Country:

Sri Lanka

State: Northern
District: All

Number of People Groups

92

Unreached People Groups

32

Total Population

1,033,000

Buddhist

3.0 %

Christian

19.7 %

Hindu

74.1 %

Muslim

3.2 %

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 200 Tamil 200 - - 30 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Ahinkuntaya 90 Sinhala - - 90 - - -
Ambattan 4,900 Tamil 3,800 - - 1,100 - -
 Arab 60 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken - 60 - - - -
Arayan 50 Malayalam 50 - - - - -
Badahala 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
 Bania 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
Berava 800 Sinhala - - 800 20 - -
 Brahmin 29,000 Tamil 29,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Burgher 200 Sinhala - - - 200 - -
 Chakkiliyan 300 Tamil 200 - - 60 - -
 Christian 1,800 Language unknown - - - 1,800 - -
 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 - - 2,700 200 - -
 Hajam 100 Tamil - 100 - - - -
Hannali 800 Sinhala - - 700 20 - -
Henawalayo 30 Sinhala - - 30 - - -
Hinna 500 Sinhala - - 500 - - -
Hunna 100 Sinhala - - 100 - - -
 Ilavan 500 Tamil 400 - - 100 - -
Indian Tamil 200 Tamil 100 - - 100 - -
 Japanese 80 Japanese - - 60 - - 30
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 60 Punjabi, Eastern 60 - - - - -
 Javanese 200 Javanese - 200 - - - -
 Kaikolan 500 Tamil 400 - - 100 - -
Kallan 80 Tamil 60 - - 20 - -
Karaiyar 88,000 Tamil 69,000 - - 19,000 - -
Karava 400 Sinhala - - 400 20 - -
Koviar 117,000 Tamil 92,000 - - 25,000 - -
Koviyar 1,000 Tamil 900 - - 200 - -
Madappalli 700 Tamil 600 - - 100 - -
 Mahishya 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Malay, Javar 40 Sri Lankan Creole Malay - 40 - - - -
 Mappila 70 Malayalam - 70 - - - -
Marakkalage 40 Tamil - 40 - - - -
 Maravan 700 Tamil 500 - - 200 - -
Maravar 35,000 Tamil 27,000 - - 8,100 - -
 Memon 20 Gujarati - 20 - - - -
Mukkuvar 18,000 Tamil 14,000 - - 4,100 - -
 Nadar 1,200 Tamil 900 - - 300 - -
 Nair 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Nalavar 17,000 Tamil 14,000 - - 3,800 - -
 Namassej Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
Navait 400 Tamil - 400 - - - -
Navandanna 2,700 Sinhala - - 2,600 100 - -
Navithan 100 Tamil 100 - - 30 - -
Oli 80 Sinhala - - 80 - - -
Osta [Nasuva] Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Palla 13,000 Tamil 11,000 - - 2,600 - -
 Pallan 400 Tamil 300 - - 90 - -
Pallar 23,000 Tamil 18,000 - - 5,100 - -
Pamunu 90 Sinhala - - 90 - - -
Panna 14,000 Tamil 11,000 - - 2,700 - -
Pannikki 500 Sinhala - - 500 - - -
 Paraiyan 900 Tamil 700 - - 200 - -
Paraiyar 28,000 Tamil 21,000 - 500 6,600 - -
Primanar 29,000 Tamil 27,000 - - 2,000 - -
Radava 900 Sinhala - - 800 40 - -
Rajaka 400 Sinhala - - 400 - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Sayyid 1,300 Tamil - 1,300 - - - -
 Shaikh 4,400 Tamil - 4,400 - - - -
Sinhalese 900 Sinhala - - 600 200 - -
Siviyar 500 Tamil 500 - - 90 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 1,700 Tamil - 1,700 - - - -
Sri Lankan Tamil 3,100 Tamil 1,300 - - 1,700 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 25,000 Tamil - 25,000 - - - -
Tattar 1,900 Tamil 1,600 - - 300 - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Thacher 900 Tamil 700 - - 100 - -
Thimilar 8,600 Tamil 6,800 - - 1,900 - -
Thurumber 700 Tamil 600 - - 90 - -
Vaniyan 60 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Vannan 200 Tamil 200 - - 40 - -
Vannar 7,300 Tamil 6,100 - - 1,300 - -
 Vanniyan 300 Tamil 300 - - 60 - -
Vanniyar 38,000 Tamil 30,000 - - 7,400 - -
Velakkithalanayan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Vellalan 400 Tamil 400 - - 30 - -
Vellalar 476,000 Tamil 372,000 - - 104,000 - -
Vettar 900 Tamil 800 - - 100 - -
 Viswakarma 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 19,000 Sinhala - - 18,000 1,100 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
  Totals:  92 1,033,000   32 765,000 34,000 31,000 204,000 0 40
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