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Mavilan in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
36,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mavilan in India

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Introduction / History
The Mavilan people are a Scheduled tribe in southern India. Traditionally they were hunters/gatherers, but as the population continued to increase in India, they had trouble keeping their land. They practiced slash and burn agriculture.

Where are they located?
They live in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the two states in India's far south.

What are their lives like?
The Mavilan people, like other tribes in this crowded part of India, have often been pushed off their land. They have low status, and very little judicial power. This people group is vulnerable and has been for some time. They are currently farmers who are being forced to change their agricultural methods by the Indian government.

What are their beliefs?
The Mavilan people are officially Hindus, but their traditional religious beliefs are still very strong. Traditional beliefs are very important to ethnic groups that are being marginalized by others. It will be difficult to get their leaders to listen when people tell them about what Christ can do for their community.

What are their needs?
They need to learn skills that will help them thrive in 21st century India.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Mavilan people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.
* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Mavilan people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Mavilan families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Mavilan people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavilan
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0972639X.2010.11886616

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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:36,000
Largest States:
Kerala (31,000)Tamil Nadu (4,000)
Puducherry (500)Karnataka (40)
Goa (30)Telangana (20)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mavilan
People Name General: Mavilan
Alternate People Names:
Mavillonमाविलान
ROP3 Code: 112880
Joshua Project People ID: 17471
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 36,000
Population all Countries: 36,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Mavilan
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (9,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (4,000)Kannada (40)
Konkani, Goan (30)Tulu (20)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
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
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: 1841-2016
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 (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 / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
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
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
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: മലയാളം - Malayalam
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Mavilan in India

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