Kuravan in India


Population
515,000
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 515,000
World Population 516,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11 to 14
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Kerala
(349,000)
Tamil Nadu
(143,000)
Karnataka
(14,000)
Maharashtra
(2,600)
Andhra Pradesh
(2,500)
Puducherry
(1,900)
Delhi
(700)
Telangana
(400)
Odisha
(200)
Madhya Pradesh
(70)
Chandigarh
(70)
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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Kerala (349,000)
  Tamil Nadu (143,000)
  Karnataka (14,000)
  Maharashtra (2,600)
  Andhra Pradesh (2,500)
  Puducherry (1,900)
  Delhi (700)
  Telangana (400)
  Odisha (200)
  Madhya Pradesh (70)
  Chandigarh (70)
  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)
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
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 Gods 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 Bibles, Bible League
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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