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Viswakarma Kollan in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
191,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Viswakarma Kollan in India

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Introduction / History
The Kollan of Kerala speak, read and write in Malayalam. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

The Kollan are now monogamous. They prefer cross-cousin marriages by discussion. There are birth and marriage rituals. Marrying again is allowed. The dead are buried or cremated. On the death of the father, the oldest son becomes in charge of the home.

The Kollan are traditionally blacksmiths but now many work in agriculture, as laborers, in business or office work. Hinduism is their religion. Their children are educated. They use family planning and modern medicines. They have an organization that looks after them.

The Kollan live in Karnataka too. There they read and write in Kannada. Some of them have become goldsmiths.

Prayer Points
Pray that the leaders of the Kollan come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* 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:191,000
Largest States:
Kerala (129,000)Tamil Nadu (54,000)
Karnataka (5,000)Maharashtra (1,200)
Delhi (400)Andhra Pradesh (300)
Telangana (200)Puducherry (200)
Gujarat (100)Goa (40)
Total States on file:12
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Viswakarma Kollan
People Name General: Viswakarma Kollan
Alternate People Names:
KammalanKaruvan
KollaManu
विस्वाकर्मा कोल्लन
ROP3 Code: 118111
Joshua Project People ID: 21288
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 191,000
Population all Countries: 191,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Malayali
People Name General: Viswakarma Kollan
Ethnic Code: CNN23b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (144,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (42,000)Tulu (2,600)
Kannada (700)
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
 
 
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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 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 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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Viswakarma Kollan in India

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