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Vellalan Isai in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
142,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.73 % Unknown   

Vellalan Isai in India

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Introduction / History
The Isai Vellalar live in Tamil Nadu and speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice. Hinduism is their religion. Isai means music.

The Isai Vellalar have cousin marriages. A dowry is paid. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. They have large families. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The dead are buried or cremated.

Some of them are landowners, some are not. They work as musicians, cultivators and other work. There are professionals and politicians among them. They have a traditional caste council that looks after them.

The Isai Vellalar also live in Pondicherry.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials 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:142,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (141,000)Puducherry (1,500)
Total States on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Vellalan Isai
People Name General: Vellalan Isai
Alternate People Names:
AiyerAyyangar
Isai VellalarIyengar
IyerMelakkaran
वेल्लालन ईसाई
ROP3 Code: 118097
Joshua Project People ID: 21274
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 142,000
Population all Countries: 142,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Tamil
People Name General: Vellalan Isai
Ethnic Code: CNN23b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil (142,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.73 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.27 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1714-1956
New Testament:
1715-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1727-2002
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 RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFinding Peace
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGeneral Ministry Resources
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Vellalan Isai in India

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