Ilavan in India


Joshua Project has identified the Ilavan only in India

Population

6,383,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Ilavan are also known as Izhava or Ezhavas. They live primarily in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They work as toddy-tappers. This means they extract sap from palms such as coconut and palmyra to make an alcoholic beverage. They grow coconut, palm and sugar.

Some of them converted to Christian while under British rule. Because of the makeup of their society, this segment became a separate subgroup known as the Chogan.

A caste association was established in the group in 1903. It was named after Narayana Guru. He established an ashram where he proclaimed his message of "one caste, one religion, one god".


References

www.uscwm.info/op1040/pdfs/50.pdf
http://gurunarayana.blogspot.in/2010/03/zhava_13.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezhava


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ilavan
People Name in Country Ilavan
Population in India 6,383,000
World Population 6,383,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chogan, Chovan, Ezawa, Ezhava, ilavan, Illathu Pillaimar, Illattu Pillai, Iluvan, Izhattu Pillaimar, Izhava, Izhuva, Izhuvan, Panikkur, Thiya, Tiya, Tiyan, Tiyyan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Malayali
People Name General Ilavan
Ethnic Code CNN23b
People ID 16965
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:  34  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kerala (4,202,000) Tamil Nadu (2,120,000) Karnataka (70,000) Maharashtra (40,000)
Delhi (6,700) Telangana (4,100) Pondicherry (3,200) Andaman and Nicobar (3,200)
Andhra Pradesh (3,000) Gujarat (2,800) Rajasthan (2,300) Chhattisgarh (2,200)
Madhya Pradesh (2,100) West Bengal (1,800) Uttar Pradesh (1,700) Odisha (1,100)
Jharkhand (1,000) Punjab (600) Arunachal Pradesh (300) Nagaland (300)
Total States on file:  34  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kerala (4,202,000) Tamil Nadu (2,120,000)
Karnataka (70,000) Maharashtra (40,000)
Delhi (6,700) Telangana (4,100)
Pondicherry (3,200) Andaman and Nicobar (3,200)
Andhra Pradesh (3,000) Gujarat (2,800)
Rajasthan (2,300) Chhattisgarh (2,200)
Madhya Pradesh (2,100) West Bengal (1,800)
Uttar Pradesh (1,700) Odisha (1,100)
Jharkhand (1,000) Punjab (600)
Arunachal Pradesh (300) Nagaland (300)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Malayalam (4,167,000) Tamil (2,258,000) Konkani (9,000) Tulu (4,300)
Kannada (3,800) Konkani, Goan (2,300) English (800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malayalam 4,167,000 Tamil 2,258,000
Konkani 9,000 Tulu 4,300
Kannada 3,800 Konkani, Goan 2,300
English 800
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1968)
New Testament Yes   (1829-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1841-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
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)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam
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 Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.73 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.27 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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