Malai Vedan in India

The Malai Vedan have only been reported in India
Population
16,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Malai Vedan in Tamil Nadu speak Malayam with each other and Tamil with other groups. They read and write in Tamil. Most of them have tattoos. They are not vegetarians. They eat rice as a cereal. They avoid milk or milk products.

The Vedan in Kerala speak in Malayam. They are not vegetarians. Monogamy is their way. They are Hindus by religion. Agriculture is their main work. Marriage is not classed as being important by them and divorce is allowed. The dead are cremated.

The Vedan have forsaken many of their rituals. The word Vedan in the language of Malayam means a hunter.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Malai Vedan dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation.


References

http://tribesindia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=348%3Atamil-nadu-malai-vedan&catid=44%3Atribes-national-level&lang=en

http://keralawindow.net/tribals.html#ved


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Malai Vedan
People Name in Country Malai Vedan
Population in India 16,000
World Population 16,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Karumgali Makkal, Malai Kanis, Malai Kanu, Malai Vedar, Velan, मलाई वेदन
People ID 17723
ROP3 Code 113173
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
Kerala
(7,500)
Tamil Nadu
(7,400)
Karnataka
(1,000)
Puducherry
(80)
Delhi
(50)
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
  Kerala (7,500)
  Tamil Nadu (7,400)
  Karnataka (1,000)
  Puducherry (80)
  Delhi (50)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Malayalam (8,200 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Tamil
(7,600)
Telugu
(200)
Kannada
(90)
Marathi
(30)
Tulu Hindi
People Groups Speaking Malayalam
Primary Language Malayalam (8,200 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Tamil (7,600)
  Telugu (200)
  Kannada (90)
  Marathi (30)
  Tulu (10)
  Hindi (0)
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   (1841-2004)
Bible-NT Audio 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 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 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 Bible Visuals
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
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.74 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.58 %
Islam
0.07 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.60 %
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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