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Velakkithalanayan of India

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Prayer Month: September 2010
Focus: South Asia, Hindu
Country: India
People Name: Velakkithalanayan
Population: 348,000
World Population: 349,000
Language: Malayalam
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Progress Status: 1.0
% Adherents : 0.00 %
% Evangelical: 0.00 %
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Velakkithalanayan of India

Introduction / History
The Valinjiyar (or Velakkithalanayan) live in Kerala and are barbers by tradition. They live mostly in the Cannanore district. They speak, read and write in Malayalam and are not vegetarians. Rice is the cereal eaten by them.

The Valinjiyar are endogamous, meaning that they prefer to marry within their group. They have cousin marriages and a bride price is paid in cash. Marriage rituals are done by them. Many relatives live together in the same home. Divorce and marrying again is allowed with council approval. On the death of the father the sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The dead are cremated.

Many are now agricultural laborers. Hinduism is their religion. They educate their children, especially boys. Family planning is used by them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Valinjiyar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.

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Velakkithalanayan of India

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