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People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

13

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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Chaliyan India 6,700 6,700 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Devadiga (Hindu traditions) India 177,000 177,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Galada Konkani India 900 900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gatti India 7,500 7,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hanabar India 89,000 89,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Hasalaru India 30,000 30,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 1
Koracha, tribal India 20,000 20,000 Hinduism 1.01 % 1
Maila India 3,000 3,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malaikudi India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.13 % 1
Malava India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Marata India 101,000 101,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 2
Nalkadaya India 3,300 3,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sudri India 1,300 1,300 Christianity 100.00 % -
  Totals:  13           12     17
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Adi Dravida India 8,537,000 8,537,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 171
Adi Dravida Christian India 651,000 651,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Adi Karnataka India 3,386,000 3,386,000 Hinduism 0.51 % 68
Adi Karnataka Christian India 203,000 203,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Adiyan India 18,000 18,000 Hinduism 0.77 % 1
Ajila India 3,900 3,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Alambadi Kurichchan India 50,000 50,000 Hinduism 4.62 % 1
 Ambalavasi India 181,000 197,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 4
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) India 185,000 185,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 4
 Andh India 570,000 570,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 11
 Ansari India 12,400,000 17,104,000 Islam 0.00 % 248
 Ao India 270,000 270,000 Christianity 99.07 % -
Arayan India 237,000 237,000 Hinduism 0.90 % 5
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) India 7,623,000 7,684,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 152
 Baira India 8,600 8,600 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bakad India 7,000 7,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bakuda India 15,000 15,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Balija (Hindu traditions) India 1,758,000 1,758,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 35
Bandi (Hindu traditions) India 5,500 5,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agarwal India 5,679,000 5,704,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 114
 Bania Chetti India 828,000 834,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 17
 Bania Porwal India 385,000 385,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Bania unspecified India 16,643,000 16,822,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 333
 Banijiga India 875,000 875,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 17
Barda India 4,000 4,000 Hinduism 0.62 % 1
 Basor India 1,074,000 1,074,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 21
Bathada India 3,500 3,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bavcha India 5,400 5,400 Hinduism 0.08 % 1
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) India 2,377,000 2,384,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 48
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) India 1,958,000 1,973,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 39
Bhand (Hindu traditions) India 38,000 38,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhandari India 754,000 754,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 15
Bharathar (Christian traditions) India 45,000 46,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Bharathar (Hindu traditions) India 14,000 14,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhil Paware India 120,000 120,000 Hinduism 1.27 % 2
 Bhil unspecified India 14,300,000 14,873,000 Hinduism 0.77 % 286
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) India 5,794,000 5,947,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 116
 Bhotia Sikkim India 81,000 87,000 Buddhism 4.44 % 2
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) India 1,837,000 1,857,000 Hinduism 9.20 % -
 Boya India 4,407,000 4,424,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 88
 Brahmin Christian India 4,900 5,100 Christianity 99.56 % -
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat India 329,000 329,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Brahmin Gaur India 3,584,000 3,621,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 72
Brahmin Havik India 30,000 30,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia India 5,016,000 5,029,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 100
Brahmin Mahratta India 547,000 548,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
 Brahmin unspecified India 34,129,000 34,394,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 683
 Bru India 240,000 242,000 Hinduism 16.75 % -
Byari (Beary) India 529,000 529,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
 Chakhesang India 183,000 183,000 Christianity 99.27 % -
 Chakma India 255,000 797,000 Buddhism 4.88 % 5
 Chalvadi India 247,000 247,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 5
Chaptegar India 7,900 7,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Charodi India 5,500 5,500 Hinduism 3.60 % 1
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) India 436,000 436,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Cherumar Christian India 521,000 521,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Christian India 1,467,000 2,109,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Dakkal India 6,500 6,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) India 2,423,000 2,450,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 48
Devadiga Kalavant India 8,300 8,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Devanga India 567,000 567,000 Hinduism 2.38 % 11
 Dhangar Bharwad India 3,249,000 3,314,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 65
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) India 12,360,000 12,659,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 247
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) India 1,127,000 2,385,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 23
Dom (Dombara) India 85,000 85,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 2
 Gamit India 532,000 539,000 Hinduism 10.34 % -
 Gandla India 84,000 84,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Gangakula India 1,798,000 1,798,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 36
Goanese India 682,000 788,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
Godda India 2,900 2,900 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond unspecified India 9,939,000 9,949,000 Hinduism 0.92 % 199
 Gowdulu India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Hakki Pikki India 28,000 29,000 Hinduism 0.81 % 1
 Halam India 49,000 50,000 Hinduism 46.71 % -
 Halba India 851,000 851,000 Hinduism 0.30 % 17
Halsar India 13,000 13,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Halwakki Wakkal India 160,000 160,000 Hinduism 0.33 % 3
Harkantra India 23,000 23,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hasla India 1,500 1,500 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Holar India 190,000 190,000 Hinduism 0.36 % 4
 Holaya India 943,000 943,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
Idayan India 79,000 88,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Ilavan India 6,587,000 6,657,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 132
Ilavan Christian India 136,000 147,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Irular India 227,000 227,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 5
Iruliga India 16,000 16,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 1
 Jenu Kuruba India 55,000 55,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) India 3,722,000 4,338,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 74
 Kachari Dimasa India 170,000 182,000 Hinduism 6.07 % -
Kadu Kuruba India 28,000 28,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 1
 Kaikadi India 392,000 392,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) India 2,550,000 2,553,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 51
 Kalal Idiga India 2,041,000 2,041,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 41
 Kalota India 74,000 74,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kammara India 142,000 142,000 Hinduism 0.71 % 3
 Kathodi India 364,000 364,000 Hinduism 0.31 % 7
 Kattunayakan India 71,000 71,000 Hinduism 0.49 % 1
Kavara India 89,000 89,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kavuthiyan India 34,000 34,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kharia India 880,000 904,000 Hinduism 31.44 % -
 Khasi (War-Khasi) India 1,454,000 1,477,000 Christianity 84.41 % -
 Kokna India 1,260,000 1,260,000 Hinduism 1.10 % 25
 Koli Dhor India 480,000 482,000 Hinduism 0.20 % 10
 Koli Mahadev India 1,952,000 1,979,000 Hinduism 0.07 % 39
 Konda Kapu India 24,000 24,000 Hinduism 2.99 % 1
 Konyak India 279,000 281,000 Christianity 97.88 % -
 Korama unspecified India 136,000 136,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 3
 Kori India 3,011,000 3,037,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 60
 Korku India 1,180,000 1,186,000 Hinduism 0.32 % 24
Kota India 800 800 Hinduism 1.81 % 1
 Koya unspecified India 764,000 764,000 Hinduism 1.29 % 15
Kudiya India 3,600 3,600 Hinduism 0.16 % 1
 Kudumban India 37,000 37,000 Hinduism 6.28 % -
 Kudumi India 329,000 329,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Kuki Chin India 157,000 314,000 Christianity 91.08 % -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) India 18,281,000 18,716,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 366
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) India 15,338,000 15,714,000 Hinduism 0.05 % 307
Kunchatiga India 441,000 441,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) India 485,000 489,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 10
 Kuruba India 4,776,000 4,776,000 Hinduism 1.04 % 96
 Kuruman India 62,000 62,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 1
 Lingayat India 3,991,000 3,991,000 Ethnic Religions 0.01 % 80
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) India 11,072,000 11,395,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 221
 Madiga (Hindu traditions) India 8,969,000 8,969,000 Hinduism 0.13 % 179
 Mahratta Kunbi India 8,863,000 8,995,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 177
 Mahratta unspecified India 30,796,000 30,800,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 616
 Malabar Catholic India 3,116,000 3,116,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Malai Vedan India 19,000 19,000 Hinduism 2.52 % 1
Malakuravan India 1,400 1,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malasar India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.15 % 1
Malayekandi India 2,000 2,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) India 12,243,000 12,444,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 245
 Mannan, caste India 324,000 324,000 Hinduism 0.04 % 6
 Mappila India 10,179,000 10,190,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 204
 Mavilan India 41,000 41,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech India 64,000 71,000 Hinduism 27.21 % -
Meda India 50,000 50,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 1
 Mizo India 168,000 187,000 Christianity 98.49 % -
Mizo Lushai India 659,000 660,000 Christianity 98.84 % -
Moger Moyon India 15,000 15,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moger unspecified India 128,000 128,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) India 184,000 185,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Mukri India 17,000 17,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Munda India 4,294,000 4,352,000 Hinduism 19.38 % -
Mundala India 33,000 33,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nadar (Christian traditions) India 1,416,000 1,425,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) India 3,306,000 3,332,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 66
 Naga India 22,000 22,000 Christianity 77.37 % -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) India 13,791,000 13,973,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 276
 Naikda India 4,193,000 4,199,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 84
 Nair India 7,587,000 7,591,000 Hinduism 0.19 % 152
Nalakeyava India 7,300 7,300 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon India 5,221,000 5,381,000 Hinduism 26.46 % -
 Paite (Christian traditions) India 93,000 93,000 Christianity 98.76 % -
Pale India 11,000 11,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Palleyan India 2,200 2,200 Hinduism 24.26 % -
Palliyan India 7,100 7,100 Hinduism 4.81 % 1
Pambada India 4,400 4,400 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pan India 1,582,000 1,586,000 Hinduism 0.39 % 32
 Paniyan India 116,000 116,000 Hinduism 0.38 % 2
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) India 879,000 895,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) India 2,428,000 2,532,000 Hinduism 0.18 % 49
Paravan (Christian traditions) India 44,000 44,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) India 102,000 104,000 Hinduism 0.11 % 2
 Pardhi India 423,000 442,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 8
Parja unspecified India 384,000 384,000 Hinduism 1.31 % 8
 Patelia India 140,000 143,000 Hinduism 0.16 % 3
Pulayan Thanda India 147,000 147,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Pulayan unspecified India 1,082,000 1,087,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 22
Rajpur India 59,000 59,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) India 27,029,000 27,190,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 541
 Sali India 1,197,000 1,200,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 24
Samagara India 104,000 104,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Sayyid India 9,067,000 17,189,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 181
 Shaikh unspecified India 70,439,000 212,131,000 Islam 0.00 % 1409
Sikligar (Hindu traditions) India 86,000 86,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Silpi India 231,000 234,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Soligar India 7,200 7,200 Hinduism 0.54 % 1
Soligaru India 39,000 39,000 Hinduism 0.08 % 1
 Somvanshi India 578,000 578,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) India 8,117,000 8,247,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 162
 Syrian Christian India 4,331,000 4,332,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) India 21,893,000 22,468,000 Hinduism 0.02 % 438
 Teli (Muslim traditions) India 1,976,000 4,825,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 40
Teli Ganiga (Hindu traditions) India 43,000 43,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Teli Ganiga (Muslim traditions) India 1,400 1,400 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tipera India 800,000 943,000 Hinduism 8.52 % -
 Toda India 2,500 2,500 Hinduism 11.15 % -
 Urali India 83,000 83,000 Hinduism 2.50 % 2
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) India 4,094,000 4,125,000 Hinduism 0.06 % 82
 Vakkaliga unspecified India 6,548,000 6,548,000 Hinduism 0.21 % 131
Vannan (Christian traditions) India 169,000 173,000 Christianity 100.00 % -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) India 100,000 126,000 Hinduism 0.10 % 2
 Vanniyan India 13,395,000 13,432,000 Hinduism 1.37 % 268
 Varli India 1,450,000 1,456,000 Hinduism 1.42 % 29
Velakkithalanayan India 410,000 410,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
Velan India 99,000 99,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Veluthadanayar India 233,000 233,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Vettuvan India 134,000 134,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Viswakarma Asari India 763,000 763,000 Hinduism 0.03 % 15
Viswakarma Kallasari India 62,000 62,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Viswakarma Kollan India 219,000 219,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Viswakarma Thattan India 227,000 227,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Viswakarma unspecified India 7,472,000 7,479,000 Hinduism 0.12 % 149
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) India 40,170,000 41,296,000 Hinduism 0.01 % 803
Yerava India 36,000 36,000 Hinduism 0.21 % 1
  Totals:  206           170     11,498

Language Alternate Names
Bantwal
Belthangadi
Brahmin Tulu
Common Tulu
Kasaragod
Kerala
Mangalore
Manjeswara
Northeast Tulu (Belthangadi)
Northwest Tulu (Mangalore)
Puttur
South Central Tulu (Bantwal)
Southeast Tulu (Sullia Subrahmanya)
Southwest Tulu (Kasaragod)
Sullia Subrahmanya
Tal
Tallu
Thalu
Thulu
Tilu
Tullu
Tuluva Bhasa
Udipi

Dialects
Bellari
Brahmin Tulu
Common Tulu
Kasergod
Myacherver
Northeast Tulu
Northwest Tulu
South Central Tulu
Southeast Tulu
Southwest Tulu

Dialect Alternate Names
Tulu: Kasergod


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