Velakkithalanayan in India

The Velakkithalanayan have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Valinjiyar are barbers by tradition. Most of the Valinjiyar (or Velakkithalanayan) live in Kerala, a state in southwestern India. They live mostly in the Cannanore District. They speak, read and write in Malayalam, the language of Kerala.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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. Divorce and marrying again is allowed with council approval. Many relatives live together in the same home. On the death of the father the sons inherit the property with the oldest son then being in charge of the home. They educate their children, especially boys. Though they traditionally were traders, some are now involved with agriculture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus.


What Are Their Needs?

The Valinjiyar community needs to be given the chance to get their identity and dignity in Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give the Valinjiyar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ. Pray for a movement to Christ that will bless this community in every way.


Scripture Prayers for the Velakkithalanayan in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Velakkithalanayan
People Name in Country Velakkithalanayan
Alternate Names Puranadi; Valinjiyar; Vavutiyan; Velakathala Nair; Velakathalai Nair; Velakkathalai Nair; Velakkathalaivan; Velakkattalavan; Vilakkathalavan Nair; वेलककीथलनायन
Population this Country 433,000
Population all Countries 433,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
People ID 18318
ROP3 Code 113865
ROP25 Code 308582
ROP25 Name Velakatala Nair / Velakkathalanayan
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
230,000
Kerala
197,000
Puducherry
900
Delhi
500
Andhra Pradesh
400
Karnataka
300
Andaman and Nicobar
100
Telangana
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Tamil Nadu 230,000
  Kerala 197,000
  Puducherry 900
  Delhi 500
  Andhra Pradesh 400
  Karnataka 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
  Telangana 100
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Malayalam (187,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Tamil
178,000
Tulu
30
Primary Language Malayalam (187,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 178,000
  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  (1841-2022)
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Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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