Malasar in India

The Malasar have only been reported in India
Population
9,600
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Malasar are a respected tribe from the state of Kerala. They speak to each other in a mixture of the Malayam and Tamil languages. They eat wild yams and rice. They cultivate ragi and many other kinds of millets.

The Malasar live in hamlets called Pathis and prefer to live in the plains. A village leader called Vendari does the administrative work helped by a Panchayat council.

The Malasar look strong. They do not look like others in the region. They work as laborers in the field and do such things as collecting forest produce.

Marriage is regarded highly among the Malasar. Child marriage is not allowed but adult marriage is common. Their culture has many rituals and rites. They celebrate when a girl comes to puberty and are known to bury the dead with their belongings.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They worship gods called Kali, Malung and Mariamman. They sacrifice goats and other animals as they believe this is needed to please these gods. They sacrifice in April once a year.


References

http://www.indianetzone.com/9/malasar_tribe.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Malasar
People Name in Country Malasar
Population in India 9,600
World Population 9,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Mala, Malasir, Malayar, Malsar, मालसर
People ID 17604
ROP3 Code 113035
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 5
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
(7,400)
Kerala
(2,100)
Karnataka
(100)
Andhra Pradesh
(30)
Puducherry
(20)
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 5
  Tamil Nadu (7,400)
  Kerala (2,100)
  Karnataka (100)
  Andhra Pradesh (30)
  Puducherry (20)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tamil (8,500 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
(900)
Kannada
(200)
Telugu
(100)
Tulu Marathi Urdu
People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (8,500 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam (900)
  Kannada (200)
  Telugu (100)
  Tulu (10)
  Marathi (0)
  Urdu (0)
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1727-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
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 General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.43 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.21 %
Islam
0.08 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.20 %
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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