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Nalkadaya in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,900 Tulu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Nalkadaya in India

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Summary
The Nai are a barber caste. In addition to cutting hair they also provide other grooming services, extraction of teeth and setting of sprains. They are also involved with marriage celebrations and matchmaking. The Nai women are employed in jobs very conducive to marriage celebrations, such as hairdressing and application of henna. They can help a person after the wedding as well, since they also serve as midwives. Though these occupations are their tradition, some are beginning to enter more professional and modern careers.

Ministry Obstacles
The Nai have a low literacy rate. The gospel must be presented to the Nai families in ways appropriate to oral learners.

Outreach Ideas
As long as people grow hair, they will need it cut and styled. Indian believers making use of Nai services could seek God's leading to persons and houses of peace, where believers can share the truth of the gospel with whole households.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are few known believers among the Nai. Pray that those Nai who do know Jesus will become effective and fruitful in sharing and discussing Bible stories with their own and other families.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Nai families and communities into a rich experience of God's blessing.

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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:2,900
Largest States:
Kerala (1,900)Karnataka (800)
Tamil Nadu (200)Puducherry (50)
Total States on file:4
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nalkadaya
People Name General: Nalkadaya
Alternate People Names:
AjilaKopala
NalkeNalkedaya
NalkeyavaNalki
Panerनालकदाया
ROP3 Code: 113213
Joshua Project People ID: 17754
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,900
Population all Countries: 2,900
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asian, other
People Name General: Nalkadaya
Ethnic Code: CNN23z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tulu (1,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tcy    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (600)Malayalam (400)
Tamil (100)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
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: 1842-1912
New Testament:
1847-2000
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tulu
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
 
 
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