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Vanniyan in India


Vanniyan in India

Does your ancestry include royalty? The Vanniyan believe theirs does. They claim to be descendants of medieval Pallava kings who ruled South India. Today, Vanniyan are the most politically mobilized and well-informed caste in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Their main language is Tamil. Most Vanniyan engage in agriculture and animal husbandry for a living. Educated Vanniyan are politicians, engineers, administrators, scientists and university professors.

Ministry Obstacles

The Vanniyan are part of the Kshatriya caste, the second highest caste grouping in Hinduism. They are proud of their Hindu religious heritage. Pride can keep people from coming to the Savior.

Outreach Ideas

Higher caste background believers in South India can build relationships with the Vanniyan and tell them about Jesus Christ.

Scripture Focus

"And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day; for another quarter of it they made confession and worshiped the LORD their God."  Nehemiah 9:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray that hearing the word will lead to deep repentance.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the small number of Vanniyan believers would be able to find each other and become part of growing churches. Ask the Lord to enable Indian believers to share Christ with the Vanniyans and help them establish a strong church among them. Ask the Holy Spirit to soften their hearts of the Vanniyan towards Jesus so that they will be more receptive to following him.

Vanniyan in India

People Name: Vanniyan
Pronunciation:VUH-nee-un
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 12,807,000
World Population: 12,844,000
Language: Tamil
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherent: 1.4%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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