Mavilan in India

The Mavilan 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

The Mavilan people are a Scheduled tribe in southern India. Traditionally they were hunters/gatherers, but as the population continued to increase in India, they had trouble keeping their land. They practiced slash and burn agriculture.


Where Are they Located?

They live in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the two states in India’s far south.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mavilan people, like other tribes in this crowded part of India, have often been pushed off their land. They have low status, and very little judicial power. This people group is vulnerable and has been for some time. They are currently farmers who are being forced to change their agricultural methods by the Indian government.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mavilan people are officially Hindus, but their traditional religious beliefs are still very strong. Traditional beliefs are very important to ethnic groups that are being marginalized by others. It will be difficult to get their leaders to listen when people tell them about what Christ can do for their community.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to learn skills that will help them thrive in 21st century India.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mavilan in India.

* Pray for the lives and culture of the Mavilan people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.
* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Mavilan people for Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Mavilan families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Mavilan people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavilan
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0972639X.2010.11886616


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mavilan
People Name in Country Mavilan
World Population 35,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Mavillon; माविलान
People ID 17471
ROP3 Code 112880
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 6
Largest States
Kerala
31,000
Tamil Nadu
4,000
Puducherry
500
Karnataka
30
Goa
30
Telangana
10
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 6
  Kerala 31,000
  Tamil Nadu 4,000
  Puducherry 500
  Karnataka 30
  Goa 30
  Telangana 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Malayalam (9,400 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Tamil
4,000
Kannada
40
Konkani, Goan
30
Tulu
20
Primary Language Malayalam (9,400 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 4,000
  Kannada 40
  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  (1841-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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 Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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