Ilavan in India

The Ilavan have only been reported in India
Population
5,848,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ilavan are also known as Izhava or Ezhavas. They live primarily in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They work as toddy-tappers. This means they extract sap from palms such as coconut and palmyra to make an alcoholic beverage. They grow coconut, palm and sugar.

Some of them converted to Christian while under British rule. Because of the makeup of their society, this segment became a separate subgroup known as the Chogan.

A caste association was established in the group in 1903. It was named after Narayana Guru. He established an ashram where he proclaimed his message of "one caste, one religion, one god".


References

www.uscwm.info/op1040/pdfs/50.pdf
http://gurunarayana.blogspot.in/2010/03/zhava_13.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezhava


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ilavan
People Name in Country Ilavan
Population in India 5,848,000
World Population 5,848,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 116
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chogan, Chovan, Ezawa, Ezhava, Illathu Pillaimar, Illattu Pillai, Iluvan, Izhattu Pillaimar, Izhava, Izhuva, Izhuvan, Panikkur, Thiya, Tiya, Tiyan, Tiyyan, इलवान
People ID 16965
ROP3 Code 112271
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 32
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Kerala
(3,580,000)
Tamil Nadu
(2,117,000)
Karnataka
(75,000)
Maharashtra
(41,000)
Delhi
(6,600)
Telangana
(4,100)
Puducherry
(3,600)
Andhra Pradesh
(3,000)
Andaman and Nicobar
(2,900)
Madhya Pradesh
(2,100)
Gujarat
(1,800)
Rajasthan
(1,800)
Uttar Pradesh
(1,700)
West Bengal
(1,600)
Odisha
(1,000)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 32  (only 20 largest shown)
  Kerala (3,580,000)
  Tamil Nadu (2,117,000)
  Karnataka (75,000)
  Maharashtra (41,000)
  Delhi (6,600)
  Telangana (4,100)
  Puducherry (3,600)
  Andhra Pradesh (3,000)
  Andaman and Nicobar (2,900)
  Madhya Pradesh (2,100)
  Gujarat (1,800)
  Rajasthan (1,800)
  Uttar Pradesh (1,700)
  West Bengal (1,600)
  Odisha (1,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (3,549,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Tamil
(2,292,000)
Konkani
(9,600)
Tulu
(4,800)
Kannada
(3,900)
Konkani, Goan
(2,300)
English
(1,900)
People Groups Speaking Malayalam
Primary Language Malayalam (3,549,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Tamil (2,292,000)
  Konkani (9,600)
  Tulu (4,800)
  Kannada (3,900)
  Konkani, Goan (2,300)
  English (1,900)
People Groups Speaking Malayalam

Primary Language:  Malayalam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1811-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1829-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1841-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
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 God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam
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 Four Spiritual Laws
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 Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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