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Pulayan unspecified in India

Pulayan unspecified

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,082,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Pulayan unspecified in India

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Introduction / History
Pollution. The word brings to mind landfills, garbage dumps, raw sewage pouring into the ocean, a haze of smog hanging over a city. Webster's Dictionary defines pollution as something which is foul, unclean, tainted, or contaminated.

The Pulayan people of the Kerala and Tamil Nadu states of India know a lot about this word. Their name is derived from pula, which means pollution. And as members of the bottom Dalit rung of Hindu society, they are often treated like trash.

Along with most other Dalits, the Pulayans are landless. Many are engaged as agricultural laborers, serving higher caste landowners without significant pay.

Their economic status parallels their spiritual state. The Pulayans are enslaved by a host of false gods, including Mankombu Bhagwati, Siva, Vishnu, and Ayyappa.

The Pulayans are known to be talented craftsmen and basket makers. They also have a tradition of oral storytelling and folk songs. When they are not working to please their landlords, they enjoy singing and dancing to the music of drums and stringed instruments.

Prayer Points
Pray for God to change the identity of the Pulayans from "people of pollution" to "people of Light and Life."
Ask Him to set them free from the social and economic bondage of being Dalits, as well as the spiritual chains of Hinduism.
Pray for these agricultural laborers to be open to the gospel, to begin seeking to please the Lord Jesus Christ, and to respond with singing and dancing to God's Kingdom.

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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:1,082,000
Largest States:
Kerala (1,021,000)Karnataka (17,000)
Tamil Nadu (8,500)Delhi (2,000)
Puducherry (1,700)Andhra Pradesh (1,500)
Maharashtra (1,400)Goa (400)
Gujarat (300)Chandigarh (300)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Pulayan unspecified
People Name General: Pulayan
Alternate People Names:
CheramarChristian
Malaipulayanपुलयन (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113392
Joshua Project People ID: 17911
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,082,000
Population all Countries: 1,087,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Pulayan
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (1,012,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (34,000)Tulu (4,900)
Konkani, Goan (1,500)Kannada (1,200)
Telugu (20)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.13 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.86 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
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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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
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Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway scripture
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Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Malayalam
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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