Malasar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Malasar only in India
Population
10,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 10,000
World Population 10,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
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
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 5
Largest States
Tamil Nadu (7,700) Kerala (2,200) Karnataka (100)
Andhra Pradesh (60) Puducherry (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 5
Tamil Nadu (7,700) Kerala (2,200)
Karnataka (100) Andhra Pradesh (60)
Puducherry (20)

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

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1727-2002)
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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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.11 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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