Country:

Sri Lanka

Province / State: Southern
District: All

Number of People Groups

120

Unreached People Groups

44

Total Population

2,644,000

Buddhist

94.7 %

Christian

0.7 %

Hindu

1.4 %

Muslim

3.2 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.0 %
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Ahinkuntaya 8,600 Sinhala - - 8,500 50 - -
Ambattan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Arab 200 Arabic, Mesopotamian ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
Badahala 16,000 Sinhala - - 16,000 100 - -
 Bania Chetti 20 Tamil ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Berava 52,000 Sinhala - - 52,000 400 - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Bintanna 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
Bodhivansha 2,300 Sinhala - - 2,300 - - -
 Bohra 40 Gujarati ☀︎ - 40 - - - -
 Boya 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 1,500 Tamil 1,500 - - - - -
 Burgher 600 Sinhala - - 50 500 - 20
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 40 Tamil - - - 40 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Christian 600 Language unknown - - - 600 - -
Demala Gattara 2,600 Sinhala - - 2,600 - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Durava 282,000 Sinhala - - 279,000 2,100 - -
Gattara 110,000 Sinhala - - 110,000 800 - -
Gauraykwallu 3,500 Sinhala - - 3,500 - - -
 Goanese 100 Konkani - - - 100 - -
 Govigama 78,000 Sinhala - - 78,000 500 - -
Govigama Patti 4,000 Sinhala - - 4,000 - - -
Govigama Radala 4,000 Sinhala - - 4,000 - - -
 Hajam 100 Tamil ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 20 Telugu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Hannali 47,000 Sinhala - - 47,000 400 - -
Hanomoreyo 80 Sinhala ☀︎ - - 80 - - -
Henawalayo 3,400 Sinhala - - 3,400 - - -
Hinna 34,000 Sinhala - - 34,000 300 - -
Hunna 13,000 Sinhala - - 13,000 70 - -
Idayan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Ilavan 1,400 Tamil ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 80 Tamil - - - 80 - -
Indian Tamil 300 Tamil 200 - - 60 - -
 Japanese 300 Japanese - - 200 - - 70
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western ☀︎ - 20 - - - -
 Javanese 600 Javanese ☀︎ - 600 - - - -
 Kaikolan 1,400 Tamil 1,400 - - 80 - -
 Kallan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Karaiyar 2,600 Tamil 2,500 - - 60 - -
Karava 212,000 Sinhala - - 211,000 1,800 - -
Kiddea 2,300 Sinhala - - 2,300 - - -
Koviar 1,400 Tamil 1,400 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 100 - - 20 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,200 - - -
 Malay, Javar 8,900 Sri Lankan Malay Creole ☀︎ - 8,900 - - - -
 Mappila 100 Malayalam ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
Marakkalage 600 Tamil ☀︎ - 600 - - - -
 Maravan 1,700 Tamil 1,600 - - 90 - -
Maravar 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
 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 161,000 Sinhala - - 159,000 1,200 - -
 Navithan 400 Tamil 400 - - 40 - -
Oli 4,400 Sinhala - - 4,400 - - -
Osta (Nasuva) 300 Tamil ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
Palla 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 60 Tamil - - - 60 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Tamil ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
Pallar 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Palliwilli 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Pamunu 4,400 Sinhala - - 4,400 - - -
 Panan 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
Panna 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Pannikki 34,000 Sinhala - - 34,000 300 - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 100 Tamil - - - 100 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 2,000 Tamil ☀︎ 2,000 - - - - -
Paraiyar 1,000 Tamil 900 - 100 - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 1,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 1,000 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 1,400 Sinhala - - 1,400 - - -
Porowakara 30,000 Sinhala - - 30,000 200 - -
 Primanar 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
 Pulayan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Radava 55,000 Sinhala - - 55,000 400 - -
Rajaka 21,000 Sinhala - - 21,000 200 - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western ☀︎ - 20 - - - -
Rodiya 300 Sinhala ☀︎ - - 300 - - -
Salagama 87,000 Sinhala - - 86,000 600 - -
 Sali, Seriyar 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
 Sayyid 1,300 Tamil ☀︎ - 1,300 - - - -
 Shaikh 4,200 Tamil ☀︎ - 4,200 - - - -
Silpi 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
Sinhalese 43,000 Sinhala - - 43,000 200 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 70 Tamil ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 43,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 43,000 - - - -
 Sri Lankan Tamil 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 25,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 25,000 - - - -
Tattar 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Thacher 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Thanakavar 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Thimilar 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Tondagattan 1,600 Sinhala ☀︎ - - 1,600 - - -
Vaniyan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 50 Tamil - - - 50 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 600 Tamil ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
Vannar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 600 Tamil 600 - - 40 - -
Vanniyar 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - 20 - -
 Vellalan 600 Tamil 600 - - 40 - -
Vellalar 9,100 Tamil 9,100 - - 20 - -
Vettar 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 1,197,000 Sinhala - - 1,191,000 7,700 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
  Totals:  120 2,644,000   44 38,000 85,000 2,505,000 19,000 0 90



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