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Vellalan Tondamandalam in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
212,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.84 % Unknown   

Vellalan Tondamandalam in India

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Introduction / History
The Vellala are Hindus by religion. They are a very old community.

In Tamil Nadu they speak, read and write in Tamil. There are vegetarians and non-vegetarians among them. They eat rice and millet. Cousin marriages take place. Divorce and widows marrying again are not allowed. Widowers can marry again. On the death of the father, the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are either buried or cremated. Agriculture is their main work and they tend to be landlords. They use traditional and modern medicines and family planning. There are politicians among them. Boys and girls get educated.

In Kerala the Vellala use Malayalam as well as Tamil. They migrated from Tamil Nadu. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. They are vegetarians. The dead are cremated. They have an organization that looks after them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Vellala leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the church will not neglect to pray for them.

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:212,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (209,000)Puducherry (2,700)
Total States on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Vellalan Tondamandalam
People Name General: Vellalan Tondamandalam
Alternate People Names:
Thondai Mandala MudaliarThondaimandala Saiva
Tondaimandala Mudaliar ChristianTondamandalam Saiva
Vellalarवेल्लालन तोण्डामंडलम
ROP3 Code: 118104
Joshua Project People ID: 21281
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 212,000
Population all Countries: 212,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Other
People Name General: Vellalan Tondamandalam
Ethnic Code: CNN23b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil (212,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.84 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.16 % 
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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 World Christian Resource Directory
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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 Tondamandalam in India

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