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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 Dravida9,801,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Adi Dravida
Adiyan18,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Adiyan
Agamudaiyan873,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Agamudaiyan
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar1,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Agamudaiyan Nattaman662,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Agamudaiyan Udayar8,5002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Alavan7,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Ambalavasi Kambalattu2,900Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker11,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Ambattan182,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Ambattan15,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Arwa Mala100,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Arwa Mala
Bharathar76,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Brahmin Indian Tamil31,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Chackaravar39,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Chakkiliyan1,324,0002 200.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Chakkiliyan
Chayakkaran41,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Christian1,226,0003 500.0 % ChristianityCNN25bP
Christian
Devendrakulathan83,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Devendrakulathan
Eravallan7,700Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Gowdali500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23d 
Hill Pulayan101,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Hill Pulayan
Idayan79,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Indian Tamil9,7002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Irular229,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Irular
Kadaiyar18,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kadar3,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kadar
Kaikolan2,490,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kaikolan
Kallan1,276,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Karaiyar187,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Karumpuram100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kattunayakan69,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25r 
Kavara71,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kavathi25,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kepmaris1,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kochu Velan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koliyan14,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koracha, caste79,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23aP
Koracha, caste
Koviar199,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koviyar1,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koya700Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kuda Korava1,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kudumban75,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kudumban
Kunnavan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kuravan489,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23bP
Kuravan
Madappalli7002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Maha Malasar300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malai Pandaram4,700Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malai Vellala200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malasar8,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Maniyattikkaran5,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Mannan, tribal9,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Marakkalage8,900Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23c 
Marakkan (Christian traditions)5,0003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Marakkan (Hindu traditions)8,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Marakkan (Muslim traditions)700Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23c 
Marakkan Kayalam300Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23b 
Maravan3,222,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Maravan
Maravar83,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Melakkaran100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Mukkuvar40,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Mutali41,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Muthuvan27,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Muthuvan
Nadar (Christian traditions)1,272,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Nadar (Hindu traditions)2,989,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Nadar (Hindu traditions)
Nalavar43,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Nanjil Mudali6002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Navithan806,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Oochan1,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Osta (Nasuva)8,200Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23c 
Paliyan10,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Paliyan
Palla30,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Pallan3,356,0002 200.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Pallan
Pallar67,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Palliwilli2,2002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Palliyan7,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Palliyar5,8002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panan246,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Panan
Pandaram28,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panditattan11,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panisavan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panna30,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Pannadi19,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Pannadi
Paraiyan3,199,0002 200.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Paraiyan
Paraiyar68,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Parala500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Pondicherry Catholic43,0003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Primanar69,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Puthirai Vannan43,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Puthirai Vannan
Sahari100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Sali Pattariyan3,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Samban52,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Samban
Sayankulam1,100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Semman6,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Siviyar5002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Sri Lanka Moor689,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23cP
Sri Lanka Moor
Sri Lankan Tamil8,7002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Tamil (Christian traditions)51,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23cP
Tamil (Christian traditions)
Tamil (Hindu traditions)2,704,0004 17211.8 % HinduismCNN23cP
Tamil (Hindu traditions)
Tamil (Muslim traditions)4,285,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN23cP
Tamil (Muslim traditions)
Tamil, Jaffna32,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Tamil, Jaffna
Tattar5,4002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Thacher3,1002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Thanakavar2,4002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Thimilar20,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Tholuva Naicker9003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23bP
Tholuva Naicker
Thurumber6002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Tiruvalluvar2,700Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Toda2,2002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23zP
Toda
Valluvan133,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Valluvan
Vaniyan947,0002 200.0 % HinduismCNN25 
Vannan1,028,0002 200.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Vannan
Vannar16,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vanniyan12,535,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Vanniyan
Vanniyan Agnikula570,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kalingi35,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kallaveli156,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kamakshiamma92,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kotton13,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Thigala46,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyar96,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vathiriyan5,9003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23cP
Vathiriyan
Vellalan2,556,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vellalan Isai140,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Kongu21,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Mudaliar41,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Nanchilnattu196,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Nanjanad196,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Pattanavan9,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Sozhia147,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Tondamandalam209,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Virakodi117,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalar1,130,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettakkaran5,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettar3,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettiyan4,500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettuvan Gounder1,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Viswakarma7,641,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23dP
Viswakarma
Yatagiri200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Totals:  140 Peoples 71,712,000 93 2 186 98 52.7 %  Hinduism   36
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 52.7 % 44,125,000 61.5 %
  2 - Minimally reached 64 34.4 % 22,662,000 31.6 %
  3 - Superficially reached 14 7.5 % 2,672,000 3.7 %
  4 - Partially reached 10 5.4 % 2,252,000 3.1 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 186   71,712,000  


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
9,801,000
in 1 Country


Adiyan
18,000
in 1 Country


Agamudaiyan
873,000
in 2 Countries


Arwa Mala
100,000
in 1 Country


Chakkiliyan
1,324,000
in 2 Countries


Christian
1,226,000
in 5 Countries


Devendrakulathan
83,000
in 1 Country


Hill Pulayan
101,000
in 1 Country


Irular
229,000
in 1 Country


Kadar
3,800
in 1 Country


Kaikolan
2,490,000
in 2 Countries


Koracha, caste
79,000
in 1 Country


Kudumban
75,000
in 1 Country


Kuravan
489,000
in 2 Countries


Maravan
3,222,000
in 2 Countries


Muthuvan
27,000
in 1 Country


Nadar (Hindu traditions)
2,989,000
in 2 Countries


Paliyan
10,000
in 1 Country


Pallan
3,356,000
in 2 Countries


Panan
246,000
in 2 Countries


Pannadi
19,000
in 1 Country


Paraiyan
3,199,000
in 2 Countries


Puthirai Vannan
43,000
in 1 Country


Samban
52,000
in 2 Countries


Sri Lanka Moor
689,000
in 1 Country


Tamil (Christian traditions)
51,000
in 2 Countries


Tamil (Hindu traditions)
2,704,000
in 17 Countries


Tamil (Muslim traditions)
4,285,000
in 2 Countries


Tamil, Jaffna
32,000
in 1 Country


Tholuva Naicker
900
in 1 Country


Toda
2,200
in 1 Country


Valluvan
133,000
in 2 Countries


Vannan
1,028,000
in 2 Countries


Vanniyan
12,535,000
in 2 Countries


Vathiriyan
5,900
in 1 Country


Viswakarma
7,641,000
in 2 Countries

Tamil People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Tamil Cluster – Languages
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Definitions:
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Language
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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
Hindihin11Complete
Irulairu11Portions
Kadarkej11Trans Needed
Kannadakan11Complete
Kotakfe11Portions
Language unknownxxx11Unspecified
Malayalammal99Complete
Nepalinpi11Complete
Punjabi, Westernpnb11NT
Tamiltam164164Complete
Telugutel33Complete
Todatcx11NT
Totals: 13 186 186   11 7 9 12 6
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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 71,712,000
Peoples (by Country) 186
Gateway / Largest People Vanniyan
Languages 13
Largest Language Tamil
Primary Religion Hinduism
% Professing Christian 8.5%
% Evangelical 0.1%
Cluster Progress Level 2 

Peoples Count   Population  
Peoples (by Country) 186   71,712,000  
Peoples in 10/40 Window 175 (94.1%) 71,243,000 (99.3%)
Unreached Peoples 98 (52.7%) 44,125,000 (61.5%)

Regions Peoples   Population  
Australia and Pacific2(1.1%)88,000(0.1%)
East and Southern Africa3(1.6%)76,000(0.1%)
Middle East and North Africa4(2.2%)233,000(0.3%)
North America and Caribbean3(1.6%)123,000(0.2%)
South Asia166(89.2%)68,924,000(96.1%)
Southeast Asia6(3.2%)2,204,000(3.1%)
Western Europe2(1.1%)64,000(0.1%)

Resources Peoples   Population  
Complete Bible 180 (96.8%) 71,332,000 (99.5%)
New Testament 182 (97.8%) 71,451,000 (99.6%)
Portions 184 (98.9%) 71,681,000 (100.0%)
Online Audio NT 182 (97.8%) 71,588,000 (99.8%)
Jesus Film 182 (97.8%) 71,678,000 (100.0%)
Gospel Recordings 185 (99.5%) 71,685,000 (100.0%)
 
Vanniyan

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