Vaniyan in India


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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Vanniya Kula Kshatriya in Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice. They prefer cousin marriages. There are birth and marriage rituals. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. The dead are cremated or buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

They work mainly in agriculture. Hinduism is their religion. They have councils and associations to look after them and judge in disagreements. They are partly educated, so the gospel may need to be given in oral form too. They use modern medicines and family planning.

The Vanniya Kula Kshatriya live in Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Karnataka and Kerala also. In Pondicherry, the children are educated to college level.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Vanniya leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


Scripture Prayers for the Vaniyan in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Vaniyan
People Name in Country Vaniyan
Alternate Names वन्नीयाँ, लिंगायत
Population this Country 1,143,000
Population all Countries 1,161,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 20707
ROP3 Code 117085
ROP25 Code 308552
ROP25 Name Vaniyan
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 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
747,000
Kerala
267,000
Andhra Pradesh
63,000
Karnataka
39,000
Puducherry
7,200
Maharashtra
5,000
Delhi
1,800
Telangana
1,700
Gujarat
400
Chandigarh
200
Goa
200
Madhya Pradesh
200
Andaman and Nicobar
100
West Bengal
100
Jharkhand
80
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 18
  Tamil Nadu 747,000
  Kerala 267,000
  Andhra Pradesh 63,000
  Karnataka 39,000
  Puducherry 7,200
  Maharashtra 5,000
  Delhi 1,800
  Telangana 1,700
  Gujarat 400
  Chandigarh 200
  Goa 200
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
  West Bengal 100
  Jharkhand 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
11.77 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
88.23 %
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 Tamil (692,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
227,000
Telugu
33,000
English
1,200
Kannada
300
Primary Language Tamil (692,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 227,000
  Telugu 33,000
  English 1,200
  Kannada 300
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  (1727-2024)
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 Rivka video 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
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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