Kalavant in India

The Kalavant have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kalavantulu are Hindus by religion.

The Kalavantulu in Andhra Pradesh speak, read and write in Telugu. They are not vegetarians. They prefer cross cousin marriages. The divorced can marry again. The dead are buried or cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property. They work in a variety of jobs such as carpentry and government service.

The Kalavantulu in Maharashtra speak Marathi and Kannada and read and write in Devanagari. Rice is eaten by them as a cereal. They work in temple service, in agriculture and as labourers. Their literacy level is low so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They have a council to settle disputes among them. They use medical benefits for themselves.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


Scripture Prayers for the Kalavant in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kalavant
People Name in Country Kalavant
Population this Country 12,000
Population all Countries 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bogamvallu; Devadasi; Dixwant; Ganikulu; Kalavantulu; Kalawant; Kalvath; Sani; कालावंत
People ID 20667
ROP3 Code 116251
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 4
Largest States
Karnataka
7,000
Maharashtra
5,100
Andhra Pradesh
100
Telangana
60
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 4
  Karnataka 7,000
  Maharashtra 5,100
  Andhra Pradesh 100
  Telangana 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (9,300 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Marathi
1,000
Telugu
100
Konkani, Goan
50
Primary Language Kannada (9,300 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 1,000
  Telugu 100
  Konkani, Goan 50
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2022)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
80.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
19.01 %
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 Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more