Velakkithalanayan in India

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

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Velakkithalanayan in India.

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.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Velakkithalanayan
People Name in Country Velakkithalanayan
Population this Country 410,000
Population all Countries 410,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
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
215,000
Kerala
193,000
Puducherry
900
Delhi
500
Andhra Pradesh
400
Karnataka
300
Telangana
100
Andaman and Nicobar
100
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 215,000
  Kerala 193,000
  Puducherry 900
  Delhi 500
  Andhra Pradesh 400
  Karnataka 300
  Telangana 100
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
Website South Asia Peoples
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  (1841-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
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


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