Tamil (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 4

Subgroup Name Population
Labbai 2,781,000
Kayalan 12,000
Maraikayar Malaimar 1,200
Maraikayar Nahudas 1,200

Introduction

The Tamil Muslims are largely defined by their language, Tamil. They are drawn from various subgroups, especially the Syed, Sheikh, Labbai, Maraikkayar, and Rawuthar. They are mainly businessmen and industrial workers. Some are in white-collar jobs and some are engaged in embroidery work. Their relation with the other Tamil caste groups and the Hindu communities is cordial. Some members of the community are descendants of Tamil women and Arab traders.


Ministry Obstacles

To follow Jesus within a Muslim community is to risk much that is important in life. Family, friends, and status are included in what is at risk.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of this people group.


Prayer Focus

Although there may be no followers of Jesus among the Tamil Muslim community today, pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, learning to live in the power of the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will be without any kind of impurity, or greed. Pray for the Tamil Muslims to live in peace with their neighbors, and be able to care adequately for their families. Pray for employment opportunities.


Scripture Prayers for the Tamil (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-04
People Name General Tamil (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Tamil (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation TAH-mill
Population this Country 3,435,000
Population all Countries 4,605,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 69
Alternate Names Ceylon; Ceylon Tamil; Labbai; Madrasi; Maure, Ceylon; Sri Lankan Moor; Tamalsan; Thulukkan; तमिल (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 15234
ROP3 Code 109788
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 25
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
2,703,000
Karnataka
439,000
Kerala
123,000
Andhra Pradesh
52,000
Puducherry
48,000
Maharashtra
31,000
Telangana
4,900
Delhi
2,100
West Bengal
1,500
Madhya Pradesh
800
Gujarat
800
Uttar Pradesh
700
Andaman and Nicobar
500
Goa
400
Chhattisgarh
300
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 25  (only 20 largest shown)
  Tamil Nadu 2,703,000
  Karnataka 439,000
  Kerala 123,000
  Andhra Pradesh 52,000
  Puducherry 48,000
  Maharashtra 31,000
  Telangana 4,900
  Delhi 2,100
  West Bengal 1,500
  Madhya Pradesh 800
  Gujarat 800
  Uttar Pradesh 700
  Andaman and Nicobar 500
  Goa 400
  Chhattisgarh 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (3,013,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Urdu
213,000
Malayalam
100
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
50
Bengali
40
Pashto, Northern
20
Primary Language Tamil (3,013,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 213,000
  Malayalam 100
  Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken 50
  Bengali 40
  Pashto, Northern 20
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1727-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources General / Other
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Finding Peace Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Frisse82 - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more