Tamil (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
2,996,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 traditions)
People Name in Country Tamil (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 2,996,000
World Population 4,285,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Ceylon, Ceylon Tamil, Labbai, Madrasi, Maure, Ceylon, Sri Lankan Moor, Tamalsan, Thulukkan
People ID 15234
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 25  (only 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (2,336,000) Karnataka (401,000) Kerala (107,000) Andhra Pradesh (51,000)
Pondicherry (40,000) Maharashtra (38,000) Telangana (6,900) West Bengal (3,900)
Delhi (2,700) Andaman and Nicobar (2,100) Madhya Pradesh (1,200) Uttar Pradesh (1,000)
Gujarat (1,000) Jharkhand (900) Chhattisgarh (600) Rajasthan (500)
Odisha (500) Goa (400) Chandigarh (200) Haryana (90)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 25  (only 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (2,336,000) Karnataka (401,000)
Kerala (107,000) Andhra Pradesh (51,000)
Pondicherry (40,000) Maharashtra (38,000)
Telangana (6,900) West Bengal (3,900)
Delhi (2,700) Andaman and Nicobar (2,100)
Madhya Pradesh (1,200) Uttar Pradesh (1,000)
Gujarat (1,000) Jharkhand (900)
Chhattisgarh (600) Rajasthan (500)
Odisha (500) Goa (400)
Chandigarh (200) Haryana (90)
Primary Language: Tamil (2,549,000 speakers)
Language Code: tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (396,000) Malayalam (100) Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (50) Bengali (40)
Pashto, Northern (20)
Primary Language: Tamil (2,549,000 speakers)
Language Code: tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (396,000) Malayalam (100)
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (50) Bengali (40)
Pashto, Northern (20)
For Primary Language: Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1727-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Frisse82   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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