Adiyan in India

The Adiyan have only been reported in India
Population
16,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

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.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Adiyan
People Name in Country Adiyan
Population in India 16,000
World Population 16,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Kerala
13,000
Tamil Nadu
2,500
Karnataka
600
Puducherry
90
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Kerala 13,000
  Tamil Nadu 2,500
  Karnataka 600
  Puducherry 90
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Malayalam (12,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Tamil
2,100
Ravula
1,200
Telugu
400
Kannada
300
Tulu
200
Kodava
30
Other People Groups Speaking Malayalam
Primary Language Malayalam (12,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 2,100
  Ravula 1,200
  Telugu 400
  Kannada 300
  Tulu 200
  Kodava 30
People Groups Speaking Malayalam

Primary Language:  Malayalam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1829-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1841-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.45 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.23 %
Islam
0.10 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.20 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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