Viswakarma Thattan in India

The Viswakarma Thattan have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Thattan are jewelers by tradition who live in Kerala. They are Hindus by religion. They are not vegetarians. Malayalam is the language they speak, read and write in.

The Thattan have cousin marriages. There are birth and marriage ceremonies. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. The dead are buried or cremated. On the death of the father the property is shared the same between the sons and daughters with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

Some of them have jewelers shops, some own land. Some do office work among those who are educated which suggests that the gospel may need to be given in oral form too. Education is looked on favorably though with them. They use modern and traditional medicines and use family planning.


Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Thattan to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Viswakarma Thattan
People Name in Country Viswakarma Thattan
Population in India 200,000
World Population 200,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Achari, Akkasale, Gejjigar, Sutar, Viswabrahma
People ID 21291
ROP3 Code 118114
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 11
Largest States
Kerala
128,000
Tamil Nadu
65,000
Karnataka
5,200
Maharashtra
1,100
Delhi
300
Telangana
200
Puducherry
100
Andhra Pradesh
100
Gujarat
100
Goa
80
Odisha
30
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 11
  Kerala 128,000
  Tamil Nadu 65,000
  Karnataka 5,200
  Maharashtra 1,100
  Delhi 300
  Telangana 200
  Puducherry 100
  Andhra Pradesh 100
  Gujarat 100
  Goa 80
  Odisha 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Malayalam (146,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Tamil
52,000
Tulu
1,600
Kannada
1,300
Konkani, Goan
40
Primary Language Malayalam (146,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 52,000
  Tulu 1,600
  Kannada 1,300
  Konkani, Goan 40
People Groups Speaking Malayalam

Primary Language:  Malayalam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1829-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1841-2004)
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 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 God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam
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 Four Spiritual Laws
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 Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: മലയാളം - Malayalam
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 %
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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