Pulayan Mala in India

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

Introduction / History

The Pulayan are a scheduled caste. They are among those with the lowest status in Hindu society. The Pulayan in Kerala speak, read and write in Malayalam. The Pulayan in Tamil Nadu speak Tamil.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are mostly landless agricultural workers. Some of them make baskets and other crafts. They are famous for their music and dance. They often marry their cousins. Marriage is either by mutual consent or it's arranged by family leaders. The groom's family pays a dowry to the bride's family.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to accept the blessings of Jesus Christ, the one who came to offer "life to the full."


Prayer Points

Pray that believers among the Pulayans will have their feeling of self-worth solidly founded on Jesus Christ as a testimony to others. Pray that they will be able to help others find their dignity and worth in the Savior. Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Pulayan people with his presence and mercy. Pray for believers among this people group to disciple others who will disciple still others. Pray for Bible believing fellowships and churches among the Pulayan people.


Scripture Prayers for the Mala Pulayan in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mala Pulayan
People Name in Country Mala Pulayan
Natural Name Pulayan Mala
Pronunciation POO-lah-yahn MAH-lah
Population this Country 82,000
Population all Countries 82,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names माला पुलयन
People ID 17665
ROP3 Code 113107
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 2
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
80,000
Kerala
1,600
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 2
  Tamil Nadu 80,000
  Kerala 1,600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (46,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Tamil
24,000
Malayalam
300
Primary Language Telugu (46,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 24,000
  Malayalam 300
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Story Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more