Ambalavasi in India


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Subgroups: 42 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Vallambar 6,400
Pisharodi 5,600
Nambiyassan 4,500
Poduval 4,400
Variyan 4,000
Maravan 3,000
Pushpakan 2,600
Adikal 2,000
Daivampali 2,000
Nambidi 2,000

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 151,000
World Population 167,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Malayali
People Group Ambalavasi
Ethnic Code CNN23b
Total Subgroups 42 (only 15 largest shown)
  Vallambar 6,400
  Pisharodi 5,600
  Nambiyassan 4,500
  Poduval 4,400
  Variyan 4,000
  Maravan 3,000
  Pushpakan 2,600
  Adikal 2,000
  Daivampali 2,000
  Nambidi 2,000
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)
Location in Country Tamil Nadu   Source:  Joshua Project
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Kerala
80,000
Tamil Nadu
61,000
Karnataka
8,400
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Tamil Nadu.   Source:  Joshua Project
Total States 6
  Kerala 80,000
  Tamil Nadu 61,000
  Karnataka 8,400
  Andhra Pradesh 400
  Delhi 200
  Maharashtra 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (79,000 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
Other People Groups Speaking Malayalam
Primary Language Malayalam (79,000 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
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 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)
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 People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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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