Nanjanad Vellalan in India

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

Introduction / History

The Vellala are a large caste who work mainly in agriculture and live in Tamil Nadu and speak, read and write in Tamil. They speak Hindi too.

The Vellala are monogamous and prefer cross-cousin marriages. Widows can now marry again. It is not approved of by the general community. Divorce is allowed but does not happen much. On the death of the father, the sons inherit most of the property.

The Vellala are Hindus by religion but there are some Vellala Christians. They have festivals and have birth, marriage and death rituals.

In Kerala, the Vellala are vegetarians who eat rice. They believe in education and in family planning.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Vellalan Nanjanad in India.

* Pray that Indian Christians lead the Vellala to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.


References

http://www.everyculture.com/South-Asia/Vellala.html


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Vellalan Nanjanad
People Name in Country Vellalan Nanjanad
Natural Name Nanjanad Vellalan
World Population 200,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names वेल्लालन नांजनद
People ID 21278
ROP3 Code 118101
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
104,000
Kerala
96,000
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 104,000
  Kerala 96,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tamil (123,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
78,000
Primary Language Tamil (123,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 78,000
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 Unknown)
1.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.90 %
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 Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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