The Pulayan Cheramar Christians live in Kerala and speak, read and write in Malayalam. They are not vegetarians. They eat rice as a cereal.
The Pulayan have cousin marriages. A dowry is used. Marriage is by mutual consent or by negotiation.
The bereaved can marry again but divorce is not allowed. The dead are buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.
The Pulayan have a parish council which are a local group of churches, to look after them. They work mainly in agriculture. They believe in education for boys and girls and use traditional and modern medicines.
* Scripture Prayers for the Cheruman (Muslim traditions) in India.
* Pray that those who are nominal Christians become born again.
* Pray that gospel materials lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Cheruman (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Cheruman (Muslim traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Cheraman; Cherumakkal; Pulayan; Puluvan; चेरूमन (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स))|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Malayalam (37,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mal Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Malayalam
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1829-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|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 Gateway Scripture|