Kavuthiyan in India

The Kavuthiyan have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kavuthiyan people probably migrated to southern India from Sri Lanka hundreds of years ago.


Where Are they Located?

They people live in the Malabar region of Kerala state in southwestern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As Hindu barbers, the Kavuthiyan people have low status. They are fortunate to have Other Backward Caste status, which is higher than most other barber castes. Like most other communities in Kerala, they speak Malayalam.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kavuthiyan people 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. They 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 like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Kavuthiyan 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.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kavuthiyan people need the opportunity to get advanced education so they can rise above their humble state.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Kavuthiyan people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Kavuthiyan families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Kavuthiyan families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Kavuthiyan family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Kavuthiyan in India.


References

http://www.keralawindow.net/hindu_files/hindu_k.html


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kavuthiyan
People Name in Country Kavuthiyan
Alternate Names Kavuthi; Kavuthia; Kavuthiyar; Kavutivan; Kavutiyan; Kawuthi; Navitar; Sakkaravar; कावठियाँ
Population this Country 35,000
Population all Countries 35,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17121
ROP3 Code 112467
ROP25 Code 303825
ROP25 Name Kavuthiyan
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 5
Largest States
Kerala
31,000
Karnataka
1,900
Tamil Nadu
1,700
Puducherry
200
Delhi
80
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Kerala 31,000
  Karnataka 1,900
  Tamil Nadu 1,700
  Puducherry 200
  Delhi 80
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Malayalam (29,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Tulu
500
Primary Language Malayalam (29,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Tulu 500
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  (1841-2022)
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Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam Jesus Film Project
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General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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