Ilavan in India


Joshua Project has identified the Ilavan only in India

Population

5,888,000

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 5,888,000
World Population 5,888,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chogan, Chovan, Ezawa, Ezhava, 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 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  34  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kerala (3,579,000) Tamil Nadu (2,154,000) Karnataka (76,000) Maharashtra (40,000)
Delhi (6,800) Telangana (4,100) Pondicherry (3,600) Andaman and Nicobar (3,200)
Andhra Pradesh (3,000) Gujarat (2,800) Rajasthan (2,300) Chhattisgarh (2,300)
Madhya Pradesh (2,100) West Bengal (1,800) Uttar Pradesh (1,700) Odisha (1,100)
Jharkhand (1,000) Punjab (600) Nagaland (300) Assam (300)
Total States on file:  34  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kerala (3,579,000) Tamil Nadu (2,154,000)
Karnataka (76,000) Maharashtra (40,000)
Delhi (6,800) Telangana (4,100)
Pondicherry (3,600) Andaman and Nicobar (3,200)
Andhra Pradesh (3,000) Gujarat (2,800)
Rajasthan (2,300) Chhattisgarh (2,300)
Madhya Pradesh (2,100) West Bengal (1,800)
Uttar Pradesh (1,700) Odisha (1,100)
Jharkhand (1,000) Punjab (600)
Nagaland (300) Assam (300)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Malayalam (3,493,000) Tamil (2,277,000) Konkani (9,100) Tulu (4,600)
Kannada (3,800) Konkani, Goan (2,300) English (2,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malayalam 3,493,000 Tamil 2,277,000
Konkani 9,100 Tulu 4,600
Kannada 3,800 Konkani, Goan 2,300
English 2,100

For Main Lanugage: 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) 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 %)
1.73 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.27 %
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: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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