Country:

Sri Lanka

State: Southern
District: All

Number of People Groups

110

Unreached People Groups

38

Total Population

1,751,000

Buddhist

95.0 %

Christian

0.8 %

Hindu

1.0 %

Muslim

3.2 %

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 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Ahinkuntaya 5,800 Sinhala - - 5,800 30 - -
Ambattan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Arab 100 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 100 - - - -
Badahala 11,000 Sinhala - - 11,000 80 - -
 Bania 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
Bania Chetti 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Berava 35,000 Sinhala - - 35,000 300 - -
Bharathar Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Bintanna 700 Sinhala - - 700 - - -
Bodhivansha 1,600 Sinhala - - 1,600 - - -
 Bohra 40 Gujarati - 40 - - - -
 Boya 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Burgher 400 Sinhala - - 20 400 - 20
 Chakkiliyan 300 Tamil 200 - - 20 - -
 Christian 500 Language unknown - - - 500 - -
Demala Gattara 1,700 Sinhala - - 1,700 - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Durava 146,000 Sinhala - - 144,000 1,100 - -
Gattara 76,000 Sinhala - - 75,000 600 - -
Gauraykwallu 2,400 Sinhala - - 2,400 - - -
Goanese 90 Konkani - - - 90 - -
 Govigama 53,000 Sinhala - - 53,000 400 - -
Govigama Patti 2,700 Sinhala - - 2,700 - - -
Govigama Radala 2,700 Sinhala - - 2,700 - - -
 Hajam 30 Tamil - 30 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
Hannali 32,000 Sinhala - - 32,000 300 - -
Hanomoreyo 80 Sinhala - - 80 - - -
Henawalayo 2,300 Sinhala - - 2,300 - - -
Hinna 23,000 Sinhala - - 23,000 200 - -
Hunna 8,800 Sinhala - - 8,700 50 - -
Idayan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Ilavan 500 Tamil 500 - - 40 - -
Indian Tamil 100 Tamil 80 - - 40 - -
 Japanese 200 Japanese - - 100 - - 50
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern 40 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western - 20 - - - -
 Javanese 400 Javanese - 400 - - - -
 Kaikolan 400 Tamil 400 - - 40 - -
Kallan 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
Karaiyar 1,600 Tamil 1,600 - - 20 - -
Karava 166,000 Sinhala - - 165,000 1,500 - -
Kiddea 1,600 Sinhala - - 1,600 - - -
Koviar 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 1,500 Sinhala - - 1,500 - - -
 Malay, Javar 8,700 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 8,700 - - - -
 Mappila 80 Malayalam - 80 - - - -
Marakkalage 600 Tamil - 600 - - - -
 Maravan 500 Tamil 500 - - 40 - -
Maravar 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Mauritian 90 Morisyen 60 - - 40 - -
 Memon 40 Gujarati - 40 - - - -
Mukkuvar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 40 Tamil - - - 40 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Nair 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Nalavar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Navait 100 Tamil - 100 - - - -
Navandanna 109,000 Sinhala - - 108,000 900 - -
Navithan 100 Tamil 100 - - 20 - -
Oli 3,000 Sinhala - - 3,000 - - -
Osta (Nasuva) 300 Tamil - 300 - - - -
Palla 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Pallan 300 Tamil 300 - - 30 - -
Pallar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Pamunu 3,000 Sinhala - - 3,000 - - -
 Panar 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
Panna 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Pannikki 23,000 Sinhala - - 23,000 200 - -
 Paraiyan 400 Tamil 400 - - 30 - -
Paraiyar 700 Tamil 600 - 60 - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 300 Tamil - 300 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
Porowakara 17,000 Sinhala - - 17,000 100 - -
Primanar 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Radava 38,000 Sinhala - - 38,000 300 - -
Rajaka 15,000 Sinhala - - 15,000 100 - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western - 20 - - - -
Rodiya 300 Sinhala - - 300 - - -
Salagama 59,000 Sinhala - - 59,000 500 - -
Sali, Seriyar 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Sayyid 300 Tamil - 300 - - - -
 Shaikh 1,200 Tamil - 1,200 - - - -
Sinhalese 19,000 Sinhala - - 19,000 200 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 39,000 Tamil - 39,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 5,700 Tamil - 5,700 - - - -
Tattar 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Thacher 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Thimilar 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Tondagattan 1,500 Sinhala - - 1,500 - - -
Vaniyan 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Vannan 100 Tamil 100 - - 20 - -
Vannar 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 200 Tamil 200 - - 20 - -
Vanniyar 600 Tamil 600 - - 20 - -
Vellalan 500 Tamil 500 - - 20 - -
Vellalar 4,600 Tamil 4,600 - - 20 - -
Vettar 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 810,000 Sinhala - - 805,000 5,100 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
  Totals:  110 1,751,000   38 18,000 57,000 1,663,000 13,000 0 70
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