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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 AndhraTelugu80080Y1.0 80-----
AgamudaiyanTamil17,0001,300N2.0 900--400--
Agamudaiyan NattamanTamil8,500600N2.0 500--200--
AhinkuntayaSinhala60,00019,000N2.0 --16,0002,500--
AmbalavasiTamil16,000900N2.0 700--200--
AmbattanTamil15,0003,300N2.0 2,600--800--
AnsariUrdu1,000200Y1.0 -200----
ArabArabic, Mesopotamian Spoken5,1001,400Y1.0 -1,400----
Arain (Muslim traditions)Punjabi, Western600100Y1.0 -100----
ArayanMalayalam90040N2.0 40-----
BadahalaSinhala112,00037,000N2.0 --31,0005,600--
BalochUrdu900400Y1.0 -400----
BaniaTamil16,0006,000Y1.0 6,000-----
Bania ChettiTamil6,3005,600Y1.0 5,600-----
Banjara (Hindu traditionsHindi80060Y1.0 60-----
BatgamaSinhala373,00020,000Y1.0 --16,0003,800--
BeravaSinhala365,000113,000N2.0 --99,00014,000--
Bharathar (Christian tradTamil2,2001,900N3.0 ---1,900--
Bharathar (Hindu traditioTamil600500Y1.0 500-----
BintannaSinhala6,7002,100N2.0 --1,800300--
BodhivanshaSinhala15,0004,600N2.0 --4,000600--
BohraGujarati1,900700Y1.0 -700----
BoyaTamil16,0001,400N2.0 1,100--400--
BrahminTamil101,00014,000Y1.0 14,000--100--
Brahmin Indian TamilTamil31,0002,300Y1.0 2,300--50--
BurgherSinhala50,00037,000N3.0 --2,60033,000-2,700
Chakkiliyan (Christian trTamil4,700900N3.0 ---900--
Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditTamil27,0002,300Y1.0 2,300-----
Chinese, generalUnknown700700Y1.0 ------
ChristianUnknown26,00014,000N3.0 ---14,000--
Demala GattaraSinhala8,0004,600N2.0 --4,300400--
Dhobi (Hindu traditions)Tamil10,000300Y1.0 300-----
DivehiMaldivian1,9001,800Y1.0 -1,700----
Dodda-WeddahSinhala37,00015,000N2.0 --13,0002,000--
DuravaSinhala715,000407,000N2.0 --356,00053,000--
GahalaSinhala11,000300Y1.0 --30020--
GattaraSinhala750,000232,000N2.0 --202,00030,000--
GauraykwalluSinhala19,0003,000Y1.0 --2,700300--
GoaneseKonkani2,2001,600N3.0 ---1,600--
GovigamaSinhala550,000163,000N2.0 --138,00025,000--
Govigama PattiSinhala27,0008,300N2.0 --7,400900--
Govigama RadalaSinhala27,0008,300N2.0 --7,400900--
HajamTamil4,8001,200Y1.0 -1,200----
Hakki PikkiTelugu1,200100Y1.0 100-----
HannaliSinhala329,000104,000N2.0 --90,00014,000--
HanomoreyoSinhala5,30050Y1.0 --50---
HenawalayoSinhala19,0002,900Y1.0 --2,700300--
HinnaSinhala239,00075,000N2.0 --65,0009,700--
HunnaSinhala89,00028,000N2.0 --25,0003,600--
IdayanTamil9,1001,000N2.0 700--300--
IlavanTamil73,0006,400Y1.0 4,600-----
Ilavan ChristianTamil10,0001,800N3.0 ---1,800--
Indian TamilTamil9,6001,400N2.0 200--1,200--
JapaneseJapanese2,300900Y1.0 --60050-200
Jat (Hindu traditions)Hindi1,600200Y1.0 200-----
Jat (Muslim traditions)Punjabi, Western1,700400Y1.0 -400----
JavaneseJavanese8,4002,600Y1.0 -2,600----
KaikolanTamil78,0005,500N2.0 4,300--1,200--
KallanTamil17,0001,300N2.0 1,000--300--
KapuTelugu1,30090Y1.0 90-----
KaraiyarTamil192,00017,000N2.0 13,000--3,700--
KaravaSinhala1,063,000489,000N2.0 --450,00040,000--
Kasar (Hindu traditions)Tamil3,300300N2.0 200--50--
KiddeaSinhala15,0004,900N2.0 --4,300600--
KoviarTamil208,00012,000N2.0 9,400--2,800--
Kumhar (Hindu traditions)Tamil6,200600N2.0 500--100--
Kuravan (Christian traditTamil500100N3.0 ---100--
Kuravan (Hindu traditionsTamil4,000300Y1.0 300-----
KustarogiyoSinhala15,0004,800N2.0 --4,300500--
Lohar (Hindu traditions)Hindi900100Y1.0 100-----
Madari (Muslim traditionsUrdu500200Y1.0 -200----
MahishyaBengali60030Y1.0 30-----
Malay, JavarSri Lankan Creole Malay51,00034,000Y1.0 -34,000----
MalayaliTamil70020N2.0 20-----
Malayan, casteTamil1,500200N2.0 200-----
MangalaTelugu700100Y1.0 100-----
MappilaMalayalam11,0006,700Y1.0 -6,700----
MarakkalageTamil8,7006,400Y1.0 -6,400----
MaravanTamil98,0007,600N2.0 5,600--1,900--
MaravarTamil85,00013,000N2.0 10,000--2,900--
MauritianMorisyen3,8001,700N2.0 700--1,000--
MemonGujarati2,000600Y1.0 -600----
MoghalUrdu1,100500Y1.0 -500----
MukkuvarTamil41,0008,300N2.0 6,500--1,800--
Nadar (Christian traditioTamil8,9002,300N3.0 ---2,300--
Nadar (Hindu traditions)Tamil25,0003,700Y1.0 3,700-----
NairTamil4,000200Y1.0 200-----
NalavarTamil44,0007,100N2.0 5,600--1,500--
Namassej (Hindu traditionBengali50050Y1.0 50-----
NavaitTamil17,0004,700Y1.0 -4,700----
NavandannaSinhala1,144,000354,000N2.0 --301,00053,000--
NavithanTamil21,0001,700N2.0 1,300--400--
OliSinhala30,0009,100N2.0 --8,200900--
Osta (Nasuva)Tamil8,1003,500Y1.0 -3,500----
PallaTamil32,0001,800N2.0 1,500--400--
Pallan (Christian traditiTamil6,7001,100N3.0 ---1,100--
Pallan (Hindu traditions)Tamil46,0003,500Y1.0 3,500-----
PallarTamil68,00013,000N2.0 10,000--2,600--
PalliwilliTamil2,200300N2.0 200--30--
PamunuSinhala30,0009,400N2.0 --8,4001,000--
PanarTamil5,000400N2.0 300--100--
PannaTamil32,0001,300N2.0 1,000--300--
PannikkiSinhala240,00074,000N2.0 --65,0009,400--
Paraiyan (Christian tradiTamil16,0002,100N3.0 ---2,100--
Paraiyan (Hindu traditionTamil101,0006,600Y1.0 6,600-----
ParaiyarTamil69,00010,000N2.0 7,300-1,5001,200--
Paravan (Hindu traditionsTamil1,800200Y1.0 200-----
ParseeGujarati700300Y1.0 -----300
Pashtun, PathanTamil41,0009,600Y1.0 -9,600----
Pidayne DannoSinhala8,7002,700Y1.0 --2,600200--
PorowakaraSinhala58,00025,000N2.0 --22,0002,600--
PrimanarTamil71,00011,000Y1.0 11,000-----
PulayanTamil4,500500N2.0 400--90--
RadavaSinhala359,000120,000N2.0 --104,00016,000--
RajakaSinhala148,00046,000N2.0 --39,0006,400--
Rajput (Hindu traditions)Hindi2,200300Y1.0 300-----
Rajput (Muslim traditionsPunjabi, Western1,500500Y1.0 -500----
RodiyaSinhala18,000200Y1.0 --200---
SalagamaSinhala308,000189,000N2.0 --162,00027,000--
Sali, SeriyarTamil3,300300N2.0 300--60--
SambanTamil1,400100N2.0 100--20--
SayyidTamil49,00010,000Y1.0 -10,000----
Semman, SempadawarTamil1,100100N2.0 100--20--
ShaikhTamil199,00044,000Y1.0 -44,000----
SilpiTamil3,300300N2.0 300--50--
Sindhi (Muslim traditionsSindhi1,000500Y1.0 -500----
SinhaleseSinhala182,00028,000N2.0 --23,0004,800--
Sonar (Hindu traditions)Tamil6,200100Y1.0 100-----
Sri Lanka ChettiTamil6,8005,500Y1.0 5,500-----
Sri Lanka MoorTamil673,000392,000Y1.0 -392,000---1,000
Sri Lankan TamilTamil9,3001,700N2.0 600--1,100--
Syrian ChristianMalayalam700600N3.0 ---600--
Tamil (Muslim traditions)Tamil1,125,000201,000Y1.0 -201,000----
TattarTamil5,800700N2.0 700--70--
Teli (Hindu traditions)Tamil4,700500N2.0 400--90--
ThacherTamil3,100300N2.0 200--30--
ThanakavarTamil2,400200N2.0 200--40--
ThimilarTamil21,0002,800N2.0 2,300--500--
ValluvanTamil3,000200N2.0 200--40--
VaniyanTamil17,0001,800N2.0 1,300--400--
Vannan (Christian traditiTamil3,600600N3.0 ---600--
Vannan (Hindu traditions)Tamil25,0001,900Y1.0 1,900-----
VannarTamil17,0001,300N2.0 1,100--200--
VanniyanTamil36,0003,100N2.0 2,400--700--
VanniyarTamil99,0006,600N2.0 5,400--1,300--
VelakkithalanayanMalayalam70030N2.0 30-----
VellalanTamil30,0002,000N2.0 1,500--500--
VellalarTamil1,157,000159,000N2.0 128,000--31,000--
VettarTamil3,000200N2.0 200-----
ViswakarmaTamil7,100500Y1.0 500--80--
WahumpuraSinhala8,095,0002,430,000N2.0 --2,085,000345,000--
Yadav (Hindu traditions)Tamil7,200300Y1.0 300--30--
YamannuSinhala76,0007,900Y1.0 --6,8001,100--
State Totals:   153 People Groups   6,196,000 65   302,000 723,000 4,371,000 797,000 0 4,300
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