Cheruman, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Cheruman, Hindu only in India

Population

453,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The Cheruman people are a large Dalit group. They live in India's southwestern state of Kerala, where they speak Malayalam, Kerala's language. Traditionally the Cheruman people were serfs, and their name means "sons of the soil."


What are Their Lives Like?

Cheruman people get married as adults. They are having fewer divorces than they had 30 years ago. In addition to domestic chores, women play an important role in family economic activities. Women have a large say regarding family expenditures. They are involved in family decision-making.


What are Their Beliefs?

Though the Cherumans are Hindu, they have many opportunities to hear of the ways of Christ. Kerala is about 19 percent Christian, and there are a few Cheruman believers. They have a high literacy rate for a Dalit people group, and they love to listen to the radio and go to movies. Christian materials are readily available in Kerala's Malayalam language.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Christian materials, radio broadcasts, and the JESUS Film will find their way into Cheruman households, and be met by open hearts that are ready to embrace their only Savior.



People Name General Cheruman, Hindu
People Name in Country Cheruman, Hindu
Population in India 453,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cheraman, Cherumakkal, Pulayan, Puluvan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Malayali
People Name General Cheruman, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN23b
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malayalam (338,000) Tamil (61,000) Telugu (34,000) Tulu (13,000)
Konkani, Goan (8,400) Kannada (1,100) Konkani (700) Allar (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malayalam 338,000 Tamil 61,000
Telugu 34,000 Tulu 13,000
Konkani, Goan 8,400 Kannada 1,100
Konkani 700 Allar 400
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
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