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Malabar Catholic in India

Malabar Catholic

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,169,000 Malayalam Christianity 100.00 % Unknown   

Malabar Catholic in India

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Introduction / History
The Malabar Catholic in India live mainly in Kerala in Allepey, Quilon and Ernakulam. They have three sub-groups and speak, read and write in Malayalam. They are usually no more than medium height.

One of the sub-groups is the Munnttikar. They are monogamous and are not allowed to divorce, but the bereaved can marry again. They are not vegetarians and rice is their favorite cereal.

Water is the main source of finance for the Malabar Catholic in Allepey and Quillon while those in Ernakulam live off the land. Some earn money from fishing and industrial work.

The Malabar Catholic have a parish council with the church vicar in charge. These councils judge in disagreements and give advice. The Malabar are Roman Catholics. Horoscope reading is done by them. They have their children educated. They use traditional and modern medicine and do family planning.

Prayer Points
Pray that the vicars and the people on parish councils come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Malabar to Salvation.
Pray that the Malabar Catholics will realize that they need to be born again.

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:3,169,000
Largest States:
Kerala (2,509,000)Tamil Nadu (277,000)
Karnataka (209,000)Maharashtra (103,000)
Delhi (11,000)Gujarat (7,000)
Telangana (5,100)West Bengal (4,700)
Madhya Pradesh (2,300)Andhra Pradesh (2,100)
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People Name in Country: Malabar Catholic
People Name General: Malabar Catholic
Alternate People Names:
Latin CatholikarLatinkar
मलाबार कॅतोलिक
ROP3 Code: 112914
Joshua Project People ID: 17498
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,169,000
Population all Countries: 3,169,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Christian
People Name General: Malabar Catholic
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Malayalam (2,567,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (49,000)Tulu (19,000)
English (15,000)Konkani (13,000)
Konkani, Goan (7,400)Kannada (3,700)
Total Languages: 7
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity100.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
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)
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Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1811-1968
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1841-2022
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Malabar Catholic in India

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    South Asia Christian     Asia, South    
      Malabar Catholic India    
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