Country:

Sri Lanka

State: North Western
District: All

Number of People Groups

108

Unreached People Groups

41

Total Population

2,524,000

Buddhist

74.1 %

Christian

12.9 %

Hindu

1.9 %

Muslim

11.0 %

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
 Agamudaiyan 200 Tamil 100 - - 50 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 90 Tamil 60 - - 30 - -
Ahinkuntaya 8,600 Sinhala - - 7,500 1,100 - -
Ambattan 400 Tamil 300 - - 100 - -
 Ansari 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
 Arab 600 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 600 - - - -
 Arain (Muslim traditions) 50 Punjabi, Western - 50 - - - -
Badahala 16,000 Sinhala - - 14,000 2,000 - -
 Baloch 100 Urdu - 100 - - - -
 Bania 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Batgama 81,000 Sinhala - - 81,000 300 - -
Berava 52,000 Sinhala - - 45,000 6,900 - -
Bharathar 300 Malayalam 40 - - 200 - -
Bintanna 900 Sinhala - - 800 100 - -
Bodhivansha 2,000 Sinhala - - 1,700 300 - -
 Bohra 200 Gujarati - 200 - - - -
 Boya 200 Tamil 100 - - 40 - -
 Brahmin 2,500 Tamil 2,500 - - 60 - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 300 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Burgher 2,200 Sinhala - - 200 1,900 - 100
 Chakkiliyan 200 Tamil 200 - - 60 - -
 Christian 5,100 Language unknown - - - 5,100 - -
Demala Gattara 600 Sinhala - - 400 200 - -
Dodda-Weddah 6,100 Sinhala - - 5,900 200 - -
Durava 5,500 Sinhala - - 3,200 2,200 - -
Gahala 2,900 Sinhala - - 2,900 40 - -
Gattara 110,000 Sinhala - - 95,000 15,000 - -
Gauraykwallu 3,200 Sinhala - - 2,800 400 - -
Goanese 100 Konkani - - - 100 - -
 Govigama 72,000 Sinhala - - 63,000 9,100 - -
Govigama Patti 3,700 Sinhala - - 3,300 500 - -
Govigama Radala 3,800 Sinhala - - 3,300 500 - -
 Hajam 600 Tamil - 600 - - - -
Hannali 48,000 Sinhala - - 41,000 6,200 - -
Hanomoreyo 1,400 Sinhala - - 1,400 - - -
Henawalayo 3,200 Sinhala - - 2,800 400 - -
Hinna 34,000 Sinhala - - 29,000 4,500 - -
Hunna 13,000 Sinhala - - 11,000 1,700 - -
Idayan 100 Tamil 90 - - 20 - -
 Ilavan 600 Tamil 400 - - 200 - -
Indian Tamil 200 Tamil 100 - - 100 - -
 Japanese 200 Japanese - - 200 - - 60
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 200 Punjabi, Western - 200 - - - -
 Javanese 600 Javanese - 600 - - - -
 Kaikolan 700 Tamil 500 - - 200 - -
Kallan 200 Tamil 100 - - 50 - -
Karaiyar 3,900 Tamil 2,700 - - 1,200 - -
Karava 109,000 Sinhala - - 77,000 32,000 - -
Kiddea 2,100 Sinhala - - 1,900 300 - -
Kinnara 6,100 Sinhala - - 6,100 60 - -
Koviar 3,400 Tamil 2,200 - - 1,200 - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 2,100 Sinhala - - 1,900 300 - -
Madari 70 Urdu - 70 - - - -
 Malay, Javar 1,800 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 1,800 - - - -
 Mappila 600 Malayalam - 600 - - - -
Marakkalage 200 Tamil - 200 - - - -
 Maravan 800 Tamil 600 - - 200 - -
Maravar 2,800 Tamil 1,900 - - 900 - -
Mauritian 300 Morisyen 200 - - 100 - -
 Memon 200 Gujarati - 200 - - - -
Mukkuvar 1,300 Tamil 800 - - 500 - -
 Nadar 800 Tamil 500 - - 300 - -
 Nair 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Nalavar 1,600 Tamil 1,100 - - 500 - -
Navait 2,400 Tamil - 2,400 - - - -
Navandanna 163,000 Sinhala - - 141,000 22,000 - -
Navithan 200 Tamil 200 - - 60 - -
Oli 4,200 Sinhala - - 3,700 500 - -
Osta [Nasuva] 900 Tamil - 900 - - - -
Palla 200 Tamil 100 - - 70 - -
 Pallan 500 Tamil 300 - - 100 - -
Pallar 1,900 Tamil 1,400 - - 500 - -
Pamunu 4,300 Sinhala - - 3,700 500 - -
Panna 300 Tamil 200 - - 100 - -
Pannikki 35,000 Sinhala - - 30,000 4,600 - -
 Paraiyan 1,000 Tamil 700 - - 300 - -
Paraiyar 2,400 Tamil 1,400 - 300 700 - -
 Parsee 20 Gujarati - - - - - 20
Pidayne Danno 1,200 Sinhala - - 1,100 100 - -
Porowakara 400 Sinhala - - 400 40 - -
Primanar 2,200 Tamil 2,200 - - 50 - -
Radava 56,000 Sinhala - - 49,000 7,400 - -
Rajaka 21,000 Sinhala - - 18,000 2,900 - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 200 Punjabi, Western - 200 - - - -
Rodiya 4,700 Sinhala - - 4,700 - - -
Salagama 22,000 Sinhala - - 13,000 9,200 - -
 Sayyid 7,500 Tamil - 7,500 - - - -
 Shaikh 26,000 Tamil - 26,000 - - - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 60 Sindhi - 60 - - - -
Sinhalese 35,000 Sinhala - - 30,000 4,500 - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 89,000 Tamil - 89,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 400 Tamil 300 - - 70 - -
 Syrian Christian 30 Malayalam - - - 30 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 147,000 Tamil - 147,000 - - - -
Thimilar 700 Tamil 500 - - 200 - -
Vaniyan 200 Tamil 100 - - 30 - -
 Vannan 300 Tamil 200 - - 70 - -
 Vanniyan 300 Tamil 200 - - 70 - -
Vanniyar 1,200 Tamil 900 - - 400 - -
Vellalan 300 Tamil 200 - - 80 - -
Vellalar 36,000 Tamil 23,000 - - 13,000 - -
 Viswakarma 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 1,216,000 Sinhala - - 1,055,000 162,000 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Yamannu 17,000 Sinhala - - 16,000 1,000 - -
  Totals:  108 2,524,000   41 49,000 279,000 1,870,000 327,000 0 200
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