The Havyak Brahman are Hindus.
In Karnataka they speak, read and write in Kannada. They are not vegetarians and they eat rice as a cereal. There are cousin marriages among them. Widowers can marry again. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.
The Havyak Brahman grow areca nuts for a living. Some of them are priests. Women help with agriculture. They are educated and use modern medicines and family planning.
In Kerala the Havyak Brahman speak read and write in Malayalam as well as in Kannada. The divorced and bereaved can marry again. They are landowners.
* Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Havik in India.
* Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Brahmin Havik|
|People Name in Country||Brahmin Havik|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Haiga; Haviaka Brahman; Haviga; Havika; Havyak; Havyak Brahman; Havyaka Brahman; Smartha Brahman; Smata Brahman|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Kannada (19,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||kan Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Kannada
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1823-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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 / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Kannada|
|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 Kannada|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||International Bible Society|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|