Malai Arayan in India

The Malai Arayan have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Mala Arayan means king of the forest. The Malai Arayan or Mala Arayan live in Kerala. They are mainly Hindus who speak Malayam and are a scheduled tribe. There are more of them who work in government service than in any other scheduled tribe.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some of the Malai Arayan are Christian believers and they marry in the church that the groom attends. The Malai Arayan work in agriculture and are hunters. Unlike most Hindus they bury their dead.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most are Hindus, but there is a strong Christian presence among them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Malai Aryan people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.


Prayer Points

Pray that any evangelical Malai Arayan believers will lead others to Jesus Christ. Pray that the internet and gospel materials will provide them with abundant resources. Pray for a disciple making movement among them this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Malai Arayan in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Malai Arayan
People Name in Country Malai Arayan
Population this Country 39,000
Population all Countries 39,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Mala Arayan; Mala Arayar Christian; Malai Aryan Christian; मलाई अरायण
People ID 17437
ROP3 Code 112840
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 2
Largest States
Kerala
39,000
Tamil Nadu
300
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 2
  Kerala 39,000
  Tamil Nadu 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (33,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Telugu
300
Tamil
200
Marathi
20
Hindi
Primary Language Malayalam (33,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 300
  Tamil 200
  Marathi 20
  Hindi 0
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  (1841-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
42.84 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
56.23 %
Islam
0.56 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.36 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more