Country:

Sri Lanka

State: North Western
District: All

Number of People Groups

116

Unreached People Groups

49

Total Population

2,431,000

Buddhist

74.0 %

Christian

12.9 %

Hindu

1.9 %

Muslim

11.2 %

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
 Agamudaiyan 200 Tamil 100 - - 50 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 90 Tamil 60 - - 30 - -
Ahinkuntaya 8,200 Sinhala - - 7,200 1,100 - -
Ambattan 400 Tamil 200 - - 100 - -
 Ansari 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
 Arab 600 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 600 - - - -
 Arain (Muslim traditions) 50 Punjabi, Western - 50 - - - -
Badahala 15,000 Sinhala - - 13,000 1,900 - -
 Baloch 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Bania 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Batgama 78,000 Sinhala - - 78,000 300 - -
Berava 50,000 Sinhala - - 43,000 6,600 - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Bintanna 900 Sinhala - - 800 90 - -
Bodhivansha 1,900 Sinhala - - 1,700 200 - -
 Bohra 200 Gujarati - 200 - - - -
 Boya 200 Tamil 100 - - 40 - -
 Brahmin 2,400 Tamil 2,400 - - 60 - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Burgher 2,100 Sinhala - - 100 1,900 - 100
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 60 Tamil - - - 60 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Christian 4,900 Language unknown - - - 4,900 - -
Demala Gattara 600 Sinhala - - 400 200 - -
Dodda-Weddah 5,900 Sinhala - - 5,700 200 - -
Durava 5,200 Sinhala - - 3,100 2,200 - -
Gahala 2,800 Sinhala - - 2,800 40 - -
Gattara 106,000 Sinhala - - 92,000 14,000 - -
Gauraykwallu 3,100 Sinhala - - 2,700 400 - -
Goanese 100 Konkani - - - 100 - -
 Govigama 70,000 Sinhala - - 61,000 8,700 - -
Govigama Patti 3,600 Sinhala - - 3,100 400 - -
Govigama Radala 3,600 Sinhala - - 3,200 400 - -
 Hajam 600 Tamil - 600 - - - -
Hannali 46,000 Sinhala - - 40,000 6,000 - -
Hanomoreyo 1,300 Sinhala - - 1,300 - - -
Henawalayo 3,100 Sinhala - - 2,700 400 - -
Hinna 32,000 Sinhala - - 28,000 4,400 - -
Hunna 12,000 Sinhala - - 11,000 1,600 - -
Idayan 100 Tamil 80 - - 20 - -
 Ilavan 500 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
Indian Tamil 200 Tamil 100 - - 100 - -
 Japanese 200 Japanese - - 200 - - 50
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 200 Punjabi, Western - 200 - - - -
 Javanese 600 Javanese - 600 - - - -
 Kaikolan 600 Tamil 500 - - 200 - -
Kallan 200 Tamil 100 - - 50 - -
Karaiyar 3,700 Tamil 2,600 - - 1,100 - -
Karava 105,000 Sinhala - - 74,000 31,000 - -
Kiddea 2,100 Sinhala - - 1,800 300 - -
Kinnara 5,900 Sinhala - - 5,800 60 - -
Koviar 3,300 Tamil 2,100 - - 1,200 - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 2,100 Sinhala - - 1,800 300 - -
Madari (Muslim traditions) 70 Urdu - 70 - - - -
 Malay, Javar 1,700 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 1,700 - - - -
 Mappila 600 Malayalam - 600 - - - -
Marakkalage 200 Tamil - 200 - - - -
 Maravan 800 Tamil 600 - - 200 - -
Maravar 2,700 Tamil 1,900 - - 900 - -
Mauritian 300 Morisyen 200 - - 90 - -
 Memon 200 Gujarati - 200 - - - -
Mukkuvar 1,300 Tamil 800 - - 500 - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Nair 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Nalavar 1,500 Tamil 1,100 - - 400 - -
Navait 2,300 Tamil - 2,300 - - - -
Navandanna 157,000 Sinhala - - 136,000 21,000 - -
 Navithan 200 Tamil 200 - - 60 - -
Oli 4,100 Sinhala - - 3,600 500 - -
Osta (Nasuva) 800 Tamil - 800 - - - -
Palla 200 Tamil 100 - - 70 - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 100 Tamil - - - 100 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Pallar 1,800 Tamil 1,300 - - 500 - -
Pamunu 4,100 Sinhala - - 3,600 500 - -
Panna 300 Tamil 200 - - 100 - -
Pannikki 33,000 Sinhala - - 29,000 4,500 - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Paraiyar 2,300 Tamil 1,400 - 300 700 - -
 Parsee 20 Gujarati - - - - - 20
 Pashtun, Pathan 5,500 Tamil - 5,500 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 1,200 Sinhala - - 1,000 100 - -
Porowakara 400 Sinhala - - 400 40 - -
Primanar 2,200 Tamil 2,100 - - 50 - -
Radava 54,000 Sinhala - - 47,000 7,100 - -
Rajaka 20,000 Sinhala - - 17,000 2,700 - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 200 Punjabi, Western - 200 - - - -
Rodiya 4,500 Sinhala - - 4,500 - - -
Salagama 22,000 Sinhala - - 13,000 8,800 - -
 Sayyid 7,200 Tamil - 7,200 - - - -
 Shaikh 25,000 Tamil - 25,000 - - - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 60 Sindhi - 60 - - - -
Sinhalese 34,000 Sinhala - - 29,000 4,300 - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 85,000 Tamil - 85,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 400 Tamil 300 - - 70 - -
 Syrian Christian 30 Malayalam - - - 30 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 141,000 Tamil - 141,000 - - - -
Thimilar 700 Tamil 500 - - 200 - -
Vaniyan 200 Tamil 100 - - 30 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 70 Tamil - - - 70 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 300 Tamil 200 - - 70 - -
Vanniyar 1,200 Tamil 800 - - 400 - -
Vellalan 300 Tamil 200 - - 80 - -
Vellalar 35,000 Tamil 22,000 - - 12,000 - -
 Viswakarma 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 1,169,000 Sinhala - - 1,014,000 155,000 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Yamannu 16,000 Sinhala - - 15,000 1,000 - -
  Totals:  116 2,431,000   49 47,000 273,000 1,798,000 314,000 0 200
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