Maravan in India



Population

2,975,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Maravar of India speak, read and write in Tamil. A few speak English. They were classed as the Most Backward Class but are not classed as untouchables. They are not vegetarians but do not eat beef. Rice is their favorite cereal. Cigarettes are smoked by them and they drink alcohol. The Sembinattu Maravar are looked on as being superior by them because of their royalty links.

Usually Maravar males marry in their early twenties and females in their late teens. They have cross cousin marriages and divorce is allowed. By inheritance the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. Women do housework and paid work. Most Maravar work in agriculture and the majority of them are landowners. Some do other work and they do not have child labor. Caste councils settle disagreements. Most of them are Hindus but some are Christians.

The Maravar in Kerala migrated from Tamil Nadu. The deceased are buried or are cremated.

The Maravar in Tamil Nadu believe in having their children educated and use modern medicines. There are businessmen among them as well as office workers. There are military people among them too. They have an Association that helps the community.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Maravar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus
Christ.
* Pray that the Sembinattu Maravar who are highly regarded among them become Christians and lead others of the Maravar to Jesus Christ.

References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Maravan
People Name in Country Maravan
Population in India 2,975,000
World Population 3,100,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ajupani, Chitikan, Kalla, Kalla Kammar, Manavan, Marayan, Mukkalathoor, Mukkulathan, Thevar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Maravan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
People ID 17459
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:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (2,952,000) Kerala (63,000) Karnataka (22,000) Pondicherry (9,700)
Andhra Pradesh (6,100) Maharashtra (5,800) Delhi (1,700) Telangana (1,300)
Andaman and Nicobar (700) Gujarat (400) West Bengal (200) Odisha (200)
Chhattisgarh (200) Madhya Pradesh (200) Jharkhand (200) Uttar Pradesh (100)
Haryana (60) Goa (50) Chandigarh (40) Rajasthan (40)
Total States on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (2,952,000) Kerala (63,000)
Karnataka (22,000) Pondicherry (9,700)
Andhra Pradesh (6,100) Maharashtra (5,800)
Delhi (1,700) Telangana (1,300)
Andaman and Nicobar (700) Gujarat (400)
West Bengal (200) Odisha (200)
Chhattisgarh (200) Madhya Pradesh (200)
Jharkhand (200) Uttar Pradesh (100)
Haryana (60) Goa (50)
Chandigarh (40) Rajasthan (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil (3,011,000) Malayalam (40,000) Telugu (5,000) Kannada (1,000)
English (800) Konkani, Goan
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil 3,011,000 Malayalam 40,000
Telugu 5,000 Kannada 1,000
English 800 Konkani, Goan 10

For Main Lanugage: Tamil


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 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 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
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
2.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.95 %
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 %
Photo Source: India Missions Association   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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