Adiyan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Adiyan only in India
Population
17,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

At one time they migrated north to Karnataka, and they speak Kannada, the trade language of that state. Their name means, "those who serve." They are categorized both as a scheduled caste and as a scheduled tribe.

Though a sizable minority of the Adiyas own land, most of them cultivate the land for someone else. Between their poverty and their inability to save money, the Adiyas are usually dependent on shopkeepers for loans. They have a low literacy rate.

The Adiya people are most likely to marry one of their cousins, and their marriages are arranged by their families through negotiations. Marriages are solemnized at the bride's house. Her family pays for the wedding. As Hindus, Brahmin priests officiate at their sacred events. Though the Adiya people are Hindus, they worship family and village deities along with the usual Hindu gods.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Adiyan
People Name in Country Adiyan
Population in India 17,000
World Population 17,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Adiya, Adiyar, अड़ीयान
People ID 16171
ROP3 Code 111273
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Largest States
Kerala (14,000) Tamil Nadu (2,700) Karnataka (600)
Puducherry (90)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Kerala (14,000) Tamil Nadu (2,700)
Karnataka (600) Puducherry (90)

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Primary Language: Malayalam (12,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mal   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 10
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (2,100) Ravula (1,100) Telugu (400)
Kannada (300) Tulu (200) Kodava (20)
Hindi Marathi Gujarati
Primary Language: Malayalam (12,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 10
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (2,100) Ravula (1,100)
Telugu (400) Kannada (300)
Tulu (200) Kodava (20)
Hindi (10) Marathi (0)
Gujarati (0)
Primary Language: Malayalam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1968)
New Testament Yes   (1829-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1841-2004)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers 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 Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.56 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.37 %
Islam
0.07 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
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