Country:

India

Province / State: Tamil Nadu
District: Nilgiris

Number of People Groups

242

Unreached People Groups

211

Total Population

845,000

Buddhist

0.1 %

Christian

11.6 %

Hindu

76.8 %

Muslim

11.1 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.4 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 300 Telugu 200 - - 40 - -
 Adi Dravida 93,000 Tamil ☀︎ 93,000 - 200 90 - -
Adi Dravida Christian 12,000 Tamil - - - 12,000 - -
 Adi Karnataka 25,000 Kannada 25,000 - - - - -
Adi Karnataka Christian 300 Kannada - - - 300 - -
 Adiyan 100 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
Ajila 100 Malayalam ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Alambadi Kurichchan Unknown Kurichiya - - - - - -
Anglo 2,400 English - - - 2,400 - -
Arayan 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 20 -
 Arunthathiyar 7,600 Tamil ☀︎ 7,600 - - - - -
 Ayyanavar 40 Malayalam 40 - - - - -
 Badaga 212,000 Badaga 211,000 - - 700 - -
 Baira 20 Kannada ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Bakuda 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 700 Kannada ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
Bandi (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 400 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - 200
 Bania Chetti 2,900 Tamil ☀︎ 2,400 - - - - 500
Bania Irupathi Nalu Manai Chetti 500 Telugu ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Bania Komti 300 Telugu ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 100 Hindi ☀︎ 50 - - - - 90
 Bania unspecified 5,200 Hindi ☀︎ 4,600 - - - - 600
 Banijiga 500 Kannada 500 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Kannada ☀︎ 1,700 - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 60 Kannada ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
Beldar Kannada Balija Naicker 20 Kannada ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Beldar Toreya 20 Kannada ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Bellara Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Bhotia 20 Nepali - - 20 - - -
 Boya 6,600 Telugu ☀︎ 6,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Deshastha 300 Marathi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat 200 Marathi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Iyer 2,600 Tamil ☀︎ 2,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 800 Kannada ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
Brahmin Kosala Nadu 40 Telugu ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 700 Marathi ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi 90 Marathi ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 20 Tamil ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 5,200 Tamil ☀︎ 5,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telaganya 90 Telugu ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 800 Telugu ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 14,000 Hindi ☀︎ 14,000 - - - - 200
 Brahmin Velanadu 80 Telugu ☀︎ 80 - - - - -
 Budega Jangam 200 Telugu ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Burmese Unknown Burmese - - - - - -
Byari (Beary) 3,800 Konkani ☀︎ - 3,800 - - - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 5,700 Tamil - - - 5,700 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Tamil ☀︎ 15,000 - 20 20 - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,300 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 90 Malayalam - - - 90 - -
 Christian 400 Hindi - - - 400 - -
 Devadiga (Hindu traditions) Unknown Tulu ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Devanga 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Devendrakulathan 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
Dom (Dombara) Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
Eravallan 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
 Ganda 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Gandla 100 Telugu ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Gangakula 1,200 Kannada ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
 Gauda 20 Odia ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Gavara 100 Malayalam ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Unknown Chinese, Mandarin - - - - - -
 Hill Pulayan 1,900 Tamil 1,600 - - 300 - -
 Holar 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Idayan 1,000 Tamil ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
 Ilavan 3,100 Malayalam ☀︎ 3,100 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 800 Tamil - - - 800 - -
 Irular 11,000 Irula 11,000 - - 40 - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 70 Hindi ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 200 -
 Jenu Kuruba 900 Kurumba, Jennu ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Kadan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified Unknown Bengali ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Kaikolan 1,700 Tamil 1,700 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 60 Malayalam ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Telugu ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 1,300 Telugu ☀︎ 1,300 - - - - -
 Kallan unspecified 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
Kanakkan 200 Malayalam ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kaniyan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Kapu Reddi 400 Telugu ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 600 Telugu ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) 40 Kashmiri ☀︎ - 40 - - - -
 Kattunayakan 2,400 Tamil 2,400 - - - - -
Kavara 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Kavuthiyan 1,400 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
 Khandait 50 Odia ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) 40 Gujarati 40 - - - - -
 Khasi Unknown Khasi - - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Koli Mahadev 100 Marathi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Koli Malhar 40 Marathi ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Koli of Gujarat 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Koliyan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Konda Reddi 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
Kootan 200 Malayalam ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Korama unspecified 400 Kannada ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Kori 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Kudiya 20 Kudiya 20 - - - - -
 Kudumban Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Kudumi 900 Tamil ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Kui Khond 40 Odia 40 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 500 Gujarati ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 800 Kannada ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
Kuravan (Christian traditions) 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 100 Malayalam ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 500 Hindi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Kuruba 8,100 Kannada 8,000 40 - 40 - 20
 Kuruman 600 Kurumba, Betta 600 - - - - -
 Lingayat 1,300 Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - 1,300
 Lohana Unknown Gujarati ☀︎ - - - - - -
Madari (Hindu traditions) 800 Tamil ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 50 Telugu - - - 50 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) 80 Marathi 80 - - - - -
 Mahishya 40 Bengali 40 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 90 Gujarati ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 500 Marathi ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 40 Telugu - - - 40 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 13,000 Malayalam - - - 13,000 - -
Malai Arayan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malai Pandaram 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
 Malai Vedan 900 Malayalam 900 - - - - -
Malakkuravan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Malakuravan 50 Tamil ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
Malasar 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Malayan, caste 300 Malayalam ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Malayarayar Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malayekandi Unknown Malayalam ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Mangala 600 Telugu ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 700 Malayalam ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Mappila 30,000 Malayalam ☀︎ - 30,000 - - - -
 Maravan 3,300 Tamil 2,400 - - 900 - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) 40 Marathi 40 - - - - -
 Mavilan 40 Tulu ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Meitei unspecified Unknown Meitei - - - - - -
 Mizo Unknown Mizo - - - - - -
 Moger unspecified 60 Kannada ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) 200 Malayalam - - - 200 - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 600 Malayalam ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Muthuvan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Nai (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 20 -
 Nair 7,800 Malayalam 7,800 - - - - -
Nair Anthur 50 Malayalam ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Navithan 1,600 Tamil ☀︎ 1,600 - - - - -
Pagadai Unknown Tamil ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Paliya 20 Bengali ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 4,300 Tamil - - - 4,300 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 38,000 Tamil 38,000 - 40 - - -
Palleyan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
Palliyar 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Pan 60 Odia 60 - - - - -
 Panan 600 Tamil ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
Panditattan 100 Malayalam ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Paniyan 12,000 Paniya 11,000 70 - 100 - -
 Pannadi 100 Tamil ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Panniandi Unknown Tamil ☀︎ - - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 33,000 Tamil - - - 33,000 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 90,000 Tamil 90,000 - 80 200 - -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Parsee 50 Gujarati ☀︎ - - - - - 50
 Pashtun Afridi 200 Urdu ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
 Pashtun Kakar 200 Urdu ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
 Pashtun Yusafzai 200 Urdu ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 2,300 Urdu ☀︎ - 2,300 - - - -
 Pathiyan 1,400 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
Perumannan 1,100 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
Pulaya Vettuvan 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Pulayan unspecified 200 Malayalam ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Hindi ☀︎ 2,200 - - - - 40
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 100 -
Rajput Chandrabansi 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 700 Hindi ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Razu 100 Telugu ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Sali 600 Kannada ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Samban 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Sayyid 1,800 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,800 - - - -
 Shaikh Faruqi 200 Urdu ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 1,200 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,200 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 700 Bengali ☀︎ - 700 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 8,600 Urdu ☀︎ - 8,600 - - - -
Silpi 100 Telugu ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Sinhalese 70 Sinhala ☀︎ - - 70 - - -
 Soligar 200 Sholaga 200 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 20,000 Malayalam - - - 20,000 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 44,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 44,000 - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 20 -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) 400 Malayalam ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
Tiruvalluvar 40 Tamil ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Toda 1,800 Toda 1,600 20 - 200 - -
 Ulladan 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
 Urali 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 600 Telugu ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
Vakkaliga Gangadikara 1,200 Kannada ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
Vakkaliga Kunchitiga 1,200 Kannada ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 3,200 Kannada 3,200 - - - - -
Valanchian 300 Malayalam ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Valluvan 300 Tamil ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Vaniyan 9,500 Tamil 5,900 - - 3,600 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 600 Tamil ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 11,000 Tamil 11,000 - - 70 - -
Vanniyan Agnikula 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Vathiriyan (Christian traditions) 100 Tamil - - - 100 - -
 Vathiriyan (Hindu traditions) Unknown Tamil ☀︎ - - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 300 Malayalam ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Velan 40 Malayalam ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
Vellalan Nanchilnattu 200 Tamil 200 - - 50 - -
Vellalan Sozhia 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Vellalan Tondamandalam 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Vellalan unspecified 900 Tamil 900 - - 60 - -
Vellalan Virakodi 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Veluthadanayar 1,200 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
Vetan (Christian traditions) Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Vetan (Hindu traditions) 30 Tamil ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
Vettakkaran 70 Tamil ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
Vettuvan 200 Malayalam ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Vettuvan Gounder 90 Tamil ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 1,100 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Kollan 300 Malayalam ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 300 Malayalam ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 4,100 Telugu 4,000 - - 70 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Yenadi 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Yerukula 300 Yerukula 300 - - - - -
  Totals:  242 845,000   211 649,000 93,000 400 98,000 400 3,000
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