Kattunayakan in India

The Kattunayakan have only been reported in India
Population
73,000
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 73,000
World Population 73,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
53,000
Kerala
18,000
Puducherry
1,200
Karnataka
200
Telangana
90
Andhra Pradesh
40
Odisha
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Tamil Nadu 53,000
  Kerala 18,000
  Puducherry 1,200
  Karnataka 200
  Telangana 90
  Andhra Pradesh 40
  Odisha 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (32,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Telugu
20,000
Malayalam
13,000
Kannada
5,400
Bhili
1,300
Marathi
300
Odia
70
Gujarati
60
Hindi
40
Tulu
40
Urdu
20
Other People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (32,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 20,000
  Malayalam 13,000
  Kannada 5,400
  Bhili 1,300
  Marathi 300
  Odia 70
  Gujarati 60
  Hindi 40
  Tulu 40
  Urdu 20
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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
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
0.00 %
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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