Agamudaiyan in India


Population
855,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Agamudaiyan of India in Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. They eat rice and ragi (a nutritious cereal grain known as "finger millet"). Cross-cousin marriages are favored among them. They are endogamous (They avoid marrying with individuals outside of their group.). On the death of the father, property goes to the sons with the oldest son being in charge of the home. Women take part in social and religious matters. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried. They have traditional caste councils that settle disputes. Most work in agriculture though some are landless and are laborers.

Most of them are Hindus but there are some Christians who belong to varying Church denominations and who have both their boys and girls educated.

In Pondicherry, the Agamudaiyan are similar in a lot of ways to those in Tamil Nadu. They have their children educated. Family planning is used by them. They speak Tamil among themselves but Telugu with other Indians. They are not vegetarians and have adult marriages which are monogamous. Divorce is allowed for some things such as adultery. Men can marry again. Most are Hindus but there are some who follow Christianity.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the evangelicals among them will lead the others to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the leaders of the councils will become Christians and lead the others among them to salvation too.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-04
People Name General Agamudaiyan
People Name in Country Agamudaiyan
Population in India 855,000
World Population 873,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 17
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Achukatlavandlu, Agambadi, Agambadia, Agamudayar, Agamudiyer, Agamundi, Aghambadiar, Aghamudaya, Ambalakaram, Ambalavasi, Barichat, Barichatty, Kondaliyar, Madali, Malayamar, Maruar, Marumaravar, Mudaliyar, Mukkulather, Muppan, Mutharaja, Muthiraja, Mutracha, Muttharayar, Muttiryan, Nainar, Nathamar, Nattaman, Palegaru, Parkavakulam, Parkavakulam Suruthinar, Pillai, Pillaimar, Pillay, Pulle, Raja Kambalattu Naicker/Muthrachar, Raja Kambalattu Nayakkar, Sanagara, Sekkan, Servaikaran, Server, Thozhu, Thuluva Vellala, Udaiyan, Udaiyar, Udayar, Udyar, Valaiyan, Valaiyan/Kambalattan, Valayar, Vellari, आगामुदैईयाँ
People ID 16172
ROP3 Code 111274
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Group Agamudaiyan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Total Subgroups on file 25
Largest Subgroups
(only 15 largest shown)
Muthuraja
8,200
Peruntali
8,200
Vanniya
8,200
Sirutali
8,000
Malaiman
6,700
Sarahu
2,900
Ambunadu
2,800
Ettarai Koppu
2,800
Kurumba
2,800
Nadunattu
2,800
Punal
2,800
Tanambanada
2,800
Malayalam
800
Neelaman
500
Christian
100
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Group Agamudaiyan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Total Subgroups 25 (only 15 largest shown)
  Muthuraja 8,200
  Peruntali 8,200
  Vanniya 8,200
  Sirutali 8,000
  Malaiman 6,700
  Sarahu 2,900
  Ambunadu 2,800
  Ettarai Koppu 2,800
  Kurumba 2,800
  Nadunattu 2,800
  Punal 2,800
  Tanambanada 2,800
  Malayalam 800
  Neelaman 500
  Christian 100
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
792,000
Karnataka
22,000
Puducherry
21,000
Kerala
9,500
Maharashtra
4,300
Andhra Pradesh
1,600
Delhi
1,500
Telangana
700
Andaman and Nicobar
500
Chhattisgarh
200
West Bengal
200
Madhya Pradesh
100
Chandigarh
60
Odisha
50
Gujarat
40
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 20
  Tamil Nadu 792,000
  Karnataka 22,000
  Puducherry 21,000
  Kerala 9,500
  Maharashtra 4,300
  Andhra Pradesh 1,600
  Delhi 1,500
  Telangana 700
  Andaman and Nicobar 500
  Chhattisgarh 200
  West Bengal 200
  Madhya Pradesh 100
  Chandigarh 60
  Odisha 50
  Gujarat 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (836,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
16,000
English
100
Telugu
60
Konkani, Goan
30
Konkani
20
Other People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (836,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 16,000
  English 100
  Telugu 60
  Konkani, Goan 30
  Konkani 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  (1727-2002)
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 General Ministry Resources
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 General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.52 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.48 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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