Mudaliar Vellalan in India

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

Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Arcot 3,100
Arsikeri 3,100
Pattanam 3,100
Pudamalai 3,100
Vellore 3,100

Introduction / History

Originally their name meant "headman." The Mudaliyar in Maharashtra migrated from Tamil Nadu. They speak Tamil, Marathi and Hindi and read and write in Tamil and Devanagari. The Mudaliyar in Karnataka speak Tamil and Kannada. They write in Kannada.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work in agriculture and in several other occupations such as private business. They have a community association that helps them. They prefer marriages between cousins. Divorcees and widows cannot marry again. Widowers are permitted to marry again. Sons inherit the property. The dead are either buried or cremated.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mudaliyar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

Mudaliyar people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Vellalan Mudaliar in India.

* Please pray that the leaders of the community association come to Jesus Christ and lead others into a disciple making movement. * Please pray that gospel materials will become easily available to them. * Pray for workers and intercessors.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Vellalan Mudaliar
People Name in Country Vellalan Mudaliar
Natural Name Mudaliar Vellalan
Population this Country 42,000
Population all Countries 42,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Agamudian Vellala; Mudaliar; Mudaliyar; Pillai; Vellalar; वेल्लालन मुदलियर
People ID 21276
ROP3 Code 118099
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 3
Largest States
Karnataka
32,000
Tamil Nadu
8,900
Maharashtra
1,300
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 3
  Karnataka 32,000
  Tamil Nadu 8,900
  Maharashtra 1,300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tamil (42,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tamil (42,000 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
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 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 Unknown)
0.14 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
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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