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Kuravan (Hindu traditions) in India

Kuravan (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
493,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.02 % Unknown   

Kuravan (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Kuravan of India are a scheduled caste. Kuravan means palmistry. Except for the ones in Kerala, the literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

In Kerala the Kuravan speak, read and write in Malayalam. They have cousin marriages. They work in cultivation, laboring and other work. Hinduism is their religion. Modern medicines and family planning are used by them. Boys and to a degree girls are educated.

In Tamil Nadu, Kuravan means hill man. They speak Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice and millet as a cereal. Fortune telling is done by them. Men make baskets.

In Pondicherry the Kuravan are landless. They speak Tamil. Animal production and farming are their main occupations. They tattoo and paint, too.

Some of the Kuravan live in Karnataka.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will give the Kuravan dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:493,000
Largest States:
Kerala (327,000)Tamil Nadu (155,000)
Andhra Pradesh (2,700)Maharashtra (2,600)
Delhi (800)Karnataka (700)
Puducherry (600)Telangana (300)
Chandigarh (80)Madhya Pradesh (80)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Kuravan (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kuravan (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Adekar Kala KoranKulavan
KuruvaKuruvan
Malai KuravanManga Nadisuvavaru
SidhanarSidhnar
VedarVeduvar
कुरवाँ
ROP3 Code: 112724
Joshua Project People ID: 17341
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 493,000
Population all Countries: 497,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Kuravan (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (276,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (149,000)Konkani (400)
Kannada (200)Konkani, Goan (30)
Tulu (20)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity0.02 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.93 % 
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 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: 1841-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Malayalam
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Malayalam
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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