Arwa Mala in India

Joshua Project has identified the Arwa Mala only in India
Population
106,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Yes, there are Hindus who eat beef. They are the Arwamala people. Along with beef, they eat pork and mutton, though their staples are rice and other grains. Most of them live in India's southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, so they speak Tamil at home.

The most common job for the Arwamala people is either selling bundles of wood or working on someone else's farm as a laborer. Many of their children are employed as cattle herders by the Reddy people.

Though they are obviously not good Hindus, they dutifully worship village and family deities. Some have embraced Christianity, but not enough to bring them out of the unreached category.

Pray for a people movement to Christ among the Arwamala people.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Arwa Mala
People Name in Country Arwa Mala
Population in India 106,000
World Population 106,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Aravalu, Arwali, Arwamala, Dhed, Dher, Tamil Mala, अरवा माला
People ID 16245
ROP3 Code 111367
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
(85,000)
Telangana
(15,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(3,500)
Maharashtra
(1,700)
Karnataka
(500)
Delhi
(100)
Goa
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Tamil Nadu (85,000)
  Telangana (15,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (3,500)
  Maharashtra (1,700)
  Karnataka (500)
  Delhi (100)
  Goa (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (92,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Telugu
(7,300)
Kannada
(200)
People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (92,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Telugu (7,300)
  Kannada (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 of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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