Country:

India

Province / State: Tamil Nadu
District: Namakkal

Number of People Groups

285

Unreached People Groups

260

Total Population

2,097,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

1.0 %

Hindu

97.2 %

Muslim

1.8 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.0 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra 60 Telugu 60 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 97,000 Tamil ☀︎ 97,000 - - - - -
Adi Dravida Christian 1,100 Tamil - - - 1,100 - -
 Adi Karnataka 20 Kannada 20 - - - - -
 Adiyan 40 Malayalam 40 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 16,000 Tamil 16,000 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 16,000 Tamil 16,000 - - - - -
Ager (Hindu traditions) Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Alambadi Kurichchan Unknown Kurichiya - - - - - -
 Ambalavasi 900 Malayalam 900 - - - - -
Ambalavasi Kambalattu 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) 100 Tamil ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Ambattan Christian 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
 Ansari 300 Urdu ☀︎ - 300 - - - -
Anuppan Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Arasu Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
Arayan 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 30 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 30 -
 Arunthathiyar 217,000 Tamil ☀︎ 217,000 - - - 20 -
 Badaga 200 Badaga 200 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 100 Bengali ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Bakad Unknown Hindi ☀︎ - - - - - -
Balagai 1,000 Kannada ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 27,000 Kannada ☀︎ 27,000 - - - - -
Balija Bogam 600 Telugu ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
Balija Bolla 3,200 Telugu ☀︎ 3,200 - - - - -
Balija Dasari 2,600 Kannada ☀︎ 2,600 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 6,300 Tamil ☀︎ 6,300 - - - - -
Bania Irupathi Nalu Manai Chetti 1,400 Telugu ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
 Bania Komti 200 Telugu ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Bania Srimali 70 Gujarati ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 9,100 Hindi ☀︎ 9,100 - - - - 40
 Banijiga 600 Kannada 600 - - - - -
 Banjara (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Lambadi 2,400 - - - - -
 Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) 200 Lambadi 200 - - - - -
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 100 Gujarati ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Basor 3,100 Hindi ☀︎ 3,100 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 5,800 Kannada ☀︎ 5,800 - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 700 Kannada ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
Beldar Kannada Balija Naicker 80 Kannada ☀︎ 80 - - - - -
 Bengali Muslim Moghal 1,700 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,700 - - - -
Bhansala Unknown Marathi ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Hindi ☀︎ 1,300 - - - - -
 Bohra 40 Gujarati ☀︎ - 40 - - - -
 Boya 76,000 Telugu ☀︎ 76,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Audich 100 Gujarati ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Deshastha 400 Marathi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 1,200 Hindi ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujar Gaur 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Iyer 3,300 Tamil ☀︎ 3,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 2,700 Kannada ☀︎ 2,700 - - - - -
Brahmin Kosala Nadu 200 Telugu ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 300 Marathi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 1,300 Tamil ☀︎ 1,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 15,000 Tamil ☀︎ 15,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telaganya 300 Telugu ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 1,300 Telugu ☀︎ 1,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 36,000 Hindi ☀︎ 36,000 - - - - 30
 Brahmin Velanadu 400 Telugu ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Budega Jangam 100 Telugu ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Byagara Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 400 Tamil - - - 400 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 2,300 Tamil ☀︎ 2,300 - - - - -
 Charan (Hindu traditions) 20 Gujarati ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Chenchu 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Chenna Dasar Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Christian 2,900 Hindi - - - 2,900 - -
 Dakkal Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Darzi (Hindu traditions) 6,800 Hindi ☀︎ 6,800 - - - - -
 Devanga 3,300 Kannada 3,200 - - 70 - -
 Devendrakulathan 9,600 Tamil ☀︎ 9,600 - - - - -
 Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 100 Gujarati 100 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 80 Gujarati ☀︎ 80 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 33,000 Hindi ☀︎ 33,000 - - - - -
 Divehi 20 Maldivian ☀︎ - 20 - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Gamit 90 Gamit 90 - - - - -
 Gandla 20 Telugu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Gangakula 2,700 Kannada ☀︎ 2,700 - - - - -
 Garoda (Hindu traditions) 40 Gujarati ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 20 Gujarati ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Gosain unspecified 80 Hindi ☀︎ 80 - - - - -
 Gosangi (Hindu traditions) 600 Telugu ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Gudigar 80 Konkani ☀︎ 80 - - - - -
 Gujar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Hajam 100 Urdu ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
 Hakki Pikki 200 Vaagri Booli 200 - - - - -
Halsar Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Hande Jogi 600 Kannada ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
 Hasalaru 20 Tulu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Hasla 40 Kannada ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Holar 50 Marathi 50 - - - - -
Holaya Dasar 70 Kannada ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Ilavan 86,000 Malayalam ☀︎ 86,000 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 800 Tamil - - - 800 - -
 Irular 800 Irula 800 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 80 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 80 -
 Jenu Kuruba 2,400 Kurumba, Jennu ☀︎ 2,400 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 4,300 Bengali ☀︎ 4,300 - - - - -
 Kachari (Hindu traditions) 50 Marathi ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
Kadaiyar Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Kadu Kuruba 2,100 Kannada ☀︎ 2,100 - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified Unknown Bengali ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Kaikadi 2,400 Kannada ☀︎ 2,400 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 97,000 Tamil 97,000 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Telugu ☀︎ 13,000 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 11,000 Telugu ☀︎ 11,000 - - - - -
 Kallan unspecified 2,300 Tamil 2,300 - - - - -
Kammara 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
Kanakkan 50 Malayalam ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Kaniyan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Kapu Reddi 1,200 Telugu ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 14,000 Telugu ☀︎ 14,000 - - - - -
 Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) Unknown Kashmiri ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Kattunayakan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
Kepmaris 100 Tamil ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Kharva (Hindu traditions) Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 20 -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Hindi ☀︎ 1,900 - - - - -
 Koli Mahadev Unknown Marathi ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Koli of Gujarat 1,900 Gujarati 1,900 - - - - -
Koliyan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Konda Reddi 50 Telugu 50 - - - - -
 Koracha, caste 200 Kannada ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Koracha, tribal 200 Tulu 200 - - - - -
 Korama unspecified 100 Kannada ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Kori Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Koshti 3,700 Marathi ☀︎ 3,700 - - - - -
Kotegar 20 Kannada ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Kuda Korava 70 Tamil ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Kudumban 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Kudumi 3,100 Tamil ☀︎ 3,100 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Hindi ☀︎ 1,700 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 1,000 Gujarati ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 1,200 Kannada ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
Kuravan (Christian traditions) 40 Tamil - - - 40 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 4,500 Malayalam ☀︎ 4,500 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Hindi ☀︎ 1,500 - - - - -
 Kuruba 69,000 Kannada 69,000 - - - - -
 Kuruman 40 Kurumba, Betta 40 - - - - -
 Labana (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Lingayat 100 Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - 100
 Lohana 50 Gujarati ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
Madari (Hindu traditions) 20 Tamil ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 40 Telugu - - - 40 - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 80 Gujarati ☀︎ 80 - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 9,600 Marathi ☀︎ 9,600 - - - - -
 Mahyavanshi 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 40 Telugu - - - 40 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Mala Jangam Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 500 Malayalam - - - 500 - -
Malai Arayan 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
Malai Pandaram 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
 Malai Vedan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malakkuravan 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Malakuravan Unknown Tamil ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Malayali 64,000 Tamil 64,000 30 - 100 - 30
Malayarayar Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Malayekandi 20 Malayalam ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Mang Garudi Unknown Marathi ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Mangala 2,400 Telugu ☀︎ 2,400 - - - - -
 Mappila 800 Malayalam ☀︎ - 800 - - - -
 Maravan 53,000 Tamil 53,000 - - 400 - -
 Masan Jogi 40 Kannada ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
Masthi Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Mavilan 1,800 Tulu ☀︎ 1,800 - - - - -
 Memon 80 Gujarati ☀︎ - 80 - - - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
 Momna 40 Gujarati ☀︎ - 40 - - - -
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) 20 Malayalam - - - 20 - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 20 Malayalam ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Mundala Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Munnur 800 Telugu ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 3,400 Telugu ☀︎ 3,400 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 900 Tamil - - - 900 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 5,500 Tamil ☀︎ 5,500 - - - - -
Nagartha 1,700 Kannada ☀︎ 1,700 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 19,000 Hindi ☀︎ 19,000 - - - - -
 Nai (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 20 -
 Nair 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Nalkadaya Unknown Tulu ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Navithan 9,500 Tamil ☀︎ 9,500 - - - - -
Pale 20 Kannada ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Paliya Unknown Bengali ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Paliyan 1,800 Tamil ☀︎ 1,800 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 2,900 Tamil - - - 2,900 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 58,000 Tamil 58,000 - - - - -
Palliyan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Palliyar 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
Palluvan Unknown Malayalam ☀︎ - - - - - -
Pambada 500 Telugu ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Pandaram 80 Malayalam ☀︎ 80 - - - - -
 Paniyan Unknown Paniya - - - - - -
 Pannadi 30 Tamil ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
Panniandi 600 Tamil ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 3,000 Tamil - - - 3,000 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 1,700 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,700 - - - -
 Patelia Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
Pichakuntla 40 Telugu ☀︎ 40 - - - - -
 Pindara 500 Urdu ☀︎ - 500 - - - -
 Pinjara 500 Urdu ☀︎ - 500 - - - -
 Pulayan unspecified 20 Malayalam ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
 Qassab 60 Urdu ☀︎ - 60 - - - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 50 Gujarati ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
Rajpur 50 Konkani, Goan ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 5,100 Hindi ☀︎ 5,100 - - - - -
Rajput Chandrabansi 1,100 Hindi ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
 Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Rajput Ponwar (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Rajput Rathor (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 1,100 Hindi ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
 Rathawa 100 Rathawi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Ravalia 20 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
 Razu 400 Telugu ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Sali 4,600 Kannada ☀︎ 4,600 - - - - -
Sali Pattariyan Unknown Tamil ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Satani 2,000 Telugu ☀︎ 2,000 - - - - -
 Sayyid 2,800 Urdu ☀︎ - 2,800 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 1,200 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,200 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 500 Bengali ☀︎ - 500 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 4,800 Urdu ☀︎ - 4,800 - - - -
 Sillekyatha 20 Kannada ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Silpi 2,100 Telugu ☀︎ 2,100 - - - - -
 Sinhalese 100 Sinhala ☀︎ - - 100 - - -
 Somvanshi 2,200 Marathi ☀︎ 2,200 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Hindi ☀︎ 3,700 - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 800 Malayalam - - - 800 - -
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 23,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 23,000 - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 20 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 4,000 Hindi ☀︎ 4,000 - - - - -
Thandan (Christian traditions) 20 Malayalam - - - 20 - -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) 60 Malayalam ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste 30 Telugu ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Tirgar (Hindu traditions) 20 Gujarati ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Tiruvalluvar 30 Tamil ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Toda Unknown Toda - - - - - -
 Ulladan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Urali Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 19,000 Telugu ☀︎ 19,000 - - 50 - -
Vakkaliga Gangadikara 200 Kannada ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Vakkaliga Kunchitiga 500 Kannada ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 4,600 Kannada 4,600 - - - - -
 Valluvan 2,400 Tamil ☀︎ 2,400 - - - - -
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) 300 Hindi ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Vaniyan 5,600 Tamil 5,500 - - 80 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 1,200 Tamil - - - 1,200 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 25,000 Tamil ☀︎ 25,000 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 629,000 Tamil 625,000 - - 4,400 - -
Vanniyan Agnikula 30,000 Tamil 29,000 - - 200 - -
 Varli 100 Varli 100 - - - - -
Vathiriyan (Christian traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 30 Malayalam ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
Vellalan Isai 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Vellalan Kongu 900 Tamil ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
Vellalan Nanchilnattu 1,300 Tamil 1,000 - - 300 - -
Vellalan Sozhia 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Vellalan Tondamandalam 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Vellalan unspecified 5,800 Tamil 5,600 - - 300 - -
Vellalan Virakodi 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Vetan (Hindu traditions) 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Vettuvan 200 Malayalam ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Vettuvan Gounder 50 Tamil ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 7,800 Malayalam ☀︎ 7,800 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Kollan 100 Malayalam ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Panchal 2,100 Kannada ☀︎ 2,100 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 200 Malayalam ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 47,000 Telugu 47,000 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 31,000 Hindi ☀︎ 31,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 800 Hindi ☀︎ 800 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 11,000 Telugu ☀︎ 11,000 - - - - -
 Yenadi 3,400 Telugu 3,400 - - - - -
 Yerukula 60 Yerukula 60 - - - - -
  Totals:  285 2,097,000   260 2,038,000 38,000 100 21,000 200 300
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