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Adi AndhraTelugu800300Y1.0 300-----
Agamudaiyan NattamanTamil8,7004,700N2.0 4,100--600--
Agamudaiyan unspecifiedTamil9,2009,300N2.0 8,100--1,200--
AhinkuntayaSinhala62,0007,400N2.0 --7,30080--
AmbalavasiTamil16,0005,100N2.0 4,500--600--
AmbattanTamil15,0001,100N2.0 1,100-----
AnsariUrdu1,000300Y1.0 -300----
ArabArabic, Mesopotamian Spoken5,200800Y1.0 -800----
Arain (Muslim traditions)Punjabi, Western60050Y1.0 -50----
BadahalaSinhala115,00014,000N2.0 --13,000200--
BalochUrdu90080Y1.0 -80----
Bania ChettiTelugu6,400200Y1.0 200-----
Bania unspecifiedTamil9,6004,600Y1.0 4,600-----
Banjara (Hindu traditionsHindi800300Y1.0 300-----
BatgamaSinhala384,00093,000Y1.0 --92,000800--
BeravaSinhala375,00045,000N2.0 --44,000800--
Bharathar (Christian tradTamil1,40040N3.0 ---40--
Bharathar (Hindu traditioTamil40010Y1.0 10-----
BintannaSinhala6,900800N2.0 --800---
BodhivanshaSinhala15,0001,800N2.0 --1,800---
BohraGujarati2,000200Y1.0 -200----
BoyaTamil17,0009,500N2.0 8,400--1,200--
Brahmin Indian TamilTamil32,00018,000Y1.0 18,000--60--
Brahmin unspecifiedTamil4,40023,000Y1.0 23,000--60--
BurgherSinhala46,0003,600N3.0 --3003,200-60
Chakkiliyan (Christian trTamil4,9002,400N3.0 ---2,400--
Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditTamil27,00016,000Y1.0 16,000--30--
ChristianUnknown27,000900N3.0 ---900--
CourattoSinhala7,0002,300Y1.0 --2,30040--
Dhobi (Hindu traditions)Tamil11,0006,400Y1.0 6,400--50--
Dodda-WeddahSinhala38,0007,500N2.0 --7,400100--
GahalaSinhala11,0002,300Y1.0 --2,300---
GattaraSinhala772,00092,000N2.0 --91,0001,700--
GauraykwalluSinhala19,0002,900Y1.0 --2,90030--
GoaneseKonkani2,30040N3.0 ---40--
GovigamaSinhala566,00064,000N2.0 --63,0001,000--
Govigama PattiSinhala28,0003,400N2.0 --3,30030--
Govigama RadalaSinhala28,0003,400N2.0 --3,30030--
HajamTamil4,9001,100Y1.0 -1,100----
Hakki PikkiTelugu1,200800Y1.0 800-----
HandiSinhala1,800900Y1.0 --900---
HannaliSinhala339,00040,000N2.0 --39,000800--
HanomoreyoSinhala5,400900Y1.0 --900---
HeeriSinhala17,0006,900Y1.0 --6,800100--
HenawalayoSinhala19,0003,000Y1.0 --2,90020--
HinnaSinhala246,00030,000N2.0 --30,000600--
HunnaSinhala92,00011,000N2.0 --11,000200--
IdayanTamil9,4004,100N2.0 3,600--500--
IlavanTamil70,00036,000Y1.0 36,000--40--
Ilavan ChristianTamil11,0005,700N3.0 ---5,700--
Indian TamilTamil9,9004,800N2.0 3,500--1,400--
JapaneseJapanese2,300400Y1.0 --300--50
Jat (Hindu traditions)Punjabi, Eastern1,600400Y1.0 400-----
Jat (Muslim traditions)Punjabi, Western1,800200Y1.0 -200----
JavaneseJavanese8,700100Y1.0 -100----
KaikolanTamil80,00043,000N2.0 37,000--5,700--
KallanTamil18,0009,600N2.0 9,100--500--
KapuTelugu1,4001,100Y1.0 1,100-----
KaraiyarTamil198,00015,000N2.0 15,000--400--
KaravaSinhala1,092,000126,000N2.0 --124,0002,800--
Kasar (Hindu traditions)Tamil3,4001,900N2.0 1,800--100--
KiddeaSinhala16,0001,900N2.0 --1,80020--
KinnaraSinhala29,0007,200Y1.0 --7,10020--
KoviarTamil214,0002,000N2.0 2,000-----
Kumhar (Hindu traditions)Tamil6,4003,700N2.0 3,400--400--
Kuravan (Hindu traditionsTamil4,1002,300Y1.0 2,300-----
KustarogiyoSinhala15,0001,900N2.0 --1,80020--
Lohar (Hindu traditions)Hindi900300Y1.0 300-----
Madari (Muslim traditionsUrdu50040Y1.0 -40----
MahishyaBengali600200Y1.0 200-----
Malay, JavarSri Lankan Malay Creole43,0003,000Y1.0 -3,000----
MalayaliMalayalam80080N2.0 80-----
Malayan, casteMalayalam1,600100N2.0 100-----
MangalaTelugu700300Y1.0 300-----
MappilaMalayalam11,0001,000Y1.0 -1,000----
MaravanTamil101,00055,000N2.0 47,000--7,100--
MaravarTamil88,0006,600N2.0 6,600--20--
MauritianMorisyen3,800100N2.0 70--40--
MemonGujarati2,100300Y1.0 -300----
MoghalUrdu1,200200Y1.0 -200----
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditionTamil1,100600Y1.0 600--30--
Nadar (Christian traditioTamil9,1005,100N3.0 ---5,100--
Nadar (Hindu traditions)Tamil26,00017,000Y1.0 17,000-----
NairTamil4,1002,200Y1.0 2,200--20--
NalavarTamil45,0003,400N2.0 3,400-----
Namassej (Hindu traditionBengali600200Y1.0 200-----
NavaitTamil17,0002,900Y1.0 -2,900----
NavandannaSinhala1,176,000137,000N2.0 --134,0002,600--
NavithanTamil22,00012,000N2.0 11,000--1,600--
OliSinhala30,0003,700N2.0 --3,60050--
Osta (Nasuva)Tamil8,300500Y1.0 -500----
PallaTamil33,0001,400N2.0 1,400--10--
Pallan (Christian traditiTamil6,9004,100N3.0 ---4,100--
Pallan (Hindu traditions)Tamil47,00028,000Y1.0 28,000-----
PallarTamil70,0004,400N2.0 4,400-----
PalliwilliTamil2,3001,100N2.0 800--200--
PamunuSinhala31,0003,700N2.0 --3,60030--
PananTamil5,1003,000N2.0 2,700--400--
PannaTamil33,000700N2.0 700-----
PannikkiSinhala247,00029,000N2.0 --29,000500--
Paraiyan (Christian tradiTamil16,0009,600N3.0 ---9,600--
Paraiyan (Hindu traditionTamil104,00061,000Y1.0 61,000-----
ParaiyarTamil71,0005,400N2.0 4,800-60020--
Paravan (Hindu traditionsTamil1,800700Y1.0 700-----
ParseeGujarati700100Y1.0 -----100
Pashtun, PathanTamil42,0007,000Y1.0 -7,000----
Pidayne DannoSinhala9,0001,100Y1.0 --1,100---
PorowakaraSinhala60,000400N2.0 --400---
PrimanarTamil73,0004,400Y1.0 4,400-----
PulayanTamil4,6002,500N2.0 2,200--300--
RadavaSinhala369,00022,000N2.0 --21,000900--
RadayoSinhala1,800900Y1.0 --900---
RajakaSinhala152,00019,000N2.0 --18,000400--
Rajput (Hindu traditions)Hindi2,200600Y1.0 600-----
Rajput (Muslim traditionsPunjabi, Western1,500200Y1.0 -200----
RodiyaSinhala18,0003,000Y1.0 --3,000---
Sali, SeriyarTamil3,4001,900N2.0 1,700--200--
SambanTamil1,400900N2.0 800--90--
SayyidTamil50,0009,200Y1.0 -9,200----
SemmanTamil1,200700N2.0 600--50--
ShaikhTamil204,00035,000Y1.0 -35,000----
SilpiTamil3,4002,000N2.0 1,800--200--
Sindhi (Muslim traditionsSindhi1,00060Y1.0 -60----
SinhaleseSinhala187,00011,000N2.0 --9,4001,300--
Sonar (Hindu traditions)Tamil6,3004,100Y1.0 4,000--60--
Sri Lanka ChettiTamil6,400200Y1.0 200-----
Sri Lanka MoorTamil486,00041,000Y1.0 -41,000----
Sri Lankan TamilTamil9,5001,000N2.0 900--30--
Syrian ChristianMalayalam70020N3.0 ---20--
Tamil (Muslim traditions)Tamil1,157,000172,000Y1.0 -172,000----
TattarTamil6,00060N2.0 60-----
Teli (Hindu traditions)Tamil4,8003,200N2.0 3,100--200--
ThacherTamil3,200200N2.0 200-----
ThanakavarTamil2,5001,400N2.0 1,200--100--
ThimilarTamil21,0001,700N2.0 1,700-----
ValluvanTamil3,0001,600N2.0 1,400--200--
VaniyanTamil17,0009,800N2.0 8,600--1,200--
Vannan (Christian traditiTamil3,8002,200N3.0 ---2,200--
Vannan (Hindu traditions)Tamil26,00015,000Y1.0 15,000-----
VannarTamil17,000400N2.0 400-----
VanniyanTamil37,00022,000N2.0 19,000--2,700--
VanniyarTamil102,0002,800N2.0 2,800--10--
VellalanTamil31,00017,000N2.0 15,000--2,400--
VellalarTamil1,191,00093,000N2.0 93,000--10--
VelliduraSinhala1,2001,200Y1.0 --1,200---
VettarTamil3,100100N2.0 100-----
ViswakarmaTamil7,3004,200Y1.0 4,100--100--
WahumpuraSinhala8,324,000941,000N2.0 --921,00020,000--
Yadav (Hindu traditions)Tamil7,4005,200Y1.0 5,100--30--
YamannuSinhala79,00019,000Y1.0 --18,000300--
State Totals:   150 People Groups   2,689,000 69   591,000 275,000 1,725,000 99,000 0 200
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