Language:  Malayalam

Estimated Global Speakers

35,100,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

113

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Primary Language
(113 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adiyan India 19,000
Ajila India 3,900
 Ambalavasi India 183,000
Arasar India 19,000
Arasar Christian India 64,000
Arayan India 239,000
Ayyanavar India 18,000
Brahmin Muttad India 55,000
Brahmin Nambudiri India 110,000
Brahmin Pancha Dravida India 166,000
Brahmin Potti India 32,000
Chavalakkaran India 25,000
Chavalakkaran Christian India 4,600
 Chengazhi Nambiyar India 800
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) India 440,000
Cheruman (Muslim traditions) India 49,000
Cherumar Christian India 526,000
 Eluthassan India 50,000
 Gavara India 20,000
 Ilavan India 6,650,000
Ilavaniyan India 36,000
Ilavathi India 62,000
Ilayathu India 39,000
 Jew, Cochin Israel 12,000
 Kadan India 4,900
 Kakkalan India 16,000
Kalladi India 48,000
Kallasari India 11,000
Kallattu Kurup India 1,100
Kanakkan India 299,000
 Kaniyan India 120,000
Karimpalan India 24,000
Kavuthiyan India 35,000
Keralamuthali India 6,000
Keralamuthali Christian India 3,600
Kitaran India 3,500
Kollakar India 2,000
Kootan India 10,000
Krishnanvak India 70,000
Kundavadiga India 800
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) India 490,000
 Kurukkal India 3,600
Lakshadweep India 72,000
Mala Vettuvan India 21,000
 Malabar Catholic India 3,146,000
Malai Arayan India 39,000
Malai Pandaram India 4,500
 Malai Vedan India 19,000
 Malayali Canada 19,000
 Malayali Sri Lanka 800
 Malayali Maldives 900
 Malayali United Arab Emirates 332,000
 Malayali Bahrain 64,000
 Malayali Myanmar (Burma) 23,000
 Malayali Oman 242,000
 Malayali New Zealand 6,300
 Malayali Singapore 28,000
 Malayali Qatar 80,000
 Malayali United States 86,000
 Malayali, Malayalam Malaysia 357,000
Malayan, caste Sri Lanka 1,600
Malayan, caste India 41,000
Malayarayar India 3,400
Malayekandi India 2,000
 Mannan, caste India 327,000
Mannan, tribal India 12,000
 Mappila Sri Lanka 11,000
 Mappila India 10,275,000
Marakkan (Christian traditions) India 5,900
Marakkan (Hindu traditions) India 10,000
 Mavilan India 42,000
Mukkari India 2,200
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) India 47,000
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) India 186,000
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) India 3,100
Musari India 4,600
 Muthan India 8,200
 Muthuvan India 29,000
 Nair India 7,659,000
Nair Anthur India 151,000
Padannan India 9,900
Palluvan India 7,800
 Pandaram India 33,000
Panditattan India 13,000
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) India 102,000
 Pathiyan India 21,000
Perumannan India 104,000
Pulaya Vettuvan India 1,300
Pulayan Thanda India 148,000
 Pulayan unspecified India 1,092,000
Pulayan Wayanad India 500
 Shabi India 2,000
 Syrian Christian Sri Lanka 700
 Syrian Christian India 4,372,000
Thandan (Christian traditions) India 14,000
Thandan (Hindu traditions) India 272,000
Thandan Palakkad India 7,200
Thantapulayan India 6,100
 Ulladan India 20,000
 Urali India 84,000
Valan India 105,000
Valanchian India 6,300
Velakkithalanayan India 414,000
Velan India 100,000
Veluthadanayar India 236,000
Vetan (Christian traditions) India 4,100
Vettuvan India 135,000
 Viswakarma Asari India 770,000
Viswakarma Kallan Muppan India 11,000
Viswakarma Kallasari India 63,000
 Viswakarma Kollan India 222,000
Viswakarma Thattan India 229,000
Viswakarma Vilkurup India 14,000
  Totals:  113     89
Secondary Language
(309 people groups)
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Adi Andhra India 356,000
 Adi Dravida India 8,618,000
Adi Dravida Christian India 657,000
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar India 2,100
Agamudaiyan Nattaman Sri Lanka 8,700
Agamudaiyan Nattaman India 729,000
 Agamudaiyan unspecified Sri Lanka 9,200
 Agamudaiyan unspecified India 256,000
 Agariya (Hindu traditions) India 244,000
Aiyanavar India 6,000
Aiyanavar Christian India 19,000
 Alambadi Kurichchan India 51,000
 Alavan India 8,600
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker India 13,000
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) India 187,000
Ambattan Christian India 5,100
 Amma Kodaga India 2,300
 Angami India 185,000
Anglo Indian India 156,000
 Ao India 273,000
Arandan India 600
 Arleng India 590,000
 Arunthathiyar India 1,113,000
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 7,695,000
 Bagata India 172,000
 Baiga India 672,000
 Baira India 8,700
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) India 4,139,000
Bakad India 7,100
Bakuda India 15,000
Bandi (Hindu traditions) India 5,600
 Bania Agarwal India 5,732,000
 Bania Chetti India 836,000
 Bania unspecified India 16,801,000
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 7,123,000
Barda India 4,100
 Basor India 1,085,000
Bathada India 3,500
 Bathudi India 270,000
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) India 2,400,000
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) India 1,977,000
Bellara India 1,800
 Bhampta India 52,000
Bharathar (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 1,400
Bharathar (Christian traditions) India 45,000
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 400
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) India 14,000
 Bharia Bhumia India 377,000
 Bhattra India 367,000
 Bhil unspecified India 14,436,000
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) India 5,849,000
Bhottada India 544,000
 Bhumij India 1,318,000
 Binjhia India 210,000
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) India 1,855,000
 Boya India 4,449,000
Brahmin Dravida India 141,000
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat India 332,000
 Brahmin Gaur India 3,618,000
 Brahmin Iyer India 343,000
Brahmin Mahratta India 553,000
Brahmin Mukkaniyar India 29,000
 Brahmin Saraswat India 708,000
 Brahmin unspecified India 34,453,000
Byari (Beary) India 534,000
Chackaravar India 36,000
Chackaravar Christian India 5,500
 Chakhesang India 185,000
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) India 136,000
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) India 1,001,000
 Chakma India 258,000
Chandala India 8,200
 Chang India 76,000
 Chaudhari, tribal India 357,000
Chayakkaran India 47,000
 Chik Baraik India 139,000
 Christian India 1,481,000
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,446,000
Devadasi India 24,000
 Devanga India 573,000
 Devendrakulathan India 96,000
 Dhangar Bharwad India 3,280,000
 Dhanka India 494,000
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 12,478,000
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) India 1,138,000
 Dhodia India 801,000
Dom (Dombara) India 85,000
 Dubla unspecified India 456,000
Eravallan India 9,100
 Faqir India 105,000
 Gadaba India 157,000
 Gamit India 537,000
 Gandla India 85,000
 Gangakula India 1,815,000
 Garasia India 461,000
 Garo (A-chik Mande) India 1,289,000
 Goanese India 688,000
Godagali India 4,100
Godda India 3,000
 Gond unspecified India 10,034,000
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) India 36,000
 Gowdulu India 11,000
 Hakki Pikki India 29,000
 Halam India 50,000
 Halba India 859,000
 Hasalaru India 30,000
Hasla India 1,500
 Hill Pulayan India 116,000
 Hmar India 115,000
 Ho India 1,263,000
 Holar India 192,000
Idayan India 80,000
Ilavan Christian India 137,000
 Irular India 229,000
Iruliga India 16,000
Jatapu India 167,000
 Jaunsari India 110,000
 Jenu Kuruba India 55,000
 Jew, South Asian India 7,000
 Kachari Sonwal India 328,000
Kadaiyar India 16,000
Kadu Kuruba India 28,000
 Kaikolan India 2,709,000
Kallan Tondaman India 472,000
Kallan unspecified India 963,000
Kamathi India 252,000
Kammara India 143,000
 Kanikkaran India 29,000
Karmali India 153,000
 Kathodi India 368,000
 Kattunayakan India 71,000
Kavara India 90,000
Kavathi India 23,000
Kavathi Christian India 4,600
 Kawar India 1,176,000
 Kharia India 888,000
 Kharwar India 667,000
 Khasi (War-Khasi) India 1,468,000
 Kisan India 1,912,000
 Kodaga India 134,000
 Kokna India 1,272,000
 Kol India 2,069,000
Kolah Lohara India 11,000
 Kolha India 836,000
 Koli (Hindu traditions) India 2,640,000
 Koli Dhor India 485,000
 Koli Mahadev India 1,970,000
 Koli Malhar India 366,000
 Kolowar India 283,000
 Konda Dhora India 274,000
 Konda Kapu India 24,000
 Konda Reddi India 143,000
 Konyak India 282,000
 Koracha, caste India 84,000
Koracha, tribal India 20,000
 Kori India 3,039,000
 Korku India 1,191,000
 Korwa India 527,000
Kota India 800
 Koya unspecified India 771,000
Kudiya India 3,700
 Kudumban India 37,000
 Kudumi India 332,000
 Kui Khond India 1,560,000
 Kuki Chin India 159,000
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) India 18,455,000
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) India 15,483,000
Kuravan (Christian traditions) India 17,000
 Kuruba India 4,821,000
 Kuruman India 62,000
 Lingayat India 4,029,000
 Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) India 152,000
Lohara India 313,000
 Lotha India 208,000
Madari (Hindu traditions) India 305,000
 Mahali India 96,000
 Mahli India 479,000
 Mahratta unspecified India 31,088,000
Maila India 3,000
 Majhi India 142,000
 Majhwar India 219,000
Mala Pulayan India 81,000
Malaikudi India 11,000
Malakkuravan India 19,000
Malakuravan India 1,400
Malasar India 11,000
Malava India 24,000
 Malay, Malaysian United Kingdom 61,000
 Malayali India 409,000
Malayan, tribe India 53,000
Mali India 7,600
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 12,359,000
 Manna Dhora India 23,000
Marata India 102,000
 Maravan India 3,341,000
 Matia India 239,000
Meda India 51,000
 Meena India 5,462,000
 Mizo India 169,000
Mizo Lushai India 665,000
 Moger unspecified India 129,000
 Moghal India 2,048,000
 Monpa India 47,000
 Mudugar India 2,200
Mukkuvar Sri Lanka 43,000
 Munda India 4,334,000
Mundala India 33,000
Mutali India 46,000
Nadar (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 9,100
Nadar (Christian traditions) India 1,430,000
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 26,000
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) India 3,337,000
 Naga Tangkhul India 234,000
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 13,922,000
 Naikda India 4,233,000
 Nair Sri Lanka 4,100
Nalakeyava India 7,400
Nalkadaya India 3,300
Navait India 66,000
 Navithan India 885,000
 Nayadi India 100,000
 Oraon India 5,270,000
 Padharia India 36,000
Pale India 11,000
Pallan (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 6,900
Pallan (Christian traditions) India 521,000
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 47,000
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) India 2,661,000
Palleyan India 2,200
Palliyan India 7,200
Palliyar India 6,800
Pambada India 4,400
 Panan India 273,000
 Panchama India 3,500
Panikkan India 40,000
 Paniyan India 117,000
 Pannadi India 8,300
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) India 887,000
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 104,000
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) India 2,451,000
Paravan (Christian traditions) India 44,000
 Pardhan India 373,000
 Pardhi India 427,000
Parhaiya India 36,000
 Parja unspecified India 387,000
 Pashtun, Pathan India 9,073,000
 Patelia India 141,000
Pentia India 12,000
 Pnar India 327,000
 Pochury India 27,000
 Poumai India 151,000
 Puthirai Vannan India 30,000
Rajpur India 59,000
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 27,285,000
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) India 1,935,000
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) India 3,587,000
 Rajput Thakur India 82,000
 Rongmei India 116,000
 Sali India 1,209,000
Sali Pattariyan India 3,500
Samagara India 105,000
 Samanthan India 57,000
 Samban India 24,000
 Santal (Sawntal) India 8,956,000
 Saora unspecified India 936,000
Sauria Paharia India 62,000
 Sayyid India 9,153,000
 Sema India 288,000
Semman India 5,400
Shabar India 624,000
 Shaikh Qureshi India 9,577,000
 Shaikh unspecified India 71,108,000
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) India 11,000
Silpi India 234,000
 Soligar India 7,200
Soligaru India 40,000
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 8,194,000
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) India 3,409,000
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 22,101,000
 Thadou India 255,000
 Thakkar India 687,000
 Thoti, caste India 13,000
 Tipera India 808,000
 Tiwa India 301,000
 Toda India 2,500
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) India 4,133,000
 Valluvan India 123,000
Valmiki tribal India 84,000
Vaniyan India 1,041,000
Vannan (Christian traditions) India 171,000
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) India 101,000
 Vanniyan Sri Lanka 37,000
 Vanniyan India 13,523,000
 Varli India 1,464,000
 Vellalan Sri Lanka 31,000
Vellalan Kongu India 24,000
Vellalan Nanjanad India 216,000
 Vellalan unspecified India 1,772,000
Vetan (Hindu traditions) India 70,000
Vettakkaran India 5,700
 Viswakarma Sri Lanka 7,300
 Viswakarma unspecified India 7,543,000
Vitholia India 30,000
 Wancho India 76,000
 Yenadi India 784,000
Yerava India 36,000
 Yerukula India 629,000
 Yimchungra India 80,000
 Zeliang India 122,000
  Totals:  309     241

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

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

Dialect Alternate Names
Malayalam: Moplah
Mapilla
Moplah


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