Navait in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 8

Subgroup Name Population
Bandae 900
Ghiya 800
Jadi 800
Konkani 800
Palekar 800
Qureshi 800
Salati 800
Shakir 800

Introduction / History

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.


Prayer Points

* 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.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-18
People Name General Navait
People Name in Country Navait
World Population 73,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
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
People ID 17767
ROP3 Code 113228
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
24,000
Tamil Nadu
20,000
Karnataka
12,000
Delhi
100
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 24,000
  Tamil Nadu 20,000
  Karnataka 12,000
  Delhi 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Konkani (30,000 speakers)
Language Code knn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Tamil
10,000
Malayalam
8,300
Konkani, Goan
4,900
Kannada
2,200
Urdu
400
Primary Language Konkani (30,000 speakers)
Language Code knn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 10,000
  Malayalam 8,300
  Konkani, Goan 4,900
  Kannada 2,200
  Urdu 400
People Groups Speaking Konkani

Primary Language:  Konkani

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1970)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1970-2004)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1997)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.