Country:

India

State: Tamil Nadu
District: Erode

Number of People Groups

291

Unreached People Groups

262

Total Population

2,674,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

2.5 %

Hindu

93.9 %

Muslim

3.4 %

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 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 91,000 Tamil 91,000 - 50 200 - -
Adi Dravida Christian 8,900 Tamil - - - 8,900 - -
 Adi Karnataka 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
Adi Karnataka Christian Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
 Adiyan 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 13,000 Tamil 13,000 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
 Ambalavasi 800 Malayalam 800 - - - - -
Anglo Indian 200 English - - - 200 - -
 Ansari 1,500 Urdu - 1,500 - - - -
Anuppan 50 Kannada 50 - - - - -
 Arasu 50 Kannada 50 - - - - -
Arayan 70 Malayalam 70 - - - - -
 Arunthathiyar 92,000 Tamil 92,000 - 20 - - -
 Badaga 8,400 Badaga 8,400 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Baira Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
Bakad 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
Balagai 1,300 Kannada 1,300 - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 42,000 Kannada 42,000 - - - - -
Balija Bogam 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Balija Bolla 4,100 Telugu 4,100 - - - - -
Bandi (Hindu traditions) 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 600 Hindi 600 - - - - 20
 Bania Chetti 16,000 Tamil 16,000 - - - - 100
Bania Irupathi Nalu Manai Chetti 800 Telugu 800 - - - - -
 Bania Komti 3,800 Telugu 3,800 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 30,000 Hindi 30,000 - - - - 300
 Banijiga 2,800 Kannada 2,800 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 500 Lambadi 500 - - - - -
 Basor 4,600 Hindi 4,600 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 8,700 Kannada 8,700 - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 139,000 Kannada 139,000 - - - - -
Beldar Kannada Balija Naicker 4,900 Kannada 4,900 - - - - -
Beldar Lonari (Hindu traditions) 3,500 Kannada 3,500 - - - - -
Beldar Sunkar 2,100 Kannada 2,100 - - - - -
Beldar Toreya 600 Kannada 600 - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Hindi 2,300 - - - - -
 Bohra 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
 Boya 97,000 Telugu 97,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Deshastha 700 Marathi 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat 400 Marathi 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 1,400 Hindi 1,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujar Gaur 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Iyer 7,100 Tamil 7,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 2,500 Kannada 2,500 - - - - -
Brahmin Karhada 50 Marathi 50 - - - - -
Brahmin Kosala Nadu 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 600 Marathi 600 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 3,500 Tamil 3,500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 13,000 Tamil 13,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telaganya 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 2,500 Telugu 2,500 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 65,000 Hindi 65,000 - - - - 200
 Brahmin Velanadu 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Budega Jangam 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
 Burmese Unknown Burmese - - - - - -
Byagara 70 Telugu 70 - - - - -
Byari (Beary) 500 Konkani - 500 - - - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 14,000 Tamil - - - 14,000 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 179,000 Tamil 179,000 - 40 70 - -
 Chalvadi 50 Kannada 50 - - - - -
 Chenna Dasar Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 70 Malayalam - - - 70 - -
 Chhetri 20 Nepali 20 - - - - -
 Christian 600 Hindi - - - 600 - -
 Dakkal Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 9,500 Hindi 9,500 - - - - -
 Devadiga (Hindu traditions) 90 Tulu 90 - - - - -
 Devanga 8,700 Kannada 8,100 - - 500 - -
 Devendrakulathan 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 57,000 Hindi 57,000 - - - - -
Dom (Dombara) 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 200 Odia 200 - - - - -
Eravallan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Gandla 70 Telugu 70 - - - - -
 Gangakula 6,500 Kannada 6,500 - - - - -
 Garoda (Hindu traditions) 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
 Goanese 400 Konkani, Goan - - - 400 - -
 Gosain unspecified 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Telugu 1,900 - - - - -
 Gudigar 200 Konkani 200 - - - - -
 Gujar (Hindu traditions) 30 Hindi 30 - - - - -
 Hajam 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 400 Vaagri Booli 400 - - - - -
Halsar 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Unknown Chinese, Mandarin - - - - - -
 Hande Jogi 1,400 Kannada 1,400 - - - - -
 Hasalaru 50 Tulu 50 - - - - -
Hasla 50 Kannada 50 - - - - -
 Holar 1,100 Marathi 1,100 - - - - -
Holaya Dasar 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Ilavan 1,000 Malayalam 1,000 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 60 Tamil - - - 60 - -
 Irular 400 Irula 400 - - - - -
Jaggali 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 300 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 300 -
 Jenu Kuruba 4,000 Kurumba, Jennu 4,000 - - - - -
 Jhinwar (Sikh traditions) 30 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 30 -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 6,200 Bengali 6,200 - - - - -
Kadu Kuruba 5,000 Kannada 5,000 - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
 Kaikadi 5,100 Kannada 5,100 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 132,000 Tamil 132,000 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 5,900 Telugu 5,900 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 5,700 Telugu 5,700 - - - - -
Kallan unspecified 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Kanakkan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Kaniyan 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
 Kapu Reddi 16,000 Telugu 16,000 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 28,000 Telugu 28,000 - - - - -
Karimpalan 70 Malayalam 70 - - - - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 90 Marathi 90 - - - - -
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) Unknown Kashmiri - - - - - -
 Kattunayakan 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Kepmaris 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 80 Gujarati 80 - - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 30 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 30 -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Koli Mahadev 90 Marathi 90 - - - - -
 Koli Malhar 60 Marathi 60 - - - - -
 Koli of Gujarat 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
Koliyan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Konda Dhora 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Konda Reddi 2,200 Telugu 2,200 - - - - -
 Korama unspecified 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Kori Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Koshti 10,000 Marathi 10,000 - - 200 - -
Kota 20 Kota 20 - - - - -
Kotegar 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
Kuda Korava 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Kudumban 30 Tamil - - - 100 - -
 Kudumi 5,200 Tamil 5,200 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 61,000 Hindi 61,000 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 2,000 Gujarati 2,000 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 2,400 Kannada 2,400 - - - - -
Kuravan (Christian traditions) 1,100 Tamil - - - 1,100 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 16,000 Malayalam 16,000 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 2,100 Hindi 2,100 - - - - -
 Kuruba 470,000 Kannada 470,000 - - - - -
 Kuruman 80 Kurumba, Betta 70 - - - - -
 Lingayat 3,400 Kannada - - - - - 3,400
 Lohana Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
Madari (Hindu traditions) 2,900 Tamil 2,900 - - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 500 Telugu - - - 500 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Mahar (Christian traditions) Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 23,000 Marathi 23,000 - - - - -
 Mahyavanshi 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
Maila 80 Tulu 80 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 300 Telugu - - - 300 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Mala Jangam 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 1,100 Malayalam - - - 1,100 - -
Malai Arayan 20 Malayalam - - - - - -
Malai Pandaram 40 Malayalam 40 - - - - -
 Malai Vedan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malakkuravan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Malasar Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Malayarayar 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
Malayekandi Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Mangala 4,200 Telugu 4,200 - - - - -
Mannan, tribal 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Mappila 2,000 Malayalam - 2,000 - - - -
 Maravan 84,000 Tamil 83,000 - - 1,400 - -
 Masan Jogi 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
Masthi Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Matang (Christian traditions) 50 Marathi - - - 50 - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Mavilan 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Meitei unspecified Unknown Meitei - - - - - -
 Memon 90 Gujarati - 90 - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Moger unspecified Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
 Moghal 5,800 Urdu - 5,800 - - - -
 Momna 30 Gujarati - 30 - - - -
 Mudugar 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) 30 Malayalam - - - 30 - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 60 Malayalam 60 - - - - -
 Munnur 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 1,000 Telugu 1,000 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 11,000 Tamil - - - 11,000 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 29,000 Tamil 29,000 - - - - -
Nagartha 2,500 Kannada 2,500 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 31,000 Hindi 31,000 - - - - -
 Nair 6,600 Malayalam 6,600 - - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
 Navithan 40,000 Tamil 40,000 - - - - -
Pagadai 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
Pale 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Paliyan 2,700 Tamil 2,700 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 3,600 Tamil - - - 3,600 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Tamil 26,000 - - 80 - -
Palliyar 50 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Palluvan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Pambada 80 Telugu 80 - - - - -
 Pandaram 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Pannadi 1,500 Tamil 1,500 - - - - -
Panniandi 1,500 Tamil 1,500 - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 4,700 Tamil - - - 4,700 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 9,900 Tamil 9,900 - - - - -
Paravan (Christian traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Parsee 20 Gujarati - - - - - 20
 Pashtun Afridi 1,100 Urdu - 1,100 - - - -
 Pashtun Kakar 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Pashtun Lodhi (Dalazak) 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Pashtun Mohmand 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Pashtun Yusafzai 1,100 Urdu - 1,100 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 4,900 Urdu - 4,900 - - - -
Pindara 1,300 Urdu - 1,300 - - - -
 Pinjara 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Pulayan unspecified Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Qassab 20 Urdu - 20 - - - -
Rajpur 100 Konkani, Goan 100 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 6,300 Hindi 6,300 - - - - 40
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 90 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 90 -
 Rajput Bais (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Rajput Chandrabansi 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
 Razu 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Sali 5,400 Kannada 5,400 - - - - -
 Samban 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Satani 6,100 Telugu 6,100 - - - - -
 Sayyid 2,800 Urdu - 2,800 - - - -
Sayyid Husaini 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 2,100 Urdu - 2,100 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 19,000 Urdu - 19,000 - - - -
 Sillekyatha 50 Kannada 50 - - - - -
Silpi 3,500 Telugu 3,500 - - - - -
 Sinhalese 30 Sinhala - - 30 - - -
 Soligar 6,200 Sholaga 6,200 - - - - -
 Somvanshi 6,800 Marathi 6,800 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 11,000 Hindi 11,000 - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 1,800 Malayalam - - - 1,800 - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Hindi 1,400 - - - - 50
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 46,000 Tamil - 46,000 - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 59,000 Hindi 59,000 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Tirgar (Hindu traditions) 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Tiruvalluvar 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
 Toda 20 Toda 20 - - - - -
 Urali 15,000 Malayalam 14,000 30 - 1,200 - 20
Urikkara Naicker 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 4,500 Telugu 4,500 - - - - -
Vakkaliga Gangadikara 1,300 Kannada 1,300 - - - - -
Vakkaliga Kunchitiga 1,300 Kannada 1,300 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 22,000 Kannada 22,000 - - - - -
 Valluvan 4,600 Tamil 4,600 - - - - -
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Vaniyan 6,200 Tamil 5,200 - - 900 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 8,400 Tamil - - - 8,400 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 41,000 Tamil 41,000 - - 40 - -
 Vanniyan 145,000 Tamil 143,000 - - 1,400 - -
Vanniyan Agnikula 5,900 Tamil 5,800 - - 70 - -
 Vathiriyan (Hindu traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 60 Malayalam 60 - - - - -
Velan 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
Vellalan Isai 1,400 Tamil 1,400 - - - - -
Vellalan Kongu 1,800 Tamil 1,800 - - - - -
Vellalan Nanchilnattu 4,200 Tamil 3,200 - - 1,100 - -
Vellalan Sozhia 1,800 Tamil 1,800 - - - - -
Vellalan Tondamandalam 3,200 Tamil 3,200 - - - - -
 Vellalan unspecified 19,000 Tamil 17,000 - - 2,100 - -
Vellalan Virakodi 1,400 Tamil 1,400 - - - - -
Vetan (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Vettuvan 70 Malayalam 70 - - - - -
 Vettuvan Gounder 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 9,400 Malayalam 9,400 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Kollan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Panchal 3,500 Kannada 3,500 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 50 Malayalam 50 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 64,000 Telugu 64,000 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 37,000 Hindi 37,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 600 Hindi 600 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 3,200 Telugu 3,200 - - - - -
 Yenadi 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
 Yerukula 900 Yerukula 900 - - - - -
  Totals:  291 2,674,000   262 2,511,000 92,000 200 67,000 500 4,200
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