The Vettuvan of Kerala in India are a Scheduled Caste. Vettuvan in Malayalam means one who cuts. They harvest coconuts by tradition and speak, read and write in Malayalam. Rice is eaten by them as a cereal. They are not vegetarians but do not eat pork. They like to have cross cousin marriages.
The Vettuvan are landless. Some work for the government and many work in agriculture. Women help in agriculture and social matters. They are Hindus by religion.
The Vettuvan believe in education and use family planning. Their own people perform marriage and death rituals.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Vettuvan to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||6|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Malayalam (162,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mal Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Malayalam|
Primary Language: Malayalam
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1829-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Fathers 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||Gods Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible Gateway Scripture|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||International Bible Society|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible (Bibles India)|