Wayanad Pulayan in India

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

Introduction / History

The Pulayan peoples have a tribal background, and they are considered inferior by other people groups in southern India. They are Hindu, but their position is beneath the four Hindu castes. They have a couple of subgroups, one of which is the Wayanad.


Where Are they Located?

This Pulayan subgroup lives in a small part of Kerala, a state in southwestern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like most other Dalits, the Wayanad Pulayans are usually landless. Many are engaged as agricultural laborers, serving higher caste landowners without significant pay.

They are known to be talented craftsmen and basket makers. They also have a tradition of oral storytelling and folk songs. When they are not working to please their landlords, they enjoy singing and dancing to the music of drums and stringed instruments.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Wayanad Pulayans are enslaved by a host of vindictive gods, including Mankombu Bhagwati, Siva, Vishnu, and Ayyappa.


What Are Their Needs?

Being told that one's people is "polluted" and inferior makes them feel that way, even though they are not. The Wayanad Pulayans need to experience the love and acceptance of God the Father.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Pulayan Wayanad in India.

* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Wayanad Pulayan people.
* Pray for a movement of Wayanad Pulayan households to study the Bible and accept the spiritual blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Wayanad Pulayan people to God the Father.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Wayanad Pulayan people.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21220/IN
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Castes_and_Tribes_of_Southern_India/Thanda_Pulayan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulayar
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17911/IN
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2008/09/10
https://www.google.com/search?q=Thanda+Pulayan+People&oq=Thanda+Pulayan+People&aqs=chrome..69i57.153j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Pulayar#/media/File:Pulaya_women.JPG


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Pulayan Wayanad
People Name in Country Pulayan Wayanad
Natural Name Wayanad Pulayan
Population this Country 400
Population all Countries 400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Wayanadan Pulayan; पुलयन वायनाड
People ID 21220
ROP3 Code 117854
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)
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 1
  Kerala 400
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Malayalam (400 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Malayalam (400 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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 LUMO film of Gospels
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
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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