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  

People Name General Tamil Muslim
People Name in Country Tamil Muslim
Population in Sri Lanka 1,276,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ceylon, Ceylon Tamil, East Indian, Indian, Indian Tamil, Labbai, Madrasi, Maure, Ceylon, Sri Lankan, Tamalsan, Thulukkan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Tamil Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Country Sri Lanka
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
People Group Map Tamil Muslim in Sri Lanka PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil (1,276,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil 1,276,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1727-2002)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-09-20

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 %
Photo Source: Frisse82   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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