Malasar in India

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

Introduction / History

Quite a number of tribal communities thrive in the State of Kerala; the Malasar tribe is one of the important ones among them.

Operation World states, "India’s ancient, complex, and often difficult to understand past, its racial, ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity, and the caste system, all make detailed population analysis very difficult."


Where Are they Located?

They are located in the southwestern tip of India. The Malasar live in hamlets called Pathis and prefer to live in the plains.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They speak to one another in a mixture of the Malayam and Tamil languages. They eat wild yams and rice as staple foods. They cultivate many kinds of millet.

A village leader called Vendari does the administrative work, helped by a Panchayat council.

Malasar appear strong, unlike others in the region. They work as laborers in the field and collect forest produce.

Marriage is regarded highly among Malasar people. Child marriage is not allowed, but adult marriage is common. Their culture has many rituals and rites, including a girl’s entrance into puberty. They are known to bury the dead with their belongings.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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


What Are Their Needs?

Although there are many scriptural resources available to Malasar people in Tamil language, they do not yet know about them. Someone must tell them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that disciples will go to the Malasar people, and show them the saving grace of Lord Jesus.
* Pray that they will discover the many resources available in their language.
* Pray that they will see their need of the only sin-bearer, and receive their gift of everlasting life.


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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
7,300
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Tamil Nadu 7,300
  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 4
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
900
Kannada
200
Telugu
100
Other People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (8,500 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 900
  Kannada 200
  Telugu 100
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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