Malabar Catholic in India

The Malabar Catholic have only been reported in India
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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.


Scripture Prayers for the Malabar Catholic in India.


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
Alternate Names Latin Catholikar; Latinkar; मलाबार कॅतोलिक
Population this Country 3,204,000
Population all Countries 3,204,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 17498
ROP3 Code 112914
ROP25 Code 305009
ROP25 Name Malabar Catholic
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 34
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Kerala
2,527,000
Tamil Nadu
286,000
Karnataka
211,000
Maharashtra
104,000
Delhi
11,000
Gujarat
7,100
Telangana
5,100
West Bengal
4,400
Madhya Pradesh
2,400
Andhra Pradesh
2,100
Chhattisgarh
2,100
Andaman and Nicobar
1,600
Punjab
1,400
Odisha
1,400
Rajasthan
1,200
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 34  (only 20 largest shown)
  Kerala 2,527,000
  Tamil Nadu 286,000
  Karnataka 211,000
  Maharashtra 104,000
  Delhi 11,000
  Gujarat 7,100
  Telangana 5,100
  West Bengal 4,400
  Madhya Pradesh 2,400
  Andhra Pradesh 2,100
  Chhattisgarh 2,100
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,600
  Punjab 1,400
  Odisha 1,400
  Rajasthan 1,200
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Malayalam (2,567,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Tamil
49,000
Tulu
19,000
English
15,000
Konkani
13,000
Konkani, Goan
7,400
Kannada
3,700
Primary Language Malayalam (2,567,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 49,000
  Tulu 19,000
  English 15,000
  Konkani 13,000
  Konkani, Goan 7,400
  Kannada 3,700
People Groups Speaking Malayalam

Primary Language:  Malayalam

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Bible-Complete Yes  (1841-2022)
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