Country:

Sri Lanka

State: Eastern
District: All

Number of People Groups

131

Unreached People Groups

52

Total Population

1,595,000

Buddhist

22.7 %

Christian

5.3 %

Hindu

35.3 %

Muslim

36.6 %

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
 Agamudaiyan 1,500 Tamil 1,200 - - 300 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 600 Tamil 500 - - 100 - -
Ahinkuntaya 1,500 Sinhala - - 1,500 80 - -
Ambalavasi 3,200 Tamil 2,600 - - 600 - -
Ambattan 3,800 Tamil 3,600 - - 200 - -
 Ansari 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Arab 1,600 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 1,600 - - - -
 Arain (Muslim traditions) 400 Punjabi, Western - 400 - - - -
Arayan 600 Malayalam 500 - - 100 - -
Badahala 2,800 Sinhala - - 2,600 200 - -
 Baloch 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Bania 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
Berava 8,800 Sinhala - - 8,200 600 - -
Bintanna 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
Bodhivansha 300 Sinhala - - 300 - - -
 Bohra 500 Gujarati - 500 - - - -
 Boya 100 Tamil 90 - - 30 - -
 Brahmin 19,000 Tamil 19,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Burgher 4,600 Sinhala - - 400 4,100 - 70
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Christian 2,400 Language unknown - - - 2,400 - -
Demala Gattara 300 Sinhala - - 300 - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Divehi 200 Maldivian - 200 - - - -
Durava 27,000 Sinhala - - 25,000 1,100 - -
Gattara 20,000 Sinhala - - 19,000 1,200 - -
Gauraykwallu 500 Sinhala - - 500 - - -
Goanese 400 Konkani - - - 400 - -
 Govigama 18,000 Sinhala - - 17,000 800 - -
Govigama Patti 600 Sinhala - - 600 - - -
Govigama Radala 600 Sinhala - - 600 - - -
 Hajam 1,100 Tamil - 1,100 - - - -
Hannali 8,000 Sinhala - - 7,500 500 - -
Henawalayo 600 Sinhala - - 600 - - -
Hinna 5,800 Sinhala - - 5,400 400 - -
Hunna 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,000 100 - -
Idayan 60 Tamil 40 - - 20 - -
 Ilavan 1,300 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
Indian Tamil 400 Tamil 100 - - 200 - -
 Japanese 200 Japanese - - 200 - - 30
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 500 Punjabi, Eastern 500 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 700 Punjabi, Western - 700 - - - -
 Javanese 4,400 Javanese - 4,400 - - - -
 Kaikolan 1,200 Tamil 900 - - 300 - -
Kallan 200 Tamil 100 - - 50 - -
Karaiyar 48,000 Tamil 44,000 - - 4,500 - -
Karava 13,000 Sinhala - - 11,000 1,400 - -
Kiddea 300 Sinhala - - 300 - - -
Koviar 61,000 Tamil 56,000 - - 4,700 - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 300 Sinhala - - 300 - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Madari (Muslim traditions) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Mahishya 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Malay, Javar 1,600 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 1,600 - - - -
 Malayali 600 Malayalam 500 - - 80 - -
Malayan, caste 1,100 Malayalam 900 - - 200 - -
 Mappila 1,500 Malayalam - 1,500 - - - -
Marakkalage 1,400 Tamil - 1,400 - - - -
 Maravan 1,400 Tamil 1,100 - - 400 - -
Maravar 18,000 Tamil 16,000 - - 1,700 - -
Mauritian 1,500 Morisyen 1,000 - - 500 - -
 Memon 600 Gujarati - 600 - - - -
 Moghal 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Mukkuvar 11,000 Tamil 10,000 - - 1,100 - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 400 Tamil - - - 400 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
 Nair 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Nalavar 9,600 Tamil 8,700 - - 900 - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
Navait 3,700 Tamil - 3,700 - - - -
Navandanna 29,000 Sinhala - - 27,000 1,900 - -
 Navithan 200 Tamil 100 - - 60 - -
Oli 700 Sinhala - - 700 - - -
Osta (Nasuva) 2,400 Tamil - 2,400 - - - -
Palla 12,000 Tamil 10,000 - - 1,700 - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Pallar 21,000 Tamil 18,000 - - 2,500 - -
Palliwilli 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Pamunu 800 Sinhala - - 700 20 - -
 Panar 40 Tamil 20 - - 20 - -
Panna 13,000 Tamil 11,000 - - 1,800 - -
Pannikki 5,800 Sinhala - - 5,400 400 - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 400 Tamil - - - 400 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
Paraiyar 16,000 Tamil 13,000 - 1,600 1,600 - -
 Parsee 200 Gujarati - - - - - 200
 Pashtun, Pathan 11,000 Tamil - 11,000 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
Porowakara 3,000 Sinhala - - 2,900 100 - -
Primanar 17,000 Tamil 17,000 - - 200 - -
Radava 9,400 Sinhala - - 8,800 600 - -
Rajaka 3,800 Sinhala - - 3,500 200 - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 600 Punjabi, Western - 600 - - - -
Salagama 15,000 Sinhala - - 14,000 1,000 - -
 Sali, Seriyar 30 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Sayyid 13,000 Tamil - 13,000 - - - -
 Shaikh 56,000 Tamil - 56,000 - - - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 400 Sindhi - 400 - - - -
Sinhalese 4,900 Sinhala - - 4,200 700 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 57,000 Tamil - 57,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 1,400 Tamil 1,000 - - 300 - -
 Syrian Christian 60 Malayalam - - - 60 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 424,000 Tamil - 424,000 - - - -
Tattar 2,300 Tamil 2,100 - - 300 - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Thacher 1,700 Tamil 1,500 - - 100 - -
Thanakavar 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Thimilar 4,700 Tamil 4,100 - - 600 - -
Vaniyan 100 Tamil 100 - - 30 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 70 Tamil - - - 70 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Vannar 6,700 Tamil 5,800 - - 900 - -
 Vanniyan 400 Tamil 400 - - 70 - -
Vanniyar 43,000 Tamil 38,000 - - 5,700 - -
Velakkithalanayan 400 Malayalam 400 - - 80 - -
Vellalan 1,900 Tamil 1,600 - - 300 - -
Vellalar 278,000 Tamil 259,000 - - 19,000 - -
Vettar 1,700 Tamil 1,500 - - 100 - -
 Viswakarma 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 204,000 Sinhala - - 189,000 14,000 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
  Totals:  131 1,595,000   52 563,000 583,000 362,000 85,000 0 300
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