Malabar Catholic in India

The Malabar Catholic have only been reported in India
Population
2,650,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Malabar Catholic in India live mainly in Kerala in Allepey, Quilon and Ernakulam. They have three sub-groups and speak, read and write in Malayalam. They are usually no more than medium height.

One of the sub-groups is the Munnttikar. They are monogamous and are not allowed to divorce, but the bereaved can marry again. They are not vegetarians and rice is their favorite cereal.

Water is the main source of finance for the Malabar Catholic in Allepey and Quillon while those in Ernakulam live off the land. Some earn money from fishing and industrial work.

The Malabar Catholic have a parish council with the church vicar in charge. These councils judge in disagreements and give advice. The Malabar are Roman Catholics. Horoscope reading is done by them. They have their children educated. They use traditional and modern medicine and do family planning.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the vicars and the people on parish councils come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Malabar to Salvation.
* Pray that the Malabar Catholics will realize that they need to be born again.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Malabar Catholic
People Name in Country Malabar Catholic
Population in India 2,650,000
World Population 2,650,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Latin Catholikar, Latinkar, मलाबार कॅतोलिक
People ID 17498
ROP3 Code 112914
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 34
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Kerala
(2,120,000)
Tamil Nadu
(243,000)
Karnataka
(160,000)
Maharashtra
(85,000)
Delhi
(9,700)
Gujarat
(6,300)
Telangana
(4,300)
West Bengal
(4,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(2,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(1,800)
Chhattisgarh
(1,800)
Andaman and Nicobar
(1,300)
Punjab
(1,200)
Odisha
(1,100)
Rajasthan
(1,000)
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 34  (only 20 largest shown)
  Kerala (2,120,000)
  Tamil Nadu (243,000)
  Karnataka (160,000)
  Maharashtra (85,000)
  Delhi (9,700)
  Gujarat (6,300)
  Telangana (4,300)
  West Bengal (4,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (2,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (1,800)
  Chhattisgarh (1,800)
  Andaman and Nicobar (1,300)
  Punjab (1,200)
  Odisha (1,100)
  Rajasthan (1,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (2,528,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Tamil
(49,000)
English
(23,000)
Tulu
(22,000)
Konkani
(11,000)
Konkani, Goan
(7,400)
Kannada
(3,800)
People Groups Speaking Malayalam
Primary Language Malayalam (2,528,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Tamil (49,000)
  English (23,000)
  Tulu (22,000)
  Konkani (11,000)
  Konkani, Goan (7,400)
  Kannada (3,800)
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
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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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
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Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
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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