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People Name Primary Language Country Population State Population Least
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Adi AndhraTelugu800300Y1.0 300-----
AgamudaiyanTamil18,0009,800N2.0 8,500--1,300--
Agamudaiyan NattamanTamil8,7004,800N2.0 4,100--600--
AhinkuntayaSinhala59,0007,500N2.0 --7,40080--
AmbalavasiTamil16,0005,200N2.0 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----
ArayanMalayalam900100N2.0 100-----
BadahalaSinhala110,00014,000N2.0 --13,000200--
BalochUrdu90080Y1.0 -80----
BaniaTamil16,0004,800Y1.0 4,800-----
Bania ChettiTelugu6,500200Y1.0 200-----
Bania ChettiTamil6,900200Y1.0 200-----
Banjara (Hindu traditionsHindi800300Y1.0 300-----
BatgamaSinhala384,00093,000Y1.0 --92,000800--
BeravaSinhala360,00045,000N2.0 --44,000800--
BharatharTamil2,90040N3.0 10--40--
BintannaSinhala6,500800N2.0 --800---
BodhivanshaSinhala14,0001,800N2.0 --1,800---
BohraGujarati2,000200Y1.0 -200----
BoyaTamil17,0009,600N2.0 8,400--1,200--
BrahminTamil99,00024,000Y1.0 24,000--60--
Brahmin Indian TamilTamil31,00018,000Y1.0 18,000--60--
BurgherSinhala52,0003,600N3.0 --3003,300-60
ChakkiliyanTamil32,00018,000N2.0 16,000--2,400--
ChristianUnknown27,000900N3.0 ---900--
CourattoSinhala7,0002,300Y1.0 --2,30040--
Dhobi (Hindu traditions)Tamil11,0006,500Y1.0 6,400--50--
Dodda-WeddahSinhala38,0007,500N2.0 --7,400100--
GahalaSinhala11,0002,300Y1.0 --2,300---
GattaraSinhala739,00093,000N2.0 --91,0001,700--
GauraykwalluSinhala18,0003,000Y1.0 --2,90030--
GoaneseKonkani2,30040N3.0 ---40--
GovigamaSinhala543,00064,000N2.0 --63,0001,000--
Govigama PattiSinhala26,0003,400N2.0 --3,30030--
Govigama RadalaSinhala27,0003,400N2.0 --3,30030--
HajamTamil4,9001,100Y1.0 -1,100----
Hakki PikkiTelugu1,200800Y1.0 800-----
HandiSinhala1,8001,000Y1.0 --1,000---
HannaliSinhala324,00040,000N2.0 --39,000800--
HanomoreyoSinhala5,400900Y1.0 --900---
HeeriSinhala17,0007,000Y1.0 --6,800100--
HenawalayoSinhala18,0003,000Y1.0 --2,90020--
HinnaSinhala236,00031,000N2.0 --30,000600--
HunnaSinhala88,00011,000N2.0 --11,000200--
IdayanTamil9,3004,100N2.0 3,600--500--
IlavanTamil80,00042,000N2.0 36,000--5,700--
Indian TamilTamil9,7004,800N2.0 3,500--1,400--
JapaneseJapanese2,300400Y1.0 --400--50
Jat (Hindu traditions)Punjabi, Eastern1,600400Y1.0 400-----
Jat (Muslim traditions)Punjabi, Western1,800200Y1.0 -200----
JavaneseJavanese8,500100Y1.0 -100----
KadaiyarTamil1,000400N2.0 400--30--
KaikolanTamil79,00043,000N2.0 37,000--5,700--
KallanTamil17,0009,600N2.0 9,100--500--
KapuTelugu1,4001,100Y1.0 1,100-----
KaraiyarTamil187,00015,000N2.0 15,000--400--
KaravaSinhala1,050,000126,000N2.0 --124,0002,800--
Kasar (Hindu traditions)Tamil3,4001,900N2.0 1,800--100--
KiddeaSinhala15,0001,900N2.0 --1,90020--
KinnaraSinhala29,0007,200Y1.0 --7,20020--
KoviarTamil199,0002,000N2.0 2,000-----
Kumhar (Hindu traditions)Tamil6,3003,800N2.0 3,400--400--
KuravanTamil4,5002,600N2.0 2,300--300--
KustarogiyoSinhala15,0001,900N2.0 --1,90020--
Lohar (Hindu traditions)Hindi900300Y1.0 300-----
MadariUrdu50040Y1.0 -40----
MahishyaBengali600200Y1.0 200-----
Malay, JavarSri Lankan Creole Malay52,0003,000Y1.0 -3,000----
MalayaliMalayalam80080N2.0 80-----
Malayan, casteMalayalam1,600100N2.0 100-----
MangalaTelugu700300Y1.0 300-----
MappilaMalayalam11,0001,100Y1.0 -1,100----
MaravanTamil100,00055,000N2.0 48,000--7,200--
MaravarTamil83,0006,700N2.0 6,600--20--
MauritianMorisyen3,800100N2.0 70--40--
MemonGujarati2,100300Y1.0 -300----
MoghalUrdu1,200200Y1.0 -200----
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditionTamil1,100700Y1.0 600--30--
Nadar (Christian traditioTamil9,0005,100N3.0 ---5,100--
Nadar (Hindu traditions)Tamil26,00017,000Y1.0 17,000-----
NairTamil4,1002,200Y1.0 2,200--20--
NalavarTamil43,0003,400N2.0 3,400-----
NamassejBengali600200Y1.0 200-----
NavaitTamil17,0002,900Y1.0 -2,900----
NavandannaSinhala1,128,000137,000N2.0 --135,0002,600--
NavithanTamil22,00012,000N2.0 11,000--1,600--
OliSinhala29,0003,700N2.0 --3,60050--
Osta (Nasuva)Tamil8,200500Y1.0 -500----
PallaTamil30,0001,400N2.0 1,400--10--
PallanTamil53,00032,000N2.0 28,000--4,100--
PallarTamil67,0004,400N2.0 4,400-----
PalliwilliTamil2,2001,100N2.0 800--200--
PamunuSinhala30,0003,700N2.0 --3,60030--
PanarTamil5,0003,000N2.0 2,700--400--
PannaTamil30,000700N2.0 700-----
PannikkiSinhala236,00029,000N2.0 --29,000500--
ParaiyanTamil118,00071,000N2.0 62,000--9,700--
ParaiyarTamil68,0005,400N2.0 4,800-60020--
ParavanTamil2,000800N2.0 700--70--
ParseeGujarati700100Y1.0 -----100
Pashtun, PathanTamil41,0007,100Y1.0 -7,100----
Pidayne DannoSinhala8,6001,100Y1.0 --1,100---
PorowakaraSinhala48,000400N2.0 --400---
PrimanarTamil69,0004,400Y1.0 4,400-----
PulayanTamil4,6002,500N2.0 2,200--300--
RadavaSinhala353,00022,000N2.0 --21,000900--
RadayoSinhala1,800900Y1.0 --900---
RajakaSinhala146,00019,000N2.0 --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--
SayyidTamil49,0009,200Y1.0 -9,200----
Semman, SempadawarTamil1,200700N2.0 600--50--
ShaikhTamil202,00035,000Y1.0 -35,000----
SilpiTamil3,4002,000N2.0 1,800--200--
Sindhi (Muslim traditionsSindhi1,00060Y1.0 -60----
SinhaleseSinhala164,00011,000N2.0 --9,5001,300--
Sonar (Hindu traditions)Tamil6,3004,100Y1.0 4,000--60--
Sri Lanka MoorTamil689,00041,000Y1.0 -41,000----
Sri Lankan TamilTamil8,7001,000N2.0 900--30--
Syrian ChristianMalayalam70020N3.0 ---20--
Tamil (Muslim traditions)Tamil1,139,000174,000Y1.0 -174,000----
TattarTamil5,40060N2.0 60-----
Teli (Hindu traditions)Tamil4,7003,300N2.0 3,100--200--
ThacherTamil3,100200N2.0 200-----
ThanakavarTamil2,4001,400N2.0 1,300--100--
ThimilarTamil20,0001,700N2.0 1,700-----
ValluvanTamil3,0001,600N2.0 1,400--200--
VaniyanTamil17,0009,900N2.0 8,600--1,200--
VannanTamil29,00017,000N2.0 15,000--2,200--
VannarTamil16,000400N2.0 400-----
VanniyanTamil36,00022,000N2.0 19,000--2,800--
VanniyarTamil96,0002,800N2.0 2,800--10--
VelakkithalanayanMalayalam700200N2.0 200-----
VellalanTamil31,00017,000N2.0 15,000--2,400--
VellalarTamil1,130,00093,000N2.0 93,000--10--
VelliduraSinhala1,2001,200Y1.0 --1,200---
VettarTamil3,000100N2.0 100-----
ViswakarmaTamil7,3004,200Y1.0 4,100--100--
WahumpuraSinhala7,961,000945,000N2.0 --925,00020,000--
Yadav (Hindu traditions)Tamil7,3005,200Y1.0 5,200--30--
YamannuSinhala79,00019,000Y1.0 --18,000300--
State Totals:   147 People Groups   2,703,000 61   596,000 277,000 1,732,000 100,000 0 200
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