Country:

Sri Lanka

Province / State: Northern
District: Jaffna

Number of People Groups

68

Unreached People Groups

24

Total Population

634,000

Buddhist

0.4 %

Christian

16.1 %

Hindu

83.2 %

Muslim

0.4 %

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
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
Ambattan 3,200 Tamil 2,700 - - 500 - -
 Bania unspecified 400 Tamil ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
Berava 70 Sinhala - - 70 - - -
Brahmin Indian Tamil 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 17,000 Tamil 17,000 - - - - -
 Burgher 100 Sinhala - - - 90 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Christian 1,400 Language unknown - - - 1,400 - -
Gattara 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
 Govigama 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
Hannali 60 Sinhala - - 60 - - -
Hinna 40 Sinhala - - 40 - - -
 Ilavan 30 Tamil ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
Indian Tamil 60 Tamil 20 - - 40 - -
 Japanese 30 Japanese - - 20 - - -
 Javanese 30 Javanese ☀︎ - 30 - - - -
 Kaikolan 60 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Karaiyar 59,000 Tamil 49,000 - - 9,900 - -
Karava 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
Koviar 80,000 Tamil 66,000 - - 14,000 - -
Koviyar 800 Tamil 700 - - 100 - -
 Malay, Javar Unknown Sri Lankan Malay Creole ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Maravan 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Maravar 24,000 Tamil 19,000 - - 4,300 - -
Mukkuvar 15,000 Tamil 12,000 - - 2,400 - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 500 Tamil ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Nair 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Nalavar 12,000 Tamil 9,700 - - 1,800 - -
Navait 30 Tamil ☀︎ - 30 - - - -
Navandanna 200 Sinhala - - 200 - - -
Oli 30 Sinhala - - 30 - - -
Palla 7,200 Tamil 6,100 - - 1,100 - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 40 Tamil ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
Pallar 15,000 Tamil 13,000 - - 2,600 - -
Panna 7,600 Tamil 6,400 - - 1,200 - -
Pannikki 40 Sinhala - - 40 - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 30 Tamil - - - 30 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 100 Tamil ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Paraiyar 19,000 Tamil 16,000 - - 3,400 - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 60 Tamil ☀︎ - 60 - - - -
 Primanar 17,000 Tamil 17,000 - - - - -
Radava 60 Sinhala - - 60 - - -
Rajaka 50 Sinhala - - 50 - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Sayyid 100 Tamil ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
 Shaikh 300 Tamil ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
Sinhalese 100 Sinhala - - 70 50 - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Sri Lanka Chetti 100 Tamil ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Sri Lanka Moor 100 Tamil ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
 Sri Lankan Tamil 1,600 Tamil 500 - - 1,100 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Tamil ☀︎ - 1,600 - - - -
Tattar 700 Tamil 600 - - 100 - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Thacher 500 Tamil 500 - - 90 - -
Thimilar 5,800 Tamil 4,900 - - 900 - -
Vannar 5,600 Tamil 4,700 - - 900 - -
 Vanniyan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Vanniyar 21,000 Tamil 17,000 - - 3,800 - -
 Vellalan 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Vellalar 314,000 Tamil 262,000 - - 52,000 - -
Vettar 200 Tamil 200 - - 30 - -
 Viswakarma 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Wahumpura 1,100 Sinhala - - 1,000 90 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
  Totals:  68 634,000   24 528,000 2,300 2,200 102,000 0 20
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