Cheruman, Hindu in India


Joshua Project has identified the Cheruman, Hindu only in India

Population

456,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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 456,000
World Population 456,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cheraman, Cherumakkal, Cheruman, Pulayan, Puluvan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Malayali
People Name General Cheruman, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN23b
People ID 16603
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kerala (422,000) Karnataka (25,000) Tamil Nadu (3,100) Maharashtra (2,300)
Delhi (900) Telangana (500) Pondicherry (300) Gujarat (200)
Andhra Pradesh (200) Andaman and Nicobar (100) Odisha (90) Rajasthan (70)
Goa (70) West Bengal (70) Haryana (50) Chandigarh (10)
Total States on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kerala (422,000) Karnataka (25,000)
Tamil Nadu (3,100) Maharashtra (2,300)
Delhi (900) Telangana (500)
Pondicherry (300) Gujarat (200)
Andhra Pradesh (200) Andaman and Nicobar (100)
Odisha (90) Rajasthan (70)
Goa (70) West Bengal (70)
Haryana (50) Chandigarh (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Malayalam (329,000) Tamil (61,000) Telugu (34,000) Tulu (13,000)
Konkani, Goan (7,400) Kannada (1,100) Konkani (700) Allar (400)
Hindi (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malayalam 329,000 Tamil 61,000
Telugu 34,000 Tulu 13,000
Konkani, Goan 7,400 Kannada 1,100
Konkani 700 Allar 400
Hindi 400
For Primary Language: Malayalam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1968)
New Testament Yes   (1829-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1841-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Gateway Scripture Text / Printed Matter
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Malayalam Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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