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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 Dravida11,779,0002 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Adi Dravida
Adiyan17,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Adiyan
Agamudaiyan1,086,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Agamudaiyan
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar1,700Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Agamudaiyan Nattaman696,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Agamudaiyan Udayar8,9002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Alavan8,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Ambalavasi Kambalattu3,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker12,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Ambattan193,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Arwa Mala106,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Bharathar79,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Chackaravar41,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Chakkiliyan1,377,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Chakkiliyan
Chayakkaran44,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Christian unspecified1,120,0003 400.0 % ChristianityCNN25bP
Christian unspecified
Devendrakulathan89,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Devendrakulathan
Eravallan7,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Gowdali500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23d 
Hill Pulayan107,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Hill Pulayan
Idayan72,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Irular248,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Irular
Kadaiyar18,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kadan4,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kadan
Kaikolan2,564,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kaikolan
Kallan1,340,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Karumpuram200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kattunayakan78,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25r 
Kavara75,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kavathi26,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kepmaris1,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kochu Velan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koliyan15,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koracha, caste84,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23aP
Koracha, caste
Kota2,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kuda Korava1,900Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kudumban79,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kudumban
Kunnavan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kuravan516,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23bP
Kuravan
Maha Malasar400Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malai Pandaram7,700Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malai Vellala200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malasar10,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Maniyattikkaran5,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Mannan, tribe10,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Marakkan (Christian traditions)5,4003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Marakkan (Hindu traditions)9,400Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Marakkan (Muslim traditions)800Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23c 
Marakkan Kayalam300Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23b 
Maravan3,444,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Maravan
Melakkaran100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Mutali44,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Muthuvan28,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Muthuvan
Nadar4,503,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Nadar
Nanjil Mudali6002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Navithan834,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Oochan1,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Paliyan11,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Paliyan
Pallan3,517,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Pallan
Palliyan4,4002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Palliyar4,2002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panan257,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Pandaram30,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panditattan11,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panisavan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Pannadi21,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Pannadi
Paraiyan3,282,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Paraiyan
Parala500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Pondicherry Catholic46,0003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Puthirai Vannan46,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Puthirai Vannan
Sahari200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Sali Pattariyan3,500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Samban54,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Sayankulam1,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Semman5,200Y1 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)4,581,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN23cP
Tamil (Muslim traditions)
Tamil, Jaffna31,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Tamil, Jaffna
Tholuba Naicker4003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23b 
Tiruvalluvar2,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Toda2,1002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23zP
Toda
Valluvan139,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Valluvan
Vaniyan989,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vannan1,064,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Vannan
Vanniyan13,314,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Vanniyan
Vanniyan (Lingayat traditions)400Y1 11100.0 % Other / SmallCNN25 
Vanniyan Agnikula580,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kalingi38,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kallaveli151,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kamakshiamma98,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kotton14,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Thigala49,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vathiriyan6,3003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23cP
Vathiriyan
Vellalan3,015,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vellalan Isai149,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Kongu22,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Mudaliar44,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Nanchilnattu209,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Nanjanad208,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Pattanavan9,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Sozhia156,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Tondamandalam222,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Virakodi125,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vettakkaran5,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettiyan4,700Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettuvan Gounder1,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Viswakarma8,478,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23dP
Viswakarma
Yatagiri200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Totals:  111 Peoples 79,958,000 89 2 141 98 69.5 %  Hinduism   32
Data Notes
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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 98 69.5 % 50,284,000 62.9 %
  2 - Minimally reached 21 14.9 % 25,787,000 32.3 %
  3 - Superficially reached 12 8.5 % 1,683,000 2.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 10 7.1 % 2,204,000 2.8 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 141   79,958,000  


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
11,779,000
in 2 Countries


Adiyan
17,000
in 1 Country


Agamudaiyan
1,086,000
in 2 Countries


Chakkiliyan
1,377,000
in 1 Country


Christian unspecified
1,120,000
in 4 Countries


Devendrakulathan
89,000
in 1 Country


Hill Pulayan
107,000
in 1 Country


Irular
248,000
in 1 Country


Kadan
4,200
in 1 Country


Kaikolan
2,564,000
in 1 Country


Koracha, caste
84,000
in 1 Country


Kudumban
79,000
in 1 Country


Kuravan
516,000
in 2 Countries


Maravan
3,444,000
in 2 Countries


Muthuvan
28,000
in 1 Country


Nadar
4,503,000
in 1 Country


Paliyan
11,000
in 1 Country


Pallan
3,517,000
in 1 Country


Pannadi
21,000
in 1 Country


Paraiyan
3,282,000
in 1 Country


Puthirai Vannan
46,000
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)
4,581,000
in 2 Countries


Tamil, Jaffna
31,000
in 1 Country


Toda
2,100
in 1 Country


Valluvan
139,000
in 1 Country


Vannan
1,064,000
in 1 Country


Vanniyan
13,314,000
in 1 Country


Vathiriyan
6,300
in 1 Country


Viswakarma
8,478,000
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
Tamiltam118118Complete
Telugutel33Complete
Todatcx11Portions
Totals: 12 141 141   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 79,958,000
Peoples (by Country) 141
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) 141   79,958,000  
Peoples in 10/40 Window 130 (92.2%) 79,483,000 (99.4%)
Unreached Peoples 98 (69.5%) 50,284,000 (62.9%)

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 Asia121(85.8%)77,214,000(96.6%)
South Pacific2(1.4%)87,000(0.1%)
Southeast Asia6(4.3%)2,173,000(2.7%)
Western Europe2(1.4%)63,000(0.1%)

Resources Peoples   Population  
Complete Bible 135 (95.7%) 79,199,000 (99.1%)
New Testament 136 (96.5%) 79,318,000 (99.2%)
Portions 138 (97.9%) 79,568,000 (99.5%)
Online Audio NT 137 (97.2%) 79,451,000 (99.4%)
Jesus Film 137 (97.2%) 79,566,000 (99.5%)
Gospel Recordings 140 (99.3%) 79,575,000 (99.5%)
 
Vanniyan

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