Krishnanvak in India

The Krishnanvak have only been reported in India
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Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Makkavali 2,200
Marumakkavali 2,200
Maramakkavali 1,600

Introduction / History

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.


Prayer Points

* 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.


References

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
World Population 60,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Krishna Kshatriya Kurup; Krishnanyaka; Krishnavaka; Kurup; Pillai; कृष्ञानवक
People ID 17293
ROP3 Code 112671
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 4
Largest States
Kerala
48,000
Tamil Nadu
11,000
Karnataka
300
Delhi
100
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 4
  Kerala 48,000
  Tamil Nadu 11,000
  Karnataka 300
  Delhi 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (50,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Tamil
8,800
Primary Language Malayalam (50,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 8,800
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 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 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.