The Krishnavaka live in Tamil Nadu. They live in Kerala too. There are two sub groups among them, the Makkavali who speak, read and write in Tamil and the Marumakkavali who do so in Malayalam.
The Krishnavaka have cross cousin marriages. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. On the death of the father, the property goes to the sons among the Makkavali and more to the daughters among the Marumakkavali. The oldest son becomes in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.
The Krishnavaka work in cultivation and animal husbandry. Most of them are landowners. Hinduism is their religion. They have a council to look after them. They have their children educated and use modern and traditional medicines and family planning. They are not vegetarians and eat rice.
* Scripture Prayers for the Krishnanvak in India.
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Krishnanvak|
|People Name in Country||Krishnanvak|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Krishna Kshatriya Kurup, Krishnanyaka, Krishnavaka, Kurup, Pillai, कृष्ञानवक|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Malayalam (50,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mal Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Malayalam
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1829-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||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|