Country:

Sri Lanka

State: Southern
District: All

Number of People Groups

119

Unreached People Groups

43

Total Population

2,491,000

Buddhist

94.6 %

Christian

0.7 %

Hindu

1.4 %

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 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Ahinkuntaya 8,100 Sinhala - - 8,000 50 - -
Ambattan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Arab 200 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 200 - - - -
Badahala 15,000 Sinhala - - 15,000 100 - -
 Bania 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
Berava 49,000 Sinhala - - 49,000 400 - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Bintanna 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
Bodhivansha 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,200 - - -
 Bohra 40 Gujarati - 40 - - - -
 Boya 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin 1,500 Tamil 1,500 - - - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
 Burgher 600 Sinhala - - 50 500 - 20
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 40 Tamil - - - 40 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
 Christian 500 Language unknown - - - 500 - -
Demala Gattara 2,400 Sinhala - - 2,400 - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Durava 265,000 Sinhala - - 263,000 1,900 - -
Gattara 104,000 Sinhala - - 103,000 800 - -
Gauraykwallu 3,200 Sinhala - - 3,200 - - -
Goanese 90 Konkani - - - 90 - -
 Govigama 73,000 Sinhala - - 73,000 500 - -
Govigama Patti 3,800 Sinhala - - 3,800 - - -
Govigama Radala 3,800 Sinhala - - 3,800 - - -
 Hajam 100 Tamil - 100 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
Hannali 45,000 Sinhala - - 44,000 300 - -
Hanomoreyo 80 Sinhala - - 80 - - -
Henawalayo 3,200 Sinhala - - 3,200 - - -
Hinna 32,000 Sinhala - - 32,000 200 - -
Hunna 12,000 Sinhala - - 12,000 70 - -
Idayan 300 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Ilavan 1,400 Tamil 1,300 - - 80 - -
Indian Tamil 200 Tamil 200 - - 60 - -
 Japanese 300 Japanese - - 200 - - 70
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern 40 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western - 20 - - - -
 Javanese 500 Javanese - 500 - - - -
 Kaikolan 1,400 Tamil 1,300 - - 80 - -
Kallan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Karaiyar 2,400 Tamil 2,300 - - 60 - -
Karava 200,000 Sinhala - - 198,000 1,700 - -
Kiddea 2,100 Sinhala - - 2,100 - - -
Koviar 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 100 - - 20 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 2,100 Sinhala - - 2,100 - - -
 Malay, Javar 8,400 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 8,400 - - - -
 Mappila 100 Malayalam - 100 - - - -
Marakkalage 600 Tamil - 600 - - - -
 Maravan 1,600 Tamil 1,500 - - 90 - -
Maravar 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
Mauritian 200 Morisyen 100 - - 70 - -
 Memon 60 Gujarati - 60 - - - -
Mukkuvar 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 80 Tamil - - - 80 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Nair 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Nalavar 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Navait 400 Tamil - 400 - - - -
Navandanna 151,000 Sinhala - - 150,000 1,100 - -
 Navithan 400 Tamil 400 - - 40 - -
Oli 4,200 Sinhala - - 4,100 - - -
Osta (Nasuva) 300 Tamil - 300 - - - -
Palla 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 60 Tamil - - - 60 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
Pallar 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Palliwilli 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Pamunu 4,200 Sinhala - - 4,200 - - -
 Panar 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
Panna 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Pannikki 32,000 Sinhala - - 32,000 200 - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 100 Tamil - - - 100 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Tamil 1,900 - - - - -
Paraiyar 900 Tamil 800 - 100 - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 900 Tamil - 900 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 1,300 Sinhala - - 1,300 - - -
Porowakara 29,000 Sinhala - - 28,000 200 - -
Primanar 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
 Pulayan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Radava 52,000 Sinhala - - 52,000 400 - -
Rajaka 20,000 Sinhala - - 20,000 200 - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western - 20 - - - -
Rodiya 300 Sinhala - - 300 - - -
Salagama 82,000 Sinhala - - 81,000 600 - -
 Sali, Seriyar 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
 Sayyid 1,200 Tamil - 1,200 - - - -
 Shaikh 3,900 Tamil - 3,900 - - - -
Silpi 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
Sinhalese 41,000 Sinhala - - 41,000 200 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 40,000 Tamil - 40,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 23,000 Tamil - 23,000 - - - -
Tattar 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Thacher 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Thanakavar 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Thimilar 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Tondagattan 1,500 Sinhala - - 1,500 - - -
Vaniyan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 50 Tamil - - - 50 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Vannar 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 600 Tamil 600 - - 40 - -
Vanniyar 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - 20 - -
Vellalan 600 Tamil 500 - - 40 - -
Vellalar 8,600 Tamil 8,500 - - 20 - -
Vettar 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 1,128,000 Sinhala - - 1,121,000 7,200 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
  Totals:  119 2,491,000   43 35,000 80,000 2,357,000 18,000 0 90
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