Kakkalan in India

The Kakkalan 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: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Kollak Kavitiyan 300

Introduction / History

According to their legend, Shiva went to a Brahmin village disguised as a beggar, and they drove him out. In his rage, the offended god reduced their village to ashes, and they asked for forgiveness. Shiva responded by making them into a community of beggars. There are a couple of subgroups of the Kallalan people. They are a Scheduled Caste, meaning that their status is low enough that they are given “reservations” for certain government jobs and opportunities to attend college.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Kakkalan people live on the southern tip of India, mostly in Kerala. They might not be in Tamil Nadu any longer.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kakkalan people are wandering beggars who practice palmistry and fortune telling. Though they are wanderers, they try to be at home for a special new year’s celebration. Part of their celebration is wearing new clothes and enjoying a feast. They are polygamous, and a man might have as many as 12 wives. There is big celebration for the first wedding, but the others are not celebrated on the same level. Though most speak Malayalam, the language of Kerala, they also have their own language which they speak with one another.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kakkalan people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They are especially devoted to worshipping the sun. They have no temples of their own, and they must stay at a safe distance from temples according to Hindu customs. This demonstrates that they are not well accepted by other Hindu communities.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kakkalan people need the chance to put their wounded self-worth in the hands of Jesus Christ and make Him the center of their identity.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kakkalan in India.

* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Kakkalan people.
* Pray for the Kakkalan people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Kakkalan people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Kakkalan disciples to make more disciples.

Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Kakkalan communities.


References

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Castes_and_Tribes_of_Southern_India/Kakkalan
http://www.keralawindow.net/hindu_files/hindu_k.html
http://censusindia.gov.in/Tables_Published/SCST/dh_sc_tamilnadu.pdf


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kakkalan
People Name in Country Kakkalan
World Population 14,000
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 Kakilvar; Kakka Kuravan; Kakkan; Korava; Koravan; Kuravan; कक्कालन
People ID 17198
ROP3 Code 112562
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 3
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
7,400
Kerala
6,100
Karnataka
100
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 3
  Tamil Nadu 7,400
  Kerala 6,100
  Karnataka 100
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Malayalam (7,500 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Tamil
6,000
Kannada
90
Primary Language Malayalam (7,500 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 6,000
  Kannada 90
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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