Paraiyan (Christian traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 17 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Chakkali 12,000
Param 12,000
Pullanji 12,000
Amma 6,200
Katti 6,100
Koliyan 6,100
Sozhia 6,100
Padiparayan 3,000
Vemparayan 3,000
Natuvili 2,000

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People Name General Paraiyan (Christian traditions)
People Name in Country Paraiyan (Christian traditions)
Population this Country 894,000
Population all Countries 910,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Christian Adi Dravida; Parayan; Parayan Christian; Samban; Sambava; Sambavan; Sambavar Christian; Veppur Parayan
People ID 21605
ROP3 Code 118399
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Christian
People Group Paraiyan (Christian traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 17 (only 15 largest shown)
  Chakkali 12,000
  Param 12,000
  Pullanji 12,000
  Amma 6,200
  Katti 6,100
  Koliyan 6,100
  Sozhia 6,100
  Padiparayan 3,000
  Vemparayan 3,000
  Natuvili 2,000
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
695,000
Kerala
153,000
Puducherry
17,000
Andhra Pradesh
11,000
Maharashtra
5,900
Telangana
1,700
Delhi
1,300
Karnataka
900
Madhya Pradesh
300
Gujarat
200
West Bengal
200
Andaman and Nicobar
200
Chhattisgarh
200
Uttar Pradesh
100
Chandigarh
100
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Tamil Nadu 695,000
  Kerala 153,000
  Puducherry 17,000
  Andhra Pradesh 11,000
  Maharashtra 5,900
  Telangana 1,700
  Delhi 1,300
  Karnataka 900
  Madhya Pradesh 300
  Gujarat 200
  West Bengal 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 200
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Uttar Pradesh 100
  Chandigarh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (660,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
123,000
Telugu
2,000
English
1,900
Konkani, Goan
900
Kannada
200
Tulu
40
Primary Language Tamil (660,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 123,000
  Telugu 2,000
  English 1,900
  Konkani, Goan 900
  Kannada 200
  Tulu 40
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)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Finding Peace Create International
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
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more