Kavuthiyan in India

The Kavuthiyan have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Izhavakavuthian 2,600
Tachha Kanisakuvuthiyan 2,500
Tacca Kanisakavuthiyan Unknown

Introduction / History

The Kavuthiyan people probably migrated to southern India from Sri Lanka hundreds of years ago.


Where Are they Located?

They people live in the Malabar region of Kerala state in southwestern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As Hindu barbers, the Kavuthiyan people have low status. They are fortunate to have Other Backward Caste status, which is higher than most other barber castes. Like most other communities in Kerala, they speak Malayalam.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kavuthiyan people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Kavuthiyan people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kavuthiyan people need the opportunity to get advanced education so they can rise above their humble state.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kavuthiyan in India.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Kavuthiyan people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Kavuthiyan families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Kavuthiyan families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Kavuthiyan family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


References

http://www.keralawindow.net/hindu_files/hindu_k.html


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kavuthiyan
People Name in Country Kavuthiyan
World Population 29,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kavuthi; Kavuthia; Kavuthiyar; Kavutivan; Kavutiyan; Kawuthi; Navitar; Sakkaravar; कावठियाँ
People ID 17121
ROP3 Code 112467
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Kerala
26,000
Karnataka
1,600
Tamil Nadu
1,400
Puducherry
100
Delhi
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Kerala 26,000
  Karnataka 1,600
  Tamil Nadu 1,400
  Puducherry 100
  Delhi 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Malayalam (29,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Tulu
500
Primary Language Malayalam (29,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Tulu 500
People Groups Speaking Malayalam

Primary Language:  Malayalam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1829-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1841-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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