Navithan in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Navithan or Nasuvan of India live in the state of Kerala and migrated from Tamil Nadu. They speak, read and write in Tamil and also speak Malayam. They are not vegetarian and rice is their main cereal.

The Navithan favor cross-cousin marriages and are monogamous. Divorce is allowed and widowers can marry again. Inheritance on the death of the father goes to the sons and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. Women help with getting money. There are birth, marriage and death rituals. The dead are cremated.

The Navithan are hairdressers but now some breed animals and are laborers. They are Hindus by religion. They are musical and believe in education.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians with a love of music could befriend them and lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray against the caste system in India and let the Indian people realize all are equal in the sight of Jesus Christ.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Navithan
People Name in Country Navithan
Population in India 791,000
World Population 813,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Navidev, नवीतान
People ID 17766
ROP3 Code 113227
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
737,000
Kerala
21,000
Karnataka
13,000
Puducherry
6,100
Andhra Pradesh
6,000
Maharashtra
3,400
Telangana
1,300
Delhi
1,200
Andaman and Nicobar
300
Gujarat
100
Madhya Pradesh
100
Chhattisgarh
60
Jharkhand
50
West Bengal
50
Haryana
30
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 20
  Tamil Nadu 737,000
  Kerala 21,000
  Karnataka 13,000
  Puducherry 6,100
  Andhra Pradesh 6,000
  Maharashtra 3,400
  Telangana 1,300
  Delhi 1,200
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
  Gujarat 100
  Madhya Pradesh 100
  Chhattisgarh 60
  Jharkhand 50
  West Bengal 50
  Haryana 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (758,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
20,000
Telugu
2,900
Kannada
500
Other People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (758,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 20,000
  Telugu 2,900
  Kannada 500
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 Father's 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
0.00 %
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 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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