• PEOPLE CLUSTER: MALAYALI

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People groups: 95

Population: 51,011,650

Unreached people groups: 77

UPG population: 34,002,300

Unengaged UPGs: 50

UUPG population: 1,550,300

Number of countries: 14


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Malayali is a term that refers to the native speakers of Malayalam, the state language of Kerala, India. The Malayali people cluster encompasses a number of diverse people groups whose primary relationship is linguistic, although it includes some groups who maintain Malayali cultural traditions though no speaking the Malayalam language.

Peoples within this cluster: Alambadi Kurichchan; Allar; Ambalavasi; Arandan; Arayan; Arayavathi; Ayyanavar; Bania, Malayalam; Brahman, Malayalam; Cheruman, Hindu; Chingathanar; Eluthassan; Gavara; Ilavan, Hindu; Ilavaniyan; Ilavathi; Ilayathu; Kakkalan; Kalanady; Kalladi; Kallasari; Kallattu Kurup; Kanakkan; Kanikaran; Kaniyan; Karimpalan; Kavuthiyan; Keralamuthali, Hindu; Keralite; Kidaran; Kochu Velan; Kootan; Krishnanvak; Kundavadiga; Kurukkal; Kuruman; Malai Arayan; Malai Vedan; Malakkuravan; Malayalar; Malayali; Malayan, Tribe; Mappila; Marassari; Mazhabi; Mudugar; Mukkari; Mukkuvan, Hindu; Musari; Muthathu; Muttatu; Nair; Nulayar; Paniyan; Paravan, Hindu; Pathiyan; Perumannan; Pulayan, Hindu; Syrian Christian; Tachanad Mupan; Thandan, Hindu; Thattan; Thulukkan; Tiyattunni; Ulladan; Urali; Valan; Valinjiyar; Variyar; Velakkithalanayan; Velan; Velar; Veluthadanayar; Vetan; Vettuvan; Vilkurup; Vishavan; Wayanadan Chetty; Wayanadan Kader; Wayanadan Pathiyan; Wayanadan Pulayan; Yerava

Countries where they are found: Bahrain; Canada; India; Israel; Kuwait; Malaysia; Maldives; Myanmar; Oman; Qatar; Singapore; Sri Lanka; United Arab Emirates; United States


People groups: 95

Population: 51,011,650

Unreached people groups: 77

UPG population: 34,002,300

Unengaged UPGs: 50

UUPG population: 1,550,300

Number of countries: 14