Vaniyan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Vaniyan only in India

Population

870,000

Christian

13.5%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

Vanniyars are said to be born from flame in a mythological period. The origin of this caste states that a Rishi or Saint known as Jambu Maharishi is the father of the group in Tamil Nadu and spread across south India. Their main job during ancient times was safe guarding the country, forming the Army and other groups. They broadly fall in the group of Kshatriyar.


Where are they Located?

They are widely spread groups all over Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Kerala and Karnataka. Their caste names differ in each place. For example, Rajus are the names used in Andhra.


What are Their Lives Like?

Many belong to the middle and upper middle class family background while some live below poverty line. The literacy rate is high for towns and cities. They own agricultural land in the country side. They strongly believe caste system. Some are changed now in modern days.


What are Their Needs?

Their needs are to be educated and make suitable facilities for farming and living.




Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Vaniyan
People Name in Country Vaniyan
Population in India 870,000
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chakkan, Chekkan, Konkani Vaisya, Vania Chetti, Vania Vysya, Vaniga Vaisya, Vanika Chetti, Vanika Vaisya, Vaniyar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Vaniyan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil (645,000) Malayalam (198,000) Telugu (28,000) Kannada (300)
English (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil 645,000 Malayalam 198,000
Telugu 28,000 Kannada 300
English 40
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
14%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
86.45%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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