Nalkadaya in India

The Nalkadaya have only been reported in India
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Introduction

The Nai are a barber caste. In addition to cutting hair they also provide other grooming services, extraction of teeth and setting of sprains. They are also involved with marriage celebrations and matchmaking. The Nai women are employed in jobs very conducive to marriage celebrations, such as hairdressing and application of henna. They can help a person after the wedding as well, since they also serve as midwives. Though these occupations are their tradition, some are beginning to enter more professional and modern careers.


Ministry Obstacles

The Nai have a low literacy rate. The gospel must be presented to the Nai families in ways appropriate to oral learners.


Outreach Ideas

As long as people grow hair, they will need it cut and styled. Indian believers making use of Nai services could seek God's leading to persons and houses of peace, where believers can share the truth of the gospel with whole households.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few known believers among the Nai. Pray that those Nai who do know Jesus will become effective and fruitful in sharing and discussing Bible stories with their own and other families.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Nai families and communities into a rich experience of God's blessing.


Scripture Prayers for the Nalkadaya in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Nalkadaya
People Name in Country Nalkadaya
World Population 2,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ajila, Kopala, Nalke, Nalkedaya, Nalkeyava, Nalki, Paner, नालकदाया
People ID 17754
ROP3 Code 113213
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Kerala
1,900
Karnataka
800
Tamil Nadu
200
Puducherry
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Kerala 1,900
  Karnataka 800
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Puducherry 50
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tulu (1,700 speakers)
Language Code tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Kannada
600
Malayalam
400
Tamil
100
Primary Language Tulu (1,700 speakers)
Language Code tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 600
  Malayalam 400
  Tamil 100
People Groups Speaking Tulu

Primary Language:  Tulu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1842-1912)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1847-2000)
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tulu
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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 %
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.