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Arunthathiyar in India

Arunthathiyar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,026,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Arunthathiyar in India

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Introduction / History
The Arundhatiyar mainly comprise the Chakkiliyan of Tamil Nadu. They are also called the Madiga and include the Madiga, Madari and Pagadai communities. Their name is derived from the mythical woman Arundhaty.

Their traditional occupation is making leather goods. The villagers compensate them for their services by giving them a fixed quantity of grain. They are also engaged in rearing pigs, goats and sheep, or working in industries, construction and other kinds of manual work. Today their occupations are much more varied and include jobs in many areas. They are known to adorn their bodies with tattoo designs. Both men and women consume local made alcohol.

They speak the Dravidian languages and are also conversant with other regional languages. Their staple cereal is rice. The Arundhatiyar women participate in economic activities and also contribute to the family income. Some of the Arundhatiyar are artists, painters, craftsmen and engaged in leather and embroidery work, while others are teachers, businessmen and in defense personnel.

Marriages between cross-cousins and uncle and niece alliances are permitted. Their marriage rituals are performed at the bridegroom's place. The elders of the community officiate at the social functions.

The majority of the Arundhatiyar are treated as untouchable. They worship community deity Matamma. They have separate wells and burial grounds.

In spite of the implementation of various developmental programs for education, they have not made much progress and have a literacy rate of only 15 percent.

Prayer Points
* For the salvation of the people of the Arundhatiyar people.
* That the Arundhatiyar people may receive help from the government and NGOs through educational and developmental programmes.
* That God may grant grace and strength for the missionaries and for churches to be planted.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-16
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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:1,026,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (984,000)Andhra Pradesh (31,000)
Puducherry (6,400)Kerala (2,800)
Karnataka (2,400)Delhi (200)
Telangana (90)Goa (20)
Total States on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Arunthathiyar
People Name General: Arunthathiyar
Alternate People Names:
ArundathiArundhatiya
ArundhatiyarArundhatiyulu
ArundthatiyarChakkiliyan
Madigaअरूणततियार
ROP3 Code: 111364
Joshua Project People ID: 16242
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,026,000
Population all Countries: 1,026,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Telugu
People Name General: Arunthathiyar
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil (894,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (224,000)Malayalam (1,400)
Kannada (900)Konkani, Goan (20)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.99 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) 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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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 / 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)
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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