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Viswakarma Asari in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
701,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.03 % Unknown   

Viswakarma Asari in India

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Introduction / History
The Viswakarma in Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. They are vegetarians and they eat rice. Hinduism is their religion. They practice marriage between cousins. Widowers can marry again. They have a caste council to look after them. Boys study to college level. Metal cutting and jewelry making are their main occupations. They use family planning and modern medicines.

In Pondicherry, the Viswakarma arrange marriages by discussion. There are birth and marriage rituals. Divorce and marrying again for the bereaved are allowed. Monogamy is the way for them. The dead are buried. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father with the oldest becoming in charge of the home. They are not vegetarians. They speak read and write in Tamil and Telugu.

In Karnataka they speak, read and write in Kannada. Girls study to secondary level while boys study further. They are vegetarians in that location. The women are usually sterilized. Two children for them tends to be the custom.

In Kerala, the Viswakarma speak, read and write in Tamil and Malayalam.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the leaders of the Viswakarma caste councils will give their lives 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:701,000
Largest States:
Kerala (374,000)Tamil Nadu (283,000)
Karnataka (30,000)Puducherry (4,100)
Maharashtra (3,600)Andhra Pradesh (3,200)
Delhi (1,100)Telangana (1,000)
Gujarat (300)Chhattisgarh (200)
Total States on file:19
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Viswakarma Asari
People Name General: Viswakarma Asari
Alternate People Names:
AasariAchari
ChettianKammalan
MarassariPanchal
PerumkollarSthapathi
ViswabrahmanViswakarma
विस्वाकर्मा असरी
ROP3 Code: 118108
Joshua Project People ID: 21285
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 701,000
Population all Countries: 701,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Malayali
People Name General: Viswakarma Asari
Ethnic Code: CNN23b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (377,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (303,000)Tulu (9,400)
Kannada (6,300)Konkani (1,300)
Telugu (900)Konkani, Goan (50)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.97 % 
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: 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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