Country:

Sri Lanka

State: Sabaragamuwa
District: All

Number of People Groups

133

Unreached People Groups

57

Total Population

1,941,000

Buddhist

85.4 %

Christian

1.7 %

Hindu

8.3 %

Muslim

4.6 %

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
 Adi Andhra 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan 1,400 Tamil 1,200 - - 200 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 700 Tamil 600 - - 80 - -
Ahinkuntaya 6,600 Sinhala - - 6,500 70 - -
Ambalavasi 1,000 Tamil 900 - - 100 - -
Ambattan 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
 Arab 200 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 200 - - - -
Badahala 12,000 Sinhala - - 12,000 200 - -
 Bania 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Batgama 86,000 Sinhala - - 86,000 300 - -
Berava 40,000 Sinhala - - 39,000 600 - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Bintanna 700 Sinhala - - 700 - - -
Bodhivansha 1,600 Sinhala - - 1,600 - - -
 Bohra 80 Gujarati - 80 - - - -
 Boya 1,700 Tamil 1,500 - - 200 - -
 Brahmin 6,400 Tamil 6,400 - - - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 3,700 Tamil 3,600 - - 20 - -
 Burgher 900 Sinhala - - 80 800 - 30
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Tamil 1,600 - - - - -
 Christian 700 Language unknown - - - 700 - -
Couratto 3,300 Sinhala - - 3,300 60 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
Dodda-Weddah 6,500 Sinhala - - 6,400 100 - -
Durava 6,600 Sinhala - - 6,500 100 - -
Gahala 2,700 Sinhala - - 2,700 20 - -
Gattara 84,000 Sinhala - - 83,000 1,300 - -
Gauraykwallu 2,600 Sinhala - - 2,600 30 - -
 Govigama 61,000 Sinhala - - 59,000 1,200 - -
Govigama Patti 3,100 Sinhala - - 3,100 20 - -
Govigama Radala 3,100 Sinhala - - 3,100 20 - -
 Hajam 300 Tamil - 300 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
Handi 800 Sinhala - - 800 - - -
Hannali 37,000 Sinhala - - 36,000 600 - -
Hanomoreyo 1,900 Sinhala - - 1,900 - - -
Heeri 9,800 Sinhala - - 9,700 100 - -
Henawalayo 2,600 Sinhala - - 2,600 30 - -
Hinna 27,000 Sinhala - - 26,000 500 - -
Hunna 9,900 Sinhala - - 9,800 100 - -
Idayan 800 Tamil 700 - - 80 - -
 Ilavan 7,900 Tamil 7,000 - - 900 - -
Indian Tamil 700 Tamil 500 - - 200 - -
 Japanese 100 Japanese - - 90 - - 20
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern 200 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 40 Punjabi, Western - 40 - - - -
Kadaiyan 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 7,800 Tamil 6,900 - - 900 - -
Kallan 1,900 Tamil 1,700 - - 200 - -
 Kapu 90 Telugu 90 - - - - -
Karaiyar 7,800 Tamil 7,600 - - 100 - -
Karava 71,000 Sinhala - - 70,000 1,100 - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 300 - - 40 - -
Kiddea 1,600 Sinhala - - 1,600 - - -
Kinnara 6,500 Sinhala - - 6,400 30 - -
Konta Durayi 1,800 Sinhala - - 1,800 - - -
Koviar 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 600 Tamil 600 - - 50 - -
Kuravan (Christian traditions) 50 Tamil - - - 50 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 1,600 Sinhala - - 1,600 - - -
 Mahishya 30 Bengali 30 - - - - -
 Malay, Javar 400 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 400 - - - -
 Mappila 100 Malayalam - 100 - - - -
 Maravan 11,000 Tamil 9,300 - - 1,200 - -
Maravar 3,900 Tamil 3,800 - - 100 - -
 Memon 50 Gujarati - 50 - - - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
 Nair 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Nalavar 1,900 Tamil 1,900 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
Navait 1,000 Tamil - 1,000 - - - -
Navandanna 130,000 Sinhala - - 128,000 1,500 - -
 Navithan 2,200 Tamil 1,900 - - 300 - -
Oli 3,300 Sinhala - - 3,300 20 - -
Osta (Nasuva) 100 Tamil - 100 - - - -
Palla 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 700 Tamil - - - 700 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 5,100 Tamil 5,100 - - - - -
Pallar 2,300 Tamil 2,300 - - - - -
Palliwilli 300 Tamil 300 - - 20 - -
Pamunu 3,300 Sinhala - - 3,300 20 - -
 Panar 500 Tamil 500 - - 50 - -
Panna 400 Tamil 400 - - 20 - -
Pannikki 27,000 Sinhala - - 26,000 400 - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 1,100 Tamil - - - 1,100 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Tamil 11,000 - - - - -
Paraiyar 3,000 Tamil 2,700 - 300 20 - -
Paravan (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 2,100 Tamil - 2,100 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
Porowakara 400 Sinhala - - 400 - - -
Primanar 2,500 Tamil 2,500 - - - - -
 Pulayan 400 Tamil 400 - - 50 - -
Radava 42,000 Sinhala - - 42,000 600 - -
Radayo 400 Sinhala - - 400 - - -
Rajaka 16,000 Sinhala - - 16,000 200 - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 30 Punjabi, Western - 30 - - - -
Rodiya 6,500 Sinhala - - 6,500 - - -
 Sali, Seriyar 400 Tamil 400 - - 40 - -
 Samban 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Sayyid 2,500 Tamil - 2,500 - - - -
Semman, Sempadawar 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Shaikh 13,000 Tamil - 13,000 - - - -
Silpi 400 Tamil 400 - - 30 - -
Sinhalese 20,000 Sinhala - - 20,000 400 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 13,000 Tamil - 13,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 500 Tamil 500 - - 20 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 56,000 Tamil - 56,000 - - - -
Tattar 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Thanakavar 300 Tamil 300 - - 30 - -
Thimilar 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
 Valluvan 300 Tamil 200 - - 40 - -
Vaniyan 1,800 Tamil 1,600 - - 200 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 2,800 Tamil 2,800 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 3,900 Tamil 3,600 - - 300 - -
Vanniyar 1,600 Tamil 1,600 - - 20 - -
Vellalan 4,000 Tamil 3,700 - - 300 - -
Vellalar 51,000 Tamil 51,000 - - 300 - -
 Viswakarma 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 929,000 Sinhala - - 916,000 13,000 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Yamannu 12,000 Sinhala - - 12,000 200 - -
  Totals:  133 1,941,000   57 161,000 88,000 1,659,000 34,000 0 50
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