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Tamil Cluster – People Groups
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Population Least Reached Progress Scale # Peoples by Ctry # Unreached Peoples % Peoples Unreached Primary Religion Ethnic Code Photo
Adaviar100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Adi Dravida11,198,0002 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Adi Dravida
Adiyan16,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Adiyan
Agamudaiyan1,034,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Agamudaiyan
Alavan7,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Ambalavasi Kambalattu2,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker11,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Ambattan182,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Arwa Mala100,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Bharathar75,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Brahmin, Iyer302,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23 
Brahmin, Sholiar48,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23 
Brahmin, Tamil509,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Brahmin, Vadama44,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23 
Chackaravar39,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Chakkiliyan1,298,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Chakkiliyan
Chayakkaran42,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Christian unspecified1,110,0003 400.0 % ChristianityCNN25bP
Christian unspecified
Devendrakulathan84,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Devendrakulathan
Eravallan6,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Gowdali500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23d 
Hill Pulayan101,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Hill Pulayan
Idayan68,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Irular235,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Irular
Kadaiyar17,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kadan3,900Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kadan
Kaikolan2,419,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kaikolan
Kallan1,265,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Karumpuram200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kattunayakan74,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25r 
Kavara71,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kavathi25,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kepmaris1,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kochu Velan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koliyan14,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koracha, caste79,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23aP
Koracha, caste
Kota1,900Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kuda Korava1,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kudumban75,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kudumban
Kunnavan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kuravan486,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23bP
Kuravan
Maha Malasar400Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malai Pandaram7,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malai Vellala200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malasar9,700Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Maniyattikkaran5,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Mannan, tribe9,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Marakkan (Christian traditions)5,1003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Marakkan (Hindu traditions)8,900Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Marakkan (Muslim traditions)700Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23c 
Marakkan Kayalam300Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23b 
Maravan3,259,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Maravan
Melakkaran100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Mutali41,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Muthuvan27,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Muthuvan
Nadar4,250,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Nadar
Nanjil Mudali6002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Navithan787,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Oochan1,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Paliyan10,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Paliyan
Pallan3,322,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Pallan
Palliyan4,2002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Palliyar4,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panan243,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Pandaram28,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panditattan11,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panisavan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Pannadi20,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Pannadi
Paraiyan3,098,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Paraiyan
Parala500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Pondicherry Catholic43,0003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Puthirai Vannan44,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Puthirai Vannan
Rajput Tambiran1,700Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Sahari200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Sali Pattariyan3,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Samban51,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Sayankulam1,100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Semman4,900Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Sri Lankan Moor398,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23cP
Sri Lankan Moor
Tamil (Christian traditions)435,0003 300.0 % ChristianityCNN23cP
Tamil (Christian traditions)
Tamil (Hindu traditions)7,317,000Y1 18316.7 % HinduismCNN23cP
Tamil (Hindu traditions)
Tamil (Muslim traditions)4,397,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN23cP
Tamil (Muslim traditions)
Tamil, Jaffna31,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Tamil, Jaffna
Tholuba Naicker4003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23b 
Tiruvalluvar2,700Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Toda2,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23zP
Toda
Valluvan131,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Valluvan
Vaniyan934,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vannan1,005,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Vannan
Vanniyan12,574,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Vanniyan
Vanniyan Agnikula548,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kalingi36,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kallaveli142,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kamakshiamma93,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kotton13,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Thigala46,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan, Lingayat400Y1 11100.0 % Other / SmallCNN25 
Vathiriyan5,9003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23cP
Vathiriyan
Vellalan2,865,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vellalan Isai140,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Kongu21,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Mudaliar41,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Nanchilnattu197,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Nanjanad197,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Pattanavan9,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Sozhia147,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Tondamandalam210,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Virakodi118,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vettakkaran5,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettiyan4,500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettuvan Gounder1,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Viswakarma8,006,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23dP
Viswakarma
Yatagiri200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Totals:  113 Peoples 76,424,000 92 2 143 101 70.6 %  Hinduism   32
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Tamil Cluster – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 101 70.6 % 48,199,000 63.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 20 14.0 % 24,356,000 31.9 %
  3 - Superficially reached 12 8.4 % 1,666,000 2.2 %
  4 - Partially reached 10 7.0 % 2,204,000 2.9 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 143   76,424,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Tamil Cluster – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Adi Dravida
11,198,000
in 2 Countries


Adiyan
16,000
in 1 Country


Agamudaiyan
1,034,000
in 2 Countries


Chakkiliyan
1,298,000
in 1 Country


Christian unspecified
1,110,000
in 4 Countries


Devendrakulathan
84,000
in 1 Country


Hill Pulayan
101,000
in 1 Country


Irular
235,000
in 1 Country


Kadan
3,900
in 1 Country


Kaikolan
2,419,000
in 1 Country


Koracha, caste
79,000
in 1 Country


Kudumban
75,000
in 1 Country


Kuravan
486,000
in 2 Countries


Maravan
3,259,000
in 2 Countries


Muthuvan
27,000
in 1 Country


Nadar
4,250,000
in 1 Country


Paliyan
10,000
in 1 Country


Pallan
3,322,000
in 1 Country


Pannadi
20,000
in 1 Country


Paraiyan
3,098,000
in 1 Country


Puthirai Vannan
44,000
in 1 Country


Sri Lankan Moor
398,000
in 1 Country


Tamil (Christian traditions)
435,000
in 3 Countries


Tamil (Hindu traditions)
7,317,000
in 18 Countries


Tamil (Muslim traditions)
4,397,000
in 2 Countries


Tamil, Jaffna
31,000
in 1 Country


Toda
2,000
in 1 Country


Valluvan
131,000
in 1 Country


Vannan
1,005,000
in 1 Country


Vanniyan
12,574,000
in 1 Country


Vathiriyan
5,900
in 1 Country


Viswakarma
8,006,000
in 2 Countries

Tamil People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Tamil Cluster – Languages
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Language
Code
Peoples-by-Ctry
Primary
Language
Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Bengaliben11Complete
Irulairu11Portions
Kadarkej11None
Kannadakan22Complete
Kotakfe11None
Language unknownxxx11None
Malayalammal1010Complete
Nepalinpi11Complete
Punjabi, Westernpnb11NT
Tamiltam120120Complete
Telugutel33Complete
Todatcx11Portions
Totals: 12 143 143   9 6 8 11 5
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Tamil Cluster – Religions
Values less than .3% not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity

Tamil Cluster – Details
 
Summary
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
Population 76,424,000
Peoples (by Country) 143
Gateway / Largest People Vanniyan
Languages 12
Largest Language Tamil
Primary Religion Hinduism
% Professing Christian 7.8%
% Evangelical 0.1%
Cluster Progress Level 2 

Peoples Count   Population  
Peoples (by Country) 143   76,424,000  
Peoples in 10/40 Window 132 (92.3%) 75,949,000 (99.4%)
Unreached Peoples 101 (70.6%) 48,199,000 (63.1%)

Regions Peoples   Population  
East and Southern Africa3(2.1%)75,000(0.1%)
Middle East and North Africa4(2.8%)223,000(0.3%)
North America and Caribbean3(2.1%)123,000(0.2%)
South Asia123(86.0%)73,681,000(96.4%)
South Pacific2(1.4%)87,000(0.1%)
Southeast Asia6(4.2%)2,173,000(2.8%)
Western Europe2(1.4%)63,000(0.1%)

Resources Peoples   Population  
Complete Bible 137 (95.8%) 75,683,000 (99.0%)
New Testament 138 (96.5%) 75,799,000 (99.2%)
Portions 140 (97.9%) 76,036,000 (99.5%)
Online Audio NT 139 (97.2%) 75,935,000 (99.4%)
Jesus Film 139 (97.2%) 76,034,000 (99.5%)
Gospel Recordings 142 (99.3%) 76,041,000 (99.5%)
 
Vanniyan

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