The Nawaiyat are Muslims. In Tamil Nadu they speak Urdu and Tamil and read and write in Perso Arabic and Tamil. They are not vegetarians who eat rice. They have cousin marriages. Marriage is by discussion. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried. Daughters as well as sons inherit the property when the father has died.
They work mainly in business. Some work for the government. They are educated and use modern medicines and family planning.
The Nawaiyat in Karnataka speak Konkani and Kannada and read and write in Kannada too.
In Kerala the Nawaiyat speak in Urdu and Malayalam and read and write in Perso-Arabic and Malayalam. They have an Association to look after welfare and marriage and divorce matters.
* Scripture Prayers for the Navait in India.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-18|
|People Name General||Navait|
|People Name in Country||Navait|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bhatkali; Navakar; Navayat; Navyat; Nawaiyar; Nawaiyat; Nawayat; Nayat; Nevayat; Novoyat; Saudagar; नवैत|
|Affinity Bloc||South Asian Peoples|
|People Cluster||South Asia Muslim - other|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Konkani (31,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||knn Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Konkani
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1970-2004)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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 Konkani|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|