Country:

Sri Lanka

State: Western
District: All

Number of People Groups

144

Unreached People Groups

55

Total Population

6,211,000

Buddhist

73.2 %

Christian

13.2 %

Hindu

5.0 %

Muslim

8.4 %

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 80 Telugu 80 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan 1,300 Tamil 900 - - 400 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 700 Tamil 500 - - 200 - -
Ahinkuntaya 19,000 Sinhala - - 17,000 2,600 - -
Ambalavasi 900 Tamil 700 - - 300 - -
Ambattan 3,500 Tamil 2,700 - - 800 - -
 Ansari 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Arab 1,500 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 1,500 - - - -
 Arain (Muslim traditions) 100 Punjabi, Western - 100 - - - -
Arayan 40 Malayalam 40 - - - - -
Badahala 39,000 Sinhala - - 33,000 5,900 - -
 Baloch 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Bania 6,200 Tamil 6,200 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 5,800 Tamil 5,800 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
Batgama 20,000 Sinhala - - 16,000 4,000 - -
Berava 118,000 Sinhala - - 103,000 15,000 - -
Bharathar 1,400 Malayalam 300 - - 1,100 - -
Bintanna 2,200 Sinhala - - 1,900 300 - -
Bodhivansha 4,800 Sinhala - - 4,200 600 - -
 Bohra 800 Gujarati - 800 - - - -
 Boya 1,500 Tamil 1,100 - - 400 - -
 Brahmin 15,000 Tamil 15,000 - - 100 - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 2,400 Tamil 2,400 - - 50 - -
 Burgher 32,000 Sinhala - - 2,800 28,000 - 1,800
 Chakkiliyan 3,400 Tamil 2,400 - - 900 - -
 Chinese, general 700 Language unknown - - - - - -
 Christian 15,000 Language unknown - - - 15,000 - -
Demala Gattara 4,800 Sinhala - - 4,400 400 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Divehi 1,900 Maldivian - 1,800 - - - -
Dodda-Weddah 16,000 Sinhala - - 14,000 2,100 - -
Durava 425,000 Sinhala - - 370,000 55,000 - -
Gahala 300 Sinhala - - 300 20 - -
Gattara 241,000 Sinhala - - 210,000 31,000 - -
Gauraykwallu 3,100 Sinhala - - 2,800 300 - -
Goanese 1,700 Konkani - - - 1,700 - -
 Govigama 169,000 Sinhala - - 144,000 26,000 - -
Govigama Patti 8,600 Sinhala - - 7,700 900 - -
Govigama Radala 8,600 Sinhala - - 7,700 900 - -
 Hajam 1,200 Tamil - 1,200 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
Hannali 108,000 Sinhala - - 93,000 14,000 - -
Hanomoreyo 50 Sinhala - - 50 - - -
Henawalayo 3,100 Sinhala - - 2,800 300 - -
Hinna 78,000 Sinhala - - 68,000 10,000 - -
Hunna 29,000 Sinhala - - 26,000 3,700 - -
Idayan 1,000 Tamil 700 - - 300 - -
 Ilavan 6,700 Tamil 4,800 - - 1,900 - -
Indian Tamil 1,400 Tamil 200 - - 1,200 - -
 Japanese 900 Japanese - - 600 50 - 300
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern 200 - - - - -
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 400 Punjabi, Western - 400 - - - -
 Javanese 2,700 Javanese - 2,700 - - - -
 Kaikolan 5,700 Tamil 4,400 - - 1,300 - -
Kallan 1,400 Tamil 1,000 - - 400 - -
 Kapu 90 Telugu 90 - - - - -
Karaiyar 17,000 Tamil 14,000 - - 3,900 - -
Karava 510,000 Sinhala - - 468,000 41,000 - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 200 - - 50 - -
Kiddea 5,100 Sinhala - - 4,400 600 - -
Koviar 13,000 Tamil 9,800 - - 2,900 - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 600 - - 100 - -
 Kuravan 500 Tamil 400 - - 100 - -
Kustarogiyo 4,900 Sinhala - - 4,400 500 - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
Madari 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Mahishya 30 Bengali 30 - - - - -
 Malay, Javar 26,000 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 26,000 - - - -
 Malayali 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
Malayan, tribal 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
 Mangala 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Mappila 7,000 Malayalam - 7,000 - - - -
Marakkalage 6,700 Tamil - 6,700 - - - -
 Maravan 7,900 Tamil 5,900 - - 2,000 - -
Maravar 14,000 Tamil 11,000 - - 3,100 - -
Mauritian 1,800 Morisyen 700 - - 1,100 - -
 Memon 700 Gujarati - 700 - - - -
 Moghal 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
Mukkuvar 8,700 Tamil 6,800 - - 1,900 - -
 Nadar 6,300 Tamil 3,900 - - 2,400 - -
 Nair 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Nalavar 7,400 Tamil 5,800 - - 1,500 - -
 Namassej 50 Bengali 50 - - - - -
Navait 4,900 Tamil - 4,900 - - - -
Navandanna 369,000 Sinhala - - 313,000 55,000 - -
Navithan 1,800 Tamil 1,400 - - 500 - -
Oli 9,500 Sinhala - - 8,500 1,000 - -
Osta [Nasuva] 3,600 Tamil - 3,600 - - - -
Palla 1,900 Tamil 1,500 - - 400 - -
 Pallan 4,800 Tamil 3,700 - - 1,100 - -
Pallar 13,000 Tamil 11,000 - - 2,700 - -
Palliwilli 300 Tamil 200 - - 30 - -
Pamunu 9,800 Sinhala - - 8,700 1,000 - -
 Panar 500 Tamil 300 - - 100 - -
Panna 1,300 Tamil 1,000 - - 300 - -
Pannikki 77,000 Sinhala - - 67,000 9,800 - -
 Paraiyan 9,000 Tamil 6,900 - - 2,200 - -
Paraiyar 10,000 Tamil 7,600 - 1,600 1,300 - -
Paravan 200 Tamil 200 - - 30 - -
 Parsee 300 Gujarati - - - - - 300
Pidayne Danno 2,900 Sinhala - - 2,700 200 - -
Porowakara 26,000 Sinhala - - 23,000 2,700 - -
Primanar 12,000 Tamil 12,000 - - - - -
Pulayan 500 Tamil 400 - - 90 - -
Radava 125,000 Sinhala - - 108,000 17,000 - -
Rajaka 48,000 Sinhala - - 41,000 6,700 - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 500 Punjabi, Western - 500 - - - -
Rodiya 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
Salagama 196,000 Sinhala - - 168,000 28,000 - -
Sali, Seriyar 300 Tamil 300 - - 60 - -
 Samban 100 Tamil 100 - - 20 - -
 Sayyid 11,000 Tamil - 11,000 - - - -
Semman, Sempadawar 100 Tamil 100 - - 20 - -
 Shaikh 46,000 Tamil - 46,000 - - - -
Silpi 300 Tamil 300 - - 50 - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 500 Sindhi - 500 - - - -
Sinhalese 29,000 Sinhala - - 24,000 5,000 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 5,100 Tamil 5,100 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 199,000 Tamil - 199,000 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 1,700 Tamil 600 - - 1,100 - -
 Syrian Christian 600 Malayalam - - - 600 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 209,000 Tamil - 209,000 - - - -
Tattar 800 Tamil 700 - - 70 - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 500 Tamil 400 - - 90 - -
Thacher 300 Tamil 200 - - 30 - -
Thanakavar 300 Tamil 200 - - 40 - -
Thimilar 2,900 Tamil 2,400 - - 500 - -
 Valluvan 200 Tamil 200 - - 40 - -
Vaniyan 1,800 Tamil 1,400 - - 400 - -
 Vannan 2,600 Tamil 2,000 - - 600 - -
Vannar 1,400 Tamil 1,100 - - 300 - -
 Vanniyan 3,200 Tamil 2,500 - - 700 - -
Vanniyar 6,900 Tamil 5,600 - - 1,300 - -
Velakkithalanayan 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
Vellalan 2,100 Tamil 1,500 - - 600 - -
Vellalar 165,000 Tamil 133,000 - - 32,000 - -
Vettar 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Viswakarma 600 Tamil 500 - - 80 - -
 Wahumpura 2,529,000 Sinhala - - 2,171,000 359,000 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - 30 - -
Yamannu 8,200 Sinhala - - 7,000 1,100 - -
  Totals:  144 6,211,000   55 313,000 524,000 4,549,000 822,000 0 2,300
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