Ambalavasi in India


Population
159,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ambalavasi are the fifth largest people group in Sri Lanka. They also live in India.

In India the Ambalavasi live in Kerala and have several Hindu castes. They work in the temples and with forms of art. Ambal means temple and vasi means inmate.

They have two groups, one who wears the thread and one who do not. Hinduism is their religion. They speak in Malayalam.

Some of the Ambalavasi castes are the Chakyar, Pushpakas, Muthatu, Pisharody and the Varyar. They are Brahmins.


Prayer Points

* Pray against pride getting in the way of the Ambalavasi Brahmins receiving Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

http://ambalavasi-pisharody.blogspot.co.uk/


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ambalavasi
People Name in Country Ambalavasi
Population in India 159,000
World Population 817,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Adikal, Ahambadian, Ambalagar, Ambalakar, Ambalakaram, Ambalakarar, Ambalakarma, Cholanaickan, Kambalattan, Madi, Maravan, Muthurasa, Naidu, Naiker, Poduval, Sembanattu, Serviar, Terkittiyar, Thottia Naicks, Thottia Nayak, Thottiyan, Valayargal, Vallambar, अंबालवासी
People ID 16207
ROP3 Code 111316
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Tamil Nadu   Source:  Joshua Project
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Kerala
(84,000)
Tamil Nadu
(65,000)
Karnataka
(8,900)
Andhra Pradesh
(400)
Delhi
(200)
Maharashtra
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Tamil Nadu.   Source:  Joshua Project
Total States 6
  Kerala (84,000)
  Tamil Nadu (65,000)
  Karnataka (8,900)
  Andhra Pradesh (400)
  Delhi (200)
  Maharashtra (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (78,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Tamil
(67,000)
Telugu
(3,100)
Tulu
(1,000)
People Groups Speaking Malayalam
Primary Language Malayalam (78,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Tamil (67,000)
  Telugu (3,100)
  Tulu (1,000)
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
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 Gods 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 Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.32 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.68 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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