Thattan Viswakarma in India

The Viswakarma Thattan 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 Thattan are jewelers by tradition. They live mainly in Kerala, though they are also in other states. Malayalam, the language of Kerala, is the language they use in speech, reading and writing.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some of them own jewelry shops and some own land. Some do office work, especially those with a higher education. They approve of getting a college degree. They often marry their cousins. They allow their people to marry again after a divorce. Unlike most Hindu communities, the Thattan people sometimes bury their dead rather than cremate them. On the death of the father the property is shared the same between the sons and daughters with the oldest son taking charge of the home.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus.


What Are Their Needs?

The Thattan people need to experience the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Viswakarma Thattan in India.

* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will only be satisfied by Jesus Christ. * Pray for the Lord to raise up faithful workers and intercessors for the Thattan people. * Pray for a disciple making movement among them.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Viswakarma Thattan
People Name in Country Viswakarma Thattan
Natural Name Thattan Viswakarma
Population this Country 202,000
Population all Countries 202,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Achari; Akkasale; Gejjigar; Sutar; Viswabrahma; विस्वाकर्मा ताट्टान
People ID 21291
ROP3 Code 118114
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 10
Largest States
Kerala
128,000
Tamil Nadu
67,000
Karnataka
5,200
Maharashtra
1,000
Delhi
300
Telangana
200
Puducherry
100
Gujarat
100
Andhra Pradesh
100
Goa
80
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 10
  Kerala 128,000
  Tamil Nadu 67,000
  Karnataka 5,200
  Maharashtra 1,000
  Delhi 300
  Telangana 200
  Puducherry 100
  Gujarat 100
  Andhra Pradesh 100
  Goa 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (146,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Tamil
53,000
Tulu
1,600
Kannada
1,300
Konkani, Goan
40
Primary Language Malayalam (146,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 53,000
  Tulu 1,600
  Kannada 1,300
  Konkani, Goan 40
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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