The Vanniya Kula Kshatriya or Vanniyar of Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarian and eat rice. They prefer cross-cousin marriages. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. Agriculture is their main work. Caste associations look after them. Hinduism is their religion.
In Pondicherry they are educated to college level and use family planning.
In Kerala many of them now work in business, trade and industry. Children are educated to secondary level. It is difficult for them to be educated further due to poverty.
They also live in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
* Scripture Prayers for the Vanniyan Agnikula in India.
* Pray that the leaders of the Vanniyar caste associations come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
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|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Tamil (1,041,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tam Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Tamil
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|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
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|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||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|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||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|