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Chakkiliyan in India

Chakkiliyan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,292,000 Tamil Hinduism 9.11 % Unknown   

Chakkiliyan in India

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Introduction / History
The main occupation of the Chakkiliyan community is mending leather products especially chappals, shoes ,etc. Today, most of them in south india are well literate, occupying administrative positions both in private and public sectors.

Along with social groups associated with those who wash clothes for other Dalits, they are one of the most backward castes. Some work as night soil removers. Night soil is a respectable term for human waste. At some point in history, a whole class of people across India have been forced by violence and religious sanction into this terrible role. This is an outcome of lack of proper sanitation system throughout India's history apart from what was noticed in the Indus Valley ruins where houses were constructed with proper sanitation. In this aspect they have similar castes across India. The most notable one is Chandala and Bhangis of North India.

Due to their association with night soil, others have been reluctant to associate with them including other Dalit castes. But they are also used as general agricultural and manual workers across Western and Northern Tamil Nadu. They are usually live in a place that is apart from the main village as the other Dalits. Many place names in India and Sri Lanka are named for this community.

What are their lives like?
Very poor standard of living, low literacy rate among all lower castes.

What are their beliefs?
Mainly Hinduism, some converted to Christianity.

What are their needs?
Some have a great inferiority complex due to their occupation.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God would give them good education and remove the slavery mindset.
* Ask the Lord to help them sense their worth and equality with others.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,292,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (1,219,000)Kerala (46,000)
Andhra Pradesh (11,000)Maharashtra (4,600)
Karnataka (3,500)Puducherry (2,800)
Delhi (2,200)Telangana (1,200)
West Bengal (400)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (300)
Total States on file:19
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chakkiliyan
People Name General: Chakkiliyan
Alternate People Names:
Arava ChakaliArava Chakkali
Arava Chakkali/Kristava ArundhatiyarArundhatiyar
CakkalaCakkali
CakkoliChakka
ChakkalaChucklers
Kristava ArundhatiyarMadari
PagadaiToti
Vattakkadanचक्कीलियनएसी
ROP3 Code: 111805
Joshua Project People ID: 16600
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,292,000
Population all Countries: 1,324,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Tamil
People Name General: Chakkiliyan
Ethnic Code: CNN23c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil (1,224,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (49,000)Telugu (19,000)
Kannada (500)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.03 % 
Christianity9.11 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism90.85 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
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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