Country:

India

Province / State: Tamil Nadu
District: Thoothukudi

Number of People Groups

199

Unreached People Groups

170

Total Population

2,070,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

16.1 %

Hindu

79.3 %

Muslim

4.4 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.2 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 40 Telugu 40 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 67,000 Tamil 67,000 - 100 50 - -
Adi Dravida Christian 4,800 Tamil - - - 4,800 - -
 Adi Karnataka Unknown Kannada - - - - - -
 Adiyan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 21,000 Tamil 21,000 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 33,000 Tamil 33,000 - - - - -
Aiyanavar 500 Telugu 400 - - 50 - -
Aiyanavar Christian 1,800 Telugu - - - 1,800 - -
 Alavan 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
 Ambalavasi 1,400 Malayalam 1,400 - - - - -
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Ambattan Christian 90 Tamil - - - 90 - -
Anglo Indian 300 English - - - 300 - -
Arasar 400 Malayalam 400 - - - - -
Arasar Christian 1,300 Malayalam - - - 1,300 - -
Arayan 1,000 Malayalam 1,000 - - - - -
 Arunthathiyar 23,000 Tamil 23,000 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 6,000 Hindi 6,000 - - - - -
Bakuda Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 30 Kannada 30 - - - - -
Bandi (Hindu traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 1,700 Tamil 1,700 - - - - -
 Bania Komti 80 Telugu 80 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 3,000 Hindi 3,000 - - - - 50
 Banijiga 50 Kannada 50 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 100 Tamil - - - 100 - -
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Boya 50,000 Telugu 50,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Ashtashasram 2,600 Tamil 2,600 - - - - -
Brahmin Dikshitar 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Iyer 7,100 Tamil 7,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Kosala Nadu 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 1,900 Marathi 1,900 - - - - -
Brahmin Mukkaniyar 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 1,300 Hindi 1,300 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 5,200 Tamil 5,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 9,800 Tamil 9,800 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telaganya 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 79,000 Hindi 79,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Velanadu 2,400 Telugu 2,400 - - - - -
 Burmese 20 Burmese - - 20 - - -
Chackaravar 2,900 Tamil 2,900 - - - - -
Chackaravar Christian 600 Tamil - - - 600 - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 1,600 Tamil - - - 1,600 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Tamil 18,000 - 40 - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
Chayakkaran 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 50 Malayalam 50 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 28,000 Malayalam - - - 28,000 - -
 Christian 7,400 Hindi - - - 7,400 - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Devanga 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Devendrakulathan 3,100 Tamil 3,100 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 3,800 Hindi 3,800 - - - - -
Divehi Unknown Maldivian - - - - - -
Dom (Dombara) 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 90 Odia 90 - - - - -
 Gandla 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Gangakula 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
Idayan 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Ilavaniyan 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
Ilavathi 400 Malayalam 400 - - - - -
 Irular 20 Irula 20 - - - - -
Jaggali 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 70 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 70 -
 Jenu Kuruba 800 Kurumba, Jennu 800 - - - - -
Kadaiyar 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 38,000 Tamil 38,000 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Telugu 1,700 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Kallan Tondaman 19,000 Tamil 19,000 - - - - -
Kallan unspecified 30,000 Tamil 30,000 - - - - -
Kammara Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Kaniyan 300 Malayalam 300 - - 30 - -
 Kapu unspecified 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
Kapu Vadugan 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
Karimpalan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Kattunayakan 4,900 Tamil 4,800 - - 30 - -
Kavathi 2,000 Tamil 2,000 - - - - -
Kavathi Christian 400 Tamil - - - 400 - -
Keralamuthali 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Keralamuthali Christian 60 Malayalam - - - 60 - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Koli of Gujarat 50 Gujarati 50 - - - - -
Koliyan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Konda Reddi 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Koracha, caste 90 Kannada 90 - - - - -
 Koshti 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Kuda Korava 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
 Kudumban 300 Tamil 70 - - 300 - -
 Kudumi 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 2,600 Hindi 2,600 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
Kuravan (Christian traditions) 30 Tamil - - - 30 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 2,100 Malayalam 2,100 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 900 Hindi 900 - - - - -
 Kuruba 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Kuruman 20 Kurumba, Betta 20 - - - - -
 Lingayat 3,500 Kannada - - - - - 3,500
 Lohana Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
Madari (Hindu traditions) 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 20 Telugu - - - 20 - -
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 50 Telugu - - - 50 - -
 Malabar Catholic 400 Malayalam - - - 400 - -
Malai Arayan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malai Pandaram Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Malai Vedan 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
Malakkuravan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Malakuravan 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
 Malayali 1,500 Tamil 1,500 - - - - -
 Mangala 1,400 Telugu 1,400 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 3,600 Malayalam 3,600 - - - - -
 Maravan 293,000 Tamil 274,000 - - 19,000 - -
 Memon 30 Gujarati - 30 - - - -
 Moghal 50 Urdu - 50 - - - -
Mutali 600 Tamil 500 - - 80 - -
 Muthuvan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 64,000 Tamil - - - 64,000 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 88,000 Tamil 88,000 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Nair 51,000 Malayalam 51,000 - - - - -
 Navithan 25,000 Tamil 25,000 - - - - -
Pagadai 1,700 Tamil 1,700 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 124,000 Tamil - - - 124,000 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 225,000 Tamil 224,000 - 90 500 - -
Palliyar 200 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Panan 3,400 Tamil 3,400 - - - - -
 Paniyan Unknown Paniya - - - - - -
 Pannadi Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 54,000 Tamil - - - 54,000 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 79,000 Tamil 78,000 - 50 500 - -
Paravan (Christian traditions) 12,000 Tamil - - - 12,000 - -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) 17,000 Malayalam 17,000 - - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 30 Urdu - 30 - - - -
 Pathiyan 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
 Pulayan unspecified 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 5,400 Tamil 5,400 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Hindi 2,400 - - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 30 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 30 -
 Rajput Surajbansi 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Razu 500 Telugu 500 - - - - -
 Sali 5,200 Kannada 5,200 - - - - -
Sali Pattariyan 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Samban 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Sayyid 4,300 Urdu - 4,300 - - - -
Semman 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 18,000 Urdu - 18,000 - - - -
Silpi 9,400 Telugu 9,400 - - - - -
 Sinhalese 20 Sinhala - - 20 - - -
 Soligar 20 Sholaga 20 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 500 Malayalam - - - 500 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 68,000 Tamil - 68,000 - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 80 Hindi 80 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Tiruvalluvar Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 1,400 Kannada 1,400 - - - - -
 Valluvan 900 Tamil 900 - - - - -
Vaniyan 44,000 Tamil 38,000 - - 5,700 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 800 Tamil - - - 800 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 2,600 Tamil 2,600 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 4,500 Tamil 4,500 - - 30 - -
Vanniyan Agnikula 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Vathiriyan (Christian traditions) 1,100 Tamil - - - 1,100 - -
 Vathiriyan (Hindu traditions) 7,000 Tamil 7,000 - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 11,000 Malayalam 11,000 - - - - -
Vellalan Isai 3,200 Tamil 3,200 - - - - -
Vellalan Nanchilnattu 5,200 Tamil 4,900 - - 300 - -
Vellalan Sozhia 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
Vellalan Tondamandalam 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
 Vellalan unspecified 65,000 Tamil 62,000 - - 3,700 - -
Vellalan Virakodi 1,300 Tamil 1,300 - - - - -
Veluthadanayar 2,600 Malayalam 2,600 - - - - -
Vetan (Christian traditions) 200 Malayalam - - - 200 - -
Vetan (Hindu traditions) 8,500 Tamil 8,500 - - - - -
Vettakkaran 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Vettiyan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Vettuvan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 1,100 Malayalam 1,100 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Panchal 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 106,000 Telugu 106,000 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 114,000 Hindi 114,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 3,500 Hindi 3,500 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 11,000 Telugu 11,000 - - - - -
 Yenadi 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
 Yerukula 30 Yerukula 30 - - - - -
  Totals:  199 2,070,000   170 1,642,000 90,000 300 334,000 100 3,600
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