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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 Andhra Christian27,0003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23 
Adi Dravida8,608,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Adi Dravida
Adi Dravida Christian566,0003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23 
Adiyan17,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Adiyan
Agamudaiyan887,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Agamudaiyan
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar1,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Agamudaiyan Nattaman670,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Agamudaiyan Udayar8,6002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Alavan7,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Ambalavasi Kambalattu2,900Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker11,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Ambattan15,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Ambattan183,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Arwa Mala95,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Arwa Mala
Bharathar (Christian traditions)40,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23 
Bharathar (Hindu traditions)13,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Brahmin Indian Tamil30,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Chackaravar39,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions)123,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23 
Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions)889,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions)
Chayakkaran42,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Christian1,255,0003 500.0 % ChristianityCNN25bP
Christian
Devendrakulathan88,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Devendrakulathan
Eravallan7,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Gowdali500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23d 
Hill Pulayan102,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Hill Pulayan
Idayan80,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Indian Tamil9,5002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Irular225,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Irular
Kadaiyan15,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kadan4,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kadan
Kaikolan2,504,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kaikolan
Kallan1,291,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Karaiyar189,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Karumpuram200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kattunayakan67,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN25r 
Kavara74,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kavathi25,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kepmaris1,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kochu Velan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koliyan8,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koracha, caste78,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23aP
Koracha, caste
Kota800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koviar205,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Koviyar1,1002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kuda Korava1,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kudumban32,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Kudumban
Kunnavan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Kuravan (Christian traditions)16,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23 
Kuravan (Hindu traditions)432,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23bP
Kuravan (Hindu traditions)
Madappalli8002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Madari (Hindu traditions)260,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23 
Maha Malasar300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malai Pandaram4,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malai Vellala200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Malasar9,800Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Maniyattikkaran5,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Mannan, tribal10,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Marakkalage8,500Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23c 
Marakkan (Christian traditions)5,1003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Marakkan (Hindu traditions)8,900Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Marakkan (Muslim traditions)800Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23c 
Marakkan Kayalam300Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23b 
Maravan3,252,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Maravan
Maravar84,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Melakkaran100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Mukkuvar41,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Mutali41,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Muthuvan25,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Muthuvan
Nadar (Christian traditions)1,280,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Nadar (Hindu traditions)3,008,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Nadar (Hindu traditions)
Nalavar43,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Nanjil Mudali6002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Navithan811,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Oochan1,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Osta (Nasuva)7,900Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23c 
Paliyan10,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Paliyan
Palla31,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Pallan (Christian traditions)469,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23 
Pallan (Hindu traditions)2,521,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Pallan (Hindu traditions)
Pallar67,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Palliwilli2,2002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Palliyan6,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Palliyar5,9002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panan239,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Panan
Pandaram28,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panditattan11,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panisavan200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Panna31,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Pannadi7,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Pannadi
Paraiyan (Christian traditions)807,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23 
Paraiyan (Hindu traditions)2,307,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Paraiyan (Hindu traditions)
Paraiyar68,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Parala500Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Paravan (Christian traditions)38,0003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23 
Pondicherry Catholic43,0003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23c 
Primanar70,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Puthirai Vannan30,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Puthirai Vannan
Sahari200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Sali Pattariyan3,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Samban22,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Samban
Sayankulam1,100Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Semman6,100Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Siviyar5002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Sri Lanka Moor662,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCNN23cP
Sri Lanka Moor
Sri Lankan Tamil9,1002 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)4,295,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamCNN23cP
Tamil (Muslim traditions)
Tamil, Jaffna32,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Tamil, Jaffna
Tattar5,7002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Thacher3,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Thanakavar2,4002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Thimilar20,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Tholuva Naicker9003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23bP
Tholuva Naicker
Thurumber9002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Tiruvalluvar1,600Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Toda2,3002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23zP
Toda
Valluvan120,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Valluvan
Vaniyan953,0002 200.0 % HinduismCNN25 
Vannan (Christian traditions)142,0003 200.0 % ChristianityCNN23 
Vannan (Hindu traditions)895,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Vannan (Hindu traditions)
Vannar16,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vanniyan12,623,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Vanniyan
Vanniyan Agnikula586,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kalingi36,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kamakshiamma93,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Kotton16,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyan Thigala46,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vanniyar97,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vathiriyan (Christian traditions)5,0003 100.0 % ChristianityCNN23 
Vathiriyan (Hindu traditions)9,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23cP
Vathiriyan (Hindu traditions)
Vellalan2,584,000Y1 2150.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vellalan Isai141,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Kongu21,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Mudaliar41,000Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Vellalan Nanchilnattu198,0002 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 
Vellalar1,137,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettakkaran5,300Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettar3,0002 100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettiyan400Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Vettuvan Gounder1,200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23b 
Viswakarma7,685,000Y1 22100.0 % HinduismCNN23dP
Viswakarma
Yatagiri200Y1 11100.0 % HinduismCNN23c 
Totals:  150 Peoples 70,648,000 99 2 202 110 54.5 %  Hinduism   37
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 110 54.5 % 59,538,000 84.3 %
  2 - Minimally reached 55 27.2 % 3,999,000 5.7 %
  3 - Superficially reached 27 13.4 % 4,859,000 6.9 %
  4 - Partially reached 10 5.0 % 2,252,000 3.2 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 202   70,648,000  


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
8,608,000
in 1 Country


Adiyan
17,000
in 1 Country


Agamudaiyan
887,000
in 2 Countries


Arwa Mala
95,000
in 1 Country


Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions)
889,000
in 2 Countries


Christian
1,255,000
in 5 Countries


Devendrakulathan
88,000
in 1 Country


Hill Pulayan
102,000
in 1 Country


Irular
225,000
in 1 Country


Kadan
4,200
in 1 Country


Kaikolan
2,504,000
in 2 Countries


Koracha, caste
78,000
in 1 Country


Kudumban
32,000
in 1 Country


Kuravan (Hindu traditions)
432,000
in 2 Countries


Maravan
3,252,000
in 2 Countries


Muthuvan
25,000
in 1 Country


Nadar (Hindu traditions)
3,008,000
in 2 Countries


Paliyan
10,000
in 1 Country


Pallan (Hindu traditions)
2,521,000
in 2 Countries


Panan
239,000
in 2 Countries


Pannadi
7,200
in 1 Country


Paraiyan (Hindu traditions)
2,307,000
in 2 Countries


Puthirai Vannan
30,000
in 1 Country


Samban
22,000
in 2 Countries


Sri Lanka Moor
662,000
in 1 Country


Tamil (Christian traditions)
51,000
in 2 Countries


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


Tamil (Muslim traditions)
4,295,000
in 2 Countries


Tamil, Jaffna
32,000
in 1 Country


Tholuva Naicker
900
in 1 Country


Toda
2,300
in 1 Country


Valluvan
120,000
in 2 Countries


Vannan (Hindu traditions)
895,000
in 2 Countries


Vanniyan
12,623,000
in 2 Countries


Vathiriyan (Hindu traditions)
9,300
in 1 Country


Viswakarma
7,685,000
in 2 Countries

Tamil People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Tamil Cluster – Languages
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Language
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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
Kannadakan11Complete
Kotakfe11Portions
Language unknownxxx11Unspecified
Malayalammal1010Complete
Nepalinpi11Complete
Punjabi, Westernpnb11NT
Tamiltam179179Complete
Telugutel44Complete
Todatcx11NT
Totals: 12 202 202   11 7 9 11 6
Data Notes
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People Selector:
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 70,648,000
Peoples (by Country) 202
Gateway / Largest People Vanniyan
Languages 12
Largest Language Tamil
Primary Religion Hinduism
% Professing Christian 8.5%
% Evangelical 0.1%
Cluster Progress Level 2 

Peoples Count   Population  
Peoples (by Country) 202   70,648,000  
Peoples in 10/40 Window 191 (94.6%) 70,179,000 (99.3%)
Unreached Peoples 110 (54.5%) 59,538,000 (84.3%)

Regions Peoples   Population  
Africa, East and Southern3(1.5%)76,000(0.1%)
Africa, North and Middle East4(2.0%)233,000(0.3%)
America, North and Caribbean3(1.5%)123,000(0.2%)
Asia, South182(90.1%)67,860,000(96.1%)
Asia, Southeast6(3.0%)2,204,000(3.1%)
Australia and Pacific2(1.0%)88,000(0.1%)
Europe, Western2(1.0%)64,000(0.1%)

Resources Peoples   Population  
Complete Bible 197 (97.5%) 70,277,000 (99.5%)
New Testament 199 (98.5%) 70,396,000 (99.6%)
Portions 201 (99.5%) 70,622,000 (100.0%)
Online Audio NT 199 (98.5%) 70,533,000 (99.8%)
Jesus Film 199 (98.5%) 70,619,000 (100.0%)
Gospel Recordings 201 (99.5%) 70,622,000 (100.0%)
 
Vanniyan

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