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People Name Primary Language Country Population State Population Least
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Adi AndhraTelugu800300Y1.0 300-----
AgamudaiyanTamil17,0009,600N2.0 8,300--1,200--
Agamudaiyan NattamanTamil8,5004,600N2.0 4,000--600--
AhinkuntayaSinhala60,0007,300N2.0 --7,20080--
AmbalavasiTamil16,0005,000N2.0 4,400--600--
AmbattanTamil15,0001,000N2.0 1,000-----
AnsariUrdu1,000300Y1.0 -300----
ArabArabic, Mesopotamian Spoken5,100800Y1.0 -800----
Arain (Muslim traditions)Punjabi, Western60050Y1.0 -50----
ArayanMalayalam900100N2.0 100-----
BadahalaSinhala112,00013,000N2.0 --13,000200--
BalochUrdu90080Y1.0 -80----
BaniaTamil16,0004,700Y1.0 4,700-----
Bania ChettiTelugu6,300200Y1.0 200-----
Banjara (Hindu traditionsHindi800300Y1.0 300-----
BatgamaSinhala373,00090,000Y1.0 --90,000700--
BeravaSinhala365,00044,000N2.0 --43,000800--
Bharathar (Christian tradTamil2,20040N3.0 ---40--
Bharathar (Hindu traditioTamil60010Y1.0 10-----
BintannaSinhala6,700800N2.0 --800---
BodhivanshaSinhala15,0001,800N2.0 --1,800---
BohraGujarati1,900200Y1.0 -200----
BoyaTamil16,0009,300N2.0 8,200--1,200--
BrahminTamil101,00023,000Y1.0 23,000--60--
Brahmin Indian TamilTamil31,00018,000Y1.0 18,000--60--
BurgherSinhala50,0003,500N3.0 --3003,200-60
Chakkiliyan (Christian trTamil4,7002,400N3.0 ---2,400--
Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditTamil27,00015,000Y1.0 15,000--30--
ChristianUnknown26,000900N3.0 ---900--
CourattoSinhala6,8002,200Y1.0 --2,20040--
Dhobi (Hindu traditions)Tamil10,0006,300Y1.0 6,200--50--
Dodda-WeddahSinhala37,0007,300N2.0 --7,200100--
GahalaSinhala11,0002,200Y1.0 --2,200---
GattaraSinhala750,00090,000N2.0 --88,0001,700--
GauraykwalluSinhala19,0002,900Y1.0 --2,80030--
GoaneseKonkani2,20040N3.0 ---40--
GovigamaSinhala550,00062,000N2.0 --61,0001,000--
Govigama PattiSinhala27,0003,300N2.0 --3,20030--
Govigama RadalaSinhala27,0003,300N2.0 --3,20030--
HajamTamil4,8001,100Y1.0 -1,100----
Hakki PikkiTelugu1,200800Y1.0 800-----
HandiSinhala1,700900Y1.0 --900---
HannaliSinhala329,00039,000N2.0 --38,000700--
HanomoreyoSinhala5,300900Y1.0 --900---
HeeriSinhala17,0006,800Y1.0 --6,700100--
HenawalayoSinhala19,0002,900Y1.0 --2,90020--
HinnaSinhala239,00030,000N2.0 --29,000500--
HunnaSinhala89,00011,000N2.0 --11,000200--
IdayanTamil9,1004,000N2.0 3,500--500--
IlavanTamil73,00037,000Y1.0 35,000--40--
Ilavan ChristianTamil10,0005,600N3.0 ---5,600--
Indian TamilTamil9,6004,700N2.0 3,400--1,300--
JapaneseJapanese2,300400Y1.0 --300--50
Jat (Hindu traditions)Punjabi, Eastern1,600400Y1.0 400-----
Jat (Muslim traditions)Punjabi, Western1,700200Y1.0 -200----
JavaneseJavanese8,400100Y1.0 -100----
KadaiyanTamil1,000400N2.0 400--30--
KaikolanTamil78,00042,000N2.0 36,000--5,600--
KallanTamil17,0009,300N2.0 8,800--500--
KapuTelugu1,3001,100Y1.0 1,100-----
KaraiyarTamil192,00015,000N2.0 14,000--400--
KaravaSinhala1,063,000122,000N2.0 --120,0002,700--
Kasar (Hindu traditions)Tamil3,3001,900N2.0 1,700--100--
KiddeaSinhala15,0001,800N2.0 --1,80020--
KinnaraSinhala28,0007,000Y1.0 --7,00020--
KoviarTamil208,0001,900N2.0 1,900-----
Kumhar (Hindu traditions)Tamil6,2003,600N2.0 3,300--400--
Kuravan (Christian traditTamil500300N3.0 ---300--
Kuravan (Hindu traditionsTamil4,0002,200Y1.0 2,200-----
KustarogiyoSinhala15,0001,800N2.0 --1,80020--
Lohar (Hindu traditions)Hindi900300Y1.0 300-----
Madari (Muslim traditionsUrdu50040Y1.0 -40----
MahishyaBengali600200Y1.0 200-----
Malay, JavarSri Lankan Creole Malay51,0003,000Y1.0 -3,000----
MalayaliMalayalam70080N2.0 80-----
Malayan, casteMalayalam1,500100N2.0 100-----
MangalaTelugu700300Y1.0 300-----
MappilaMalayalam11,0001,000Y1.0 -1,000----
MaravanTamil98,00053,000N2.0 46,000--7,000--
MaravarTamil85,0006,500N2.0 6,400--20--
MauritianMorisyen3,800100N2.0 70--40--
MemonGujarati2,000300Y1.0 -300----
MoghalUrdu1,100200Y1.0 -200----
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditionTamil1,100600Y1.0 600--30--
Nadar (Christian traditioTamil8,9005,000N3.0 ---5,000--
Nadar (Hindu traditions)Tamil25,00017,000Y1.0 17,000-----
NairTamil4,0002,200Y1.0 2,200--20--
NalavarTamil44,0003,300N2.0 3,300-----
Namassej (Hindu traditionBengali500200Y1.0 200-----
NavaitTamil17,0002,800Y1.0 -2,800----
NavandannaSinhala1,144,000133,000N2.0 --131,0002,600--
NavithanTamil21,00012,000N2.0 11,000--1,600--
OliSinhala30,0003,600N2.0 --3,50050--
Osta (Nasuva)Tamil8,100500Y1.0 -500----
PallaTamil32,0001,300N2.0 1,300--10--
Pallan (Christian traditiTamil6,7004,000N3.0 ---4,000--
Pallan (Hindu traditions)Tamil46,00027,000Y1.0 27,000-----
PallarTamil68,0004,300N2.0 4,300-----
PalliwilliTamil2,2001,000N2.0 800--200--
PamunuSinhala30,0003,600N2.0 --3,50030--
PanarTamil5,0002,900N2.0 2,600--400--
PannaTamil32,000700N2.0 700-----
PannikkiSinhala240,00029,000N2.0 --28,000500--
Paraiyan (Christian tradiTamil16,0009,400N3.0 ---9,400--
Paraiyan (Hindu traditionTamil101,00060,000Y1.0 60,000-----
ParaiyarTamil69,0005,300N2.0 4,700-60020--
Paravan (Hindu traditionsTamil1,800700Y1.0 700-----
ParseeGujarati700100Y1.0 -----100
Pashtun, PathanTamil41,0006,900Y1.0 -6,900----
Pidayne DannoSinhala8,7001,100Y1.0 --1,100---
PorowakaraSinhala58,000400N2.0 --400---
PrimanarTamil71,0004,300Y1.0 4,300-----
PulayanTamil4,5002,400N2.0 2,200--300--
RadavaSinhala359,00021,000N2.0 --20,000800--
RadayoSinhala1,700900Y1.0 --900---
RajakaSinhala148,00018,000N2.0 --18,000400--
Rajput (Hindu traditions)Hindi2,200600Y1.0 600-----
Rajput (Muslim traditionsPunjabi, Western1,500200Y1.0 -200----
RodiyaSinhala18,0003,000Y1.0 --3,000---
Sali, SeriyarTamil3,3001,900N2.0 1,700--200--
SambanTamil1,400900N2.0 800--90--
SayyidTamil49,0008,900Y1.0 -8,900----
Semman, SempadawarTamil1,100600N2.0 600--50--
ShaikhTamil199,00034,000Y1.0 -34,000----
SilpiTamil3,3002,000N2.0 1,800--200--
Sindhi (Muslim traditionsSindhi1,00060Y1.0 -60----
SinhaleseSinhala182,00010,000N2.0 --9,2001,300--
Sonar (Hindu traditions)Tamil6,2004,000Y1.0 3,900--60--
Sri Lanka ChettiTamil6,800200Y1.0 200-----
Sri Lanka MoorTamil673,00040,000Y1.0 -40,000----
Sri Lankan TamilTamil9,300900N2.0 900--30--
Syrian ChristianMalayalam70020N3.0 ---20--
Tamil (Muslim traditions)Tamil1,125,000169,000Y1.0 -169,000----
TattarTamil5,80060N2.0 60-----
Teli (Hindu traditions)Tamil4,7003,200N2.0 3,000--200--
ThacherTamil3,100200N2.0 200-----
ThanakavarTamil2,4001,400N2.0 1,200--100--
ThimilarTamil21,0001,600N2.0 1,600-----
ValluvanTamil3,0001,500N2.0 1,400--200--
VaniyanTamil17,0009,600N2.0 8,400--1,200--
Vannan (Christian traditiTamil3,6002,100N3.0 ---2,100--
Vannan (Hindu traditions)Tamil25,00014,000Y1.0 14,000-----
VannarTamil17,000400N2.0 400-----
VanniyanTamil36,00021,000N2.0 18,000--2,700--
VanniyarTamil99,0002,800N2.0 2,700--10--
VelakkithalanayanMalayalam700200N2.0 200-----
VellalanTamil30,00017,000N2.0 14,000--2,300--
VellalarTamil1,157,00091,000N2.0 91,000--10--
VelliduraSinhala1,2001,200Y1.0 --1,200---
VettarTamil3,000100N2.0 100-----
ViswakarmaTamil7,1004,100Y1.0 4,000--100--
WahumpuraSinhala8,095,000918,000N2.0 --899,00020,000--
Yadav (Hindu traditions)Tamil7,2005,000Y1.0 5,000--30--
YamannuSinhala76,00018,000Y1.0 --18,000300--
State Totals:   154 People Groups   2,628,000 69   579,000 269,000 1,683,000 97,000 0 200
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