Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) 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 Mukkuvan name comes from the word Moger meaning to dive. Though they are concentrated in the southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the Mukkuvan people live in other states as well. The Mukkuvan of India speak, read and write in Malayalam, the language of Kerala.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Fishing is their main source of work. Inheritance goes to both sons and daughters. Their literacy level is improving. They have a community council to look after their interests. In Kerala they can divorce and marry again. They have cross-cousin marriages.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mukkuvan people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mukkuvan people need to put all their faith in Jesus Christ, the one who came to give abundant life to all who call on His name.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that the Mukkuvan council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others into a Christ-ward movement. * Pray for gospel recordings and the JESUS Film to become easily available to them. * Pray for intercessors and workers. * Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead the Mukkuvan people to the only Savior.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 158,000
Population all Countries 159,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Moonillikar; Mugayan; Muguyan; Mukkuvar; Munalakkarar; Nalalakkarar; Puislan; Putia Islam; Putiya Islami; मुक्कूवन (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17591
ROP3 Code 113020
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 11
Largest States
Kerala
140,000
Tamil Nadu
10,000
Karnataka
6,400
Delhi
400
Maharashtra
400
Puducherry
400
Telangana
200
Andaman and Nicobar
100
Goa
70
Andhra Pradesh
40
Odisha
40
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 11
  Kerala 140,000
  Tamil Nadu 10,000
  Karnataka 6,400
  Delhi 400
  Maharashtra 400
  Puducherry 400
  Telangana 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
  Goa 70
  Andhra Pradesh 40
  Odisha 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (150,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Tamil
6,400
Tulu
1,200
Primary Language Malayalam (150,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 6,400
  Tulu 1,200
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
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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 Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
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.
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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