Valluvan in India


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Largest Religion
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Subgroups: 12 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Dadar 400
Nainar 400
Alvar Unknown
Alwar Unknown
Arupathu Katchi Unknown
Arupathykathi Unknown
Narpathu Katchi Unknown
Pandaram Unknown
Paraiyan Unknown
Tavidadari Unknown

Introduction / History

The Valluvan of India are a scheduled caste who live in Tamil Nadu and also in Pondicherry.

In Tamil Nadu the Valluvan live mainly in villages. They speak Tamil and have cross-cousin marriages. Widows cannot marry again. They are priests by tradition and present day too and do fortune telling. Hinduism is their religion. They believe in education.

In Pondicherry they are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. They speak Tamil too. They are mainly landless. Though there are priests, many have gone into other work such as business and trade. They believe in education for boys and to a lesser degree for girls. Family planning and other benefits also are used by them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Valluvan in India.

* Pray that God will give the Valluvan dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials 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 Valluvan
People Name in Country Valluvan
World Population 121,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Ahambadian; Alwar; Ambalakarar; Dadar; Dala; Iyer; Iyyer; Joshiar; Jyotidar; Nainar; Pandaram; Serviar; Thiru Valluvan; Thiru Vallvar; Thiruvalluvar; Thottia Naiker; Valayargal; Vallamban; Vallon; Valluva; Valluvar; Valuvan; Vanji; Vidiyar; Viniar; वल्लुवन
People ID 18320
ROP3 Code 113867
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Dalit - Other
People Group Valluvan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Total Subgroups 12
  Dadar 400
  Nainar 400
  Alvar 0
  Alwar 0
  Arupathu Katchi 0
  Arupathykathi 0
  Narpathu Katchi 0
  Pandaram 0
  Paraiyan 0
  Tavidadari 0
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 7
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
92,000
Kerala
19,000
Puducherry
4,700
Karnataka
1,100
Andhra Pradesh
700
Delhi
200
Telangana
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 7
  Tamil Nadu 92,000
  Kerala 19,000
  Puducherry 4,700
  Karnataka 1,100
  Andhra Pradesh 700
  Delhi 200
  Telangana 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (96,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
19,000
Telugu
1,100
Primary Language Tamil (96,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 19,000
  Telugu 1,100
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1727-2002)
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 General Ministry Resources
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 Finding Peace
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Bible Visuals
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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.