Valluvan in India


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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

* 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
Population in India 132,000
World Population 135,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 Tamil
People Group Valluvan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Total Subgroups on file 12
Largest Subgroups
Dadar
400
Nainar
400
Alvar
0
Alwar
0
Arupathu Katchi
0
Arupathykathi
0
Narpathu Katchi
0
Pandaram
0
Paraiyan
0
Tavidadari
0
Thavadadari
0
Tiruvalluvan
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
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
  Thavadadari 0
  Tiruvalluvan 0
Country India
Region South Asia
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 6
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
103,000
Kerala
22,000
Puducherry
4,700
Karnataka
1,900
Delhi
200
Telangana
60
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Tamil Nadu 103,000
  Kerala 22,000
  Puducherry 4,700
  Karnataka 1,900
  Delhi 200
  Telangana 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (107,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
22,000
Telugu
300
Tulu
100
Kannada
20
Other People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (107,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 22,000
  Telugu 300
  Tulu 100
  Kannada 20
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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 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)
General Bible Visuals
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: Old Version Bible
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 Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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