - - 1,100 - - -
 Malay, Javar 50 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 50 - - - -
 Mappila 300 Malayalam - 300 - - - -
 Maravan 200 Tamil 200 - - 20 - -
Maravar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Memon 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 50 Tamil - - - 50 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Nalavar 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Navait 1,100 Tamil - 1,100 - - - -
Navandanna 93,000 Sinhala - - 92,000 1,100 - -
Oli 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,200 - - -
Osta (Nasuva) 100 Tamil - 100 - - - -
Palla 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 30 Tamil - - - 30 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Pallar 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Pamunu 2,400 Sinhala - - 2,400 50 - -
Panna 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Pannikki 20,000 Sinhala - - 20,000 300 - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 60 Tamil - - - 60 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Paraiyar 400 Tamil 300 - 50 - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 2,600 Tamil - 2,600 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 600 Sinhala - - 600 - - -
Porowakara 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
Primanar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Radava 29,000 Sinhala - - 29,000 300 - -
Rajaka 11,000 Sinhala - - 11,000 100 - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 30 Punjabi, Western - 30 - - - -
 Sayyid 3,400 Tamil - 3,400 - - - -
 Shaikh 14,000 Tamil - 14,000 - - - -
Sinhalese 24,000 Sinhala - - 24,000 400 - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 13,000 Tamil - 13,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 66,000 Tamil - 66,000 - - - -
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 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Vedda 200 Veddah - - 40 90 - 30
Vellalan 60 Tamil 50 - - 20 - -
Vellalar 4,000 Tamil 4,000 - - - - -
Vettar 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 651,000 Sinhala - - 643,000 8,300 - -
Yamannu 12,000 Sinhala - - 11,000 200 - -
  Totals:  88 1,270,000   34 10,000 101,000 1,143,000 15,000 0 70
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