Navithan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Navithan only in India
Population
834,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 834,000
World Population 834,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 17 to 20
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names नवीतान
People ID 17766
ROP3 Code 113227
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
(778,000)
Kerala
(22,000)
Karnataka
(14,000)
Puducherry
(6,400)
Andhra Pradesh
(6,300)
Maharashtra
(3,600)
Telangana
(1,400)
Delhi
(1,300)
Andaman and Nicobar
(300)
Gujarat
(100)
Madhya Pradesh
(100)
Chhattisgarh
(60)
West Bengal
(50)
Jharkhand
(50)
Haryana
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  Tamil Nadu (778,000)
  Kerala (22,000)
  Karnataka (14,000)
  Puducherry (6,400)
  Andhra Pradesh (6,300)
  Maharashtra (3,600)
  Telangana (1,400)
  Delhi (1,300)
  Andaman and Nicobar (300)
  Gujarat (100)
  Madhya Pradesh (100)
  Chhattisgarh (60)
  West Bengal (50)
  Jharkhand (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)
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
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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