Veluthadanayar in India

The Veluthadanayar have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Veluthadanayar live in the southern regions of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They speak, read and write in Malayalam, Kerala's language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work as day laborers, in business and in government work. Women wash clothes (which is their traditional work) and they also do farm work. Veluthadanayar woman can own property. Their children often have to work. The Veluthadanayars prefer cousin marriages. They allow for divorce and remarriage. Sons and daughters inherit the property in same amounts upon the death of the father.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religious and cultural affiliation. Spiritual beliefs of Hindus are very diverse from those who worship only one god to those who worship hundreds of them to those who are philosophical and do not worship any.


What Are Their Needs?

The Veluthadanayars need the peace and joy that comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ. Pray that gospel materials will be regularly available to them. Pray for faithful intercessors and workers. Pray for a disciple making movement among them this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Veluthadanayar in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Veluthadanayar
People Name in Country Veluthadanayar
Population this Country 237,000
Population all Countries 237,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Veluthadan; Veluthedathu Nair; Veluttedan; Veluttedan Nair; वेलुत्ड़ानयार
People ID 18306
ROP3 Code 113852
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 5
Largest States
Kerala
124,000
Tamil Nadu
106,000
Karnataka
4,300
Delhi
200
Puducherry
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 5
  Kerala 124,000
  Tamil Nadu 106,000
  Karnataka 4,300
  Delhi 200
  Puducherry 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (105,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Tamil
97,000
Tulu
1,200
Primary Language Malayalam (105,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 97,000
  Tulu 1,200
People Groups Speaking Malayalam

Primary Language:  Malayalam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1829-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1841-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more