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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Adi Andhra800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTeluguP
Adi Andhra
M
Adi Andhra of Sri Lanka
T
Agamudaiyan Nattaman8,700Y14.65 %2 HinduismTamil M
Agamudaiyan Nattaman of Sri Lanka
 
Agamudaiyan unspecified9,200Y13.59 %2 HinduismTamilP
Agamudaiyan unspecified
M
Agamudaiyan unspecified of Sri Lanka
T
Ahinkuntaya62,000Y6.52 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Ahinkuntaya of Sri Lanka
 
Ambalavasi16,000Y14.98 %2 HinduismTamilP
Ambalavasi
M
Ambalavasi of Sri Lanka
T
Ambattan15,000Y14.49 %2 HinduismTamil M
Ambattan of Sri Lanka
 
Ansari1,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUrduP
Ansari
M
Ansari of Sri Lanka
T
Arab5,2000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamArabic, Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab
 T
Arain (Muslim traditions)600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamPunjabi, WesternP
Arain (Muslim traditions)
M
Arain (Muslim traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Badahala115,000Y7.52 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Badahala of Sri Lanka
 
Baloch900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUrduP
Baloch
M
Baloch of Sri Lanka
T
Bania Chetti6,400Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Bania Chetti
M
Bania Chetti of Sri Lanka
T
Bania unspecified9,600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Bania unspecified
M
Bania unspecified of Sri Lanka
T
Banjara (Hindu traditions)800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismHindiP
Banjara (Hindu traditions)
M
Banjara (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Batgama384,000Y1.48 %1 BuddhismSinhalaP
Batgama
M
Batgama of Sri Lanka
T
Berava375,000Y6.56 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Berava of Sri Lanka
 
Bharathar (Christian traditi1,400Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil M
Bharathar (Christian traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Bharathar (Hindu traditions)400Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamil M
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Bintanna6,900Y5.05 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Bintanna of Sri Lanka
 
Bodhivansha15,000Y6.02 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Bodhivansha of Sri Lanka
 
Bohra2,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamGujaratiP
Bohra
M
Bohra of Sri Lanka
T
Boya17,000Y14.00 %2 HinduismTamilP
Boya
M
Boya of Sri Lanka
 
Brahmin Indian Tamil32,000Y0.45 %1 HinduismTamil M
Brahmin Indian Tamil of Sri Lanka
T
Brahmin unspecified4,400Y0.22 %1 HinduismTamilP
Brahmin unspecified
M
Brahmin unspecified of Sri Lanka
T
Burgher46,000Y87.06 %3 ChristianitySinhalaP
Burgher
M
Burgher of Sri Lanka
 
Chakkiliyan (Christian tradi4,900Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil M
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Chakkiliyan (Hindu tradition27,000Y0.12 %1 HinduismTamilP
Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions)
M
Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Christian27,000Y100.00 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknownP
Christian
M
Christian of Sri Lanka
 
Couratto7,000Y1.72 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Couratto of Sri Lanka
 
Deaf108,000Y8.38 %2 BuddhismSri Lankan Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Demala Gattara8,200Y7.52 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Demala Gattara of Sri Lanka
 
Dhobi (Hindu traditions)11,000Y1.22 %1 HinduismTamilP
Dhobi (Hindu traditions)
M
Dhobi (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Divehi1,900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamMaldivian M
Divehi of Sri Lanka
T
Dodda-Weddah38,000Y6.50 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Dodda-Weddah of Sri Lanka
 
Durava736,000Y8.12 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Durava of Sri Lanka
 
Gahala11,000Y0.78 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Gahala of Sri Lanka
 
Gattara772,000Y6.74 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Gattara of Sri Lanka
 
Gauraykwallu19,000Y3.88 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Gauraykwallu of Sri Lanka
 
Goanese2,300Y100.00 %3 ChristianityKonkani M
Goanese of Sri Lanka
 
Govigama566,000Y6.90 %2 BuddhismSinhalaP
Govigama
M
Govigama of Sri Lanka
 
Govigama Patti28,000Y5.28 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Govigama Patti of Sri Lanka
 
Govigama Radala28,000Y5.27 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Govigama Radala of Sri Lanka
 
Hajam4,900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Hajam
M
Hajam of Sri Lanka
T
Hakki Pikki1,200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTeluguP
Hakki Pikki
M
Hakki Pikki of Sri Lanka
T
Handi1,800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Handi of Sri Lanka
 
Hannali339,000Y6.85 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Hannali of Sri Lanka
 
Hanomoreyo5,400Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Hanomoreyo of Sri Lanka
 
Heeri17,000Y1.59 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Heeri of Sri Lanka
 
Henawalayo19,000Y3.71 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Henawalayo of Sri Lanka
 
Hinna246,000Y6.70 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Hinna of Sri Lanka
 
Hunna92,000Y6.49 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Hunna of Sri Lanka
 
Idayan9,400Y12.72 %2 HinduismTamil M
Idayan of Sri Lanka
 
Ilavan70,000Y0.09 %1 HinduismTamilP
Ilavan
M
Ilavan of Sri Lanka
T
Ilavan Christian11,000Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil M
Ilavan Christian of Sri Lanka
 
Indian Tamil9,900Y36.16 %2 HinduismTamil M
Indian Tamil of Sri Lanka
 
Japanese2,3002.87 %1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Jat (Hindu traditions)1,600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismPunjabi, EasternP
Jat (Hindu traditions)
M
Jat (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Jat (Muslim traditions)1,800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamPunjabi, WesternP
Jat (Muslim traditions)
M
Jat (Muslim traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Javanese8,7000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamJavaneseP
Javanese
 T
Kaikolan80,000Y12.52 %2 HinduismTamilP
Kaikolan
M
Kaikolan of Sri Lanka
 
Kallan18,000Y9.12 %2 HinduismTamil M
Kallan of Sri Lanka
 
Kapu1,400Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTeluguP
Kapu
M
Kapu of Sri Lanka
T
Karaiyar198,000Y15.81 %2 HinduismTamil M
Karaiyar of Sri Lanka
T
Karava1,092,000Y7.40 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Karava of Sri Lanka
T
Kasar (Hindu traditions)3,400Y7.95 %2 HinduismTamilP
Kasar (Hindu traditions)
M
Kasar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Kiddea16,000Y6.10 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Kiddea of Sri Lanka
 
Kinnara29,000Y0.46 %1 BuddhismSinhalaP
Kinnara
M
Kinnara of Sri Lanka
T
Konta Durayi1,900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Konta Durayi of Sri Lanka
 
Koviar214,000Y17.02 %2 HinduismTamil M
Koviar of Sri Lanka
 
Koviyar1,200Y15.77 %2 HinduismTamil M
Koviyar of Sri Lanka
 
Kumhar (Hindu traditions)6,400Y9.55 %2 HinduismTamilP
Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
M
Kumhar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Kuravan (Hindu traditions)4,100Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Kuravan (Hindu traditions)
M
Kuravan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Kustarogiyo15,000Y5.31 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Kustarogiyo of Sri Lanka
 
Lohar (Hindu traditions)900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismHindiP
Lohar (Hindu traditions)
M
Lohar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Madari (Muslim traditions)500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUrdu M
Madari (Muslim traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Mahishya600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Mahishya
M
Mahishya of Sri Lanka
T
Malay, Javar43,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamSri Lankan Malay CreoleP
Malay, Javar
M
Malay, Javar of Sri Lanka
T
Malayali800Y11.02 %2 HinduismMalayalamP
Malayali
M
Malayali of Sri Lanka
T
Malayan, caste1,600Y12.08 %2 HinduismMalayalam M
Malayan, caste of Sri Lanka
 
Mangala700Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTeluguP
Mangala
M
Mangala of Sri Lanka
T
Mappila11,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamMalayalamP
Mappila
M
Mappila of Sri Lanka
T
Marakkalage8,900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamil M
Marakkalage of Sri Lanka
T
Maravan101,000Y13.51 %2 HinduismTamilP
Maravan
M
Maravan of Sri Lanka
T
Maravar88,000Y16.49 %2 HinduismTamil M
Maravar of Sri Lanka
 
Mauritian3,80045.11 %2 HinduismMorisyenP
Mauritian
  
Memon2,100Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamGujaratiP
Memon
M
Memon of Sri Lanka
T
Moghal1,200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUrduP
Moghal
M
Moghal of Sri Lanka
T
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions)1,100Y2.78 %1 HinduismTamil M
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Mukkuvar43,000Y18.51 %2 HinduismTamil M
Mukkuvar of Sri Lanka
 
Nadar (Christian traditions)9,100Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil M
Nadar (Christian traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Nadar (Hindu traditions)26,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Nadar (Hindu traditions)
M
Nadar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Nair4,100Y0.51 %1 HinduismTamilP
Nair
M
Nair of Sri Lanka
T
Nalavar45,000Y15.42 %2 HinduismTamil M
Nalavar of Sri Lanka
 
Namassej (Hindu traditions)600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Namassej (Hindu traditions)
M
Namassej (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Navait17,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamil M
Navait of Sri Lanka
T
Navandanna1,176,000Y7.28 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Navandanna of Sri Lanka
 
Navithan22,000Y13.76 %2 HinduismTamilP
Navithan
M
Navithan of Sri Lanka
 
Oli30,000Y5.20 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Oli of Sri Lanka
 
Osta (Nasuva)8,300Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamil M
Osta (Nasuva) of Sri Lanka
 
Palla33,000Y15.91 %2 HinduismTamil M
Palla of Sri Lanka
 
Pallan (Christian traditions6,900Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil M
Pallan (Christian traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Pallan (Hindu traditions)47,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Pallan (Hindu traditions)
M
Pallan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Pallar70,000Y16.04 %2 HinduismTamil M
Pallar of Sri Lanka
 
Palliwilli2,300Y15.08 %2 HinduismTamil M
Palliwilli of Sri Lanka
 
Pamunu31,000Y5.38 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Pamunu of Sri Lanka
 
Panan5,100Y11.96 %2 HinduismTamilP
Panan
M
Panan of Sri Lanka
 
Panna33,000Y16.38 %2 HinduismTamil M
Panna of Sri Lanka
 
Pannikki247,000Y6.62 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Pannikki of Sri Lanka
 
Paraiyan (Christian traditio16,000Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil M
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Paraiyan (Hindu traditions)104,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Paraiyan (Hindu traditions)
M
Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Paraiyar71,000Y15.03 %2 HinduismTamil M
Paraiyar of Sri Lanka
 
Paravan (Hindu traditions)1,800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Paravan (Hindu traditions)
M
Paravan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Parsee7000.00 %0.00 %1 Other / SmallGujaratiP
Parsee
M
Parsee of Sri Lanka
T
Pashtun, Pathan42,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Pashtun, Pathan
M
Pashtun, Pathan of Sri Lanka
T
Pidayne Danno9,000Y3.51 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Pidayne Danno of Sri Lanka
 
Porowakara60,000Y5.08 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Porowakara of Sri Lanka
 
Primanar73,000Y3.07 %1 HinduismTamilP
Primanar
M
Primanar of Sri Lanka
T
Pulayan4,600Y11.79 %2 HinduismTamilP
Pulayan
M
Pulayan of Sri Lanka
 
Radava369,000Y7.36 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Radava of Sri Lanka
 
Radayo1,800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Radayo of Sri Lanka
 
Rajaka152,000Y7.03 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Rajaka of Sri Lanka
 
Rajput (Hindu traditions)2,200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismHindiP
Rajput (Hindu traditions)
M
Rajput (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Rajput (Muslim traditions)1,500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamPunjabi, WesternP
Rajput (Muslim traditions)
M
Rajput (Muslim traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Rodiya18,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Rodiya of Sri Lanka
T
Salagama316,000Y12.16 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Salagama of Sri Lanka
 
Sali, Seriyar3,400Y10.94 %2 HinduismTamilP
Sali, Seriyar
M
Sali, Seriyar of Sri Lanka
 
Samban1,400Y8.03 %2 HinduismTamilP
Samban
M
Samban of Sri Lanka
 
Sayyid50,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Sayyid
M
Sayyid of Sri Lanka
T
Semman1,200Y6.25 %2 HinduismTamil M
Semman of Sri Lanka
 
Shaikh204,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Shaikh
M
Shaikh of Sri Lanka
T
Silpi3,400Y10.80 %2 HinduismTamil M
Silpi of Sri Lanka
 
Sindhi (Muslim traditions)1,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamSindhiP
Sindhi (Muslim traditions)
M
Sindhi (Muslim traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Sinhalese187,000Y6.81 %2 BuddhismSinhala M
Sinhalese of Sri Lanka
 
Sonar (Hindu traditions)6,300Y1.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Sonar (Hindu traditions)
M
Sonar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Sri Lanka Chetti6,400Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamil M
Sri Lanka Chetti of Sri Lanka
 
Sri Lanka Moor486,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Sri Lanka Moor
M
Sri Lanka Moor of Sri Lanka
T
Sri Lankan Tamil9,500Y37.72 %2 HinduismTamilP
Sri Lankan Tamil
M
Sri Lankan Tamil of Sri Lanka
 
Syrian Christian700Y100.00 %3 ChristianityMalayalamP
Syrian Christian
M
Syrian Christian of Sri Lanka
 
Tamil (Muslim traditions)1,157,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Tamil (Muslim traditions)
M
Tamil (Muslim traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Tattar6,000Y12.06 %2 HinduismTamil M
Tattar of Sri Lanka
 
Teli (Hindu traditions)4,800Y6.93 %2 HinduismTamilP
Teli (Hindu traditions)
M
Teli (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Thacher3,200Y9.83 %2 HinduismTamil M
Thacher of Sri Lanka
 
Thanakavar2,500Y9.53 %2 HinduismTamil M
Thanakavar of Sri Lanka
 
Thimilar21,000Y15.42 %2 HinduismTamil M
Thimilar of Sri Lanka
 
Tondagattan1,500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Tondagattan of Sri Lanka
 
Valluvan3,000Y9.86 %2 HinduismTamilP
Valluvan
M
Valluvan of Sri Lanka
 
Vaniyan17,000Y12.77 %2 HinduismTamil M
Vaniyan of Sri Lanka
 
Vannan (Christian traditions3,800Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil M
Vannan (Christian traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Vannan (Hindu traditions)26,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Vannan (Hindu traditions)
M
Vannan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Vannar17,000Y14.49 %2 HinduismTamil M
Vannar of Sri Lanka
 
Vanniyan37,000Y12.06 %2 HinduismTamilP
Vanniyan
M
Vanniyan of Sri Lanka
 
Vanniyar102,000Y15.46 %2 HinduismTamil M
Vanniyar of Sri Lanka
 
Vedda300Y50.00 %2 ChristianitySinhalaP
Vedda
M
Vedda of Sri Lanka
T
Vellalan31,000Y12.47 %2 HinduismTamilP
Vellalan
M
Vellalan of Sri Lanka
T
Vellalar1,191,000Y14.80 %2 HinduismTamil M
Vellalar of Sri Lanka
 
Vellidura1,200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Vellidura of Sri Lanka
T
Vettar3,100Y8.86 %2 HinduismTamil M
Vettar of Sri Lanka
 
Viswakarma7,300Y2.80 %1 HinduismTamilP
Viswakarma
M
Viswakarma of Sri Lanka
T
Wahumpura8,324,000Y7.01 %2 BuddhismSinhalaP
Wahumpura
M
Wahumpura of Sri Lanka
T
Yadav (Hindu traditions)7,400Y0.85 %1 HinduismTamilP
Yadav (Hindu traditions)
M
Yadav (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Yamannu79,000Y3.68 %1 BuddhismSinhala M
Yamannu of Sri Lanka
 
Total People Groups:   161 21,423,000 155     73      76 156 70
Unclassified / Other Individuals 153,000  
UN Country Population (2022) 21,576,000  
Other reported groups:  36  
Data Notes
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Sri Lanka – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 73 45.3 % 3,155,000 14.7 %
  2 - Minimally reached 77 47.8 % 18,138,000 84.7 %
  3 - Superficially reached 11 6.8 % 129,000 0.6 %
  4 - Partially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 161   21,423,000  


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.
Sri Lanka – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

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Adi Andhra
800


Agamudaiyan unspecified
9,200


Ambalavasi
16,000


Ansari
1,000


Arab
5,200


Arain (Muslim traditions)
600


Baloch
900


© Copyrighted Photo
Bania Chetti
6,400


Bania unspecified
9,600


Banjara (Hindu traditions)
800


© Copyrighted Photo
Batgama
384,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Bohra
2,000


Boya
17,000


Brahmin unspecified
4,400


Burgher
46,000


Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions)
27,000


Christian
27,000


Deaf
108,000


Dhobi (Hindu traditions)
11,000


Govigama
566,000


Hajam
4,900


© Copyrighted Photo
Hakki Pikki
1,200


Ilavan
70,000


Japanese
2,300


Jat (Hindu traditions)
1,600


Jat (Muslim traditions)
1,800


© Copyrighted Photo
Javanese
8,700


© Copyrighted Photo
Kaikolan
80,000


Kapu
1,400


Kasar (Hindu traditions)
3,400


© Copyrighted Photo
Kinnara
29,000


Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
6,400


Kuravan (Hindu traditions)
4,100


© Copyrighted Photo
Lohar (Hindu traditions)
900


Mahishya
600


© Copyrighted Photo
Malay, Javar
43,000


Malayali
800


Mangala
700


Mappila
11,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Maravan
101,000


Mauritian
3,800


© Copyrighted Photo
Memon
2,100


Moghal
1,200


Nadar (Hindu traditions)
26,000


Nair
4,100


© Copyrighted Photo
Namassej (Hindu traditions)
600


Navithan
22,000


Pallan (Hindu traditions)
47,000


Panan
5,100


Paraiyan (Hindu traditions)
104,000


Paravan (Hindu traditions)
1,800


© Copyrighted Photo
Parsee
700


Pashtun, Pathan
42,000


Primanar
73,000


Pulayan
4,600


Rajput (Hindu traditions)
2,200


Rajput (Muslim traditions)
1,500


Sali, Seriyar
3,400


Samban
1,400


© Copyrighted Photo
Sayyid
50,000


Shaikh
204,000


Sindhi (Muslim traditions)
1,000


Sonar (Hindu traditions)
6,300


Sri Lanka Moor
486,000


Sri Lankan Tamil
9,500


Syrian Christian
700


Tamil (Muslim traditions)
1,157,000


Teli (Hindu traditions)
4,800


Valluvan
3,000


Vannan (Hindu traditions)
26,000


Vanniyan
37,000


Vedda
300


Vellalan
31,000


Viswakarma
7,300


Wahumpura
8,324,000


Yadav (Hindu traditions)
7,400

Sri Lanka People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Sri Lanka – Languages
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Definitions:
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Language
(click Language name for details)
Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spokenacm11NT
Bengaliben22Complete
Gujaratiguj33Complete
Hindihin33Complete
Japanesejpn11Complete
Javanesejav11Complete
Konkaniknn10Complete
Language unknownxxx10Unspecified
Malayalammal41Complete
Maldiviandiv11Portions
Morisyenmfe10NT
Punjabi, Easternpan11Complete
Punjabi, Westernpnb33NT
Sindhisnd11Complete
Sinhalasin4616Complete
Sri Lankan Malay Creolesci11Trans Needed
Sri Lankan Sign Languagesqs10Portions
Tamiltam8130Complete
Telugutel44Complete
Urduurd44Complete
Totals: 20 161 73   18 13 17 17 0
Data Notes
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Sri Lanka – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.0 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Sri Lanka – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Sri Lanka. Ministries in the Sri Lanka section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Asia, South section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Sri Lanka   Ministries in Asia, South
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Sri Lanka – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 21,423,000
Percent Urbanization 19 %
Total People Groups 161
Unreached People Groups 73
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Sinhala
Secondary National LanguageEnglish
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Professing Christian 7.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical Unknown  [2]
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.766 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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