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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
 
Agamudaiyan17,000Y13.59 %2 HinduismTamilP
Agamudaiyan
M
Agamudaiyan of Sri Lanka
T
Agamudaiyan Nattaman8,500Y14.65 %2 HinduismTamil   
Ahinkuntaya60,000Y6.52 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Ambalavasi16,000Y14.98 %2 HinduismTamil M
Ambalavasi of Sri Lanka
T
Ambattan15,000Y14.49 %2 HinduismTamil   
Ansari1,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUrduP
Ansari
M
Ansari of Sri Lanka
 
Arab5,1000.00 %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
 
Arayan900Y11.33 %2 HinduismMalayalam M
Arayan of Sri Lanka
 
Badahala112,000Y7.52 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Baloch900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUrduP
Baloch
M
Baloch of Sri Lanka
T
Bania16,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Bania
M
Bania of Sri Lanka
T
Bania Agarwal20,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismGujaratiP
Bania Agarwal
M
Bania Agarwal of Sri Lanka
T
Bania Chetti6,300Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Bania Chetti
M
Bania Chetti of Sri Lanka
T
Bania Mahajan1,300Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismHindi M
Bania Mahajan of Sri Lanka
T
Bania Mahesri1,900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismMarwariP
Bania Mahesri
M
Bania Mahesri of Sri Lanka
T
Bania Porwal1,800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismMarwariP
Bania Porwal
M
Bania Porwal of Sri Lanka
T
Banjara (Hindu traditions)800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismHindiP
Banjara (Hindu traditions)
M
Banjara (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Batgama373,000Y1.48 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Berava365,000Y6.56 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Bharathar (Christian traditi2,200Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil   
Bharathar (Hindu traditions)600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamil M
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Bintanna6,700Y5.05 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Bodhivansha15,000Y6.02 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Bohra1,900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamGujaratiP
Bohra
M
Bohra of Sri Lanka
T
Boya16,000Y14.00 %2 HinduismTamilP
Boya
M
Boya of Sri Lanka
 
Brahmin101,000Y0.23 %1 HinduismTamilP
Brahmin
M
Brahmin of Sri Lanka
T
Brahmin Indian Tamil31,000Y0.45 %1 HinduismTamil  T
Burgher50,000Y86.78 %3 ChristianitySinhalaP
Burgher
  
Burmese6000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismBurmeseP
Burmese
 T
Chakkiliyan (Christian tradi4,700Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil   
Chakkiliyan (Hindu tradition27,000Y0.11 %1 HinduismTamilP
Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions)
M
Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Chinese, general7000.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsLanguage unknownP
Chinese, general
 T
Christian26,000Y100.00 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknownP
Christian
M
Christian of Sri Lanka
 
Couratto6,800Y1.72 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Deaf107,000Y8.38 %2 BuddhismSri Lankan Sign Language   
Demala Gattara8,000Y7.52 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Dhobi (Hindu traditions)10,000Y1.22 %1 HinduismTamilP
Dhobi (Hindu traditions)
M
Dhobi (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Divehi1,900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamMaldivian  T
Dodda-Weddah37,000Y6.50 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Durava715,000Y8.12 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Gahala11,000Y0.78 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Gattara750,000Y6.74 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Gauraykwallu19,000Y3.88 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Goanese2,200Y100.00 %3 ChristianityKonkani M
Goanese of Sri Lanka
 
Govigama550,000Y6.90 %2 BuddhismSinhalaP
Govigama
  
Govigama Patti27,000Y5.28 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Govigama Radala27,000Y5.27 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Hajam4,800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Hajam
M
Hajam of Sri Lanka
 
Hakki Pikki1,200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTeluguP
Hakki Pikki
  
Handi1,700Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Hannali329,000Y6.85 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Hanomoreyo5,300Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Heeri17,000Y1.59 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Henawalayo19,000Y3.71 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Hinna239,000Y6.70 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Hunna89,000Y6.49 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Idayan9,100Y12.72 %2 HinduismTamil M
Idayan of Sri Lanka
 
Ilavan73,000Y0.09 %1 HinduismTamilP
Ilavan
M
Ilavan of Sri Lanka
 
Ilavan Christian10,000Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil   
Indian Tamil9,600Y36.16 %2 HinduismTamil   
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
 
Jat (Muslim traditions)1,700Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamPunjabi, WesternP
Jat (Muslim traditions)
M
Jat (Muslim traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Javanese8,4000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamJavaneseP
Javanese
  
Kadaiyan1,000Y7.45 %2 HinduismTamil   
Kaikolan78,000Y12.52 %2 HinduismTamilP
Kaikolan
M
Kaikolan of Sri Lanka
 
Kallan17,000Y9.12 %2 HinduismTamil M
Kallan of Sri Lanka
 
Kapu1,300Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTeluguP
Kapu
M
Kapu of Sri Lanka
 
Karaiyar192,000Y15.81 %2 HinduismTamil   
Karava1,063,000Y7.40 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Kasar (Hindu traditions)3,300Y7.95 %2 HinduismTamilP
Kasar (Hindu traditions)
M
Kasar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Kiddea15,000Y6.10 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Kinnara28,000Y0.46 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Konta Durayi1,900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Koviar208,000Y17.02 %2 HinduismTamil   
Koviyar1,100Y15.77 %2 HinduismTamil   
Kumhar (Hindu traditions)6,200Y9.55 %2 HinduismTamilP
Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
M
Kumhar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Kuravan (Christian tradition500Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil   
Kuravan (Hindu traditions)4,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Kuravan (Hindu traditions)
M
Kuravan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Kustarogiyo15,000Y5.31 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Lohar (Hindu traditions)900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismHindiP
Lohar (Hindu traditions)
M
Lohar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Madappalli800Y12.42 %2 HinduismTamil   
Madari (Muslim traditions)500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUrdu M
Madari (Muslim traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Mahishya600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Mahishya
M
Mahishya of Sri Lanka
 
Malay, Javar51,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamSri Lankan Creole MalayP
Malay, Javar
M
Malay, Javar of Sri Lanka
T
Malayali700Y11.02 %2 HinduismMalayalamP
Malayali
M
Malayali of Sri Lanka
T
Malayan, caste1,500Y12.08 %2 HinduismMalayalam   
Mangala700Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTeluguP
Mangala
M
Mangala of Sri Lanka
 
Mappila11,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamMalayalamP
Mappila
M
Mappila of Sri Lanka
 
Marakkalage8,700Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamil   
Maravan98,000Y13.51 %2 HinduismTamilP
Maravan
M
Maravan of Sri Lanka
T
Maravar85,000Y16.49 %2 HinduismTamil   
Mauritian3,80045.11 %2 HinduismMorisyen   
Memon2,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamGujaratiP
Memon
M
Memon of Sri Lanka
T
Moghal1,100Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUrduP
Moghal
M
Moghal of Sri Lanka
 
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions)1,100Y2.78 %1 HinduismTamil M
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Mukkuvar41,000Y18.51 %2 HinduismTamil   
Nadar (Christian traditions)8,900Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil   
Nadar (Hindu traditions)25,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Nadar (Hindu traditions)
M
Nadar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Nair4,000Y0.51 %1 HinduismTamilP
Nair
M
Nair of Sri Lanka
 
Nalavar44,000Y15.42 %2 HinduismTamil   
Namassej (Hindu traditions)500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
Namassej (Hindu traditions)
M
Namassej (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Navait17,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamil M
Navait of Sri Lanka
 
Navandanna1,144,000Y7.28 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Navithan21,000Y13.76 %2 HinduismTamilP
Navithan
M
Navithan of Sri Lanka
 
Oli30,000Y5.20 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Osta (Nasuva)8,100Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamil   
Palla32,000Y15.91 %2 HinduismTamil   
Pallan (Christian traditions6,700Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil   
Pallan (Hindu traditions)46,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Pallan (Hindu traditions)
M
Pallan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Pallar68,000Y16.04 %2 HinduismTamil   
Palliwilli2,200Y15.08 %2 HinduismTamil   
Pamunu30,000Y5.38 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Panar5,000Y11.96 %2 HinduismTamilP
Panar
M
Panar of Sri Lanka
 
Panna32,000Y16.38 %2 HinduismTamil   
Pannikki240,000Y6.62 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Paraiyan (Christian traditio16,000Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil   
Paraiyan (Hindu traditions)101,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Paraiyan (Hindu traditions)
M
Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Paraiyar69,000Y15.03 %2 HinduismTamil   
Paravan (Hindu traditions)1,800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamil M
Paravan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Parsee7000.00 %0.00 %1 Other / SmallGujaratiP
Parsee
M
Parsee of Sri Lanka
T
Pashtun, Pathan41,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Pashtun, Pathan
M
Pashtun, Pathan of Sri Lanka
T
Pidayne Danno8,700Y3.51 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Porowakara58,000Y5.08 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Primanar71,000Y3.07 %1 HinduismTamil   
Pulayan4,500Y11.79 %2 HinduismTamilP
Pulayan
M
Pulayan of Sri Lanka
 
Radava359,000Y7.36 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Radayo1,700Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Rajaka148,000Y7.03 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Rajput (Hindu traditions)2,200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismHindiP
Rajput (Hindu traditions)
M
Rajput (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Rajput (Muslim traditions)1,500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamPunjabi, WesternP
Rajput (Muslim traditions)
M
Rajput (Muslim traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Rodiya18,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala  T
Salagama308,000Y12.16 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Sali, Seriyar3,300Y10.94 %2 HinduismTamilP
Sali, Seriyar
M
Sali, Seriyar of Sri Lanka
 
Samban1,400Y8.03 %2 HinduismTamilP
Samban
M
Samban of Sri Lanka
 
Sayyid49,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Sayyid
M
Sayyid of Sri Lanka
 
Semman, Sempadawar1,100Y6.25 %2 HinduismTamil   
Shaikh199,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Shaikh
M
Shaikh of Sri Lanka
 
Silpi3,300Y10.80 %2 HinduismTamil   
Sindhi (Muslim traditions)1,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamSindhiP
Sindhi (Muslim traditions)
 T
Sinhalese182,000Y6.81 %2 BuddhismSinhala   
Siviyar500Y16.00 %2 HinduismTamil   
Sonar (Hindu traditions)6,200Y1.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Sonar (Hindu traditions)
M
Sonar (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Sri Lanka Chetti6,800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamil   
Sri Lanka Moor673,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Sri Lanka Moor
M
Sri Lanka Moor of Sri Lanka
T
Sri Lankan Tamil9,300Y37.72 %2 HinduismTamil   
Syrian Christian700Y100.00 %3 ChristianityMalayalamP
Syrian Christian
M
Syrian Christian of Sri Lanka
 
Tamil (Muslim traditions)1,125,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamilP
Tamil (Muslim traditions)
M
Tamil (Muslim traditions) of Sri Lanka
T
Tattar5,800Y12.06 %2 HinduismTamil   
Teli (Hindu traditions)4,700Y6.93 %2 HinduismTamilP
Teli (Hindu traditions)
M
Teli (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Thacher3,100Y9.83 %2 HinduismTamil   
Thanakavar2,400Y9.53 %2 HinduismTamil   
Thimilar21,000Y15.42 %2 HinduismTamil   
Thurumber1,000Y13.98 %2 HinduismTamil   
Tondagattan1,500Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Valluvan3,000Y9.86 %2 HinduismTamilP
Valluvan
M
Valluvan of Sri Lanka
 
Vaniyan17,000Y12.77 %2 HinduismTamil   
Vannan (Christian traditions3,600Y100.00 %3 ChristianityTamil   
Vannan (Hindu traditions)25,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Vannan (Hindu traditions)
M
Vannan (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Vannar17,000Y14.49 %2 HinduismTamil   
Vanniyan36,000Y12.06 %2 HinduismTamilP
Vanniyan
M
Vanniyan of Sri Lanka
 
Vanniyar99,000Y15.46 %2 HinduismTamil   
Vedda300Y50.00 %2 ChristianityVeddahP
Vedda
 T
Velakkithalanayan700Y12.08 %2 HinduismMalayalam M
Velakkithalanayan of Sri Lanka
 
Vellalan30,000Y12.47 %2 HinduismTamil M
Vellalan of Sri Lanka
T
Vellalar1,157,000Y14.80 %2 HinduismTamil   
Vellidura1,200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Vettar3,000Y8.86 %2 HinduismTamil   
Viswakarma7,100Y2.80 %1 HinduismTamilP
Viswakarma
M
Viswakarma of Sri Lanka
T
Wahumpura8,095,000Y7.01 %2 BuddhismSinhalaP
Wahumpura
 T
Yadav (Hindu traditions)7,200Y0.85 %1 HinduismTamilP
Yadav (Hindu traditions)
M
Yadav (Hindu traditions) of Sri Lanka
 
Yamannu76,000Y3.68 %1 BuddhismSinhala   
Total People Groups:   174 21,198,000 166     79      72 74 33
Unclassified / Other Individuals 126,000  
UN Country Population (2019) 21,324,000  
Other reported groups:  51  
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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 79 45.4 % 3,416,000 16.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 83 47.7 % 17,651,000 83.3 %
  3 - Superficially reached 12 6.9 % 132,000 0.6 %
  4 - Partially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 174   21,198,000  


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
17,000


Ansari
1,000


Arab
5,100


Arain (Muslim traditions)
600


Baloch
900


Bania
16,000


Bania Agarwal
20,000


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Bania Chetti
6,300


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Bania Mahesri
1,900


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Bania Porwal
1,800


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Banjara (Hindu traditions)
800


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Bohra
1,900


Boya
16,000


Brahmin
101,000


Burgher
50,000


Burmese
600


Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions)
27,000


Chinese, general
700


Christian
26,000


Dhobi (Hindu traditions)
10,000


Govigama
550,000


Hajam
4,800


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Hakki Pikki
1,200


Ilavan
73,000


Japanese
2,300


Jat (Hindu traditions)
1,600


Jat (Muslim traditions)
1,700


Javanese
8,400


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Kaikolan
78,000


Kapu
1,300


Kasar (Hindu traditions)
3,300


Kumhar (Hindu traditions)
6,200


Kuravan (Hindu traditions)
4,000


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Lohar (Hindu traditions)
900


Mahishya
600


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Malay, Javar
51,000


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Malayali
700


Mangala
700


Mappila
11,000


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Maravan
98,000


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Memon
2,000


Moghal
1,100


Nadar (Hindu traditions)
25,000


Nair
4,000


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Namassej (Hindu traditions)
500


Navithan
21,000


Pallan (Hindu traditions)
46,000


Panar
5,000


Paraiyan (Hindu traditions)
101,000


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Parsee
700


Pashtun, Pathan
41,000


Pulayan
4,500


Rajput (Hindu traditions)
2,200


Rajput (Muslim traditions)
1,500


Sali, Seriyar
3,300


Samban
1,400


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Sayyid
49,000


Shaikh
199,000


Sindhi (Muslim traditions)
1,000


Sonar (Hindu traditions)
6,200


Sri Lanka Moor
673,000


Syrian Christian
700


Tamil (Muslim traditions)
1,125,000


Teli (Hindu traditions)
4,700


Valluvan
3,000


Vannan (Hindu traditions)
25,000


Vanniyan
36,000


Vedda
300


Viswakarma
7,100


Wahumpura
8,095,000


Yadav (Hindu traditions)
7,200

Sri Lanka People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Sri Lanka – Languages
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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
Burmesemya11Complete
Gujaratiguj44Complete
Hindihin44Complete
Japanesejpn11Complete
Javanesejav11Complete
Konkaniknn10Complete
Language unknownxxx21Unspecified
Malayalammal61Complete
Maldiviandiv11Portions
Marwarirwr22NT
Morisyenmfe10NT
Punjabi, Easternpan11Complete
Punjabi, Westernpnb33NT
Sindhisnd11Complete
Sinhalasin4516Complete
Sri Lankan Creole Malaysci11Trans Needed
Sri Lankan Sign Languagesqs10Trans Started
Tamiltam8630Complete
Telugutel44Complete
Urduurd44Complete
Veddahved10Unspecified
Totals: 23 174 79   19 15 19 19 12
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.
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Sri Lanka – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 21,198,000
Percent Urbanization 19 %
Total People Groups 174
Unreached People Groups 79
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Sinhala
Secondary National LanguageEnglish
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Professing Christian 7.6%  [1]
Percent Evangelical Unknown  [2]
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking 46 (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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