Ambattan in India

The Ambattan have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Maruttuvan 1,500
Pandya 400
Attungal Vazhi 300
Chala Vazhi 300
Peruntanni Vzhi 300
Pondi Vazhi 300

Introduction / History

The Maruthuvar or Ambattan live in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry in India.

In Tamil Nadu the Maruthuvar speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. Marriage is by discussion. Monogamy is preferred. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son in charge of the home. Hinduism is their religion. The dead are cremated or buried. A caste council looks after them. They are educated and use modern medicines and family planning.

In Kerala widowers can marry again. They work as barbers, laborers and in their own businesses too.

In Pondicherry the Maruthuvar are musicians. They have birth and marriage rituals. Some of them are self-employed and others do work in cultivation.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Maruthuvar caste council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ambattan
People Name in Country Ambattan
World Population 182,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Ezhavathi, Izhavathi, Kshaurakan, Kshaurakaran, Kudimaghan, Maruttuvan, Nasivan, Nasuvan, Navidan, Panditan, Pannikkar, Pariyari, Pranopakari, Vathi (OMID Illavathi), Vilakkuttalayan, अंबट्टन
People ID 16208
ROP3 Code 111317
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Group Ambattan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Total Subgroups 6
  Maruttuvan 1,500
  Pandya 400
  Attungal Vazhi 300
  Chala Vazhi 300
  Peruntanni Vzhi 300
  Pondi Vazhi 300
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 8
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
170,000
Kerala
7,600
Maharashtra
1,700
Puducherry
1,400
Karnataka
700
Andhra Pradesh
500
Delhi
200
Andaman and Nicobar
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 8
  Tamil Nadu 170,000
  Kerala 7,600
  Maharashtra 1,700
  Puducherry 1,400
  Karnataka 700
  Andhra Pradesh 500
  Delhi 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (174,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
7,200
Tulu
200
Primary Language Tamil (174,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 7,200
  Tulu 200
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
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 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)
2.43 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.57 %
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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