Velakkithalanayan in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Khadiyan Unknown
Nadiyan Unknown

Introduction / History

The Valinjiyar (or Velakkithalanayan) live in Kerala and are barbers by tradition. They live mostly in the Cannanore district. They speak, read and write in Malayalam and are not vegetarians. Rice is the cereal eaten by them.

The Valinjiyar are endogamous, meaning that they prefer to marry within their group. They have cousin marriages and a bride price is paid in cash. Marriage rituals are done by them. Many relatives live together in the same home. Divorce and marrying again is allowed with council approval. On the death of the father the sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The dead are cremated.

Many are now agricultural laborers. Hinduism is their religion. They educate their children, especially boys. Family planning is used by them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Velakkithalanayan in India.

* Pray that God will give the Valinjiyar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Velakkithalanayan
People Name in Country Velakkithalanayan
World Population 356,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Alternate Names Puranadi, Valinjiyar, Vavutiyan, Velakathala Nair, Velakathalai Nair, Velakkathalai Nair, Velakkathalaivan, Velakkattalavan, Vilakkathalavan Nair, वेलककीथलनायन
People ID 18318
ROP3 Code 113865
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 8
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
190,000
Kerala
160,000
Puducherry
700
Delhi
500
Andhra Pradesh
300
Karnataka
300
Telangana
100
Andaman and Nicobar
90
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 8
  Tamil Nadu 190,000
  Kerala 160,000
  Puducherry 700
  Delhi 500
  Andhra Pradesh 300
  Karnataka 300
  Telangana 100
  Andaman and Nicobar 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (181,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Tamil
172,000
Tulu
30
Primary Language Malayalam (181,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 172,000
  Tulu 30
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  (1841-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 Bible Visuals
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
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 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.