Kattunayakan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kattunayakan only in India
Population
78,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kattunayakan live in a few states in India including Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Their name means king of the jungle in Tamil. They are Hindus. They worship animals and other creation too. Monogamy is their way of marriage. They speak in Dravidian languages and like music.

In Kerala, they are hunters and gatherers and live in poverty. They are an ancient tribe of Kerala. They prefer traditional medicine.

In Kerala the Kattunayakan speak their own language and Malayam. They live in the Wayanad region. They have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are buried. They are a scheduled tribe.


Prayer Points

* Pray that their love of music would provide a bridge for sharing the message of salvation.
* Pray that the Internet would open doors for them to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.
* Pray for solutions to their living in poverty.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kattunayakan
keralawindow.net/tribals


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kattunayakan
People Name in Country Kattunayakan
Population in India 78,000
World Population 78,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2 to 3
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Jenu Koyyo Sholanayakas, Jenu Kuruman, Jenu-Kuruba, Kadu Kurumb, Kathnnayakkan, Kathunayakkan, Kattu Naickan, Kattu Naicken, Kattunaickan, Kattunaikan, Naickan, Ten Kuruba, Ten Kuruman, Ten Kurumban, कट्तुनयकन
People ID 17305
ROP3 Code 112684
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
(57,000)
Kerala
(20,000)
Puducherry
(1,300)
Karnataka
(200)
Telangana
(200)
Andhra Pradesh
(90)
Odisha
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Tamil Nadu (57,000)
  Kerala (20,000)
  Puducherry (1,300)
  Karnataka (200)
  Telangana (200)
  Andhra Pradesh (90)
  Odisha (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (32,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
(20,000)
Malayalam
(13,000)
Kannada
(5,400)
Bhili
(1,300)
Marathi
(300)
Hindi
(70)
Odia
(70)
Gujarati
(60)
Tulu
(40)
Urdu
(20)
Kolami, Northwestern English
Kacchi Koya Tinani
People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (32,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu (20,000)
  Malayalam (13,000)
  Kannada (5,400)
  Bhili (1,300)
  Marathi (300)
  Hindi (70)
  Odia (70)
  Gujarati (60)
  Tulu (40)
  Urdu (20)
  Kolami, Northwestern (10)
  English (10)
  Kacchi (10)
  Koya (0)
  Tinani (0)
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1727-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
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 General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.58 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.67 %
Islam
0.45 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.29 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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