Valluvan of India
People Name: Valluvan
Country: India
Language: Tamil
Population: 125,000
Unreached: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Primary Religion: Hinduism
% Adherents: 0.00 %
% Evangelical: 0.00 %
Progress Status: 1.0
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Joshua Project
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Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Valluvan of India are a scheduled caste who live in Tamil Nadu and also in Pondicherry.

In Tamil Nadu the Valluvan live mainly in villages. They speak Tamil and have cross-cousin marriages. Widows cannot marry again. They are priests by tradition and present day too and do fortune telling. Hinduism is their religion. They believe in education.

In Pondicherry they are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. They speak Tamil too. They are mainly landless. Though there are priests, many have gone into other work such as business and trade. They believe in education for boys and to a lesser degree for girls. Family planning and other benefits also are used by them.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will give the Valluvan dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.

Valluvan of India