Kuravan in India


Population
484,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kuravan of India are a scheduled caste. Kuravan means palmistry. Except for the ones in Kerala, the literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

In Kerala the Kuravan speak, read and write in Malayalam. They have cousin marriages. They work in cultivation, laboring and other work. Hinduism is their religion. Modern medicines and family planning are used by them. Boys and to a degree girls are educated.

In Tamil Nadu, Kuravan means hill man. They speak Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice and millet as a cereal. Fortune telling is done by them. Men make baskets.

In Pondicherry the Kuravan are landless. They speak Tamil. Animal production and farming are their main occupations. They tattoo and paint, too.

Some of the Kuravan live in Karnataka.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Kuravan dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings 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 Kuravan
People Name in Country Kuravan
Population in India 484,000
World Population 488,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Adekar Kala Koran, Kulavan, Kuruva, Kuruvan, Malai Kuravan, Manga Nadisuvavaru, Sidhanar, Sidhnar, Vedar, Veduvar, कुरवाँ
People ID 17341
ROP3 Code 112724
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Group Kuravan
Ethnic Code CNN23b
Total Subgroups on file 8
Largest Subgroups
Kannappar Kuravan
4,100
Kuravan Kulam
4,100
Veduvar Kuravan
4,100
Kakka Kuravan
0
Kulakulam
0
Kunta Kuravan
0
Pandi Kuravan
0
Pum Kuravan
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Group Kuravan
Ethnic Code CNN23b
Total Subgroups 8
  Kannappar Kuravan 4,100
  Kuravan Kulam 4,100
  Veduvar Kuravan 4,100
  Kakka Kuravan 0
  Kulakulam 0
  Kunta Kuravan 0
  Pandi Kuravan 0
  Pum Kuravan 0
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 14
Largest States
Kerala
328,000
Tamil Nadu
135,000
Karnataka
13,000
Maharashtra
2,500
Andhra Pradesh
2,300
Puducherry
1,800
Delhi
700
Telangana
300
Odisha
100
Chandigarh
70
Madhya Pradesh
60
Goa
40
Andaman and Nicobar
30
Chhattisgarh
20
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 14
  Kerala 328,000
  Tamil Nadu 135,000
  Karnataka 13,000
  Maharashtra 2,500
  Andhra Pradesh 2,300
  Puducherry 1,800
  Delhi 700
  Telangana 300
  Odisha 100
  Chandigarh 70
  Madhya Pradesh 60
  Goa 40
  Andaman and Nicobar 30
  Chhattisgarh 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (324,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Tamil
150,000
Kannada
6,100
Konkani
200
English
200
Tulu
80
Konkani, Goan
30
Other People Groups Speaking Malayalam
Primary Language Malayalam (324,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 150,000
  Kannada 6,100
  Konkani 200
  English 200
  Tulu 80
  Konkani, Goan 30
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 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 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
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
3.92 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.03 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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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