Palliyan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Palliyan only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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People Name General Palliyan
People Name in Country Palliyan
Population in India 7,100
World Population 7,100
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Makkal, Malai Paliyar, Malaival, Palani Makkal, Paliyan, Paliyar, Pallavan, Palleyan, Palli, Palliya, Palliyar, Poliyar, Pulayar, Puliyar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Palliyan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
People ID 17887
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:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (3,600) Kerala (2,100) Karnataka (1,600) Pondicherry (10)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (3,600) Kerala (2,100)
Karnataka (1,600) Pondicherry (10)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil (5,200) Telugu (800) Malayalam (600) Kannada (600)
Marathi (40) Tulu (10) Hindi Urdu
Oriya Kodava
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil 5,200 Telugu 800
Malayalam 600 Kannada 600
Marathi 40 Tulu 10
Hindi 10 Urdu 0
Oriya 0 Kodava 0

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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
5.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
92.97 %
1.25 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.28 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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