Nalavamsam in India

The Nalavamsam have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Nalavamsam community also goes by the name Nalavar. They were once a military community that played a role in fighting for kingdoms. They live in Odisha and speak Odiya, the local language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Nalavamsam are primarily farmers. Others make their living through weaving or trade. They have their own forms of folk dances and music.

They are trying to get Backward Class status so they can have a certain number of government jobs reserved for them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This community is solidly Hindu.


What Are Their Needs?

The Nalavamsam 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.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to work mightily in their communities, blessing them in every way.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Nalavamsam people a love for God's Word and a desire to spread its influence.

Pray for signs and wonders among them and for great breakthroughs with a rapid multiplication of disciples and house churches.

Pray for bold workers who are driven by the love of the Holy Spirit to go to them.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Nalavamsam in India.


References

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/nagavamsam-community-seeks-bc-a-status/article37219878.ece

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagavanshi

https://books.google.com/books/about/India_s_Communities.html?id=jHQMAQAAMAAJ


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People Name General Nalavamsam
People Name in Country Nalavamsam
Alternate Names Nolakeyava; नलवांसम
Population this Country 2,700
Population all Countries 2,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17751
ROP3 Code 113210
ROP25 Code 305828
ROP25 Name Nalavamsam
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 2
Largest States
Odisha
2,600
Andhra Pradesh
90
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Odisha 2,600
  Andhra Pradesh 90
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Odia (2,200 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Desiya
40
Primary Language Odia (2,200 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Desiya 40
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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