Vettuvan in India

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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Vettuvan
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 114,000
World Population: 114,000
Primary Language: Malayalam
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Vettuvan of Kerala in India are a Scheduled Caste. Vettuvan in Malayalam means one who cuts. They harvest coconuts by tradition and speak, read and write in Malayalam. Rice is eaten by them as a cereal. They are not vegetarians but do not eat pork. They like to have cross cousin marriages.

The Vettuvan are landless. Some work for the government and many work in agriculture. Women help in agriculture and social matters. They are Hindus by religion.

The Vettuvan believe in education and use family planning. Their own people perform marriage and death rituals.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Vettuvan to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.

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