Country:

Sri Lanka

State: Uva
District: All

Number of People Groups

136

Unreached People Groups

56

Total Population

1,278,000

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 2,900 Tamil 2,700 - - 200 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 1,500 Tamil 1,400 - - 200 - -
Ahinkuntaya 4,200 Sinhala - - 4,100 20 - -
Ambalavasi 5,600 Tamil 4,800 - - 800 - -
Ambattan 500 Tamil 500 - - 20 - -
 Arab 100 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 100 - - - -
Arayan 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
Badahala 7,300 Sinhala - - 7,300 60 - -
 Bania 1,400 Tamil 1,400 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
Batgama 56,000 Sinhala - - 56,000 300 - -
Berava 26,000 Sinhala - - 25,000 300 - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Bintanna 400 Sinhala - - 400 - - -
Bodhivansha 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 20 - -
 Bohra 50 Gujarati - 50 - - - -
 Boya 3,300 Tamil 2,800 - - 500 - -
 Brahmin 1,800 Tamil 1,800 - - - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 5,500 Tamil 5,500 - - - - -
 Burgher 1,000 Sinhala - - 80 900 - 30
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 900 Tamil - - - 900 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 5,700 Tamil 5,700 - - - - -
 Christian 200 Language unknown - - - 200 - -
Couratto 1,200 Sinhala - - 1,200 20 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Tamil 2,200 - - 80 - -
Dodda-Weddah 2,200 Sinhala - - 2,100 40 - -
Gahala 1,100 Sinhala - - 1,100 - - -
Gattara 48,000 Sinhala - - 48,000 600 - -
Gauraykwallu 1,600 Sinhala - - 1,600 20 - -
 Govigama 44,000 Sinhala - - 44,000 400 - -
Govigama Patti 2,100 Sinhala - - 2,100 - - -
Govigama Radala 2,100 Sinhala - - 2,100 - - -
 Hajam 100 Tamil - 100 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Hannali 24,000 Sinhala - - 24,000 200 - -
Hanomoreyo 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
Henawalayo 1,600 Sinhala - - 1,500 - - -
Hinna 17,000 Sinhala - - 17,000 200 - -
Hunna 6,000 Sinhala - - 6,000 50 - -
Idayan 2,900 Tamil 2,600 - - 300 - -
 Ilavan 19,000 Tamil 17,000 - - 1,300 - -
Indian Tamil 1,600 Tamil 1,400 - - 200 - -
 Japanese 60 Japanese - - 50 - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern 100 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western - 20 - - - -
Kadaiyan 500 Tamil 500 - - 40 - -
 Kaikolan 18,000 Tamil 17,000 - - 1,300 - -
Kallan 3,800 Tamil 3,400 - - 400 - -
 Kapu 80 Telugu 80 - - - - -
Karaiyar 2,600 Tamil 2,600 - - 40 - -
Karava 10,000 Sinhala - - 9,900 100 - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 800 Tamil 800 - - 50 - -
Kiddea 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
Kinnara 4,000 Sinhala - - 4,000 - - -
Koviar 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Tamil 1,000 - - 60 - -
Kuravan (Christian traditions) 60 Tamil - - - 60 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
Kustarogiyo 1,000 Sinhala - - 1,000 - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Mahishya 30 Bengali 30 - - - - -
 Malay, Javar 1,300 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 1,300 - - - -
 Malayali 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
Malayan, caste 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Mangala 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Mappila 100 Malayalam - 100 - - - -
 Maravan 21,000 Tamil 19,000 - - 2,200 - -
Maravar 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
 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 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
Navait 300 Tamil - 300 - - - -
Navandanna 86,000 Sinhala - - 85,000 800 - -
 Navithan 4,200 Tamil 3,700 - - 500 - -
Oli 2,000 Sinhala - - 2,000 - - -
Osta (Nasuva) 300 Tamil - 300 - - - -
Palla 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 500 Tamil - - - 500 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 7,100 Tamil 7,100 - - - - -
Pallar 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
Palliwilli 500 Tamil 500 - - 60 - -
Pamunu 2,100 Sinhala - - 2,100 - - -
 Panar 900 Tamil 900 - - 80 - -
Panna 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Pannikki 17,000 Sinhala - - 17,000 200 - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 1,900 Tamil - - - 1,900 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Tamil 18,000 - - - - -
Paraiyar 1,100 Tamil 900 - 100 - - -
Paravan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 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 28,000 Sinhala - - 27,000 300 - -
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 3,000 Sinhala - - 3,000 - - -
 Sali, Seriyar 600 Tamil 600 - - 40 - -
 Samban 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Sayyid 1,000 Tamil - 1,000 - - - -
Semman, Sempadawar 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Shaikh 3,700 Tamil - 3,700 - - - -
Silpi 600 Tamil 500 - - 40 - -
Sinhalese 17,000 Sinhala - - 17,000 90 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 30,000 Tamil - 30,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 18,000 Tamil - 18,000 - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 200 - - 50 - -
Thanakavar 400 Tamil 400 - - 30 - -
Thimilar 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Valluvan 900 Tamil 900 - - 50 - -
Vaniyan 3,100 Tamil 2,800 - - 300 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 400 Tamil - - - 400 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 5,000 Tamil 5,000 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 5,900 Tamil 5,600 - - 400 - -
Vanniyar 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
 Vedda 200 Veddah - - - 70 - 80
Velakkithalanayan 40 Malayalam 40 - - - - -
Vellalan 3,800 Tamil 3,700 - - 70 - -
Vellalar 19,000 Tamil 19,000 - - 30 - -
Vettar 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 590,000 Sinhala - - 587,000 3,200 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Yamannu 10,000 Sinhala - - 10,000 80 - -
  Totals:  136 1,278,000   56 177,000 57,000 1,023,000 21,000 0 100
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