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Brahmin Indian Tamil in Sri Lanka



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
30,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.45 % Unknown   

Brahmin Indian Tamil in Sri Lanka

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Introduction / History
Ancient Tamil Sangam poetry suggests a civilization which was well established in southern India at the time of Christ. Between A.D. 600-1600, rival dynasties - Chera, Pallava, Chola, Pandya - backed literature, art, and the building of Hindu temples. During this period, peaceful migrations and military invasions, led Tamils to become well established in northern and eastern Sri Lanka. The Tamil language belongs to the Dravidian family of languages, which is possibly the earliest surviving language group in the South Asian subcontinent. In Sri Lanka, the Tamils form 18% of the population and the Sinhalese makeup 74% of the population. Although the two groups practice different religions, in the 20th century, the cause of their tension was due to linguistic contention rather than religious. The majority of Tamils live in rural farming villages, but there is growth taking place in urban areas. The main food crop is rice which is accompanied mostly by fish and coconuts. Some of the most long-standing towns in Talimandu were built around Hindu temples.

Where are they located?
The Tamil Brahmins are located in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India. Many Tamils have also settled in various countries including, Europe, Canada, the United States, Malaysia and Singapore.

What are their lives like?
Most Tamils are farmers, fishermen, or washerman (laundering clothes for rituals such as births, weddings, and funerals). Weaving, spinning, and pottery are other very important occupations in this area. Farming in this area is not simple as the western mountains block much of Tamil Nadu from receiving all of the southwest monsoon rains. Because of this there has been a rise in suicide as indebted farmers receive poor crop yields, experience financial devastation, and/or lack community support.

What are their beliefs?
The majority of Tamil people follow the Hindu religion, but during medieval times there were also Buddhists and Jains. There are Tamil-speaking Christians and Muslims. Tamil beliefs are based on Hindu concepts. The Tamils believe the different genders help give form and consciousness to the cosmos (male) and are given energy and substance (female). The Tamils call the pairing of the male (passive and cool) and female (active and hot) Siva-Sakti (the pairing of the male god Siva and the female aspect Sakti).

Prayer Points
*Pray for people to be able to cope with the economic hardships and loss of hope.
*Pray for the families who are left behind due to suicide.
*Pray that believers would rise up and be willing to establish churches.

References
Associated Press (Producer). (2017). Indian farmers demand more govt support [Streaming video]. Retrieved from Associated Press Video Collection database. McGilvray, D. (2003).
Symbolic Heat: Gender, Health and Worship among the Tamils of South India and Sri Lanka. Nigesh, K. & Saranya, T.S. (2017).
Unveiling the Relationship between Cultural Practices & Well-Being among Brahmin Students. The International Journal of Psychology (4), 4.

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Country: Sri Lanka
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:30,000
Largest Provinces:
Central (17,000)Uva (5,500)
Sabaragamuwa (3,700)Western (2,300)
Southern (600)Eastern (300)
North Western (200)Northern (200)
North Central (70)
Total Provinces on file:9
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Indian Tamil
People Name General: Brahmin Indian Tamil
Alternate People Names:
ब्रामिन इंडियन तमिल
ROP3 Code: 118291
Joshua Project People ID: 21524
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 30,000
Population all Countries: 30,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Tamil
People Name General: Brahmin Indian Tamil
Ethnic Code: CNN23c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (Unknown)Telugu (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.45 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.55 % 
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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 Gospel Go
 
 
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 / 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)
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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Brahmin Indian Tamil in Sri Lanka

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