Nair Anthur in India

Nair Anthur
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Nair Anthur
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 152,000
World Population: 152,000
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 Forward Caste - Nair
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

Their name comes from a place called Andur. The Anthur Nair people live in Kerala. They speak, read and write in Malayalam, the language of Kerala.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They make pottery. Their women are especially active in this trade. They also work in cultivation, business and government service. Some of them are are artists and others work in administration. The Anthur Nair prefer cousin marriages. They allow for divorce and remarriage.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus, so they worship the spirit beings they believe will grant them favor and protection. Some of them worship snakes.

What Are Their Needs?

The Anthur Nair people need the opportunity to be reconciled to the true and living God.

Prayer Points

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ. Pray for intercessors and workers among them. Pray for a disciple making movement among them.

Text Source:   Keith Carey