Ayyarakam in India

The Ayyarakam have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Ayyarakam people are small population of Hindu people who are located in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The primary languages of the Ayyarakam are Telegu and Odia. Many Christian resources are available in both languages. There are currently no known believers in this people.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Ayyarakam are landowners and landlords, often the heads of villages. Their caste leader is called Mandala Naidu. The Ayyarakam look after the welfare of their people. The Ayyarakam make their living through agriculture, animal husbandry, government service, and trade.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Ayyarakam practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain "moksha" or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Ayyarakam visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods as Christians do. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. The main yearly holidays of the Ayyarakam people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring, Diwali, the festival of lights, Navratri, the celebration of autumn and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday. The caste system divides Hindus into four main categories - Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and the Shudras. Dalits and tribal peoples are outside of the caste system. The patron gods of the Ayyarakam are Lord Sri Venkateswara, Lord Shiva, Sri Laxmi, and Sri Sakhti Ammavaru.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ayyarakam need help to obtain higher educations for their children. Many of them would benefit by learning new job skills. The Ayyarakam who live in rural villages need access to modern medicine. Most of all the Ayyarakam need to understand that Jesus is not just another Hindu god. He is the King of kings and Savior of the world. He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Ayyarakam in India.

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will give the Ayyarakam people a willingness to investigate the claims of Jesus Christ. Pray for a disciple making movement among the Ayyarakam people this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out workers to the Ayyarakam people to tell them the good news of Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Ayyarakam
People Name in Country Ayyarakam
Population this Country 2,200
Population all Countries 2,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ayyalu; अय्यरकम
People ID 16266
ROP3 Code 111391
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Odisha 2,200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Telugu (1,400 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Odia
800
Primary Language Telugu (1,400 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Odia 800
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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 stories in Telugu
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 Telugu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Story
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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