Maravan in India


Population
3,126,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Maravar of India speak, read and write in Tamil. A few speak English. They were classed as the Most Backward Class but are not classed as untouchables. They are not vegetarians but do not eat beef. Rice is their favorite cereal. Cigarettes are smoked by them and they drink alcohol. The Sembinattu Maravar are looked on as being superior by them because of their royalty links.

Usually Maravar males marry in their early twenties and females in their late teens. They have cross cousin marriages and divorce is allowed. By inheritance the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. Women do housework and paid work. Most Maravar work in agriculture and the majority of them are landowners. Some do other work and they do not have child labor. Caste councils settle disagreements. Most of them are Hindus but some are Christians.

The Maravar in Kerala migrated from Tamil Nadu. The deceased are buried or are cremated.

The Maravar in Tamil Nadu believe in having their children educated and use modern medicines. There are businessmen among them as well as office workers. There are military people among them too. They have an Association that helps the community.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Maravar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus
Christ.
* Pray that the Sembinattu Maravar who are highly regarded among them become Christians and lead others of the Maravar to Jesus Christ.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-06
People Name General Maravan
People Name in Country Maravan
Population in India 3,126,000
World Population 3,247,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 62
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ajupani, Chitikan, Kalla, Kalla Kammar, Manavan, Marayan, Mukkalathoor, Mukkulathan, Thevar, मरवान
People ID 17459
ROP3 Code 112867
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
(2,990,000)
Kerala
(81,000)
Karnataka
(23,000)
Puducherry
(15,000)
Maharashtra
(6,200)
Andhra Pradesh
(6,100)
Delhi
(1,700)
Telangana
(1,300)
Andaman and Nicobar
(700)
Gujarat
(400)
West Bengal
(200)
Madhya Pradesh
(200)
Chhattisgarh
(200)
Odisha
(200)
Jharkhand
(200)
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Tamil Nadu (2,990,000)
  Kerala (81,000)
  Karnataka (23,000)
  Puducherry (15,000)
  Maharashtra (6,200)
  Andhra Pradesh (6,100)
  Delhi (1,700)
  Telangana (1,300)
  Andaman and Nicobar (700)
  Gujarat (400)
  West Bengal (200)
  Madhya Pradesh (200)
  Chhattisgarh (200)
  Odisha (200)
  Jharkhand (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (3,064,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
(54,000)
Telugu
(5,400)
English
(1,200)
Kannada
(1,000)
Konkani, Goan
(10)
People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (3,064,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam (54,000)
  Telugu (5,400)
  English (1,200)
  Kannada (1,000)
  Konkani, Goan (10)
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)
2.51 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.49 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  India Missions Association  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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