Country:

Sri Lanka

State: Northern
District: All

Number of People Groups

98

Unreached People Groups

38

Total Population

1,093,000

Buddhist

2.8 %

Christian

19.3 %

Hindu

74.9 %

Muslim

3.0 %

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 300 Tamil 300 - - 40 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 100 Tamil 100 - - 20 - -
Ahinkuntaya 90 Sinhala - - 90 - - -
Ambattan 5,100 Tamil 4,000 - - 1,100 - -
 Arab 60 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 60 - - - -
Arayan 50 Malayalam 50 - - - - -
Badahala 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
 Bania 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
Berava 700 Sinhala - - 700 20 - -
 Brahmin 31,000 Tamil 31,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Burgher 200 Sinhala - - - 200 - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 70 Tamil - - - 70 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Christian 2,000 Language unknown - - - 2,000 - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Gahala 20 Sinhala - - 20 - - -
Gattara 1,700 Sinhala - - 1,600 100 - -
Gauraykwallu 30 Sinhala - - 30 - - -
 Govigama 2,800 Sinhala - - 2,600 100 - -
 Hajam 100 Tamil - 100 - - - -
Hannali 700 Sinhala - - 700 20 - -
Henawalayo 30 Sinhala - - 30 - - -
Hinna 500 Sinhala - - 500 - - -
Hunna 100 Sinhala - - 100 - - -
 Ilavan 700 Tamil 500 - - 200 - -
Indian Tamil 300 Tamil 100 - - 200 - -
 Japanese 70 Japanese - - 60 - - 30
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 80 Punjabi, Eastern 80 - - - - -
 Javanese 200 Javanese - 200 - - - -
 Kaikolan 700 Tamil 600 - - 200 - -
Kallan 100 Tamil 100 - - 30 - -
Karaiyar 93,000 Tamil 73,000 - - 20,000 - -
Karava 700 Sinhala - - 700 20 - -
Koviar 125,000 Tamil 98,000 - - 26,000 - -
Koviyar 1,100 Tamil 900 - - 200 - -
Madappalli 800 Tamil 700 - - 100 - -
 Mahishya 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Malay, Javar 50 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 50 - - - -
 Mappila 70 Malayalam - 70 - - - -
Marakkalage 40 Tamil - 40 - - - -
 Maravan 1,000 Tamil 700 - - 300 - -
Maravar 37,000 Tamil 29,000 - - 8,200 - -
 Memon 20 Gujarati - 20 - - - -
Mukkuvar 19,000 Tamil 15,000 - - 4,200 - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 400 Tamil - - - 400 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
 Nair 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Nalavar 18,000 Tamil 15,000 - - 3,900 - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
Navait 400 Tamil - 400 - - - -
Navandanna 2,700 Sinhala - - 2,500 100 - -
 Navithan 100 Tamil 100 - - 30 - -
Oli 80 Sinhala - - 80 - - -
Osta (Nasuva) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Palla 15,000 Tamil 12,000 - - 2,900 - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 100 Tamil - - - 100 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Pallar 24,000 Tamil 19,000 - - 5,200 - -
Pamunu 100 Sinhala - - 100 - - -
Panna 16,000 Tamil 13,000 - - 3,000 - -
Pannikki 400 Sinhala - - 400 - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
Paraiyar 30,000 Tamil 23,000 - 400 6,800 - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 1,000 Tamil - 1,000 - - - -
Primanar 31,000 Tamil 29,000 - - 1,900 - -
Radava 800 Sinhala - - 800 40 - -
Rajaka 400 Sinhala - - 400 - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Sayyid 1,200 Tamil - 1,200 - - - -
 Shaikh 4,500 Tamil - 4,500 - - - -
Sinhalese 800 Sinhala - - 600 200 - -
Siviyar 500 Tamil 400 - - 80 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 1,600 Tamil - 1,600 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 3,600 Tamil 1,700 - - 1,900 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 24,000 Tamil - 24,000 - - - -
Tattar 2,300 Tamil 2,000 - - 400 - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Thacher 900 Tamil 800 - - 100 - -
Thimilar 9,200 Tamil 7,200 - - 1,900 - -
Thurumber 900 Tamil 800 - - 100 - -
Vaniyan 100 Tamil 100 - - 20 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 50 Tamil - - - 50 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Vannar 7,600 Tamil 6,300 - - 1,300 - -
 Vanniyan 400 Tamil 300 - - 80 - -
Vanniyar 40,000 Tamil 32,000 - - 7,900 - -
Velakkithalanayan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Vellalan 500 Tamil 500 - - 50 - -
Vellalar 503,000 Tamil 396,000 - - 108,000 - -
Vettar 900 Tamil 800 - - 100 - -
 Viswakarma 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 18,000 Sinhala - - 17,000 1,000 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
  Totals:  98 1,093,000   38 819,000 33,000 30,000 211,000 0 40
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