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Agamudaiyan in India

Agamudaiyan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
892,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.51 % Unknown   

Agamudaiyan in India

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Introduction / History
The Agamudaiyan of India in Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. They eat rice and ragi (a nutritious cereal grain known as "finger millet"). Cross-cousin marriages are favored among them. They are endogamous (They avoid marrying with individuals outside of their group.). On the death of the father, property goes to the sons with the oldest son being in charge of the home. Women take part in social and religious matters. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried. They have traditional caste councils that settle disputes. Most work in agriculture though some are landless and are laborers.

Most of them are Hindus but there are some Christians who belong to varying Church denominations and who have both their boys and girls educated.

In Pondicherry, the Agamudaiyan are similar in a lot of ways to those in Tamil Nadu. They have their children educated. Family planning is used by them. They speak Tamil among themselves but Telugu with other Indians. They are not vegetarians and have adult marriages which are monogamous. Divorce is allowed for some things such as adultery. Men can marry again. Most are Hindus but there are some who follow Christianity.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the evangelicals among them will lead the others to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the leaders of the councils will become Christians and lead the others among them to salvation too.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-04
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:892,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (827,000)Karnataka (23,000)
Puducherry (22,000)Kerala (9,600)
Maharashtra (4,400)Andhra Pradesh (2,000)
Delhi (1,600)Telangana (900)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (500)Chhattisgarh (200)
Total States on file:20
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Agamudaiyan
People Name General: Agamudaiyan
Alternate People Names:
AchukatlavandluAgambadi
AgambadiaAgamudayar
AgamudiyerAgamundi
AghambadiarAghamudaya
AmbalakaramAmbalavasi
BarichatBarichatty
KondaliyarMadali
MalayamarMaruar
ROP3 Code: 111274
Joshua Project People ID: 16172
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 892,000
Population all Countries: 909,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Tamil
People Name General: Agamudaiyan
Ethnic Code: CNN23c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil (859,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (17,000)English (100)
Telugu (60)Konkani, Goan (30)
Konkani (20)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.51 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.49 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1714-1956
New Testament:
1715-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1727-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFinding Peace
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGeneral Ministry Resources
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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