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Vaniyan in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
952,000 Tamil Hinduism 11.98 % Unknown   

Vaniyan in India

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Introduction / History
The Vanniya Kula Kshatriya in Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice. They prefer cousin marriages. There are birth and marriage rituals. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. The dead are cremated or buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

They work mainly in agriculture. Hinduism is their religion. They have councils and associations to look after them and judge in disagreements. They are partly educated, so the gospel may need to be given in oral form too. They use modern medicines and family planning.

The Vanniya Kula Kshatriya live in Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Karnataka and Kerala also. In Pondicherry, the children are educated to college level.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Vanniya leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings 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:952,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (631,000)Kerala (219,000)
Andhra Pradesh (54,000)Karnataka (33,000)
Puducherry (6,200)Maharashtra (4,300)
Delhi (1,500)Telangana (1,500)
Gujarat (300)Chandigarh (200)
Total States on file:20
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Vaniyan
People Name General: Vaniyan
Alternate People Names:
वन्नीयाँ, लिंगायत
ROP3 Code: 117085
Joshua Project People ID: 20707
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 952,000
Population all Countries: 969,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Vaniyan
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil (683,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (219,000)Telugu (32,000)
English (1,500)Kannada (300)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity11.98 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism88.02 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
 
 
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
 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 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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Vaniyan in India

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