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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 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 0.75 % 1
Ajila India 3,400 3,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ambalavasi India 153,000 169,000 Hinduism 0.32 % 3
Arasar India 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 3.57 % 1
Arasar Christian India 57,000 57,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Arayan Sri Lanka 900 202,000 Hinduism 11.33 % -
Arayan India 201,000 202,000 Hinduism 0.92 % 4
Ayyanavar India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 2.68 % 1
Brahmin Muttad India 48,000 48,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Nambudiri India 95,000 95,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Brahmin Pancha Dravida India 147,000 147,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
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 379,000 379,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
Cheruman (Muslim traditions) India 43,000 43,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Cherumar Christian India 467,000 467,000 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 43,000 43,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gavara India 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1
 Ilavan India 5,858,000 5,931,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 117
Ilavaniyan India 31,000 31,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ilavathi India 52,000 52,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ilayathu India 35,000 35,000 Hinduism 8.11 % -
Jew, Cochin Israel 11,000 11,000 Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Kadan India 4,300 4,300 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 42,000 42,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kallasari India 9,700 9,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kallattu Kurup India 1,000 1,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kanakkan India 257,000 257,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 5
Kaniyan India 100,000 100,000 Hinduism 0.48 % 2
Karimpalan India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kathikkaran India 800 800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kavuthiyan India 30,000 30,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Keralamuthali India 6,100 6,100 Hinduism 0.33 % 1
Keralamuthali Christian India 3,200 3,200 Christianity 100.00 % -
Kitaran India 3,000 3,000 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 9,000 9,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Krishnanvak India 60,000 60,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kundavadiga India 700 700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) India 432,000 436,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 9
Kurukkal India 3,100 3,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kuruman Tacchan India 200 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kuruman Vetta India 700 700 Hinduism 0.41 % 1
Lakshadweep India 62,000 62,000 Islam 0.00 % 1
Mala Vettuvan India 18,000 18,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malabar Catholic India 2,689,000 2,689,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Malai Arayan India 34,000 34,000 Hinduism 42.84 % -
Malai Pandaram India 4,000 4,000 Hinduism 0.51 % 1
 Malai Vedan India 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 2.52 % 1
Malayalar India 900 900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malayali United Arab Emirates 322,000 1,411,000 Hinduism 15.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali Bahrain 59,000 1,411,000 Hinduism 40.00 % 1.50 % -
 Malayali Myanmar (Burma) 23,000 1,411,000 Hinduism 34.00 % 7.00 % -
 Malayali Canada 19,000 1,411,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali Sri Lanka 700 1,411,000 Hinduism 11.02 % -
 Malayali Singapore 27,000 1,411,000 Hinduism 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Malayali Oman 72,000 1,411,000 Hinduism 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Malayali New Zealand 6,200 1,411,000 Hinduism 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Malayali Qatar 76,000 1,411,000 Hinduism 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Malayali United States 84,000 1,411,000 Hinduism 8.00 % 0.40 % -
Malayan, caste Sri Lanka 1,500 36,000 Hinduism 12.08 % -
Malayan, caste India 34,000 36,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malayarayar India 3,000 3,000 Hinduism 18.42 % -
Malayekandi India 1,800 1,800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malayekandi Vishavan India 100 100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mannan, caste India 283,000 283,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 6
Mannan, tribal India 10,000 10,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 1
 Mappila Sri Lanka 11,000 9,257,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mappila India 9,246,000 9,257,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 185
Marakkan (Christian traditions) India 5,100 5,100 Christianity 100.00 % -
Marakkan (Hindu traditions) India 9,000 9,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mukkari India 1,900 1,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) India 41,000 41,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) India 156,000 157,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Mukkuvan (Muslim traditions) India 2,700 2,700 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Musari India 4,000 4,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Muthan India 7,100 7,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Muthuvan India 25,000 25,000 Hinduism 0.33 % 1
 Nair India 6,766,000 6,770,000 Hinduism 0.25 % 135
Nair Anthur India 130,000 130,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Navait India 57,000 74,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Padannan India 8,600 8,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Palluvan India 6,700 6,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pandaram India 29,000 29,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Panditattan India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Paravan (Hindu traditions) India 89,000 91,000 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 87,000 87,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Pulaya Vettuvan India 1,100 1,100 Hinduism 1.83 % 1
 Pulayan India 1,070,000 1,075,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 21
Pulayan Thanda India 128,000 128,000 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 3,748,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Syrian Christian India 3,747,000 3,748,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Thandan (Christian traditions) India 12,000 12,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) India 235,000 235,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Thandan Palakkad India 6,200 6,200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Thantapulayan India 5,300 5,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tiyattunni India 400 400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ulladan India 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 3.84 % 1
 Urali India 72,000 72,000 Hinduism 2.52 % 1
Valan India 89,000 89,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Valanchian India 5,400 5,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vallan India 1,000 1,000 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 700 358,000 Hinduism 12.08 % -
Velakkithalanayan India 357,000 358,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
Velan India 86,000 86,000 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 117,000 117,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Viswakarma Asari India 708,000 708,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 14
Viswakarma Kallan Muppan India 9,400 9,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Viswakarma Kallasari India 54,000 54,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Viswakarma Kollan India 194,000 194,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Viswakarma Thattan India 204,000 204,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Viswakarma Vilkurup India 12,000 12,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  128           102     632
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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 318,000 319,000 Hinduism 0.89 % 6
 Adi Dravida India 8,696,000 8,696,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 174
Adi Dravida Christian India 593,000 593,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Agamudaiyan Sri Lanka 17,000 909,000 Hinduism 13.59 % -
 Agamudaiyan India 892,000 909,000 Hinduism 0.51 % 18
Agamudaiyan Mukkulattar India 1,900 1,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Agamudaiyan Nattaman Sri Lanka 8,500 678,000 Hinduism 14.65 % -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman India 669,000 678,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 13
Agani India 500 500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Agariya (Hindu traditions) India 208,000 208,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 4
Aiyanavar India 5,500 5,500 Hinduism 3.89 % 1
Aiyanavar Christian India 17,000 17,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Alambadi Kurichchan India 44,000 44,000 Hinduism 4.62 % 1
Alavan India 7,700 7,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.82 % 1
Ambattan India 181,000 181,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 4
Ambattan Christian India 4,300 4,300 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Amma Kodaga India 2,000 2,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Angami India 160,000 160,000 Christianity 98.67 % -
Anglo India 140,000 158,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Ao India 235,000 235,000 Christianity 99.07 % -
Arandan India 500 500 Hinduism 1.62 % 1
 Arleng India 504,000 505,000 Hinduism 19.63 % -
 Arunthathiyar India 1,037,000 1,037,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 21
Ayri India 200 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 6,552,000 6,590,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 131
 Bagata India 149,000 149,000 Hinduism 0.69 % 3
 Baiga India 582,000 585,000 Hinduism 0.22 % 12
Baira India 9,000 9,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) India 3,545,000 3,978,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 71
Bakad India 6,100 6,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bakuda India 13,000 13,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bandi (Hindu traditions) India 4,900 4,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania India 29,416,000 29,630,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 588
 Bania Agarwal India 4,849,000 4,888,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 97
 Bania Chetti India 751,000 757,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 15
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) India 6,169,000 6,170,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 123
Banna India 300 300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Barda India 3,600 3,600 Hinduism 0.62 % 1
 Basor India 950,000 950,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 19
Bathada India 3,100 3,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bathudi India 232,000 232,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 5
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) India 2,524,000 2,525,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 50
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) India 1,909,000 1,921,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 38
Bellara India 1,600 1,600 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 41,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) India 39,000 41,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 600 14,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) India 13,000 14,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bharia Bhumia India 325,000 325,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 7
 Bhattra India 314,000 314,000 Hinduism 1.82 % 6
 Bhil India 17,097,000 17,599,000 Hinduism 0.76 % 342
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) India 6,473,000 6,625,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 129
Bhottada India 463,000 463,000 Hinduism 0.25 % 9
 Bhumij India 1,137,000 1,165,000 Hinduism 1.00 % 23
 Binjhia India 181,000 187,000 Hinduism 0.45 % 4
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) India 1,604,000 1,604,000 Hinduism 9.15 % -
 Boya India 4,064,000 4,080,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 81
 Brahmin India 59,861,000 63,721,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1197
Brahmin Dravida India 126,000 126,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat India 285,000 285,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Brahmin Gaur India 2,999,000 3,030,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 60
Brahmin Iyer India 309,000 309,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
Brahmin Mahratta India 465,000 465,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Brahmin Saraswat India 573,000 581,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
Chackaravar India 34,000 34,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 1
Chackaravar Christian India 5,000 5,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Chakhesang India 160,000 160,000 Christianity 99.27 % -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) India 119,000 124,000 Christianity 99.97 % -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) India 871,000 898,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 17
Chakma India 220,000 679,000 Buddhism 4.83 % 4
Chandala India 13,000 13,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chang India 66,000 66,000 Christianity 98.94 % -
 Chaudhari, tribal India 307,000 307,000 Hinduism 1.62 % 6
Chayakkaran India 42,000 42,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chik Baraik India 119,000 124,000 Hinduism 2.34 % 2
 Christian India 1,022,000 1,295,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,932,000 2,940,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 59
Devadasi India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Devanga India 483,000 483,000 Hinduism 2.43 % 10
 Devendrakulathan India 89,000 89,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Dhangar Bharwad India 2,826,000 2,841,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 57
 Dhanka India 426,000 426,000 Hinduism 0.29 % 9
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 12,171,000 12,476,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 243
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) India 980,000 2,203,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 20
 Dhodia India 690,000 697,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 14
Dom India 74,000 74,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Dubla India 688,000 688,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 14
Eravallan India 7,900 7,900 Hinduism 0.23 % 1
 Faqir India 92,000 121,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Gadaba India 135,000 135,000 Hinduism 0.74 % 3
 Gamit India 462,000 466,000 Hinduism 10.34 % -
 Gandla India 75,000 75,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Gangakula India 1,545,000 1,545,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 31
 Garasia India 398,000 398,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 8
 Garo India 1,112,000 1,239,000 Christianity 95.60 % -
Goanese India 574,000 661,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Godagali India 5,500 5,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Godda India 2,600 2,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond India 14,445,000 14,451,000 Hinduism 0.79 % 289
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) India 32,000 32,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gowdulu India 9,200 9,200 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Hakki Pikki India 26,000 27,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 1
Halam India 43,000 45,000 Hinduism 46.71 % -
 Halba India 739,000 739,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 15
 Hasalaru India 26,000 26,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 1
Hasla India 1,300 1,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hill Pulayan India 103,000 103,000 Hinduism 0.47 % 2
 Hmar India 99,000 99,000 Christianity 98.87 % -
 Ho India 1,089,000 1,156,000 Unknown 2.37 % 22
 Holar India 166,000 166,000 Hinduism 0.36 % 3
Idayan India 72,000 81,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ilavan Christian India 119,000 129,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Irular India 228,000 228,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 5
Iruliga India 14,000 14,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1
Jatapu India 144,000 144,000 Hinduism 1.15 % 3
 Jaunsari India 94,000 94,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Jenu Kuruba India 48,000 48,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Jew, South Asian India 6,100 7,000 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kachari Sonwal India 282,000 283,000 Hinduism 2.67 % 6
Kadaiyan India 14,000 15,000 Hinduism 3.29 % 1
Kadu Kuruba India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 1
 Kaikolan India 2,469,000 2,547,000 Hinduism 0.22 % 49
Kallan India 1,293,000 1,310,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 26
Kamathi India 205,000 205,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Kammara India 122,000 122,000 Hinduism 0.72 % 2
 Kanikkaran India 26,000 26,000 Hinduism 1.53 % 1
Karmali India 122,000 125,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 2
 Kathodi India 317,000 317,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 6
Kattunayakan India 68,000 68,000 Hinduism 0.49 % 1
Kavara India 74,000 74,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kavathi India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 1
Kavathi Christian India 4,200 4,200 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Kawar India 1,001,000 1,005,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 20
Kharia India 761,000 773,000 Hinduism 31.62 % -
 Kharwar India 574,000 583,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 11
 Khasi India 1,545,000 1,628,000 Christianity 83.53 % -
 Kisan India 1,637,000 1,643,000 Hinduism 1.68 % 33
Kochu Velan India 200 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kodava India 115,000 115,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kokna India 1,097,000 1,097,000 Hinduism 1.00 % 22
 Kol India 1,784,000 1,786,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 36
Kolah Lohara India 9,700 9,700 Hinduism 3.20 % 1
 Kolha India 717,000 717,000 Hinduism 1.27 % 14
 Koli (Hindu traditions) India 2,305,000 2,345,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 46
 Koli Dhor India 454,000 454,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 9
 Koli Mahadev India 1,698,000 1,712,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 34
 Koli Malhar India 316,000 316,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 6
Kolowar India 245,000 245,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 5
 Konda Dhora India 237,000 237,000 Hinduism 2.00 % 5
 Konda Kapu India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 2.99 % 1
 Konda Reddi India 124,000 124,000 Hinduism 0.91 % 2
 Konyak India 243,000 245,000 Christianity 97.88 % -
 Koracha, caste India 78,000 78,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 2
Koracha, tribal India 18,000 18,000 Hinduism 1.01 % 1
 Kori India 2,618,000 2,640,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 52
 Korku India 1,054,000 1,056,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 21
 Korwa India 453,000 455,000 Hinduism 1.09 % 9
Kota India 800 800 Hinduism 1.79 % 1
 Koya India 795,000 795,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 16
Koyava India 800 800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kudiya India 3,200 3,200 Hinduism 0.16 % 1
 Kudumban India 32,000 32,000 Hinduism 6.28 % -
 Kudumi India 292,000 292,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Kui Khond India 1,863,000 1,868,000 Hinduism 9.22 % -
 Kuki Chin India 136,000 178,000 Christianity 91.24 % -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) India 15,686,000 16,022,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 314
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) India 17,857,000 17,871,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 357
Kuravan (Christian traditions) India 15,000 16,000 Christianity 95.71 % -
 Kuruba India 4,202,000 4,202,000 Hinduism 1.04 % 84
 Kuruman India 58,000 58,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 1
 Lingayat India 3,432,000 3,432,000 Ethnic Religions 0.01 % 69
Lodha (Hindu traditions, tribal) India 128,000 128,000 Hinduism 11.29 % -
Lohara India 268,000 286,000 Hinduism 3.13 % 5
 Lotha India 180,000 180,000 Christianity 99.22 % -
Madari (Hindu traditions) India 263,000 263,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Maha Malasar India 300 300 Hinduism 3.24 % 1
 Mahali India 83,000 83,000 Hinduism 3.34 % 2
 Mahli India 409,000 440,000 Hinduism 2.26 % 8
 Mahratta India 30,706,000 30,711,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 614
Maila India 2,700 2,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Majhi India 122,000 200,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 2
 Majhwar India 189,000 204,000 Hinduism 0.49 % 4
Mala Pulayan India 72,000 72,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malaikudi India 9,400 9,400 Hinduism 0.13 % 1
Malakkuravan India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.43 % 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 9,900 9,900 Hinduism 0.15 % 1
Malava India 20,000 20,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay, Malaysian United Kingdom 35,000 16,968,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Malayali India 378,000 1,411,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 8
 Malayali, Malayalam Malaysia 344,000 1,411,000 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 6,600 6,600 Hinduism 0.91 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 9,962,000 10,109,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 199
Maniyani India 800 800 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Manna Dhora India 20,000 20,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 1
Marakkan (Muslim traditions) India 700 700 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Marata India 88,000 88,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 2
 Maravan India 3,240,000 3,338,000 Hinduism 2.46 % 65
 Matia India 205,000 242,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 4
Mavilan India 36,000 36,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Meda India 45,000 45,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 1
 Meena India 4,708,000 4,708,000 Hinduism 0.14 % 94
 Mizo India 146,000 165,000 Christianity 98.50 % -
Mizo Lushai India 574,000 576,000 Christianity 98.84 % -
 Moger India 124,000 124,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Moghal India 1,765,000 3,139,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 35
 Monpa India 41,000 136,000 Buddhism 0.94 % 1
 Mudugar India 1,900 1,900 Hinduism 4.49 % 1
Mukkuvar Sri Lanka 41,000 41,000 Hinduism 18.51 % -
 Munda India 3,726,000 3,870,000 Hinduism 20.40 % -
Mundala India 29,000 29,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mutali India 42,000 42,000 Hinduism 2.87 % 1
Nadar (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 8,900 1,298,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Nadar (Christian traditions) India 1,289,000 1,298,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 25,000 3,055,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) India 3,030,000 3,055,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 61
 Naga Tangkhul India 201,000 206,000 Christianity 98.08 % -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 11,950,000 12,102,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 239
 Naikda India 3,859,000 3,859,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 77
 Nair Sri Lanka 4,000 6,770,000 Hinduism 0.51 % 1
Nalakeyava India 6,300 6,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nalkadaya India 2,900 2,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Narsanna India 600 600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nau Buddh India 973,000 973,000 Buddhism 0.33 % 19
 Navithan India 801,000 822,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 16
 Nayadi India 86,000 86,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Oraon India 4,519,000 4,678,000 Hinduism 26.47 % -
 Padharia India 31,000 31,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 1
Pale India 9,700 9,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pallan (Christian traditions) Sri Lanka 6,700 474,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Pallan (Christian traditions) India 467,000 474,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 46,000 2,546,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) India 2,500,000 2,546,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 50
Palleyan India 2,000 2,000 Hinduism 24.12 % -
Palliyan India 6,400 6,400 Hinduism 4.81 % 1
Palliyar India 6,000 6,000 Hinduism 7.76 % -
Pambada India 4,100 4,100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Panan India 236,000 241,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Panchama India 4,000 4,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Panika India 1,093,000 1,093,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 22
Panikkan India 36,000 36,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Paniyan India 101,000 101,000 Hinduism 0.38 % 2
 Pannadi India 7,300 7,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) India 800,000 816,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) Sri Lanka 101,000 2,330,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) India 2,229,000 2,330,000 Hinduism 0.18 % 45
Paravan (Christian traditions) India 38,000 38,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Pardhan India 322,000 322,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 6
 Pardhi India 369,000 369,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 7
Parhaiya India 36,000 39,000 Hinduism 0.69 % 1
Parja India 497,000 497,000 Hinduism 0.33 % 10
 Pashtun, Pathan India 11,601,000 11,817,000 Islam 0.00 % 232
 Patelia India 121,000 122,000 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 130,000 130,000 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 46,187,000 46,269,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 924
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) India 2,918,000 20,908,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 58
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) India 2,947,000 2,948,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 59
 Rajput Thakur India 70,000 70,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rongmei India 101,000 101,000 Christianity 92.21 % -
 Sali India 1,031,000 1,034,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 21
Sali Pattariyan India 3,400 3,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Samagara India 91,000 91,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Samanthan India 49,000 49,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Samban India 21,000 22,000 Hinduism 1.01 % 1
 Santal India 7,723,000 8,405,000 Hinduism 5.77 % -
 Saora India 994,000 997,000 Hinduism 16.70 % -
Sauria Paharia India 53,000 58,000 Hinduism 46.85 % -
 Sayyid India 7,935,000 17,371,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 159
 Sema India 249,000 249,000 Christianity 99.33 % -
Semman India 5,100 6,200 Hinduism 0.64 % 1
Shabar India 538,000 538,000 Hinduism 9.07 % -
 Shaikh India 86,856,000 235,487,000 Islam 0.00 % 1737
 Shaikh Qureshi India 8,175,000 8,762,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 163
 Siddi (Hindu traditions) India 9,700 9,700 Hinduism 31.05 % -
Silpi India 207,000 210,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Soligar India 6,400 6,400 Hinduism 0.54 % 1
Soligaru India 34,000 34,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 7,823,000 7,911,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 156
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) India 3,223,000 4,348,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 64
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 18,941,000 19,436,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 379
 Thadou India 220,000 220,000 Christianity 97.89 % -
 Thakkar India 593,000 598,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 12
 Thoti, caste India 12,000 12,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tipera India 641,000 764,000 Hinduism 8.31 % -
 Tiwa India 259,000 259,000 Hinduism 1.71 % 5
 Toda India 2,300 2,300 Hinduism 11.14 % -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) India 3,624,000 3,630,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 72
 Valluvan India 118,000 121,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Valmiki India 74,000 74,000 Hinduism 5.14 % -
Vaniyan India 952,000 969,000 Hinduism 11.98 % -
Vannan (Christian traditions) India 140,000 144,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) India 881,000 906,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 18
 Vanniyan Sri Lanka 36,000 12,909,000 Hinduism 12.06 % -
 Vanniyan India 12,873,000 12,909,000 Hinduism 1.44 % 257
 Varli India 1,263,000 1,267,000 Hinduism 1.42 % 25
 Velama India 439,000 439,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 9
Vellalan Sri Lanka 30,000 2,616,000 Hinduism 12.47 % -
Vellalan India 2,586,000 2,616,000 Hinduism 3.12 % 52
Vellalan Kongu India 21,000 21,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 1
Vellalan Nanjanad India 202,000 202,000 Hinduism 1.10 % 4
Vetan (Hindu traditions) India 60,000 60,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Vettakkaran India 5,400 5,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Viswakarma Sri Lanka 7,100 7,780,000 Hinduism 2.80 % 1
 Viswakarma India 7,773,000 7,780,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 155
Vitholia India 26,000 26,000 Hinduism 5.96 % -
 Wancho India 66,000 66,000 Christianity 89.59 % -
 Yenadi India 684,000 684,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 14
Yerava India 32,000 32,000 Hinduism 0.21 % 1
 Yerukula India 546,000 546,000 Hinduism 1.77 % 11
 Yimchungra India 69,000 69,000 Christianity 99.30 % -
 Zeliang India 106,000 106,000 Christianity 93.67 % -
  Totals:  320           251     11,710

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 1841-2004
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