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Ayyarakam in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,200 Telugu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Ayyarakam in India

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Introduction / History
The Ayyarakam people are historically located in the Gajapati District of Orissa and the Srikakulam District of Andra Pradesh in India. Their leader is called Mandala Naidu (Padala Gurivi Naidu of Sariapally Village) He is head of the caste as well as head of the village. In whichever village these people reside, the head of the village is from this caste. These people are landlords and sincere in their nature. They do well at looking after welfare of the people.

Where are they located?
They are located in the Gajapati District of Orissa (Sariapally, Adagam, Gosani, Sobhara, Singupuram, Chintapally, Neelapuram) and the Srikakulam District of Andra Pradesh (Annavaram, Ganguvada, Pathapatnam, Gangarajapuram, Savara Gurandi, Padanapuram,Kotha Valasa, Kichada, Kotipam, Kerjilla, Peda Gudaba, Appandolasa, Maradikota,Guvada, Hyderabad and vishakhapatnam.)

What are their lives like?
Mostly they are landlords, and Naidus (heads) of villages. Their Caste head is called Mandala Naidu (Padala Gurivi Naidu of Sariapally Village is the Mandala Naidu of this caste.)

What are their beliefs?
They believe in the Hindu gods Lord Sri Venkateswara, Lord Shiva, Sri Laxmi, Sri Sakhti Ammavaru.

What are their needs?
Agriculture, education, political participation, social welfare, employment, etc.

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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:2,200
Largest States:
Odisha (2,200)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ayyarakam
People Name General: Ayyarakam
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111391
Joshua Project People ID: 16266
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,200
Population all Countries: 2,200
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Ayyarakam
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Telugu (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Odia (800)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1966
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1854-2016
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 stories in Telugu
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Pearl of Great Price
Film / VideoThe Story
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
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Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Telugu)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Ayyarakam in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Ayyarakam India    
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