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Viswakarma Thattan in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
200,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Viswakarma Thattan in India

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Introduction / History
The Thattan are jewelers by tradition who live in Kerala. They are Hindus by religion. They are not vegetarians. Malayalam is the language they speak, read and write in.

The Thattan have cousin marriages. There are birth and marriage ceremonies. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. The dead are buried or cremated. On the death of the father the property is shared the same between the sons and daughters with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

Some of them have jewelers shops, some own land. Some do office work among those who are educated which suggests that the gospel may need to be given in oral form too. Education is looked on favorably though with them. They use modern and traditional medicines and use family planning.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Thattan to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading 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: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:200,000
Largest States:
Kerala (128,000)Tamil Nadu (65,000)
Karnataka (5,200)Maharashtra (1,100)
Delhi (300)Telangana (200)
Puducherry (100)Andhra Pradesh (100)
Gujarat (100)Goa (80)
Total States on file:11
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Viswakarma Thattan
People Name General: Viswakarma Thattan
Alternate People Names:
AchariAkkasale
GejjigarSutar
Viswabrahmaविस्वाकर्मा ताट्टान
ROP3 Code: 118114
Joshua Project People ID: 21291
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200,000
Population all Countries: 200,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Malayali
People Name General: Viswakarma Thattan
Ethnic Code: CNN23b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (146,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (52,000)Tulu (1,600)
Kannada (1,300)Konkani, Goan (40)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
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
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 Thattan in India

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