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Vedda man and child.
Total population
Between 2,500 - 6,600[1][2]
(less than 0.20% of the population) (2001)[3]
Regions with significant populations
Sri Lanka        2,500 (2002)
Vedda, Sinhala, Tamil
Traditional animistic beliefs with Buddhism, Hinduism[1]
Related ethnic groups

Vedda (Sinhala:වැද්දා, Tamil:வேடர் Vēdar) are the minority indigenous group of people in Sri Lanka among other sub-communities.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Veddah".
  3. Jayasuriya, S. de Silva (2000). The Portuguese Cultural Imprint on Sri Lanka. Lusotopie 2000. p. 255.
  4. "Vedda facts, information, pictures | articles about Vedda". Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  5. "Vedda tribe becoming extinct, Chandler's Ford Today". 2014-09-06.

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Some of the bows used by the Veddahs
Group portrait of Veddah People in the forests, between 1870 and 1904.