Country:

Sri Lanka

State: Uva
District: All

Number of People Groups

131

Unreached People Groups

50

Total Population

1,337,000

Buddhist

80.1 %

Christian

1.7 %

Hindu

13.9 %

Muslim

4.4 %

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 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan 3,100 Tamil 2,900 - - 200 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 1,600 Tamil 1,400 - - 200 - -
Ahinkuntaya 4,400 Sinhala - - 4,300 20 - -
Ambalavasi 5,900 Tamil 5,100 - - 800 - -
Ambattan 500 Tamil 500 - - 20 - -
 Arab 100 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 100 - - - -
Arayan 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
Badahala 7,700 Sinhala - - 7,600 60 - -
 Bania 1,500 Tamil 1,500 - - - - -
Bania Chetti 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
Batgama 59,000 Sinhala - - 58,000 300 - -
Berava 27,000 Sinhala - - 27,000 300 - -
Bharathar Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Bintanna 400 Sinhala - - 400 - - -
Bodhivansha 1,100 Sinhala - - 1,000 20 - -
 Bohra 50 Gujarati - 50 - - - -
 Boya 3,400 Tamil 2,900 - - 500 - -
 Brahmin 1,900 Tamil 1,900 - - - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 5,800 Tamil 5,800 - - - - -
 Burgher 1,100 Sinhala - - 80 1,000 - 40
 Chakkiliyan 6,900 Tamil 6,000 - - 900 - -
 Christian 200 Language unknown - - - 200 - -
Couratto 1,200 Sinhala - - 1,200 20 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Tamil 2,300 - - 80 - -
Dodda-Weddah 2,300 Sinhala - - 2,200 40 - -
Gahala 1,200 Sinhala - - 1,200 - - -
Gattara 51,000 Sinhala - - 50,000 700 - -
Gauraykwallu 1,700 Sinhala - - 1,600 20 - -
 Govigama 46,000 Sinhala - - 46,000 400 - -
Govigama Patti 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,100 - - -
Govigama Radala 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,100 - - -
 Hajam 100 Tamil - 100 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Hannali 25,000 Sinhala - - 25,000 200 - -
Hanomoreyo 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
Henawalayo 1,600 Sinhala - - 1,600 - - -
Hinna 18,000 Sinhala - - 18,000 200 - -
Hunna 6,300 Sinhala - - 6,200 50 - -
Idayan 3,000 Tamil 2,700 - - 300 - -
 Ilavan 19,000 Tamil 18,000 - - 1,400 - -
Indian Tamil 1,700 Tamil 1,500 - - 200 - -
 Japanese 60 Japanese - - 60 - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern 100 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western - 20 - - - -
Kadaiyar 500 Tamil 500 - - 40 - -
 Kaikolan 19,000 Tamil 18,000 - - 1,400 - -
Kallan 4,000 Tamil 3,600 - - 400 - -
 Kapu 80 Telugu 80 - - - - -
Karaiyar 2,700 Tamil 2,700 - - 40 - -
Karava 10,000 Sinhala - - 10,000 100 - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 900 Tamil 800 - - 50 - -
Kiddea 1,100 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
Kinnara 4,200 Sinhala - - 4,200 - - -
Koviar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Tamil 1,000 - - 60 - -
 Kuravan 1,100 Tamil 1,000 - - 60 - -
Kustarogiyo 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Mahishya 30 Bengali 30 - - - - -
 Malay, Javar 1,400 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 1,400 - - - -
 Malayali 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
Malayan, caste 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
 Mangala 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Mappila 200 Malayalam - 200 - - - -
 Maravan 22,000 Tamil 20,000 - - 2,300 - -
Maravar 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
 Memon 40 Gujarati - 40 - - - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Nair 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Nalavar 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Namassej 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
Navait 300 Tamil - 300 - - - -
Navandanna 90,000 Sinhala - - 89,000 900 - -
Navithan 4,300 Tamil 3,900 - - 500 - -
Oli 2,100 Sinhala - - 2,100 - - -
Osta (Nasuva) 300 Tamil - 300 - - - -
Palla 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Pallan 8,000 Tamil 7,500 - - 500 - -
Pallar 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
Palliwilli 600 Tamil 500 - - 60 - -
Pamunu 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,200 - - -
 Panar 1,000 Tamil 900 - - 80 - -
Panna 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Pannikki 18,000 Sinhala - - 18,000 200 - -
 Paraiyan 21,000 Tamil 19,000 - - 2,000 - -
Paraiyar 1,100 Tamil 1,000 - 100 - - -
Paravan 800 Tamil 800 - - 60 - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 800 Tamil - 800 - - - -
Pidayne Danno 600 Sinhala - - 600 - - -
Porowakara 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
Primanar 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
Pulayan 1,100 Tamil 1,000 - - 100 - -
Radava 29,000 Sinhala - - 29,000 300 - -
Radayo 400 Sinhala - - 400 - - -
Rajaka 11,000 Sinhala - - 11,000 80 - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western - 20 - - - -
Rodiya 3,200 Sinhala - - 3,200 - - -
Sali, Seriyar 600 Tamil 600 - - 40 - -
 Samban 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Sayyid 1,000 Tamil - 1,000 - - - -
Semman, Sempadawar 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Shaikh 3,900 Tamil - 3,900 - - - -
Silpi 600 Tamil 600 - - 40 - -
Sinhalese 18,000 Sinhala - - 18,000 100 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 32,000 Tamil - 32,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 19,000 Tamil - 19,000 - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - 50 - -
Thanakavar 400 Tamil 400 - - 30 - -
Thimilar 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Valluvan 1,000 Tamil 900 - - 50 - -
Vaniyan 3,200 Tamil 2,900 - - 300 - -
 Vannan 5,600 Tamil 5,300 - - 400 - -
 Vanniyan 6,200 Tamil 5,800 - - 400 - -
Vanniyar 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
 Vedda 200 Veddah - - - 70 - 80
Velakkithalanayan 40 Malayalam 40 - - - - -
Vellalan 4,000 Tamil 3,900 - - 70 - -
Vellalar 20,000 Tamil 20,000 - - 30 - -
Vettar 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 617,000 Sinhala - - 614,000 3,300 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Yamannu 11,000 Sinhala - - 11,000 80 - -
  Totals:  131 1,337,000   50 185,000 59,000 1,070,000 22,000 0 100
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