Tamil Muslim in Sri Lanka



Population

1,276,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The Tamil Muslims are largely defined by their language, Tamil. They are drawn from various subgroups, especially the Syed, Sheikh, Labbai, Maraikkayar, and Rawuthar. They are mainly businessmen and industrial workers. Some are in white-collar jobs and some are engaged in embroidery work. Their relation with the other Tamil caste groups and the Hindu communities is cordial. Some members of the community are descendants of Tamil women and Arab traders.


Ministry Obstacles

To follow Jesus within a Muslim community is to risk much that is important in life. Family, friends, and status are included in what is at risk.


Outreach Ideas

Christians can communicate the Gospel of grace by using stories from Scripture, as well as films and recordings. Sustained prayer is needed to prepare hearts to understand and believe.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Although there may be no followers of Jesus among the Tamil Muslim community today, pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, learning to live in the power of the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will be without any kind of impurity, or greed.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Tamil Muslims to live in peace with their neighbors, and be able to care adequately for their families. Pray for employment opportunities.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-09-20
People Name General Tamil Muslim
People Name in Country Tamil Muslim
Population in Sri Lanka 1,276,000
World Population 4,186,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ceylon, Ceylon Tamil, Labbai, Madrasi, Maure, Ceylon, Sri Lankan Moor, Tamalsan, Thulukkan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Tamil Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN23c
People ID 15234
Country Sri Lanka
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 44  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Language Unknown (1,276,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Language Unknown 1,276,000

For Main Lanugage: Language Unknown


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Format Resource
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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