The Adiyan are a Scheduled Caste who live mostly in Kerala. Adi means lowly. They speak, read and write in Malayalam. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. Cross cousin marriages are performed among them. The wife regards the pollution period after the death of her husband.
The Adiyan work in agriculture and in laboring. They have a traditional council to look after them. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. Family planning is used by them. Hinduism is their religion and they have festivals.
A few of the Adiyan live in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Malayalam (12,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mal Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Malayalam
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1829-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|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, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Malayalam|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible Gateway Scripture|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: മലയാളം - Malayalam|