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Velan in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Velan in India

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Introduction / History
The Velan (or Velar) are a scheduled caste who live mainly in Kerala. They speak, read and write in Malayalam. They are not vegetarians who eat beef and pork and eat rice as a cereal.

The Velan have cross-cousin marriages. The women help in agriculture, social and religious matters. They also look after finances.

Marriages include a dowry. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. Those that live in the north continue with their tradition of making pots. They have a caste council to look after them. They are landowners.

They are traditionally washers of clothes and harvesting coconuts. They also work in breeding animals, in businesses, in industry and for the government.

The Velan are Hindus by religion and have festivals. They are generally well educated and they educate both boys and girls.

Some of the Velan live in Tamil Nadu. In Tamil Nadu the Velar make pots. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Divorce and marrying again are not allowed. They speak, read and write in Tamil. Elders judge in disagreements. They use family planning and modern medicines too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.

References
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:86,000
Largest States:
Kerala (83,000)Andhra Pradesh (1,400)
Karnataka (500)Tamil Nadu (500)
Maharashtra (300)Telangana (200)
Delhi (100)Puducherry (80)
Total States on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Velan
People Name General: Velan
Alternate People Names:
AnjuttanAnthuran
KuyavarVeelar
Velarवेलन
ROP3 Code: 113851
Joshua Project People ID: 18305
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 86,000
Population all Countries: 86,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Velan
Ethnic Code: CNN23b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (83,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (1,600)Tamil (900)
Tulu (20)
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: 1811-1968
New Testament:
1829-1995Audio
Complete Bible: 1841-2004
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 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 / VideoJesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: മലയാളം - Malayalam
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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