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Keralamuthali in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,100 Malayalam Hinduism 0.33 % Unknown   

Keralamuthali in India

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Introduction / History
The Kerala Muthali (Mudali) belong to various Mudaliar communities found elsewhere in South India. Unlike the Tamil Brahmins settled in various places of Kerala, Muthalis/Mudalis engage with marital relationships with Nairs, Chakravar, Sakravar (Kavathi) and those who are converted to Christianity but retaining Mudaliar identity. Kerala Muthalis still keep their separate identity even though they are a micro-minority caste in Kerala. Due to their social, linguistic and educational backwardness Kerala, Tamilnadu and Pondicherry states have categorized them as BCs.

Where are they located?
They are predominantly found in the areas of Trivandrum and Palghat Districts of Kerala and Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu.

What are their lives like?
They migrated to these places starting late 17th century onwards for various purposes including agriculture, coconut oil extraction, coir trade and as specialized fighters and reliable spies.

What are their beliefs?
During the British era many families came into the influence of Christianity and became strong supporters and eventually embraced that religion. Gradually after independence and state reorganization, Kerala Muthalis have completely integrated with the Kerala Culture, but still consider Lord Muruga/Subramanya as their primary god of worship while most of the Kerala Hindus are devotees of Lord Vishnu.

What are their needs?
They are socially and educationally in a backward stage in India. The social backwardness can be addressed through education. The educational institutions in India are accessible to the elite class, hence more and more eduational institutions are required for the Kerala Muthali on an urgent basis.

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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:6,100
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (3,200)Kerala (2,900)
Total States on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Keralamuthali
People Name General: Keralamuthali
Alternate People Names:
Kavuthi Chakkamvarकेरलमुतली
ROP3 Code: 112489
Joshua Project People ID: 17140
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,100
Population all Countries: 6,100
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Keralamuthali
Ethnic Code: CNN23b
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Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (3,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (2,500)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.33 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.67 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
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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Keralamuthali in India

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