Vaniyan in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Subgroups: 4

Subgroup Name Population
Acchu Teli Unknown
Kamakshiamma Unknown
Toppu Teli Unknown
Visalakshiamma Unknown

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.


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
Population in India 931,000
World Population 948,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names वन्नीयाँ, लिंगायत
People ID 20707
ROP3 Code 117085
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
615,000
Kerala
216,000
Andhra Pradesh
53,000
Karnataka
33,000
Puducherry
6,100
Maharashtra
4,300
Delhi
1,500
Telangana
1,500
Gujarat
400
Chandigarh
200
Goa
200
Madhya Pradesh
100
Andaman and Nicobar
100
Jharkhand
100
West Bengal
90
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 20
  Tamil Nadu 615,000
  Kerala 216,000
  Andhra Pradesh 53,000
  Karnataka 33,000
  Puducherry 6,100
  Maharashtra 4,300
  Delhi 1,500
  Telangana 1,500
  Gujarat 400
  Chandigarh 200
  Goa 200
  Madhya Pradesh 100
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
  Jharkhand 100
  West Bengal 90
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tamil (667,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
217,000
Telugu
32,000
English
1,500
Kannada
300
Primary Language Tamil (667,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 217,000
  Telugu 32,000
  English 1,500
  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  (1727-2002)
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 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 Unknown)
12.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
87.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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