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Map Source: People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
|People Name:||Malai Arayan|
|Christian Adherents:||42.84 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Tribal - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
Mala Arayan means king of the forest. The Malai Arayan or Mala Arayan live in Kerala. They are mainly Hindus who speak Malayam and are a scheduled tribe. There are more of them who work in government service than in any other scheduled tribe.
Some of the Malai Arayan are Christian believers and they marry in the church that the groom attends. The Malai Arayan work in agriculture and are hunters. Unlike most Hindus they bury their dead.
Most are Hindus, but there is a strong Christian presence among them.
The Malai Aryan people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.
* Pray that any evangelical Malai Arayan believers will lead others to Jesus Christ. * Pray that the internet and gospel materials will provide them with abundant resources. * Pray for a disciple making movement among them this decade.