In Tamil Nadu they speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.
They have cousin marriages and widowers can marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son having the largest amount. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.
Some of them work in agriculture. Hinduism is their religion. They are only partly favorable to education, so the gospel may need to be given in oral form too. They use family planning. A council looks after them.
The Vanniyar live in Kerala too and here they speak, read and write in Malayalam. They are educated here.
Some of them live in Pondicherry.
* Scripture Prayers for the Vanniyan Kamakshiamma in India.
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
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|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Tamil
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||General Ministry Resources|
|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||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|