Country:

India

Province / State: Tamil Nadu
District: Tenkasi

Number of People Groups

243

Unreached People Groups

211

Total Population

1,725,000

Buddhist

0.0 %

Christian

6.0 %

Hindu

84.9 %

Muslim

9.0 %

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 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Adi Dravida 43,000 Tamil 43,000 - 20 60 - -
Adi Dravida Christian 5,300 Tamil - - - 5,300 - -
Agamudaiyan Nattaman 19,000 Tamil 19,000 - - - - -
 Agamudaiyan unspecified 22,000 Tamil 22,000 - - - - -
Aiyanavar 500 Telugu 400 - - 20 - -
Aiyanavar Christian 900 Telugu - - - 900 - -
 Alavan 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Ambalavasi 1,400 Malayalam 1,400 - - - - -
Ambalavasi Tottiyan Naicker 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
 Ambattan (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
Ambattan Christian 50 Tamil - - - 50 - -
Anglo 100 English - - - 100 - -
Anuppan 50 Kannada 50 - - - - -
Arasar 1,200 Malayalam 1,200 - - 20 - -
Arasar Christian 3,200 Malayalam - - - 3,200 - -
Arayan 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) Unknown Punjabi, Eastern - - - - - -
 Arunthathiyar 22,000 Tamil 22,000 - - - - -
 Ayyanavar 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Baira 50 Kannada 50 - - - - -
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 6,100 Bengali 6,100 - - - - -
 Balija (Hindu traditions) 80 Kannada 80 - - - - -
 Bangali Muslim Moghal 90 Urdu - 90 - - - -
 Bania Agarwal 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Bania Chetti 2,700 Tamil 2,700 - - - - 40
 Bania Komti 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Bania Mahesri 60 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Bania Oswal 70 Hindi 60 - - - - -
 Bania Porwal 70 Hindi 70 - - - - -
 Bania Srimali Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 5,900 Hindi 5,900 - - - - 40
 Banijiga 60 Kannada 60 - - - - -
 Bedar (Hindu traditions) 400 Kannada 400 - - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Bharathar (Christian traditions) 100 Tamil - - - 100 - -
 Bharathar (Hindu traditions) 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Bohra 20 Gujarati - 20 - - - -
 Boya 58,000 Telugu 58,000 - - - - -
Brahmin Ashtashasram 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Audich 20 Gujarati 20 - - - - -
 Brahmin Christian 60 Tamil - - - 60 - -
Brahmin Dravida 4,600 Tamil 4,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaud Saraswat 200 Marathi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 500 Hindi 500 - - - - -
 Brahmin Iyer 5,600 Tamil 5,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 200 Hindi 200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kannada 200 Kannada 200 - - - - -
Brahmin Kosala Nadu 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Mahratta 500 Marathi 500 - - - - -
Brahmin Marathi 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Brahmin Mukkaniyar 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Brahmin Nambudiri 700 Malayalam 700 - - - - -
Brahmin Pancha Dravida 3,100 Malayalam 3,100 - - - - -
Brahmin Potti 900 Malayalam 900 - - - - -
Brahmin Sholiar 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Tamil 7,400 Tamil 7,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telaganya 100 Telugu 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Telugu 1,100 Telugu 1,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 39,000 Hindi 39,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Velanadu 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
 Burmese Unknown Burmese - - - - - -
Chackaravar 2,600 Tamil 2,600 - - - - -
Chackaravar Christian 300 Tamil - - - 300 - -
Chakkiliyan (Christian traditions) 400 Tamil - - - 400 - -
 Chakkiliyan (Hindu traditions) 8,900 Tamil 8,900 - - - - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
Chavalakkaran 400 Malayalam 400 - - - - -
Chavalakkaran Christian 100 Malayalam - - - 100 - -
Chayakkaran 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Cheruman (Hindu traditions) 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
Cherumar Christian 14,000 Malayalam - - - 14,000 - -
 Christian 2,900 Hindi - - - 2,900 - -
 Devanga 40 Kannada 40 - - - - -
 Devendrakulathan 5,200 Tamil 5,200 - - - - -
 Dhangar Bharwad 70 Gujarati 70 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 3,600 Hindi 3,600 - - - - -
 Divehi 20 Maldivian - 20 - - - -
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 20 Odia 20 - - - - -
 Gandla 200 Telugu 200 - - - - -
 Gangakula 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Holar Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
Idayan 3,800 Tamil 3,800 - - - - -
 Ilavan 107,000 Malayalam 107,000 - - - - -
Ilavan Christian 900 Tamil - - - 900 - -
Ilavaniyan 40 Malayalam 40 - - - - -
Ilavathi 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
Ilayathu Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Jat (Hindu traditions) Unknown Hindi - - - - - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 40 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 40 -
 Jenu Kuruba 400 Kurumba, Jennu 400 - - - - -
Kadaiyar 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
 Kaikolan 28,000 Tamil 28,000 - - - - -
 Kakkalan 40 Malayalam 40 - - - - -
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Telugu 1,700 - - - - -
 Kalal Idiga 900 Telugu 900 - - - - -
Kallan Tondaman 19,000 Tamil 19,000 - - - - -
 Kallan unspecified 38,000 Tamil 38,000 - - - - -
Kanakkan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Kanikkaran 200 Kanikkaran 200 - - - - -
 Kaniyan 400 Malayalam 400 - - 60 - -
 Kapu Reddi 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
 Kapu unspecified 4,300 Telugu 4,300 - - - - -
Karimpalan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 300 Marathi 300 - - 40 - -
 Kattunayakan 3,500 Tamil 3,400 - - 40 - -
Kavara 100 Tamil 100 - - - - -
Kavathi 1,600 Tamil 1,600 - - - - -
Kavathi Christian 200 Tamil - - - 200 - -
Keralamuthali 1,000 Malayalam 1,000 - - - - -
Keralamuthali Christian 100 Malayalam - - - 100 - -
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Koli of Gujarat 30 Gujarati 30 - - - - -
Koliyan 50 Tamil 50 - - - - -
 Konda Reddi 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
 Koracha, caste 90 Kannada 90 - - - - -
 Koshti 20 Marathi 20 - - - - -
Kuda Korava 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Kudumban 30 Tamil 30 - - - - -
 Kudumi 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Kumhar (Kusavar) (Hindu traditions) 1,300 Hindi 1,300 - - - - -
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 400 Gujarati 400 - - - - -
Kunchatiga 40 Kannada 40 - - - - -
Kuravan (Christian traditions) 100 Tamil - - - 100 - -
 Kuravan (Hindu traditions) 3,700 Malayalam 3,700 - - - - -
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 800 Hindi 800 - - - - -
 Kuruba 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Kuruman Unknown Kurumba, Betta - - - - - -
 Lingayat 1,100 Kannada - - - - - 1,100
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 20 Hindi 20 - - - - -
 Madiga (Christian traditions) 20 Telugu - - - 20 - -
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Mahratta Kunbi Unknown Gujarati - - - - - -
 Mahratta unspecified 70 Marathi 70 - - - - -
Maila Unknown Tulu - - - - - -
 Mala (Christian traditions) 40 Telugu - - - 40 - -
 Mala (Hindu traditions) 20 Telugu 20 - - - - -
 Malabar Catholic 1,000 Malayalam - - - 1,000 - -
Malai Pandaram Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Malai Vedan 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
Malakkuravan 600 Tamil 600 - - - - -
Malakuravan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Mangala 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
 Mannan, caste 90 Malayalam 90 - - - - -
 Mappila 200 Malayalam - 200 - - - -
 Maravan 224,000 Tamil 218,000 - - 5,800 - -
 Matang (Hindu traditions) Unknown Marathi - - - - - -
 Memon 60 Gujarati - 60 - - - -
Mukkuvan (Christian traditions) 20 Malayalam - - - 20 - -
Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 60 Malayalam 60 - - - - -
 Munnur 500 Telugu 500 - - - - -
Mutali 500 Tamil 400 - - 40 - -
 Muthan 20 Malayalam 20 - - - - -
 Mutrasi 600 Telugu 600 - - - - -
Nadar (Christian traditions) 33,000 Tamil - - - 33,000 - -
 Nadar (Hindu traditions) 82,000 Tamil 82,000 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 90 Hindi 90 - - - - -
 Nair 93,000 Malayalam 93,000 - - - - -
 Navithan 21,000 Tamil 21,000 - - - - -
Padannan 70 Malayalam 70 - - - - -
Pagadai 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Paliyan 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
Pallan (Christian traditions) 14,000 Tamil - - - 14,000 - -
 Pallan (Hindu traditions) 179,000 Tamil 178,000 - 40 100 - -
Palleyan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Palliyan 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
Palliyar 30 Tamil - - - 30 - -
 Panan 1,200 Tamil 1,200 - - - - -
 Pandaram 300 Malayalam 300 - - - - -
Panikkan Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
 Pannadi Unknown Tamil - - - - - -
Paraiyan (Christian traditions) 18,000 Tamil - - - 18,000 - -
 Paraiyan (Hindu traditions) 56,000 Tamil 56,000 - 20 90 - -
Paravan (Christian traditions) 20 Tamil - - - 20 - -
 Paravan (Hindu traditions) Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 300 Urdu - 300 - - - -
 Pathiyan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Perumal Makkukkaran Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Perumannan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Pulayan unspecified Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Puthirai Vannan 4,000 Tamil 4,000 - - - - -
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Hindi 1,500 - - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 30 Punjabi, Eastern - - - - 30 -
 Rajput Surajbansi 300 Hindi 300 - - - - -
 Razu 500 Telugu 500 - - - - -
 Sali 4,300 Kannada 4,300 - - - - -
Sali Pattariyan 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Samanthan Unknown Odia - - - - - -
 Samban 200 Tamil 200 - - - - -
 Sayyid 15,000 Urdu - 15,000 - - - -
Semman 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Shaikh Qureshi 700 Urdu - 700 - - - -
 Shaikh unspecified 34,000 Urdu - 34,000 - - - -
Silpi 400 Telugu 400 - - - - -
 Sinhalese Unknown Sinhala - - - - - -
 Soligar 100 Sholaga 100 - - - - -
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 40 Hindi 40 - - - - -
 Syrian Christian 1,100 Malayalam - - - 1,100 - -
 Tamil (Muslim traditions) 105,000 Tamil - 105,000 - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 50 Hindi 50 - - - - -
Thandan (Christian traditions) 20 Malayalam - - - 20 - -
Thandan (Hindu traditions) 80 Malayalam 80 - - - - -
 Tholuva Naicker 20 Tamil 20 - - - - -
 Thoti, caste Unknown Telugu - - - - - -
Tiruvalluvar 90 Tamil 90 - - - - -
 Ulladan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
 Vaddar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Telugu 1,200 - - - - -
Vadugan 1,300 Telugu 1,300 - - - - -
Vakkaliga Kappiliyan 100 Kannada 100 - - - - -
 Vakkaliga unspecified 500 Kannada 500 - - - - -
 Valan 100 Malayalam 100 - - - - -
 Valluvan 1,400 Tamil 1,400 - - - - -
Vaniyan 26,000 Tamil 25,000 - - 600 - -
 Vannan (Hindu traditions) 400 Tamil 400 - - - - -
 Vanniyan 5,600 Tamil 5,500 - - 100 - -
Vanniyan Agnikula 500 Tamil 500 - - - - -
Vathiriyan (Christian traditions) 70 Tamil - - - 70 - -
 Vathiriyan (Hindu traditions) 700 Tamil 700 - - - - -
Velakkithalanayan 8,000 Malayalam 8,000 - - - - -
Velan Unknown Malayalam - - - - - -
Vellalan Isai 1,900 Tamil 1,900 - - - - -
Vellalan Nanjanad 20,000 Tamil 20,000 - - - - -
Vellalan Sozhia 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Vellalan Tondamandalam 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
 Vellalan unspecified 26,000 Tamil 25,000 - - 300 - -
Vellalan Virakodi 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Veluthadanayar 2,400 Malayalam 2,400 - - - - -
Vetan (Hindu traditions) 40 Tamil 40 - - - - -
Vettakkaran 300 Tamil 300 - - - - -
Vettuvan 200 Malayalam 200 - - - - -
 Vettuvan Gounder 60 Tamil 60 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Asari 24,000 Malayalam 24,000 - - - - -
 Viswakarma Kollan 2,400 Malayalam 2,400 - - - - -
Viswakarma Thattan 7,200 Malayalam 7,200 - - - - -
 Viswakarma unspecified 69,000 Telugu 69,000 - - 60 - -
Viswakarma Vilkurup 500 Malayalam 500 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 99,000 Hindi 99,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Ghosi 3,100 Hindi 3,100 - - - - -
 Yadav Gola 4,900 Telugu 4,900 - - - - -
 Yenadi 300 Telugu 300 - - - - -
Yerava Unknown Ravula - - - - - -
 Yerukula Unknown Yerukula - - - - - -
  Totals:  243 1,725,000   211 1,464,000 155,000 100 103,000 100 1,200
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