Keralamuthali in India

The Keralamuthali have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kerala Muthali (Mudali) belong to various Mudaliar communities found elsewhere in South India. Due to their social, linguistic and educational backwardness Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry states have categorized them as Backward Castes.They are predominantly found in the areas of Trivandrum and Palghat Districts of Kerala and Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu. They migrated to these places starting in the late 17th century for various purposes including agriculture, and coconut oil extraction. They were specialized fighters and reliable spies. They are Hindu.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Unlike the Tamil Brahmins settled in various places of Kerala, Muthalis/Mudalis can marry Nairs, Chakravar, Sakravar (Kavathi) and those who have converted to Christianity but retaining Mudaliar identity. Kerala Muthalis still keep their separate identity even though they are a micro-minority caste in Kerala.


What Are Their Beliefs?

During the British era many Muthali families came into the influence of Christianity and eventually embraced that religion. Gradually after independence and state reorganization, Kerala Muthalis have completely integrated with the Kerala culture, but still consider Lord Muruga/Subramanya as their primary god of worship while most of the Kerala Hindus are devotees of Lord Vishnu.


What Are Their Needs?

They are socially and educationally in a backward stage in India. The social backwardness can be addressed through education. The educational institutions in India are accessible to the elite class, hence more and more educational institutions are required for the Kerala Muthali on an urgent basis.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Keralamuthali in India.

Pray that the Muthali people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings.Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them.Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Keralamuthali
People Name in Country Keralamuthali
Population this Country 6,000
Population all Countries 6,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kavuthi Chakkamvar; केरलमुतली
People ID 17140
ROP3 Code 112489
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
3,200
Kerala
2,800
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Tamil Nadu 3,200
  Kerala 2,800
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Malayalam (3,500 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Tamil
2,500
Primary Language Malayalam (3,500 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 2,500
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  (1841-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.33 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.67 %
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.
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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