Tamil (Christian traditions) in Reunion


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Reunion was once a French colony. In 1848 the French abolished slavery so they needed a new source of cheap labor for their plantations. They looked to India, specifically Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, the latter with French influence.
Tamil speakers, both Hindu and Christian, began to work on these plantations. There were many difficulties for this industry. There were the forces of nature that sometimes tore plantations apart. At one time Reunion was taken by British forces.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the culture of Reunion is what we might call a hybrid culture. It mixes in aspects of various cultures, and even the dominant French language is Creolized. Most likely the Tamil language is different in Reunion than it is in India or Sri Lanka.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some are nominally Christian but incorporate Hindu practices. Most are Roman Catholic. Tamil speakers are more Christianized in Martinique than they are in Reunion.


What Are Their Needs?

Tamil speaking Christians need biblical materials and Bible teachers. They need to get their faith centered on Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for Tamil speaking disciplers to disciple others in Reunion.
Pray for churches in Reunion to center on Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Bible.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring revival fire to the French speaking world.


Scripture Prayers for the Tamil (Christian traditions) in Reunion.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9unionnais_of_Indian_origin
https://tamilspast.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-tamils-of-reunion-and-their-hybrid.html


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tamil (Christian traditions)
People Name in Country Tamil (Christian traditions)
Pronunciation TAH-mill
Alternate Names तमिल (क्रिस्चियन ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 49,000
Population all Countries 56,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 19731
ROP3 Code 115802
ROP25 Code 307913
ROP25 Name Tamil

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
10.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Tamil
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Reunion Creole French
Primary Language Tamil
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Reunion Creole French
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  (1727-2021)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources General / Other
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources General / Other
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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