Arwa Mala in India


Joshua Project has identified the Arwa Mala only in India

Population

93,400

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Yes, there are Hindus who eat beef. They are the Arwamala people. Along with beef, they eat pork and mutton, though their staples are rice and other grains. Most of them live in India's southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, so they speak Tamil at home.

The most common job for the Arwamala people is either selling bundles of wood or working on someone else's farm as a laborer. Many of their children are employed as cattle herders by the Reddy people.

Though they are obviously not good Hindus, they dutifully worship village and family deities. Some have embraced Christianity, but not enough to bring them out of the unreached category.

Pray for a people movement to Christ among the Arwamala people.



People Name General Arwa Mala
People Name in Country Arwa Mala
Population in India 93,000
World Population 93,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Aravalu, Arwali, Arwamala, Dhed, Dher, Tamil Mala
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Arwa Mala
Ethnic Code CNN23c
People ID 16245
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (78,000) Telangana (14,000) Andhra Pradesh (3,300) Maharashtra (1,500)
Karnataka (400) Delhi (100) Goa (10)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (78,000) Telangana (14,000)
Andhra Pradesh (3,300) Maharashtra (1,500)
Karnataka (400) Delhi (100)
Goa (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil (89,000) Telugu (7,200) Kannada (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil 89,000 Telugu 7,200
Kannada 200
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1727-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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