The Chayakkaran live in Tamil Nadu. They speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians.
The Chayakkaran practice cousin marriages. There are birth and marriage rituals. Widowers can marry again. As well as the sons, daughters get a share of the property when the father dies. The dead are cremated.
The Chayakkaran work in dyeing and weaving. The women help. Many now work in cultivation and in business and trading. They use traditional and modern medicines. Family planning is used by some of them. Hinduism is their religion and there is ancestor worship among them too.
* Scripture Prayers for the Chayakkaran in India.
* Pray that Indian Christians lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Chayakkaran|
|People Name in Country||Chayakkaran|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Ahambadian; Cayakkar; Chayyakaran; Mudaliar; Pattadai; Pillaimar; Sayakkaran; Thuluva Vellala; Vannan; Vudayar; चयककरण|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Tamil (36,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tam Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Tamil
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
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|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Finding Peace|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
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|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)|
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