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People Name Primary Language Country Population State Population Least
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Progress Scale Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
Adi AndhraTelugu700300Y1.0 300-----
AgamudaiyanTamil17,0009,400N2.0 8,200--1,200--
Agamudaiyan NattamanTamil8,4004,600N2.0 4,000--600--
AhinkuntayaSinhala59,0007,100N2.0 --7,00080--
AmbalavasiTamil15,0004,900N2.0 4,300--600--
AmbattanTamil15,0001,000N2.0 1,000-----
AnsariUrdu1,000300Y1.0 -300----
ArabArabic, Mesopotamian Spoken5,000800Y1.0 -800----
Arain (Muslim traditions)Punjabi, Western60050Y1.0 -50----
ArayanMalayalam900100N2.0 100-----
BadahalaSinhala110,00013,000N2.0 --13,000200--
BalochUrdu90080Y1.0 -80----
BaniaTamil15,0004,600Y1.0 4,600-----
Bania ChettiTelugu6,200200Y1.0 200-----
Banjara (Hindu traditionsHindi800300Y1.0 300-----
BatgamaSinhala367,00089,000Y1.0 --88,000700--
BeravaSinhala358,00043,000N2.0 --42,000800--
Bharathar (Christian tradTamil2,20040N3.0 ---40--
Bharathar (Hindu traditioTamil60010Y1.0 10-----
BintannaSinhala6,500800N2.0 --800---
BodhivanshaSinhala14,0001,800N2.0 --1,800---
BohraGujarati1,900200Y1.0 -200----
BoyaTamil16,0009,200N2.0 8,000--1,100--
BrahminTamil99,00023,000Y1.0 23,000--60--
Brahmin Indian TamilTamil30,00017,000Y1.0 17,000--60--
BurgherSinhala50,0003,500N3.0 --3003,100-60
Chakkiliyan (Christian trTamil4,7002,300N3.0 ---2,300--
Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditTamil26,00015,000Y1.0 15,000--30--
ChristianUnknown26,000900N3.0 ---900--
CourattoSinhala6,7002,200Y1.0 --2,20040--
Dhobi (Hindu traditions)Tamil10,0006,200Y1.0 6,100--50--
Dodda-WeddahSinhala36,0007,200N2.0 --7,000100--
GahalaSinhala10,0002,200Y1.0 --2,200---
GattaraSinhala737,00088,000N2.0 --87,0001,600--
GauraykwalluSinhala19,0002,800Y1.0 --2,80030--
GoaneseKonkani2,20040N3.0 ---40--
GovigamaSinhala541,00061,000N2.0 --60,0001,000--
Govigama PattiSinhala26,0003,200N2.0 --3,20030--
Govigama RadalaSinhala27,0003,200N2.0 --3,20030--
HajamTamil4,7001,000Y1.0 -1,000----
Hakki PikkiTelugu1,200700Y1.0 700-----
HandiSinhala1,700900Y1.0 --900---
HannaliSinhala324,00038,000N2.0 --37,000700--
HanomoreyoSinhala5,200900Y1.0 --900---
HeeriSinhala16,0006,700Y1.0 --6,500100--
HenawalayoSinhala19,0002,800Y1.0 --2,80020--
HinnaSinhala235,00029,000N2.0 --29,000500--
HunnaSinhala88,00011,000N2.0 --10,000200--
IdayanTamil9,0003,900N2.0 3,400--500--
IlavanTamil77,00040,000N2.0 35,000--5,500--
Indian TamilTamil9,5004,600N2.0 3,300--1,300--
JapaneseJapanese2,200400Y1.0 --300--50
Jat (Hindu traditions)Punjabi, Eastern1,600400Y1.0 400-----
Jat (Muslim traditions)Punjabi, Western1,700200Y1.0 -200----
JavaneseJavanese8,300100Y1.0 -100----
KadaiyanTamil900400N2.0 300--30--
KaikolanTamil76,00041,000N2.0 35,000--5,500--
KallanTamil17,0009,200N2.0 8,700--500--
KapuTelugu1,3001,000Y1.0 1,000-----
KaraiyarTamil189,00014,000N2.0 14,000--400--
KaravaSinhala1,045,000121,000N2.0 --118,0002,700--
Kasar (Hindu traditions)Tamil3,3001,800N2.0 1,700--100--
KiddeaSinhala15,0001,800N2.0 --1,80020--
KinnaraSinhala28,0006,900Y1.0 --6,80020--
KoviarTamil205,0001,900N2.0 1,900-----
Kumhar (Hindu traditions)Tamil6,1003,600N2.0 3,200--400--
Kuravan (Christian traditTamil500300N3.0 ---300--
Kuravan (Hindu traditionsTamil3,9002,200Y1.0 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 Malay50,0002,900Y1.0 -2,900----
MalayaliMalayalam70080N2.0 80-----
Malayan, casteMalayalam1,500100N2.0 100-----
MangalaTelugu700300Y1.0 300-----
MappilaMalayalam10,0001,000Y1.0 -1,000----
MaravanTamil97,00052,000N2.0 46,000--6,800--
MaravarTamil84,0006,400N2.0 6,300--20--
MauritianMorisyen3,700100N2.0 70--40--
MemonGujarati2,000300Y1.0 -300----
MoghalUrdu1,100200Y1.0 -200----
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditionTamil1,100600Y1.0 600--30--
Nadar (Christian traditioTamil8,7004,900N3.0 ---4,900--
Nadar (Hindu traditions)Tamil25,00016,000Y1.0 16,000-----
NairTamil3,9002,100Y1.0 2,100--20--
NalavarTamil43,0003,300N2.0 3,300-----
NamassejBengali500200Y1.0 200-----
NavaitTamil16,0002,800Y1.0 -2,800----
NavandannaSinhala1,124,000131,000N2.0 --129,0002,500--
NavithanTamil21,00012,000N2.0 10,000--1,500--
OliSinhala29,0003,500N2.0 --3,50050--
Osta (Nasuva)Tamil7,900500Y1.0 -500----
PallaTamil31,0001,300N2.0 1,300--10--
Pallan (Christian traditiTamil6,6003,900N3.0 ---3,900--
Pallan (Hindu traditions)Tamil45,00027,000Y1.0 27,000-----
PallarTamil67,0004,200N2.0 4,200-----
PalliwilliTamil2,2001,000N2.0 800--200--
PamunuSinhala30,0003,500N2.0 --3,50030--
PanarTamil4,9002,900N2.0 2,500--300--
PannaTamil31,000700N2.0 700-----
PannikkiSinhala236,00028,000N2.0 --28,000500--
Paraiyan (Christian tradiTamil15,0009,200N3.0 ---9,200--
Paraiyan (Hindu traditionTamil99,00059,000Y1.0 59,000-----
ParaiyarTamil68,0005,200N2.0 4,600-60020--
Paravan (Hindu traditionsTamil1,700700Y1.0 700-----
ParseeGujarati700100Y1.0 -----100
Pashtun, PathanTamil40,0006,700Y1.0 -6,700----
Pidayne DannoSinhala8,6001,100Y1.0 --1,100---
PorowakaraSinhala57,000400N2.0 --400---
PrimanarTamil70,0004,200Y1.0 4,200-----
PulayanTamil4,4002,400N2.0 2,100--300--
RadavaSinhala353,00021,000N2.0 --20,000800--
RadayoSinhala1,700900Y1.0 --900---
RajakaSinhala145,00018,000N2.0 --17,000400--
Rajput (Hindu traditions)Hindi2,200600Y1.0 600-----
Rajput (Muslim traditionsPunjabi, Western1,500200Y1.0 -200----
RodiyaSinhala17,0002,900Y1.0 --2,900---
Sali, SeriyarTamil3,3001,900N2.0 1,600--200--
SambanTamil1,400900N2.0 800--90--
SayyidTamil48,0008,800Y1.0 -8,800----
Semman, SempadawarTamil1,100600N2.0 600--50--
ShaikhTamil196,00033,000Y1.0 -33,000----
SilpiTamil3,3002,000N2.0 1,700--200--
Sindhi (Muslim traditionsSindhi1,00060Y1.0 -60----
SinhaleseSinhala179,00010,000N2.0 --9,1001,200--
Sonar (Hindu traditions)Tamil6,1003,900Y1.0 3,800--60--
Sri Lanka ChettiTamil6,600200Y1.0 200-----
Sri Lanka MoorTamil662,00039,000Y1.0 -39,000----
Sri Lankan TamilTamil9,100900N2.0 900--30--
Syrian ChristianMalayalam70020N3.0 ---20--
Tamil (Muslim traditions)Tamil1,105,000166,000Y1.0 -166,000----
TattarTamil5,70060N2.0 60-----
Teli (Hindu traditions)Tamil4,6003,100N2.0 2,900--200--
ThacherTamil3,000200N2.0 200-----
ThanakavarTamil2,4001,300N2.0 1,200--100--
ThimilarTamil20,0001,600N2.0 1,600-----
ValluvanTamil2,9001,500N2.0 1,300--200--
VaniyanTamil17,0009,400N2.0 8,200--1,200--
Vannan (Christian traditiTamil3,6002,100N3.0 ---2,100--
Vannan (Hindu traditions)Tamil25,00014,000Y1.0 14,000-----
VannarTamil16,000400N2.0 400-----
VanniyanTamil35,00021,000N2.0 18,000--2,600--
VanniyarTamil97,0002,700N2.0 2,700--10--
VelakkithalanayanMalayalam700200N2.0 200-----
VellalanTamil29,00016,000N2.0 14,000--2,300--
VellalarTamil1,137,00089,000N2.0 89,000--10--
VelliduraSinhala1,2001,200Y1.0 --1,200---
VettarTamil3,000100N2.0 100-----
ViswakarmaTamil7,0004,000Y1.0 3,900--100--
WahumpuraSinhala7,957,000902,000N2.0 --883,00019,000--
Yadav (Hindu traditions)Tamil7,1005,000Y1.0 4,900--30--
YamannuSinhala75,00018,000Y1.0 --17,000300--
State Totals:   153 People Groups   2,582,000 68   569,000 264,000 1,653,000 95,000 0 200
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