Country:

India

Province / State: Tamil Nadu
District: Kanyakumari

Number of People Groups

207

Unreached People Groups

175

Total Population

2,194,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

45.4 %

Hindu

50.5 %

Muslim

3.9 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.1 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Adi Andhra Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 8,300 Tamil ☀︎ 8,200 - 80 20 - -
Adi Dravida Christian 500 Tamil - - - 500 - -
 Adiyan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 14,000 Tamil 14,000 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 15,000 Tamil 15,000 - - - - -
Aiyanavar 600 Telugu 500 - - 50 - -
Aiyanavar Christian 500 Telugu - - - 500 - -
 Alavan 700 Tamil ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Ambalavasi 1,600 Malayalam 1,600 - - - - -
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) 300 Tamil ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Ambattan Christian 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
Anglo 500 English - - - 500 - -
Arasar 1,800 Malayalam 1,700 - - 80 - -
Arasar Christian 6,700 Malayalam - - - 6,700 - -
Arayan 4,300 Malayalam 4,300 - - - - -
 Arunthathiyar 1,200 Tamil ☀︎ 1,200 - - - - -
 Ayyanavar 1,000 Malayalam 1,000 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 5,600 Bengali ☀︎ 5,600 - - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 1,300 Hindi ☀︎ 1,300 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 2,900 Tamil ☀︎ 2,800 - - - - 70
 Bania Komti 4,100 Telugu ☀︎ 4,100 - - - - 50
Bania Mahajan 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Bania Porwal 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 12,000 Hindi ☀︎ 12,000 - - - - 100
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 100 Kannada ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Bengali Muslim Moghal 700 Urdu ☀︎ - 700 - - - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 36,000 Tamil - - - 36,000 - -
 Bharathar (Hindu traditions) 2,500 Tamil ☀︎ 2,500 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Bohra 100 Gujarati ☀︎ - 100 - - - -
 Boya 36,000 Telugu ☀︎ 36,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Audich 30 Gujarati ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
Brahmin Dravida 7,000 Tamil ☀︎ 7,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat 200 Marathi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 1,400 Hindi ☀︎ 1,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Iyer 8,600 Tamil ☀︎ 8,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 100 Kannada ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Brahmin Kosala Nadu 100 Telugu ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 600 Marathi ☀︎ 600 - - - - -
Brahmin Mukkaniyar 100 Tamil ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Brahmin Nambudiri 300 Malayalam ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Pancha Dravida 7,900 Malayalam ☀︎ 7,900 - - - - -
Brahmin Potti 1,000 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 3,400 Tamil ☀︎ 3,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 70 Telugu ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 41,000 Hindi ☀︎ 41,000 - - - - 40
 Brahmin Velanadu 100 Telugu ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Chackaravar 3,100 Tamil ☀︎ 3,100 - - - - -
Chackaravar Christian 900 Tamil - - - 900 - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 1,400 Tamil - - - 1,400 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 2,100 Tamil ☀︎ 2,100 - 30 - - -
Chavalakkaran 600 Malayalam 600 - - - - -
Chavalakkaran Christian 400 Malayalam - - - 400 - -
Chayakkaran 700 Tamil ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 20 Malayalam ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 4,200 Malayalam - - - 4,200 - -
 Christian 12,000 Hindi - - - 12,000 - -
 Devendrakulathan 70 Tamil ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 100 Hindi ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Dom (Dombara) Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 800 Odia 800 - - - - -
Eravallan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Gavara 50 Malayalam ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Holaya Unknown Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - -
Idayan 4,600 Tamil ☀︎ 4,600 - - - - -
 Ilavan 99,000 Malayalam ☀︎ 99,000 - - 300 - -
Ilavan Christian 26,000 Tamil - - - 26,000 - -
Ilavaniyan 1,100 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
Ilavathi 1,800 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,800 - - - - -
Ilayathu 20 Malayalam ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Irular Unknown Irula - - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) 60 Hindi ☀︎ 60 - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 100 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 100 -
Kadaiyar 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 40,000 Tamil 40,000 - - - - -
 Kakkalan Unknown Malayalam ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 70 Telugu ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 20 Telugu ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Kalladi Unknown Malayalam ☀︎ - - - - - -
Kallan Tondaman 7,400 Tamil 7,200 - - 200 - -
 Kallan unspecified 21,000 Tamil 21,000 - - 900 - -
Kanakkan 30 Malayalam ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Kanikkaran 3,800 Kanikkaran 3,500 - - 300 - -
 Kaniyan 800 Malayalam 700 - - 100 - -
 Kapu Reddi 200 Telugu ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 200 Telugu ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kattunayakan 1,000 Tamil 1,000 - - 20 - -
Kavara 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Kavathi 2,100 Tamil ☀︎ 2,100 - - - - -
Kavathi Christian 600 Tamil - - - 600 - -
Kavuthiyan 300 Malayalam ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
Keralamuthali 60 Malayalam 60 - - - - -
Keralamuthali Christian 400 Malayalam - - - 400 - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Konda Reddi Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Kootan 400 Malayalam ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
Krishnanvak 11,000 Malayalam ☀︎ 11,000 - - - - -
Kuda Korava 100 Tamil ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
 Kudumi 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Kumhar, Kusavar (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Hindi ☀︎ 1,100 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 100 Gujarati ☀︎ 100 - - - - -
Kuravan (Christian traditions) 600 Tamil - - - 600 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 700 Malayalam ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Kuruba 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
 Lingayat 1,300 Kannada ☀︎ - - - - - 1,300
 Lohana 20 Gujarati ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 200 Telugu - - - 200 - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi 20 Gujarati ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 20 Marathi ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 187,000 Malayalam - - - 187,000 - -
Malai Pandaram 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Malai Vedan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
Malakkuravan 70 Tamil 70 - - - - -
Malakuravan 30 Tamil ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
Malayarayar 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
 Mangala 50 Telugu ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 80 Malayalam ☀︎ 80 - - - - -
Mannan, tribal Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Mappila 7,500 Malayalam ☀︎ - 7,500 - - - -
Marakkan (Christian traditions) 50 Malayalam - - - 50 - -
Marakkan (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,900 - - - - -
 Maravan 2,600 Tamil 2,300 - - 300 - -
 Mudugar 90 Tamil - - - 90 - -
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) 300 Malayalam - - - 300 - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 900 Malayalam ☀︎ 900 - - - - -
 Munnur 70 Telugu ☀︎ 70 - - - - -
Mutali 1,000 Tamil 600 - - 400 - -
 Muthan 20 Malayalam ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
 Muthuvan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Mutrasi 80 Telugu ☀︎ 80 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 352,000 Tamil - - - 352,000 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 171,000 Tamil ☀︎ 171,000 - - - - -
 Nair 106,000 Malayalam 91,000 - - 14,000 - -
Navait 700 Konkani ☀︎ - 700 - - - -
 Navithan 17,000 Tamil ☀︎ 17,000 - - - - -
 Nayadi 20 Gujarati ☀︎ 20 - - - - -
Pagadai Unknown Tamil ☀︎ - - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 5,100 Tamil 5,000 - 70 - - -
Palliyar Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Panan 400 Tamil ☀︎ 400 - - - - -
Panikkan 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
 Paniyan Unknown Paniya - - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 37,000 Tamil - - - 37,000 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 37,000 Tamil 37,000 - 100 200 - -
Paravan (Christian traditions) 15,000 Tamil - - - 15,000 - -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) 2,400 Malayalam 2,300 - 90 - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 1,100 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,100 - - - -
Perumannan 30 Malayalam ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Pulayan unspecified 1,900 Malayalam ☀︎ 1,800 - 30 - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Hindi ☀︎ 12,000 - - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Eastern ☀︎ - - - - 50 -
 Rajput Surajbansi 2,500 Hindi ☀︎ 2,500 - - - - -
 Sali 6,200 Kannada ☀︎ 6,200 - - - - -
Sali Pattariyan 300 Tamil ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Samban 1,200 Tamil 1,100 - - 200 - -
 Sayyid 1,300 Urdu ☀︎ - 1,300 - - - -
Semman 800 Tamil 800 - - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 200 Urdu ☀︎ - 200 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 6,300 Urdu ☀︎ - 6,300 - - - -
 Sinhalese 40 Sinhala ☀︎ - - 40 - - -
 Soligar Unknown Sholaga - - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 250,000 Malayalam - - - 250,000 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 69,000 Tamil ☀︎ - 69,000 - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 200 Hindi ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Malayalam ☀︎ 3,700 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste Unknown Telugu ☀︎ - - - - - -
 Tipera Unknown Kok Borok - - - - - -
 Urali 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 50 Telugu ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 30 Kannada 30 - - - - -
 Valan 300 Malayalam ☀︎ 300 - - - - -
 Valluvan 200 Tamil ☀︎ 200 - - - - -
Vaniyan 19,000 Tamil 13,000 - - 6,200 - -
Vannan (Christian traditions) 1,300 Tamil - - - 1,300 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 5,800 Tamil ☀︎ 5,800 - 40 - - -
 Vanniyan 187,000 Tamil 168,000 - - 18,000 - -
Vanniyan Agnikula 9,000 Tamil 8,100 - - 900 - -
Vathiriyan (Christian traditions) 400 Tamil - - - 400 - -
 Vathiriyan (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Tamil ☀︎ 1,500 - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 9,700 Malayalam ☀︎ 9,700 - - - - -
Velan 50 Malayalam ☀︎ 50 - - - - -
Vellalan Isai 3,100 Tamil 2,700 - - 400 - -
Vellalan Nanchilnattu 12,000 Tamil 6,800 - - 5,000 - -
Vellalan Nanjanad 20,000 Tamil 18,000 - - 2,500 - -
Vellalan Sozhia 2,600 Tamil 2,300 - - 400 - -
Vellalan Tondamandalam 2,500 Tamil 1,700 - - 700 - -
 Vellalan unspecified 45,000 Tamil 35,000 - - 9,600 - -
Vellalan Virakodi 2,500 Tamil 2,100 - - 400 - -
Veluthadanayar 2,900 Malayalam ☀︎ 2,900 - - - - -
Vetan (Christian traditions) 300 Malayalam - - - 300 - -
Vetan (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Tamil ☀︎ 1,300 - - - - -
Vettakkaran 500 Tamil ☀︎ 500 - - - - -
 Vettuvan Gounder 30 Tamil ☀︎ 30 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 6,200 Malayalam ☀︎ 6,200 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Kollan 2,300 Malayalam ☀︎ 2,300 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 6,300 Malayalam ☀︎ 6,300 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 47,000 Tamil 46,000 - - 700 - -
Viswakarma Vilkurup 700 Malayalam ☀︎ 700 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 18,000 Hindi ☀︎ 18,000 - - - - -
 Yenadi 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
  Totals:  207 2,194,000   175 1,107,000 86,000 500 996,000 200 1,600
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