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Navait in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
66,000 Konkani Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Navait in India

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Introduction / History
The Nawaiyat are Muslims. In Tamil Nadu they speak Urdu and Tamil and read and write in Perso Arabic and Tamil. They are not vegetarians who eat rice. They have cousin marriages. Marriage is by discussion. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried. Daughters as well as sons inherit the property when the father has died.

They work mainly in business. Some work for the government. They are educated and use modern medicines and family planning.

The Nawaiyat in Karnataka speak Konkani and Kannada and read and write in Kannada too.

In Kerala the Nawaiyat speak in Urdu and Malayalam and read and write in Perso-Arabic and Malayalam. They have an Association to look after welfare and marriage and divorce matters.

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

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-18
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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:66,000
Largest States:
Kerala (28,000)Tamil Nadu (23,000)
Karnataka (15,000)Delhi (100)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Navait
People Name General: Navait
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113228
Joshua Project People ID: 17767
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 66,000
Population all Countries: 83,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Navait
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Konkani (31,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): knn    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (11,000)Malayalam (8,300)
Konkani, Goan (4,900)Kannada (2,200)
Urdu (300)
Total Languages: 6
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1970
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1997
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Konkani
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Konkani
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Navait in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, South    
      Navait India    
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      Islam     Konkani  
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