Malasar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Malasar only in India

Population

9,140

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Malasar are a respected tribe from the state of Kerala. They speak to each other in a mixture of the Malayam and Tamil languages. They eat wild yams and rice. They cultivate ragi and many other kinds of millets.

The Malasar live in hamlets called Pathis and prefer to live in the plains. A village leader called Vendari does the administrative work helped by a Panchayat council.

The Malasar look strong. They do not look like others in the region. They work as laborers in the field and do such things as collecting forest produce.

Marriage is regarded highly among the Malasar. Child marriage is not allowed but adult marriage is common. Their culture has many rituals and rites. They celebrate when a girl comes to puberty and are known to bury the dead with their belongings.


What are Their Beliefs?

They worship gods called Kali, Malung and Mariamman. They sacrifice goats and other animals as they believe this is needed to please these gods. They sacrifice in April once a year.


References

http://www.indianetzone.com/9/malasar_tribe.htm



Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Malasar
People Name in Country Malasar
Population in India 9,140
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mala, Malsar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Malasar
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil 7,600 Kannada 700 Malayalam 600 Telugu 300
Tulu 100 Marathi 30 Hindi 0 Konkani 0
Adi 0 Urdu 0
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil 7,600 Kannada 700
Malayalam 600 Telugu 300
Tulu 100 Marathi 30
Hindi 0 Konkani 0
Adi 0 Urdu 0
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.89%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.11%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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