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Kaniyan in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
100,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.48 % Unknown   

Kaniyan in India

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Introduction / History
Most of the Kaniyan live in Kerala. They are classed in the Other Backward Classes group. They speak, read and write in Malayalam. Astrology is the traditional work for them. They have a birth pollution period. Marriages take place at the home of the bride. The dead are cremated. They are Hindus.

Some of the Kaniyan live in the Tirunelveli region of Tamil Nadu. Men take part in Koothu which involves dancing, singing and storytelling. They worship Sudalai. They are very poor and not well educated so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They eat rice as a main cereal. The word Kaniyan in Tamil means to.

The Kaniyan live in Karnataka too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead the Kaniyan to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that poverty among the Kaniyan will be addressed.

References
http://www.keralawindow.net/hindu_files/hindu_k.html

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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:100,000
Largest States:
Kerala (93,000)Karnataka (4,500)
Tamil Nadu (2,300)Delhi (100)
Andhra Pradesh (10)
Total States on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kaniyan
People Name General: Kaniyan
Alternate People Names:
GankaKani
KanisanKanisu
KaniyaKaniyar
KanyanKashi
Rashi-Panikarकनियाँ
ROP3 Code: 112424
Joshua Project People ID: 17084
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 100,000
Population all Countries: 100,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Kaniyan
Ethnic Code: CNN23b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (92,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (4,300)Tamil (1,800)
Telugu (100)Marathi (Unknown)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.48 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.50 % 
Islam0.01 % 
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 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
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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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Kaniyan in India

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