Tamil (Hindu traditions) in Sri Lanka


Population
4,656,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Hindu Tamils in Sri Lanka originally come from India. They live mostly in the Hill Country which is the Central Highlands. Others live in the main cities in the Northern Province.

The Indian Hindu Tamils in Sri Lanka work on plantations. This plantation work is very important to the Sri Lankan economy. The Hindu Tamils originating from India are less well off than others in this country. By the 1990s, most Indian Tamils had obtained Sri Lankan nationality.

Many Hindu temples are in Sri Lanka. Mariamman is the favorite deity of the Indian Hindu Tamils. They worship other deities too. They follow the customs of their South Indian ancestors.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Hindu Tamils of Sri Lanka dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Gospel materials will lead them to salvation.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Tamils_of_Sri_Lanka


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-09-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-05-22
People Name General Tamil (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Tamil (Hindu traditions)
Population in Sri Lanka 4,656,000
World Population 7,317,100
Total Countries 18
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 93
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names तमिल (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18211
ROP3 Code 113732
Country Sri Lanka
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 45  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Sri Lanka
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 45  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Tamil (4,656,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (4,656,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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 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 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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Sri Lanka census data.  Current values may differ.


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