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Distribution of Muslims

Province-wise Distribution of Moors and Malays in 1881

Province

MOORS

% of Moors

MALAYS

% of Malays

Western

49,997

27.08

3,437

38.65

Central (incl UVA)

35,363

19.16

2,913

32.75

Northern

10,416

5.64

92

1.03

Southern

16,418

8.90

1,170

13.16

Eastern

43,001

23.30

428

4.81

North-Western

21,955

11.90

837

9.41

North-Central

7,412

4.02

17

0.19

Total

184,542

100.00

8,894

100.00

 

The Muslim Population of Colombo, Kandy and Galle in 1885, 1921 & 1944

Year

Municipal Councils

Muslim Population

Percentage of Total Population of Council

 

 

 

 

1885

Colombo

Kandy

Galle

52,208

8,276

6,588

6.79%

5.59%

4.06%

 

Total

69,062

 

1921

Colombo

Kandy

Galle

72,837

13,287

11,500

5.75%

6.01%

4.00%

 

Total

97,624

 

1944

Colombo

Kandy

Galle

156,572

31,280

45,550

5.17%

6.45%

4.16%

 

Total

233,402

 

 

Distribution of Moors & Malays for the years 1921, 1946, 1976 & 1981

 

1921

 

1946

 

1976

 

1981

Number

%

Number

%

Number

%

Number

%

265,340

5.9

396,067

5.91

871,763

6.87

1,100,350

7.41