Kuravan (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 8

Subgroup Name Population
Kannappar Kuravan 4,100
Kuravan Kulam 4,100
Veduvar Kuravan 4,100
Kakka Kuravan Unknown
Kulakulam Unknown
Kunta Kuravan Unknown
Pandi Kuravan Unknown
Pum Kuravan Unknown

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Kuravan (Hindu traditions) in India.

* 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 (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kuravan (Hindu traditions)
World Population 437,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
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 (Hindu traditions)
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 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 14
Largest States
Kerala
279,000
Tamil Nadu
142,000
Andhra Pradesh
2,300
Maharashtra
2,200
Delhi
700
Karnataka
600
Puducherry
500
Telangana
300
Odisha
100
Madhya Pradesh
70
Chandigarh
70
Goa
40
Andaman and Nicobar
30
Chhattisgarh
20
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 14
  Kerala 279,000
  Tamil Nadu 142,000
  Andhra Pradesh 2,300
  Maharashtra 2,200
  Delhi 700
  Karnataka 600
  Puducherry 500
  Telangana 300
  Odisha 100
  Madhya Pradesh 70
  Chandigarh 70
  Goa 40
  Andaman and Nicobar 30
  Chhattisgarh 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (276,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Tamil
149,000
Konkani
400
Kannada
200
Konkani, Goan
30
Tulu
20
Primary Language Malayalam (276,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 149,000
  Konkani 400
  Kannada 200
  Konkani, Goan 30
  Tulu 20
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 Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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.