Country:

India

Province / State: Tamil Nadu
District: Dindigul

Number of People Groups

221

Unreached People Groups

193

Total Population

2,572,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

7.8 %

Hindu

87.0 %

Muslim

4.9 %

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 60 Telugu 60 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 44,000 Tamil ☀︎ 44,000 - 70 90 - -
Adi Dravida Christian 3,300 Tamil - - - 3,300 - -
 Adi Karnataka Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
 Ambalavasi 1,800 Malayalam 1,800 - - - - -
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) 90 Tamil ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
Ambattan Christian 30 Tamil - - - 30 - -
Anglo 70 English - - - 70 - -
Arasar 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
Arasar Christian 90 Malayalam - - - 90 - -
 Arunthathiyar 5,300 Tamil ☀︎ 5,300 - - - - -
 Ayyanavar 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 600 Hindi ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Baira 20 Kannada ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 70 Bengali ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 700 Hindi ☀︎ 700 - - - - 20
 Bania Chetti 13,000 Tamil ☀︎ 13,000 - - - - 20
 Bania Komti 200 Telugu ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Bania Srimali 400 Gujarati ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 18,000 Hindi ☀︎ 18,000 - - - - 50
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 500 Gujarati ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Basor 18,000 Hindi ☀︎ 18,000 - - - - -
Bathada 40 Kannada ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Bengali Muslim Moghal 90 Urdu ☀︎ - 90 - - - -
 Bohra 90 Gujarati ☀︎ - 90 - - - -
 Boya 10,000 Telugu ☀︎ 10,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Anavala 200 Gujarati ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Audich 600 Gujarati ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
Brahmin Dravida 2,400 Tamil ☀︎ 2,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat 60 Marathi ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 1,400 Hindi ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Iyer 6,600 Tamil ☀︎ 6,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 2,500 Kannada ☀︎ 2,500 - - - - -
Brahmin Kosala Nadu 100 Telugu ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 60 Marathi ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
Brahmin Modh 200 Gujarati ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Pancha Dravida 2,400 Malayalam ☀︎ 2,400 - - - - -
Brahmin Potti 50 Malayalam ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sawaria 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 300 Tamil ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 30,000 Tamil ☀︎ 30,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telaganya 500 Telugu ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 700 Telugu ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 102,000 Hindi ☀︎ 102,000 - - - - 30
 Brahmin Velanadu 300 Telugu ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Budega Jangam 600 Telugu ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Burmese 20 Burmese - - 20 - - -
Byari (Beary) 1,000 Konkani ☀︎ - 1,000 - - - -
Chackaravar 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Chackaravar Christian 40 Tamil - - - 40 - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 12,000 Tamil - - - 12,000 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 144,000 Tamil ☀︎ 144,000 - 80 70 - -
Chayakkaran 3,500 Tamil ☀︎ 3,500 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 700 Malayalam - - - 700 - -
 Christian 6,500 Hindi - - - 6,500 - -
 Devendrakulathan 1,400 Tamil ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
 Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,000 Gujarati ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
Dom (Dombara) 20 Telugu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 2,000 Odia 2,000 - - - - -
 Gamit 500 Gamit 500 - - - - -
 Gavara 40 Malayalam ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 100 Gujarati ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Godda Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Unknown Chinese, Mandarin - - - - - -
 Hill Pulayan 15,000 Tamil 15,000 - - - - -
 Holar Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
Idayan 300 Tamil ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Ilavan 21,000 Malayalam ☀︎ 21,000 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 40 Tamil - - - 40 - -
Ilavaniyan 700 Malayalam ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
Ilavathi 200 Malayalam ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Irular Unknown Irula - - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 200 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 200 -
 Kaikolan 49,000 Tamil 49,000 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 40 Malayalam ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
Kammara 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
Kanakkan 500 Malayalam ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Kaniyan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Kapu Reddi 800 Telugu ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 3,700 Telugu ☀︎ 3,700 - - - - -
Karimpalan 200 Malayalam ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kattunayakan 2,500 Tamil 2,500 - - - - -
Kavara 50 Tamil ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Koli of Gujarat 900 Gujarati 900 - - - - -
 Konda Kapu Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Krishnanvak 200 Malayalam ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Kuda Korava 70 Tamil ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Kudumban 600 Tamil 400 - - 300 - -
 Kudumi 14,000 Tamil ☀︎ 14,000 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Hindi ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Kuravan (Christian traditions) 400 Tamil - - - 400 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 8,600 Malayalam ☀︎ 8,600 - - - - -
 Kuruba 500 Kannada 500 - - - - -
 Kuruman 100 Kurumba, Betta 100 - - - - -
 Lingayat 5,400 Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - 5,400
 Lohana 200 Gujarati ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Lotha Unknown Naga, Lotha - - - - - -
Madari (Hindu traditions) 25,000 Tamil ☀︎ 25,000 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 1,000 Gujarati ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
 Mahtam (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
 Mahyavanshi 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
Maila 60 Tulu ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 30 Telugu - - - 30 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
Mala Pulayan 12,000 Telugu ☀︎ 12,000 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 1,500 Malayalam - - - 1,500 - -
Malai Pandaram 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Malai Vedan 1,100 Malayalam 1,100 - - - - -
Malakkuravan 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
Malakuravan 90 Tamil ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
Malayan, tribe 8,300 Tamil 8,300 - - - - -
Malayarayar 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 4,800 Malayalam ☀︎ 4,600 - - 100 - -
 Mappila 4,300 Malayalam ☀︎ - 4,300 - - - -
 Maravan 160,000 Tamil 160,000 - - - - -
 Memon 400 Gujarati ☀︎ - 400 - - - -
 Momna 200 Gujarati ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
 Mudugar 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) Unknown Malayalam ☀︎ - - - - - -
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) 30 Malayalam ☀︎ - 30 - - - -
 Munnur 700 Telugu ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
Mutali 4,800 Tamil 4,700 - - 90 - -
 Muthuvan 60 Malayalam 60 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 800 Telugu ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 82,000 Tamil - - - 82,000 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 272,000 Tamil ☀︎ 272,000 - - - - -
 Nair 100,000 Malayalam 100,000 - - - - -
Nalkadaya 20 Tulu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Navait 2,000 Konkani ☀︎ - 2,000 - - - -
 Navithan 51,000 Tamil ☀︎ 51,000 - - - - -
 Nayadi Unknown Gujarati ☀︎ - - - - - -
Pagadai 20 Tamil ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 34,000 Tamil - - - 33,000 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 193,000 Tamil 193,000 - 50 500 - -
Palleyan 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Palliyan 3,800 Tamil 3,700 - - 100 - -
Palliyar 3,800 Tamil 3,700 - - 100 - -
Palluvan Unknown Malayalam ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Panan 2,300 Tamil ☀︎ 2,300 - - - - -
Panikkan 4,900 Tamil ☀︎ 4,900 - - - - -
 Paniyan 50 Paniya 50 - - - - -
 Pannadi Unknown Tamil ☀︎ - - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 51,000 Tamil - - - 51,000 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 109,000 Tamil 108,000 - 40 200 - -
Paravan (Christian traditions) 50 Tamil - - - 50 - -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
 Pashtun Afridi 500 Urdu ☀︎ - 500 - - - -
 Pashtun Kakar 300 Urdu ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
 Pashtun Yusafzai 500 Urdu ☀︎ - 500 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 2,400 Urdu ☀︎ - 2,400 - - - -
 Pathiyan 400 Malayalam ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
Patnulkaran 500 Tamil ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
Perumannan 100 Malayalam ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Pulaya Vettuvan 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Pulayan unspecified 3,100 Malayalam ☀︎ 3,100 - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 300 Gujarati ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Hindi ☀︎ 20,000 - - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 50 -
Rajput Chandrabansi 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 1,900 Hindi ☀︎ 1,900 - - - - -
 Rathawa 400 Rathawi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Ravalia Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Sali 500 Kannada ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Samban 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Sayyid 4,300 Urdu ☀︎ - 4,300 - - - -
Sayyid Husaini 600 Urdu ☀︎ - 600 - - - -
Semman 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Shaikh Faruqi 700 Urdu ☀︎ - 700 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 2,600 Urdu ☀︎ - 2,600 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 1,100 Bengali ☀︎ - 1,100 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 17,000 Urdu ☀︎ - 17,000 - - - -
 Shaikh Usmani 400 Urdu ☀︎ - 400 - - - -
Silpi 2,600 Telugu ☀︎ 2,600 - - - - -
 Sinhalese 30 Sinhala ☀︎ - - 30 - - -
 Syrian Christian 3,100 Malayalam - - - 3,100 - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi ☀︎ 90 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 88,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 88,000 - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste 20 Telugu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Tiruvalluvar 20 Tamil ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Ulladan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Urali Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 1,800 Telugu ☀︎ 1,800 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 21,000 Kannada 21,000 - - - - -
 Valan 60 Malayalam ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Valluvan 2,900 Tamil ☀︎ 2,900 - - - - -
Vaniyan 29,000 Tamil 26,000 - - 2,900 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 2,000 Tamil - - - 2,000 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 15,000 Tamil ☀︎ 15,000 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 68,000 Tamil 67,000 - - 800 - -
Vanniyan Agnikula 3,300 Tamil 3,300 - - 40 - -
 Varli 300 Varli 300 - - - - -
 Vathiriyan (Hindu traditions) Unknown Tamil ☀︎ - - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 11,000 Malayalam ☀︎ 11,000 - - - - -
Velan Unknown Malayalam ☀︎ - - - - - -
Vellalan Isai 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
Vellalan Nanchilnattu 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - 400 - -
Vellalan Sozhia 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
Vellalan Tondamandalam 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
 Vellalan unspecified 139,000 Tamil 139,000 - - 600 - -
Vellalan Virakodi 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
Veluthadanayar 5,500 Malayalam ☀︎ 5,500 - - - - -
Vetan (Christian traditions) 30 Malayalam - - - 30 - -
Vetan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
Vettuvan 900 Malayalam ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 5,300 Malayalam ☀︎ 5,300 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Kollan 1,500 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,500 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 800 Malayalam ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 186,000 Telugu 186,000 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 136,000 Hindi ☀︎ 136,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 3,900 Hindi ☀︎ 3,900 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 12,000 Telugu ☀︎ 12,000 - - - - -
  Totals:  221 2,572,000   193 2,238,000 126,000 300 202,000 300 5,500
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