Brahmin unspecified in Sri Lanka


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Ancient Tamil Sangam poetry suggests a civilization which was well established in southern India at the time of Christ. Between A.D. 600-1600, rival dynasties - Chera, Pallava, Chola, Pandya - backed literature, art, and the building of Hindu temples. During this period, peaceful migrations and military invasions, led Tamils to become well established in northern and eastern Sri Lanka. The Tamil language belongs to the Dravidian family of languages, which is possibly the earliest surviving language group in the South Asian subcontinent. Tamils are a large minority in Sri Lanka. Brahmins make up a small percentage of these Tamil speakers. The Tamil Brahmins are located in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka in southern India. Many Tamils have also settled in various countries including, Europe, Canada, the United States, Malaysia and Singapore, and especially the northeastern part of Sri Lanka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Brahmins are a privileged caste in Hinduism, known as a "forward" caste. Though some of them still are Hindu priests like their ancestors, the situation is much more complicated in today's world. Though many of them have royal blood, they usually hold prestigious and lucrative jobs, both in India and Sri Lanka. Most of the Tamil Brahmins are from the Lyer subgroup, which is also prominent in southern India. Lyer Brahmins participate in the Avani Avittam festival, which celebrates the day the sacred Vedas were brought back from a thief named Asuras. They celebrate it in late August or early September. This festival is unique to Brahmins in this part of the world.


They see themselves as the preservers and teachers of Hinduism.
What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of Tamil Brahmins follow the Hindu religion, but during medieval times there were also Buddhists and Jains. There are Tamil-speaking Christians and Muslims. Tamil beliefs are based on Hindu concepts. The Tamils believe the different genders help give form and consciousness to the cosmos (male) and are given energy and substance (female). The Tamils call the pairing of the male (passive and cool) and female (active and hot) Siva-Sakti (the pairing of the male god Siva and the female aspect Sakti).


What Are Their Needs?

The Tamil Brahmins need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life He offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin unspecified in Sri Lanka.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Brahmin
People Name in Country Brahmin unspecified
Pronunciation BRAH-min
Alternate Names Aruva; Asomiya Brahman; Asomiya Brahmin; Assmese Brahman; Assmese Brahmin; Bahrani; Bahun; Bajey; Baman; Bhagavathulu; Brahman-Khatri; Brahmin-Khatri; Dravidulu Brahman; Dravidulu Brahmin; Gaur; Gorkha; Nepali; Pandit; Peshin; Sharma; Smartha Brahman; Smartha Brahmin; Sourashtra; Swangla; ब्रामिन
Population this Country 4,400
Population all Countries 34,839,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16521
ROP3 Code 111696
ROP25 Code 301405
ROP25 Name Brahmin
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Northern
31,000
Central
23,000
Eastern
18,000
Western
14,000
Uva
7,300
Sabaragamuwa
6,400
North Western
2,400
Southern
1,500
North Central
500
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 9
  Northern 31,000
  Central 23,000
  Eastern 18,000
  Western 14,000
  Uva 7,300
  Sabaragamuwa 6,400
  North Western 2,400
  Southern 1,500
  North Central 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.22 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.78 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Tamil
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Bengali
  Gujarati
  Hindi
  Kannada
  Punjabi, Eastern
  Telugu
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  (1727-2021)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources General / Other
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources General / Other
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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