Country:

Sri Lanka

Province / State: Southern
District: Galle

Number of People Groups

113

Unreached People Groups

42

Total Population

1,132,000

Buddhist

94.0 %

Christian

0.9 %

Hindu

1.5 %

Muslim

3.7 %

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 Nattaman 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Ahinkuntaya 3,600 Sinhala - - 3,500 30 - -
Ambattan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Arab 90 Arabic, Mesopotamian ☀︎ - 90 - - - -
Badahala 6,500 Sinhala - - 6,400 60 - -
 Bania Chetti Unknown Tamil ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 70 Tamil ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
Berava 21,000 Sinhala - - 21,000 200 - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Bintanna 500 Sinhala - - 500 - - -
Bodhivansha 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
 Bohra 40 Gujarati ☀︎ - 40 - - - -
 Boya 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Burgher 300 Sinhala - - - 200 - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Christian 500 Language unknown - - - 500 - -
Demala Gattara 1,100 Sinhala - - 1,100 - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Durava 89,000 Sinhala - - 88,000 900 - -
Gattara 45,000 Sinhala - - 45,000 400 - -
Gauraykwallu 1,400 Sinhala - - 1,400 - - -
 Goanese 100 Konkani - - - 100 - -
 Govigama 29,000 Sinhala - - 29,000 300 - -
Govigama Patti 1,700 Sinhala - - 1,700 - - -
Govigama Radala 1,700 Sinhala - - 1,700 - - -
 Hakki Pikki 20 Telugu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Hannali 20,000 Sinhala - - 19,000 200 - -
Hanomoreyo 30 Sinhala ☀︎ - - 30 - - -
Henawalayo 1,400 Sinhala - - 1,400 - - -
Hinna 14,000 Sinhala - - 14,000 100 - -
Hunna 5,400 Sinhala - - 5,300 50 - -
Idayan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Ilavan 500 Tamil ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 40 Tamil - - - 40 - -
Indian Tamil 100 Tamil 70 - - 40 - -
 Japanese 100 Japanese - - 100 - - 30
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western ☀︎ - 20 - - - -
 Javanese 300 Javanese ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
 Kaikolan 400 Tamil 400 - - 40 - -
 Kallan 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Karaiyar 1,500 Tamil 1,500 - - 20 - -
Karava 165,000 Sinhala - - 164,000 1,500 - -
Kiddea 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
Koviar 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
 Malay, Javar 80 Sri Lankan Malay Creole ☀︎ - 80 - - - -
 Mappila 50 Malayalam ☀︎ - 50 - - - -
Marakkalage 500 Tamil ☀︎ - 500 - - - -
 Maravan 500 Tamil 400 - - 40 - -
Maravar 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Mauritian 100 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 20 Tamil ☀︎ - 20 - - - -
Navandanna 66,000 Sinhala - - 66,000 600 - -
 Navithan 100 Tamil 100 - - 20 - -
Oli 1,800 Sinhala - - 1,800 - - -
Osta (Nasuva) 300 Tamil ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
Palla 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 30 Tamil - - - 30 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Pallar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Pamunu 1,800 Sinhala - - 1,800 - - -
 Panan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
Panna 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
Pannikki 14,000 Sinhala - - 14,000 100 - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 30 Tamil - - - 30 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
Paraiyar 600 Tamil 600 - 60 - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 90 Tamil ☀︎ - 90 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 700 Sinhala - - 700 - - -
Porowakara 11,000 Sinhala - - 11,000 100 - -
 Primanar 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Radava 23,000 Sinhala - - 23,000 200 - -
Rajaka 8,700 Sinhala - - 8,700 90 - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western ☀︎ - 20 - - - -
Rodiya 100 Sinhala ☀︎ - - 100 - - -
Salagama 37,000 Sinhala - - 36,000 300 - -
 Sali, Seriyar 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Sayyid 50 Tamil ☀︎ - 50 - - - -
 Shaikh 400 Tamil ☀︎ - 400 - - - -
Sinhalese 6,500 Sinhala - - 6,300 100 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 30 Tamil ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 39,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 39,000 - - - -
 Sri Lankan Tamil 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 400 Tamil ☀︎ - 400 - - - -
Tattar 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Thacher 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Thimilar 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Tondagattan 1,600 Sinhala ☀︎ - - 1,600 - - -
Vaniyan 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 100 Tamil ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Vannar 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 200 Tamil 100 - - 20 - -
Vanniyar 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Vellalan 500 Tamil 500 - - 20 - -
Vellalar 4,400 Tamil 4,400 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 491,000 Sinhala - - 488,000 3,700 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
  Totals:  113 1,132,000   42 17,000 42,000 1,064,000 10,000 0 40
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