Paliyan in India

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

Introduction / History

This Scheduled Tribe lives in the southern parts of India where they once gather goods from the forest to sell. They were nomadic hunter-gatherers who ate mainly yams.


Where Are they Located?

This people group lives in the southernmost parts of India’s states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Their original language is related to Malayalam, the language of Kerala.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today these people sell forest products such as honey. Some are wage laborers. They often live in the hills where they are vulnerable to attacks by other communities. Many have been driven out of their traditional homeland by encroachers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Paliyan people practice Hinduism, but it is blended with their traditional beliefs which involve appeasing various spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

These people need protection from those who are taking away their livelihood and their homeland.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Paliyan in India.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Paliyan people for Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Paliyan families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Paliyan people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Paliyan people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paliyan


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Paliyan
People Name in Country Paliyan
World Population 10,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names पालियान
People ID 17885
ROP3 Code 113365
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
7,200
Karnataka
2,900
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 7,200
  Karnataka 2,900
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tamil (10,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tamil (10,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1727-2016)
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 General Ministry Resources
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 Finding Peace
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 Tamil
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Bible Visuals
General Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources
General God's Simple Plan
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 Copyrighted © 2020  Philipose Vaidyar  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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