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Ambalavasi in India



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153,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.32 % Unknown   

Ambalavasi in India

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Introduction / History
The Ambalavasi are the fifth largest people group in Sri Lanka. They also live in India.

In India the Ambalavasi live in Kerala and have several Hindu castes. They work in the temples and with forms of art. Ambal means temple and vasi means inmate.

They have two groups, one who wears the thread and one who do not. Hinduism is their religion. They speak in Malayalam.

Some of the Ambalavasi castes are the Chakyar, Pushpakas, Muthatu, Pisharody and the Varyar. They are Brahmins.

Prayer Points
* Pray against pride getting in the way of the Ambalavasi Brahmins receiving Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

References
http://ambalavasi-pisharody.blogspot.co.uk/

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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:153,000
Largest States:
Kerala (81,000)Tamil Nadu (62,000)
Karnataka (8,500)Andhra Pradesh (500)
Delhi (200)Maharashtra (30)
Total States on file:6
Location in Country:Tamil Nadu
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ambalavasi
People Name General: Ambalavasi
Alternate People Names:
AdikalAhambadian
AmbalagarAmbalakar
AmbalakaramAmbalakarar
AmbalakarmaCholanaickan
KambalattanMadi
MaravanMuthurasa
NaiduNaiker
PoduvalSembanattu
ROP3 Code: 111316
Joshua Project People ID: 16207
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 153,000
Population all Countries: 169,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Malayali
People Name General: Ambalavasi
Ethnic Code: CNN23b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (79,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (68,000)Telugu (3,000)
Tulu (1,000)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.32 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.68 % 
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: 1811-1968
New Testament:
1829-1995Audio
Complete Bible: 1841-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: മലയാളം - Malayalam
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Ambalavasi in India

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