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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Adiyan India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 0.77 % 1
Ajila India 3,300 3,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ambalavasi India 158,000 174,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 3
Ambattan Christian India 4,500 4,500 Christianity 100.00 % -
Arasar India 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 3.56 % 1
Arasar Christian India 57,000 57,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Arayan Sri Lanka 900 204,000 Hinduism 11.33 % -
Arayan India 203,000 204,000 Hinduism 0.90 % 4
Ayyanavar India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 2.68 % 1
Brahmin Muttad India 47,000 47,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Nambudiri India 94,000 94,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Brahmin Pancha Dravida India 144,000 144,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Brahmin Potti India 28,000 28,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chakkan India 300 300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chavalakkaran India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.28 % 1
Chavalakkaran Christian India 4,000 4,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Chengazhi Nambiyar India 700 700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) India 373,000 373,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
Cheruman (Muslim traditions) India 42,000 42,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Cherumar Christian India 459,000 459,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Chingathanar India 600 600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Cholanaickan India 100 100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Eluthassan India 42,000 42,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gavara India 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1
 Ilavan India 5,792,000 5,860,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 116
Ilavaniyan India 31,000 31,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ilavathi India 53,000 53,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ilayathu India 33,000 33,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jew, Cochin Israel 11,000 11,000 Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Kadan India 4,100 4,100 Hinduism 0.33 % 1
 Kakkalan India 14,000 14,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalandi India 400 400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalladi India 41,000 41,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kallasari India 9,500 9,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kallattu Kurup India 900 900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kanakkan India 254,000 254,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 5
 Kaniyan India 102,000 102,000 Hinduism 0.47 % 2
Karimpalan India 20,000 20,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kathikkaran India 800 800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kavuthiyan India 29,000 29,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Keralamuthali India 6,000 6,000 Hinduism 0.33 % 1
Keralamuthali Christian India 3,200 3,200 Christianity 100.00 % -
Kitaran India 2,900 2,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kolayiri India 900 900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kollakar India 1,700 1,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kollara Karnataka India 300 300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kootan India 8,900 8,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Krishnanvak India 59,000 59,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kundavadiga India 700 700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) India 425,000 429,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 8
 Kurukkal India 3,000 3,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kuruman Tacchan (Thachanadan Moopan) India 200 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kuruman Vetta India 700 700 Hinduism 0.41 % 1
Lakshadweep India 61,000 61,000 Islam 0.00 % 1
Mala Vettuvan India 18,000 18,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malabar Catholic India 2,669,000 2,669,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Malai Arayan India 33,000 33,000 Hinduism 42.84 % -
Malai Pandaram India 3,900 3,900 Hinduism 0.51 % 1
 Malai Vedan India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 2.52 % 1
Malayalar India 900 900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malayali United Arab Emirates 326,000 1,418,000 Hinduism 15.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali Bahrain 61,000 1,418,000 Hinduism 40.00 % 1.50 % -
 Malayali Myanmar (Burma) 23,000 1,418,000 Hinduism 34.00 % 7.00 % -
 Malayali Canada 19,000 1,418,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali Sri Lanka 700 1,418,000 Hinduism 11.02 % -
 Malayali Singapore 27,000 1,418,000 Hinduism 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Malayali Oman 73,000 1,418,000 Hinduism 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Malayali Maldives 900 1,418,000 Hinduism 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Malayali New Zealand 6,200 1,418,000 Hinduism 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Malayali Qatar 77,000 1,418,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali United States 85,000 1,418,000 Hinduism 8.00 % 0.40 % -
Malayan, caste Sri Lanka 1,500 37,000 Hinduism 12.08 % -
Malayan, caste India 35,000 37,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malayarayar India 2,900 2,900 Hinduism 18.42 % -
Malayekandi India 1,700 1,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malayekandi Vishavan India 100 100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mannan, caste India 278,000 278,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 6
Mannan, tribal India 9,900 9,900 Hinduism 0.81 % 1
 Mappila Sri Lanka 11,000 8,720,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mappila India 8,709,000 8,720,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 174
Marakkan (Christian traditions) India 5,000 5,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Marakkan (Hindu traditions) India 8,800 8,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mavilan India 35,000 35,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mukkari India 1,900 1,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) India 40,000 40,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) India 158,000 159,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) India 2,700 2,700 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Musari India 3,900 3,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Muthan India 7,000 7,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Muthuvan India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 0.33 % 1
 Nair India 6,698,000 6,702,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 134
Nair Anthur India 128,000 128,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Padannan India 8,400 8,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Palluvan India 6,600 6,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pandaram India 28,000 28,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Panditattan India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Paravan (Hindu traditions) India 88,000 90,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 2
Pathiyan India 18,000 18,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pathynaickan India 300 300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Perumannan India 88,000 88,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Pulaya Vettuvan India 1,100 1,100 Hinduism 1.83 % 1
 Pulayan India 1,051,000 1,056,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 21
Pulayan Thanda India 125,000 125,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Pulayan Wayanad India 400 400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shabi India 1,700 1,700 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Syrian Christian Sri Lanka 700 3,709,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Syrian Christian India 3,708,000 3,709,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Thandan (Christian traditions) India 12,000 12,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) India 231,000 231,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Thandan Palakkad India 6,100 6,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Thantapulayan India 5,200 5,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tiyattunni India 400 400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ulladan India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 3.84 % 1
 Urali India 71,000 71,000 Hinduism 2.50 % 1
Valan India 91,000 91,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Valanchian India 5,300 5,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vallan India 900 900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vallon India 800 800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vannan Wayanad India 200 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Velakkithalanayan Sri Lanka 700 362,000 Hinduism 12.08 % -
Velakkithalanayan India 361,000 362,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
Velan India 85,000 85,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Veluthadanayar India 203,000 203,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Vetan (Christian traditions) India 3,500 3,500 Christianity 100.00 % -
Vettuvan India 115,000 115,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Viswakarma Asari India 696,000 696,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 14
Viswakarma Kallan Muppan India 9,300 9,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Viswakarma Kallasari India 53,000 53,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Viswakarma Kollan India 191,000 191,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Viswakarma Thattan India 201,000 201,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Viswakarma Vilkurup India 12,000 12,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  131           105     620
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Adi Andhra India 306,000 307,000 Hinduism 0.85 % 6
 Adi Dravida India 8,551,000 8,551,000 Hinduism 0.09 % 171
Adi Dravida Christian India 625,000 625,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Agamudaiyan Sri Lanka 18,000 901,000 Hinduism 13.59 % -
 Agamudaiyan India 883,000 901,000 Hinduism 0.50 % 18
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar India 2,000 2,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Agamudaiyan Nattaman Sri Lanka 8,600 668,000 Hinduism 14.65 % -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman India 659,000 668,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 13
Agani India 500 500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Agariya (Hindu traditions) India 205,000 205,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 4
Aiyanavar India 5,400 5,400 Hinduism 3.89 % 1
Aiyanavar Christian India 17,000 17,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Alambadi Kurichchan India 43,000 43,000 Hinduism 4.62 % 1
Alavan India 7,800 7,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.82 % 1
Ambattan India 178,000 178,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 4
 Amma Kodaga India 2,000 2,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Angami India 157,000 157,000 Christianity 98.67 % -
Anglo India 133,000 151,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Ao India 231,000 231,000 Christianity 99.07 % -
Arandan India 500 500 Hinduism 1.62 % 1
 Arleng India 497,000 498,000 Hinduism 19.74 % -
 Arunthathiyar India 1,020,000 1,020,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 20
Ayri India 200 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 6,497,000 6,535,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 130
 Bagata India 146,000 146,000 Hinduism 0.69 % 3
 Baiga India 569,000 572,000 Hinduism 0.22 % 11
Baira India 8,800 8,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) India 3,504,000 3,951,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 70
Bakad India 6,000 6,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bakuda India 13,000 13,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bandi (Hindu traditions) India 4,800 4,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania India 29,120,000 29,335,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 582
 Bania Agarwal India 4,836,000 4,877,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 97
 Bania Chetti India 728,000 734,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 15
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 6,103,000 6,257,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 122
Banna India 300 300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Barda India 3,400 3,400 Hinduism 0.62 % 1
 Basor India 927,000 927,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 19
Bathada India 3,000 3,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bathudi India 229,000 229,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 5
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) India 2,512,000 2,513,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 50
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) India 1,892,000 1,904,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 38
Bellara India 1,500 1,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhampta India 44,000 44,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bharathar (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 2,200 40,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) India 38,000 40,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 600 13,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) India 12,000 13,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bharia Bhumia India 320,000 320,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 6
 Bhattra India 310,000 310,000 Hinduism 1.82 % 6
 Bhil India 16,806,000 17,290,000 Hinduism 0.76 % 336
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) India 6,367,000 6,522,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 127
Bhottada India 455,000 455,000 Hinduism 0.25 % 9
 Bhumij India 1,116,000 1,145,000 Hinduism 1.02 % 22
 Binjhia India 177,000 183,000 Hinduism 0.45 % 4
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) India 1,579,000 1,579,000 Hinduism 9.21 % -
 Boya India 4,031,000 4,047,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 81
 Brahmin India 58,787,000 62,714,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 1176
Brahmin Dravida India 124,000 124,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat India 281,000 281,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Brahmin Gaur India 3,040,000 3,071,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 61
Brahmin Iyer India 309,000 309,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
Brahmin Mahratta India 468,000 468,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Brahmin Mukkaniyar India 25,000 25,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat India 597,000 605,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
Byari (Beary) India 453,000 453,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Chackaravar India 33,000 33,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 1
Chackaravar Christian India 4,900 4,900 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Chakhesang India 156,000 156,000 Christianity 99.27 % -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) India 117,000 122,000 Christianity 99.99 % -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) India 857,000 884,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 17
 Chakma India 217,000 680,000 Buddhism 4.91 % 4
Chandala India 7,000 7,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chang India 65,000 65,000 Christianity 98.94 % -
 Chaudhari, tribal India 302,000 302,000 Hinduism 1.62 % 6
Chayakkaran India 41,000 41,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chik Baraik India 117,000 122,000 Hinduism 2.34 % 2
 Christian India 1,241,000 1,565,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,921,000 2,929,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 58
Devadasi India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Devanga India 488,000 488,000 Hinduism 2.39 % 10
 Devendrakulathan India 87,000 87,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Dhangar Bharwad India 2,780,000 2,795,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 56
 Dhanka India 418,000 418,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 8
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 11,904,000 12,223,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 238
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) India 964,000 2,139,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
 Dhodia India 679,000 686,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 14
Dom (Dombara) India 73,000 73,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Dubla India 675,000 675,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 14
Eravallan India 7,700 7,700 Hinduism 0.23 % 1
 Faqir India 90,000 117,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Gadaba India 132,000 132,000 Hinduism 0.74 % 3
 Gamit India 454,000 458,000 Hinduism 10.34 % -
 Gandla India 74,000 74,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gangakula India 1,546,000 1,546,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 31
 Garasia India 391,000 391,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 8
 Garo India 1,094,000 1,222,000 Christianity 95.60 % -
Goanese India 584,000 674,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Godagali India 3,500 3,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Godda India 2,600 2,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond India 14,247,000 14,253,000 Hinduism 0.87 % 285
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) India 31,000 31,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gowdulu India 9,000 9,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Hakki Pikki India 25,000 26,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 1
Halam India 42,000 44,000 Hinduism 46.71 % -
 Halba India 728,000 728,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 15
 Hasalaru India 25,000 25,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 1
Hasla India 1,300 1,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hill Pulayan India 101,000 101,000 Hinduism 0.47 % 2
 Hmar India 98,000 98,000 Christianity 98.87 % -
 Ho India 1,071,000 1,138,000 Unknown 2.37 % 21
 Holar India 162,000 162,000 Hinduism 0.36 % 3
Idayan India 71,000 80,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ilavan Christian India 117,000 128,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Irular India 224,000 224,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 4
Iruliga India 14,000 14,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1
Jatapu India 142,000 142,000 Hinduism 1.15 % 3
 Jaunsari India 93,000 93,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Jenu Kuruba India 47,000 47,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Jew, South Asian India 6,000 6,900 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kachari Sonwal India 278,000 279,000 Hinduism 2.68 % 6
Kadaiyar India 14,000 15,000 Hinduism 3.29 % 1
Kadu Kuruba India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 1
 Kaikolan India 2,477,000 2,555,000 Hinduism 0.23 % 50
Kallan India 1,274,000 1,291,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 25
Kallan Tondaman India 455,000 455,000 Hinduism 0.26 % 9
Kamathi India 213,000 213,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Kammara India 120,000 120,000 Hinduism 0.72 % 2
 Kanikkaran India 25,000 25,000 Hinduism 1.53 % 1
Karmali India 129,000 132,000 Hinduism 0.13 % 3
 Kathodi India 312,000 312,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 6
Kattunayakan India 66,000 66,000 Hinduism 0.49 % 1
Kavara India 76,000 76,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kavathi India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 1
Kavathi Christian India 4,100 4,100 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Kawar India 984,000 988,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 20
Kharia India 753,000 765,000 Hinduism 31.47 % -
 Kharwar India 565,000 574,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 11
 Khasi India 1,518,000 1,602,000 Christianity 83.53 % -
 Kisan India 1,621,000 1,627,000 Hinduism 1.67 % 32
Kochu Velan India 200 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kodaga India 113,000 113,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kokna India 1,079,000 1,079,000 Hinduism 1.00 % 22
 Kol India 1,756,000 1,758,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 35
Kolah Lohara India 9,500 9,500 Hinduism 3.22 % 1
 Kolha India 705,000 705,000 Hinduism 1.27 % 14
 Koli (Hindu traditions) India 2,241,000 2,285,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 45
 Koli Dhor India 410,000 410,000 Hinduism 0.20 % 8
 Koli Mahadev India 1,669,000 1,686,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 33
 Koli Malhar India 311,000 311,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 6
Kolowar India 240,000 240,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 5
 Konda Dhora India 232,000 232,000 Hinduism 2.00 % 5
 Konda Kapu India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 2.99 % 1
 Konda Reddi India 122,000 122,000 Hinduism 0.91 % 2
 Konyak India 239,000 241,000 Christianity 97.88 % -
 Koracha, caste India 77,000 77,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 2
Koracha, tribal India 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 1.01 % 1
 Kori India 2,575,000 2,598,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 51
 Korku India 1,035,000 1,037,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 21
 Korwa India 448,000 450,000 Hinduism 1.09 % 9
Kota India 700 700 Hinduism 1.81 % 1
 Koya India 784,000 784,000 Hinduism 0.80 % 16
Koyava India 700 700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kudiya India 3,100 3,100 Hinduism 0.16 % 1
 Kudumban India 31,000 31,000 Hinduism 6.28 % -
 Kudumi India 292,000 292,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Kui Khond India 1,832,000 1,837,000 Hinduism 9.22 % -
 Kuki Chin India 134,000 174,000 Christianity 91.08 % -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) India 15,602,000 15,942,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 312
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) India 18,202,000 18,216,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 364
Kuravan (Christian traditions) India 15,000 16,000 Christianity 95.74 % -
 Kuruba India 4,149,000 4,149,000 Hinduism 1.04 % 83
 Kuruman India 57,000 57,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 1
 Lingayat India 3,455,000 3,455,000 Ethnic Religions 0.01 % 69
Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) India 126,000 126,000 Hinduism 11.29 % -
Lohara India 264,000 282,000 Hinduism 3.13 % 5
 Lotha India 177,000 177,000 Christianity 99.22 % -
Madari (Hindu traditions) India 259,000 259,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Maha Malasar India 300 300 Hinduism 3.24 % 1
 Mahali India 82,000 82,000 Hinduism 3.34 % 2
 Mahli India 406,000 437,000 Hinduism 2.23 % 8
 Mahratta India 30,768,000 30,773,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 615
Maila India 2,600 2,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Majhi India 120,000 200,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 2
 Majhwar India 186,000 201,000 Hinduism 0.49 % 4
Mala Pulayan India 71,000 71,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malaikudi India 9,300 9,300 Hinduism 0.13 % 1
Malakkuravan India 20,000 20,000 Hinduism 0.44 % 1
Malakuravan India 1,200 1,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malanaickan India 100 100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malasar India 9,700 9,700 Hinduism 0.15 % 1
Malava India 20,000 20,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay, Malaysian United Kingdom 36,000 17,309,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Malayali India 371,000 1,418,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 7
 Malayali, Malayalam Malaysia 348,000 1,418,000 Islam 23.00 % 12.00 % -
Malayan, tribe India 46,000 46,000 Hinduism 0.13 % 1
Maleru India 500 500 Hinduism 1.02 % 1
Mali India 6,400 6,400 Hinduism 0.91 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 9,897,000 10,048,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 198
Maniyani India 800 800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Manna Dhora India 19,000 19,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 1
Marakkan (Muslim traditions) India 700 700 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Marata India 87,000 87,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Maravan India 3,193,000 3,292,000 Hinduism 2.45 % 64
 Matia India 202,000 240,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 4
Meda India 44,000 44,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Meena India 4,628,000 4,628,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 93
 Mizo India 143,000 162,000 Christianity 98.49 % -
Mizo Lushai India 563,000 565,000 Christianity 98.84 % -
 Moger India 122,000 122,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Moghal India 1,745,000 3,097,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 35
 Monpa India 40,000 136,000 Buddhism 0.94 % 1
 Mudugar India 1,900 1,900 Hinduism 4.46 % 1
Mukkuvar Sri Lanka 42,000 42,000 Hinduism 18.51 % -
 Munda India 3,665,000 3,810,000 Hinduism 19.36 % -
Mundala India 28,000 28,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mutali India 41,000 41,000 Hinduism 2.87 % 1
Nadar (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 8,900 1,277,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Nadar (Christian traditions) India 1,268,000 1,277,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 25,000 3,021,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) India 2,996,000 3,021,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 60
 Naga Tangkhul India 198,000 203,000 Christianity 98.08 % -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 11,845,000 12,004,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 237
 Naikda India 3,794,000 3,794,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 76
 Nair Sri Lanka 4,000 6,702,000 Hinduism 0.51 % 1
Nalakeyava India 6,200 6,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nalkadaya India 2,800 2,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Narsanna India 600 600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Navait India 56,000 73,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Navithan India 808,000 829,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 16
 Nayadi India 85,000 85,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Oraon India 4,446,000 4,607,000 Hinduism 26.44 % -
 Padharia India 31,000 31,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 1
Pale India 9,500 9,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pallan (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 6,700 466,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Pallan (Christian traditions) India 459,000 466,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 46,000 2,503,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) India 2,457,000 2,503,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 49
Palleyan India 1,900 1,900 Hinduism 24.12 % -
Palliyan India 6,200 6,200 Hinduism 4.81 % 1
Palliyar India 5,800 5,800 Hinduism 7.76 % -
Pambada India 4,000 4,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Panan India 234,000 239,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Panchama India 3,000 3,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Panika India 1,050,000 1,050,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 21
Panikkan India 35,000 35,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Paniyan India 99,000 99,000 Hinduism 0.38 % 2
 Pannadi India 7,200 7,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) India 786,000 802,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 102,000 2,294,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) India 2,192,000 2,294,000 Hinduism 0.18 % 44
Paravan (Christian traditions) India 37,000 37,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Pardhan India 316,000 316,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 6
 Pardhi India 363,000 363,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 7
Parhaiya India 31,000 34,000 Hinduism 0.78 % 1
Parja India 489,000 489,000 Hinduism 0.32 % 10
 Pashtun, Pathan India 11,419,000 11,637,000 Islam 0.00 % 228
 Patelia India 119,000 120,000 Hinduism 0.16 % 2
Pentia India 10,000 10,000 Hinduism 0.25 % 1
Pochury India 23,000 23,000 Christianity 98.93 % -
Poumai India 128,000 128,000 Christianity 99.00 % -
 Puthirai Vannan India 30,000 30,000 Hinduism 0.36 % 1
Rajpur India 50,000 50,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 45,306,000 45,388,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 906
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) India 2,893,000 19,607,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 58
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) India 3,007,000 3,008,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 60
 Rajput Thakur India 69,000 69,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongmei India 99,000 99,000 Christianity 92.21 % -
 Sali India 1,042,000 1,045,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 21
Sali Pattariyan India 3,300 3,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Samagara India 89,000 89,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Samanthan India 48,000 48,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Samban India 21,000 22,000 Hinduism 1.01 % 1
 Santal India 7,592,000 8,281,000 Hinduism 5.77 % -
 Saora India 978,000 981,000 Hinduism 16.71 % -
Sauria Paharia India 52,000 57,000 Hinduism 46.85 % -
 Sayyid India 7,819,000 17,132,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 156
 Sema India 245,000 245,000 Christianity 99.33 % -
Semman India 4,900 6,000 Hinduism 0.64 % 1
Shabar India 529,000 529,000 Hinduism 9.07 % -
 Shaikh India 85,376,000 234,920,000 Islam 0.00 % 1708
 Shaikh Qureshi India 8,060,000 8,824,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 161
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) India 9,500 9,500 Hinduism 31.05 % -
Silpi India 205,000 208,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Soligar India 6,300 6,300 Hinduism 0.54 % 1
Soligaru India 34,000 34,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 7,711,000 7,802,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 154
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) India 3,186,000 4,317,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 64
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 18,686,000 19,188,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 374
 Thadou India 216,000 216,000 Christianity 97.89 % -
 Thakkar India 583,000 589,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 12
 Thoti, caste India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tipera India 629,000 753,000 Hinduism 8.31 % -
 Tiwa India 254,000 254,000 Hinduism 1.71 % 5
 Toda India 2,200 2,200 Hinduism 11.14 % -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) India 3,604,000 3,610,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 72
 Valluvan India 116,000 119,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Valmiki India 71,000 71,000 Hinduism 5.28 % -
Vaniyan India 948,000 965,000 Hinduism 11.82 % -
Vannan (Christian traditions) India 148,000 152,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) India 889,000 914,000 Hinduism 0.09 % 18
 Vanniyan Sri Lanka 36,000 12,771,000 Hinduism 12.06 % -
 Vanniyan India 12,735,000 12,771,000 Hinduism 1.37 % 255
 Varli India 1,241,000 1,246,000 Hinduism 1.42 % 25
Vellalan Sri Lanka 30,000 2,611,000 Hinduism 12.47 % -
Vellalan India 2,581,000 2,611,000 Hinduism 3.07 % 52
Vellalan Kongu India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 1
Vellalan Nanjanad India 200,000 200,000 Hinduism 1.10 % 4
Vetan (Hindu traditions) India 60,000 60,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vettakkaran India 5,300 5,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Viswakarma Sri Lanka 7,100 7,654,000 Hinduism 2.80 % 1
 Viswakarma India 7,647,000 7,654,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 153
Vitholia India 25,000 25,000 Hinduism 5.96 % -
 Wancho India 65,000 65,000 Christianity 89.59 % -
 Yenadi India 644,000 644,000 Hinduism 0.84 % 13
Yerava India 31,000 31,000 Hinduism 0.21 % 1
 Yerukula India 537,000 537,000 Hinduism 1.77 % 11
 Yimchungra India 68,000 68,000 Christianity 99.30 % -
 Zeliang India 104,000 104,000 Christianity 93.66 % -
  Totals:  320           252     11,564

Language Alternate Names
Alealum
Kasargod
Malayal
Malayalani
Malayali
Malean
Maliyad
Mallealle
Mapilla
Mopla
Moplah (Mapilla)

Dialects
Central Kerala
Kayavar
Malabar
Mapila
Moplah
Nagari-malayalam
Namboodiri
Nasrani
Nayar
North Kerala
Pulaya
South Kerala

Dialect Alternate Names
Malayalam: Moplah
Mapilla
Moplah

Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1811-1968
New Testament 1829-1995
Complete Bible 1841-2016