Unreached of Day: 2023-9-30

Adi Dravida in India

Adi Dravida in India

The Adi Dravida of southern India were once called the Paraiyar (or pariah in English), so their leaders requested that their name become Adi Dravida or "original Dravidians." Today, the Adi Dravida are a scheduled caste which means they receive special benefits for government jobs and places in education to rectify past societal wrongs. In the past, many of the Adi Dravida were agricultural workers tied to the land. Today most still work on farms, either as farm hands or as small landowners. Others dig graves and take care of funerals.

Ministry Obstacles

Illiteracy is high among the Adi Dravida, which limits them to non-printed gospel materials.

Outreach Ideas

Tamil speaking Christ followers are very numerous. They can provide Tamil-language gospel songs and skits that the Adi Dravida people can remember.

Scripture Focus

"Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst."  John 6:35

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this people group hungers for God and begins to feed spiritually on the Bread of life, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the Lord would lead Indian Christians to become friends with the Adi Dravida to help them with their educational and vocational needs. Pray that the small number of Adi Dravida Christ followers would be discipled and share the gospel with their brothers and sisters. Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to the risen Christ.

Adi Dravida in India

People Name: Adi Dravida
Pronunciation:AH-dee DRAH-vee-dah
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 8,753,000
World Population: 8,753,000
Language: Tamil
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherent: 0.10%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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