Country:

India

Province / State: Puducherry
District: Pondicherry

Number of People Groups

167

Unreached People Groups

146

Total Population

1,128,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

5.8 %

Hindu

91.5 %

Muslim

2.6 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.2 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 164,000 Tamil 164,000 - 300 - - -
Adi Dravida Christian 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
 Adi Karnataka 70 Kannada 70 - - - - -
 Adiyan 50 Malayalam 50 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 11,000 Tamil 11,000 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 18,000 Tamil 18,000 - - 100 - -
 Alambadi Kurichchan 30 Kurichiya 30 - - - - -
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
Anglo Indian 20 English - - - 20 - -
Arandan 30 Aranadan 30 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
 Arunthathiyar 6,800 Tamil 6,800 - - - - -
Ayyanavar 70 Malayalam 70 - - - - -
 Bagdi 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
Bandi (Hindu traditions) 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 2,000 Hindi 1,600 - - - - 400
 Bania Chetti 2,500 Tamil 2,200 - - - - 300
 Bania Gahoi 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
Bania Irupathi Nalu Manai Chetti 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Bania Kasarwani 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Bania Kasaundhan 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Bania Mahur 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Bania Trivarnika Vaisya 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 10,000 Hindi 9,200 - - - - 1,000
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 40 Kannada 40 - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 30 Kannada 30 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Boya 8,600 Telugu 8,600 - - - - -
Brahmin Bengali 50 Bengali 50 - - - - -
 Brahmin Iyer 7,100 Tamil 7,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 1,000 Kannada 1,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Mukkaniyar 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 2,700 Tamil 2,700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 22,000 Hindi 22,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Vadama 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 70 Tamil - - - 70 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Tamil 2,200 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 20 Malayalam - - - 20 - -
 Christian 3,500 Hindi - - - 3,500 - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 20 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
Dom (Dombara) 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Dudekula 90 Telugu - 90 - - - -
 Gandla 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
Godda 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 200 Vaagri Booli 200 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 20 Chinese, Mandarin - - 20 - - -
 Ilavan 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
 Irular 4,200 Irula 4,200 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 60 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 60 -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 70 Bengali 70 - - - - -
 Kadan 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 36,000 Tamil 36,000 - - 300 - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Kallan unspecified 3,000 Tamil 3,000 - - - - -
Kammara 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Kapu Reddi 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) Unknown Kashmiri - - - - - -
 Kattunayakan 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Koli of Gujarat 20 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
 Konda Reddi 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
 Koracha, caste 70 Kannada 70 - - - - -
 Kori 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Kudumban 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Kudumi 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Kuruba 60 Kannada 60 - - - - -
 Kuruman 30 Kurumba, Betta 30 - - - - -
 Lingayat 200 Kannada - - - - - 200
Madari (Hindu traditions) 3,200 Tamil 3,200 - - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 200 Telugu - - - 200 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Mahishya 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Mahyavanshi Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 100 Telugu - - - 100 - -
Mala Sale 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 300 Malayalam - - - 300 - -
Malai Pandaram 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
 Malai Vedan 60 Malayalam 60 - - - - -
Malakkuravan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Malakuravan 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Malayali 6,100 Tamil 6,100 - - - - -
Malayekandi 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
 Mangala 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
 Mappila 80 Malayalam - 80 - - - -
Marakkan (Christian traditions) 50 Malayalam - - - 50 - -
Marakkan (Hindu traditions) 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Maravan 17,000 Tamil 17,000 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 2,300 Tamil - - - 2,300 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 5,000 Tamil 5,000 - - - - -
 Nair 7,700 Malayalam 7,700 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
 Navithan 6,500 Tamil 6,500 - - - - -
 Nayadi 20 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
Pagadai 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 80 Tamil - - - 80 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Palliyan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Palliyar 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Pambada 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Panchama 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
 Pandaram 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Paniyan 20 Paniya 20 - - - - -
Panniandi 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 4,200 Tamil - - - 4,200 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 2,100 Tamil 2,100 - - - - -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) 70 Malayalam 70 - - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
Patnulkaran 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Persian Unknown Dari - - - - - -
 Pod 30 Bengali 30 - - - - -
Pondicherry Catholic 51,000 Tamil - - - 51,000 - -
 Pulayan unspecified 40 Malayalam 40 - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Qassab 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 30 Bengali 30 - - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 30 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 30 -
 Razu 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Samban Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Sayyid 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
Semman 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 800 Urdu - 800 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 3,700 Urdu - 3,700 - - - -
 Sinhalese 30 Sinhala - - 30 - - -
 Soligar 20 Sholaga 20 - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 500 Malayalam - - - 500 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 23,000 Tamil - 23,000 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
Thandan (Christian traditions) 20 Malayalam - - - 20 - -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
Tiruvalluvar 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 80 Kannada 80 - - - - -
 Valluvan 4,500 Tamil 4,500 - 30 - - -
Vaniyan 5,000 Tamil 4,900 - - 70 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 1,300 Tamil - - - 1,300 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 7,800 Tamil 7,800 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 551,000 Tamil 551,000 - - 400 - -
Velakkithalanayan 800 Malayalam 800 - - - - -
Vellalan Isai 1,100 Tamil 1,000 - - 70 - -
Vellalan Pattanavan 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
Vellalan Sozhia 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
Vellalan Tondamandalam 2,600 Tamil 2,600 - - - - -
 Vellalan unspecified 14,000 Tamil 13,000 - - 700 - -
Vetan (Hindu traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Vettiyan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 3,400 Malayalam 3,400 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 24,000 Telugu 24,000 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 47,000 Hindi 47,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 3,500 Telugu 3,500 - - - - -
 Yenadi 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
  Totals:  167 1,128,000   146 1,032,000 29,000 400 65,000 100 1,800
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