Country:

India

State: Tamil Nadu
District: Theni

Number of People Groups

243

Unreached People Groups

218

Total Population

1,561,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

2.9 %

Hindu

92.6 %

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 Dravida 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - 20 - -
Adi Dravida Christian 800 Tamil - - - 800 - -
 Adiyan 30 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Alavan 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Ambalavasi 1,000 Malayalam 1,000 - - - - -
Ambalavasi Kambalattu 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Anglo Indian 30 English - - - 30 - -
Anuppan 50 Kannada 50 - - - - -
Arasar Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Arasar Christian Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Arayan 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 20 -
 Arunthathiyar 20,000 Tamil 20,000 - - - - -
Ayyanavar 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Badhai (Hindu traditions) 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 90 Kannada 90 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 22,000 Tamil 22,000 - - - - 20
 Bania Komti 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 27,000 Hindi 27,000 - - - - 20
 Banijiga 1,000 Kannada 1,000 - - - - -
 Baria (Hindu traditions) 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Basor 9,400 Hindi 9,400 - - - - -
Bathada 30 Kannada 30 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 3,600 Kannada 3,600 - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Hindi 1,500 - - - - -
 Bohra 90 Gujarati - 90 - - - -
 Boya 6,600 Telugu 6,600 - - - - -
Brahmin Anavala 90 Gujarati 90 - - - - -
 Brahmin Audich 300 Gujarati 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Christian 80 Tamil - - - 80 - -
Brahmin Dravida 1,100 Tamil 1,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat 30 Marathi 30 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 3,300 Hindi 3,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gujar Gaur 400 Hindi 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Iyer 9,100 Tamil 9,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 1,500 Kannada 1,500 - - - - -
Brahmin Kosala Nadu 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
Brahmin Modh 90 Gujarati 90 - - - - -
Brahmin Pancha Dravida 1,200 Malayalam 1,200 - - - - -
Brahmin Potti 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sawaria 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 1,600 Tamil 1,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 16,000 Tamil 16,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telaganya 800 Telugu 800 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 3,800 Telugu 3,800 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 64,000 Hindi 64,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Velanadu 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Budega Jangam 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Burmese Unknown Burmese - - - - - -
Chackaravar 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 1,300 Tamil - - - 1,300 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 59,000 Tamil 59,000 - 20 - - -
Chayakkaran 1,900 Tamil 1,900 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 600 Malayalam - - - 600 - -
 Christian 1,000 Hindi - - - 1,000 - -
 Devanga 600 Kannada 600 - - 20 - -
 Devendrakulathan 2,700 Tamil 2,700 - - - - -
 Devipujak Vaghri (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 8,600 Hindi 8,600 - - - - -
Dom (Dombara) 30 Telugu 30 - - - - -
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 800 Odia 800 - - - - -
Eravallan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Gamit 300 Gamit 300 - - - - -
 Gandla 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
 Gangakula 2,100 Kannada 2,100 - - - - -
 Gavara 60 Malayalam 60 - - - - -
 Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) 60 Gujarati 60 - - - - -
 Hajam 500 Urdu - 500 - - - -
 Hill Pulayan 7,500 Tamil 7,500 - - - - -
Idayan 80 Tamil 80 - - - - -
 Ilavan 97,000 Malayalam 97,000 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
Ilavaniyan 400 Malayalam 400 - - - - -
Ilavathi 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 100 -
 Kaikolan 34,000 Tamil 34,000 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 3,800 Telugu 3,800 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 3,500 Telugu 3,500 - - - - -
Kallan Tondaman 4,600 Tamil 4,500 - - 60 - -
Kallan unspecified 10,000 Tamil 10,000 - - 50 - -
Kammara 70 Telugu 70 - - - - -
Kanakkan 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Kaniyan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Kapu Reddi 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 10,000 Telugu 10,000 - - - - -
Kapu Vadugan 1,900 Telugu 1,900 - - - - -
 Kattunayakan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Kavara 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi 1,100 - - - - -
 Koli of Gujarat 1,100 Gujarati 1,100 - - - - -
Koliyan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Konda Kapu 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Korama unspecified 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Kori 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Koshti 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
Kota 70 Kota 70 - - - - -
Krishnanvak 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Kuda Korava 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Kudumban 200 Tamil 80 - - 100 - -
 Kudumi 3,600 Tamil 3,600 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 700 Hindi 700 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 500 Gujarati 500 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 600 Kannada 600 - - - - -
Kuravan (Christian traditions) 100 Tamil - - - 100 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 4,100 Malayalam 4,100 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 2,000 Hindi 2,000 - - - - -
 Kuruba 300 Kannada 300 - - - - -
 Kuruman 90 Kurumba, Betta 90 - - - - -
 Lingayat 2,500 Kannada - - - - - 2,500
 Lohana 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
Madari (Hindu traditions) 2,100 Tamil 2,100 - - - - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Mahyavanshi 900 Gujarati 900 - - - - -
Maila Unknown Tulu - - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 20 Telugu - - - 20 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
Mala Pulayan 6,300 Telugu 6,300 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 300 Malayalam - - - 300 - -
Malai Pandaram 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
 Malai Vedan 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
Malakkuravan 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Malakuravan 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
Malayan, tribe 4,300 Tamil 4,300 - - - - -
Malayarayar 20 Malayalam - - - - - -
Malayekandi Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Mangala 3,000 Telugu 3,000 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 2,300 Malayalam 2,300 - - - - -
 Mappila 900 Malayalam - 900 - - - -
 Maravan 127,000 Tamil 127,000 - - 800 - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Memon 200 Gujarati - 200 - - - -
 Moghal Unknown Urdu - - - - - -
 Momna 100 Gujarati - 100 - - - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Munnur 800 Telugu 800 - - - - -
Mutali 2,400 Tamil 2,400 - - - - -
 Muthuvan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 1,000 Telugu 1,000 - - 60 - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 9,000 Tamil - - - 9,000 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 59,000 Tamil 59,000 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 9,700 Hindi 9,700 - - - - -
 Nair 51,000 Malayalam 51,000 - - - - -
Nalkadaya Unknown Tulu - - - - - -
Navait 1,000 Konkani - 1,000 - - - -
 Navithan 34,000 Tamil 34,000 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 18,000 Tamil - - - 18,000 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 123,000 Tamil 122,000 - 20 200 - -
Palleyan 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Palliyan 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Palliyar 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
Palluvan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Panan 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
Panikkan 3,800 Tamil 3,800 - - - - -
 Paniyan 30 Paniya 30 - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 7,700 Tamil - - - 7,700 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 73,000 Tamil 73,000 - - 30 - -
Paravan (Christian traditions) Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) 60 Malayalam 60 - - - - -
 Pashtun Afridi 400 Urdu - 400 - - - -
 Pashtun Kakar 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
Pashtun Lodhi (Dalazak) 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Pashtun Yusafzai 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 1,300 Urdu - 1,300 - - - -
 Patelia 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
 Pathiyan 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
Perumal Makkukkaran Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Perumannan 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Pulayan unspecified 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 1,700 Tamil 1,700 - - 20 - -
 Rabari (Hindu traditions) 200 Gujarati 200 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi 12,000 - - - - -
Rajput Chandrabansi 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Rajput Sengar 100 Hindi 100 - - - - -
 Rajput Surajbansi 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Rathawa 400 Rathawi 400 - - - - -
 Ravalia 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
 Razu 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Sali 700 Kannada 700 - - - - -
 Samban 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
Sayankulam 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Sayyid 2,800 Urdu - 2,800 - - - -
Sayyid Husaini 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
Shaikh Faruqi 200 Urdu - 200 - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 1,900 Urdu - 1,900 - - - -
 Shaikh Siddiqi 600 Urdu - 600 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 11,000 Urdu - 11,000 - - - -
Silpi 800 Telugu 800 - - - - -
 Sinhalese 20 Sinhala - - 20 - - -
 Syrian Christian 600 Malayalam - - - 600 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 47,000 Tamil - 47,000 - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Tiruvalluvar 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Urali 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 2,900 Telugu 2,900 - - - - -
Vakkaliga Kappiliyan 1,400 Kannada 1,400 - - - - -
Vakkaliga Kunchitiga 1,400 Kannada 1,400 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 9,100 Kannada 9,100 - - - - -
Valan 30 Malayalam 30 - - - - -
 Valluvan 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - - - -
Vaniyan 16,000 Tamil 16,000 - - 200 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 7,600 Tamil 7,600 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 71,000 Tamil 71,000 - - 500 - -
Vanniyan Agnikula 3,500 Tamil 3,500 - - 20 - -
 Varli 300 Varli 300 - - - - -
Vathiriyan (Christian traditions) 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
Velakkithalanayan 5,800 Malayalam 5,800 - - - - -
Vellalan Isai 5,100 Tamil 5,100 - - - - -
Vellalan Kongu 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
Vellalan Nanchilnattu 7,000 Tamil 5,500 - - 1,600 - -
Vellalan Sozhia 3,800 Tamil 3,800 - - - - -
Vellalan Tondamandalam 5,700 Tamil 5,700 - - - - -
 Vellalan unspecified 45,000 Tamil 42,000 - - 2,200 - -
Vellalan Virakodi 3,800 Tamil 3,800 - - - - -
Veluthadanayar 2,900 Malayalam 2,900 - - - - -
Vetan (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Vettuvan 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 2,500 Malayalam 2,500 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Kollan 700 Malayalam 700 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 400 Malayalam 400 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 117,000 Telugu 117,000 - - 100 - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 111,000 Hindi 111,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 2,800 Hindi 2,800 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 8,800 Telugu 8,800 - - - - -
 Yenadi 700 Telugu 700 - - - - -
 Yerukula 70 Yerukula 70 - - - - -
  Totals:  243 1,561,000   218 1,445,000 68,000 90 45,000 100 2,500
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