Kollan Viswakarma in India

The Viswakarma Kollan 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.

Introduction / History

The Kollan of Kerala speak, read and write in Malayalam.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Vishwakarma Kollan are traditionally blacksmiths but now many work in agriculture, as day laborers, goldsmiths, businessmen, or as office workers. The Kollan now have monogamous marriages, between one man and one woman. They prefer cross-cousin marriages arranged by their families. They allow for re-marriage after a divorce or if the spouse dies. On the death of the father, the oldest son takes charge of family matters. Their children are educated. They have an organization that looks after their needs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kollan 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?

The Kollan people need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ, the one who came to give abundant life to all who call on His name.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Viswakarma Kollan in India.

Pray that the leaders of the Kollan come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a Christ-ward movement. * Pray that gospel materials and the internet will become easily available to them. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only Savior.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Viswakarma Kollan
People Name in Country Viswakarma Kollan
Natural Name Kollan Viswakarma
Population this Country 191,000
Population all Countries 191,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Kammalan; Karuvan; Kolla; Manu; विस्वाकर्मा कोल्लन
People ID 21288
ROP3 Code 118111
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 12
Largest States
Kerala
128,000
Tamil Nadu
55,000
Karnataka
5,000
Maharashtra
1,100
Delhi
400
Andhra Pradesh
300
Telangana
200
Puducherry
200
Gujarat
100
Goa
40
Odisha
30
Madhya Pradesh
10
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 12
  Kerala 128,000
  Tamil Nadu 55,000
  Karnataka 5,000
  Maharashtra 1,100
  Delhi 400
  Andhra Pradesh 300
  Telangana 200
  Puducherry 200
  Gujarat 100
  Goa 40
  Odisha 30
  Madhya Pradesh 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Malayalam (144,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Tamil
43,000
Tulu
2,600
Kannada
700
Primary Language Malayalam (144,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 43,000
  Tulu 2,600
  Kannada 700
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 Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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