Paraiyan (Christian traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 17 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Chakkali 12,000
Param 12,000
Pullanji 12,000
Amma 6,200
Katti 6,100
Koliyan 6,100
Sozhia 6,100
Padiparayan 3,000
Vemparayan 3,000
Natuvili 2,000

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People Name General Paraiyan (Christian traditions)
People Name in Country Paraiyan (Christian traditions)
Population this Country 792,000
Population all Countries 808,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Christian Adi Dravida; Parayan; Parayan Christian; Samban; Sambava; Sambavan; Sambavar Christian; Veppur Parayan
People ID 21605
ROP3 Code 118399
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Christian
People Group Paraiyan (Christian traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 17 (only 15 largest shown)
  Chakkali 12,000
  Param 12,000
  Pullanji 12,000
  Amma 6,200
  Katti 6,100
  Koliyan 6,100
  Sozhia 6,100
  Padiparayan 3,000
  Vemparayan 3,000
  Natuvili 2,000
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 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
627,000
Kerala
130,000
Puducherry
15,000
Andhra Pradesh
9,700
Maharashtra
5,000
Telangana
1,500
Delhi
1,100
Karnataka
800
Madhya Pradesh
200
Gujarat
200
West Bengal
200
Andaman and Nicobar
100
Chhattisgarh
100
Uttar Pradesh
100
Odisha
90
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 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Tamil Nadu 627,000
  Kerala 130,000
  Puducherry 15,000
  Andhra Pradesh 9,700
  Maharashtra 5,000
  Telangana 1,500
  Delhi 1,100
  Karnataka 800
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Gujarat 200
  West Bengal 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
  Chhattisgarh 100
  Uttar Pradesh 100
  Odisha 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (660,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
123,000
Telugu
2,000
English
2,000
Konkani, Goan
900
Kannada
200
Tulu
40
Primary Language Tamil (660,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 123,000
  Telugu 2,000
  English 2,000
  Konkani, Goan 900
  Kannada 200
  Tulu 40
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 (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
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 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)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Gospel website in this language
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
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  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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