Ilavan in India


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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 5,888,000
World Population 5,969,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 117
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Malayali
People Group Ilavan
Ethnic Code CNN23b
Total Subgroups on file 2
Largest Subgroups
Illathu Pillaimar
165,000
Ezhavathi
55,000
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Malayali
People Group Ilavan
Ethnic Code CNN23b
Total Subgroups 2
  Illathu Pillaimar 165,000
  Ezhavathi 55,000
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 32
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Kerala
3,605,000
Tamil Nadu
2,132,000
Karnataka
75,000
Maharashtra
42,000
Delhi
6,700
Telangana
4,100
Puducherry
3,600
Andhra Pradesh
3,000
Andaman and Nicobar
2,900
Madhya Pradesh
2,000
Gujarat
1,800
Rajasthan
1,800
Uttar Pradesh
1,700
West Bengal
1,700
Odisha
1,100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 32  (only 20 largest shown)
  Kerala 3,605,000
  Tamil Nadu 2,132,000
  Karnataka 75,000
  Maharashtra 42,000
  Delhi 6,700
  Telangana 4,100
  Puducherry 3,600
  Andhra Pradesh 3,000
  Andaman and Nicobar 2,900
  Madhya Pradesh 2,000
  Gujarat 1,800
  Rajasthan 1,800
  Uttar Pradesh 1,700
  West Bengal 1,700
  Odisha 1,100
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
Other 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
Bible-NT Text 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 Father's 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 Bible: മലയാളം - Malayalam
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 %
Photo Source Nazly Ahmed  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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