Vaniyan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Vaniyan only in India
Population
950,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Vanniyars are said to be born from flame in a mythological period. The origin of this caste states that a Rishi or Saint known as Jambu Maharishi is the father of the group in Tamil Nadu and spread across south India. Their main job during ancient times was safe guarding the country, forming the Army and other groups. They broadly fall in the group of Kshatriyar.


Where Are they Located?

They are widely spread groups all over Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Kerala and Karnataka. Their caste names differ in each place. For example, Rajus are the names used in Andhra.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many belong to the middle and upper middle class family background while some live below poverty line. The literacy rate is high for towns and cities. They own agricultural land in the country side. They strongly believe caste system. Some are changed now in modern days.


What Are Their Needs?

Their needs are to be educated and make suitable facilities for farming and living.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Vaniyan
People Name in Country Vaniyan
Population in India 950,000
World Population 950,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Chakkan, Chekkan, Konkani Vaisya, Vania Chetti, Vania Vysya, Vaniga Vaisya, Vanika Chetti, Vanika Vaisya, Vaniya Cetti, Vaniyar, Vanniyar Vysya, वानियाँ
People ID 18298
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 20
Largest States
Tamil Nadu (639,000) Kerala (208,000) Andhra Pradesh (55,000)
Karnataka (33,000) Puducherry (6,300) Maharashtra (4,200)
Telangana (1,700) Delhi (1,600) Gujarat (400)
Chandigarh (200) Madhya Pradesh (100) Jharkhand (100)
Andaman and Nicobar (100) Goa (90) West Bengal (90)
Uttar Pradesh (80) Chhattisgarh (60) Uttarakhand (50)
Haryana (40) Odisha (40)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 20
Tamil Nadu (639,000) Kerala (208,000)
Andhra Pradesh (55,000) Karnataka (33,000)
Puducherry (6,300) Maharashtra (4,200)
Telangana (1,700) Delhi (1,600)
Gujarat (400) Chandigarh (200)
Madhya Pradesh (100) Jharkhand (100)
Andaman and Nicobar (100) Goa (90)
West Bengal (90) Uttar Pradesh (80)
Chhattisgarh (60) Uttarakhand (50)
Haryana (40) Odisha (40)
Primary Language: Tamil (665,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tam   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (201,000) Telugu (30,000) English (1,400)
Kannada (300)
Primary Language: Tamil (665,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (201,000) Telugu (30,000)
English (1,400) Kannada (300)
Primary Language: Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1727-2002)
Audio Bible 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-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
13.55 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
86.45 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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