The Valan of India live in Kerala. The word vala means fishing net. They speak, read and write in Malayalam. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.
Divorce and marrying again are allowed among the Valan. There are marriage rituals. The dead are buried. Property goes to the sons with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home on the death of the father.
The Valan work in fishing and in other work such as business and horticulture. They have a caste council to look after them. Hinduism is their religion. They have festivals. Their children are educated and they use family planning.
* Scripture Prayers for the Valan in India.
* Pray that the caste council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Valan to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead the Valan to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Valan|
|People Name in Country||Valan|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Arayan; Cochin Moyer; Dheevaru; Katal Arayan; Katal Aryan; Katalaraiyan; Moger; Nulayan; Nulayar; Nullayan; Valayan; वलन|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Malayalam (57,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mal Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Malayalam
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1829-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|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||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Malayalam|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|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 Gateway Scripture|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: മലയാളം - Malayalam|