Agamudaiyan in India


Population
866,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Agamudaiyan of India in Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. They eat rice and ragi (a nutritious cereal grain known as "finger millet"). Cross-cousin marriages are favored among them. They are endogamous (They avoid marrying with individuals outside of their group.). On the death of the father, property goes to the sons with the oldest son being in charge of the home. Women take part in social and religious matters. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried. They have traditional caste councils that settle disputes. Most work in agriculture though some are landless and are laborers.

Most of them are Hindus but there are some Christians who belong to varying Church denominations and who have both their boys and girls educated.

In Pondicherry, the Agamudaiyan are similar in a lot of ways to those in Tamil Nadu. They have their children educated. Family planning is used by them. They speak Tamil among themselves but Telugu with other Indians. They are not vegetarians and have adult marriages which are monogamous. Divorce is allowed for some things such as adultery. Men can marry again. Most are Hindus but there are some who follow Christianity.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the evangelicals among them will lead the others to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the leaders of the councils will become Christians and lead the others among them to salvation too.

References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-04
People Name General Agamudaiyan
People Name in Country Agamudaiyan
Population in India 866,000
World Population 1,051,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Achukatlavandlu, Agambadi, Agambadia, Agamudayar, Agamudiyer, Agamundi, Aghambadiar, Aghamudaya, Ambalakaram, Ambalavasi, Barichat, Barichatty, Kondaliyar, Madali, Malayamar, Maruar, Marumaravar, Mudaliyar, Mukkulather, Muppan, Mutharaja, Muthiraja, Mutracha, Muttharayar, Muttiryan, Nainar, Nathamar, Nattaman, Palegaru, Parkavakulam, Parkavakulam Suruthinar, Pillai, Pillaimar, Pillay, Pulle, Raja Kambalattu Naicker/Muthrachar, Raja Kambalattu Nayakkar, Sanagara, Sekkan, Servaikaran, Server, Thozhu, Thuluva Vellala, Udaiyan, Udaiyar, Udayar, Udyar, Valaiyan, Valaiyan/Kambalattan, Valayar, Vellari
People ID 16172
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: 20
Tamil Nadu (807,000) Pondicherry (22,000) Karnataka (19,000) Kerala (7,900)
Maharashtra (3,900) Andhra Pradesh (1,600) Delhi (1,500) Telangana (700)
Andaman and Nicobar (600) Chhattisgarh (200) West Bengal (200) Madhya Pradesh (100)
Chandigarh (60) Odisha (50) Gujarat (40) Haryana (30)
Jharkhand (30) Uttar Pradesh (30) Uttarakhand (30) Goa (20)
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: 20
Tamil Nadu (807,000) Pondicherry (22,000)
Karnataka (19,000) Kerala (7,900)
Maharashtra (3,900) Andhra Pradesh (1,600)
Delhi (1,500) Telangana (700)
Andaman and Nicobar (600) Chhattisgarh (200)
West Bengal (200) Madhya Pradesh (100)
Chandigarh (60) Odisha (50)
Gujarat (40) Haryana (30)
Jharkhand (30) Uttar Pradesh (30)
Uttarakhand (30) Goa (20)
Primary Language: Tamil (831,000 speakers)
Language Code: tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (15,000) English (100) Telugu (40) Konkani, Goan (30)
Konkani (20)
Primary Language: Tamil (831,000 speakers)
Language Code: tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (15,000) English (100)
Telugu (40) Konkani, Goan (30)
Konkani (20)
For Primary Language: Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1727-2002)
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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: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
0.43 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.57 %
Islam
0.00 %
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
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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