Arayan in India

The Arayan 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 Arayan live mainly in the State of Kerala. They speak, read and write in Malayalam, Kerala's language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Arayan are fishermen. Some own land and work in agriculture. The Arayan usually have the same shares regarding inheritance but sometimes women get less property. The wealthy among them cremate the dead while the others bury the dead. The children are educated to secondary level while some go further. They make use of welfare benefits for themselves.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give the Arayan dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ. Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation. Pray for spiritual hunger and a willingness to be drawn to the Holy One of Israel.


Scripture Prayers for the Arayan in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Arayan
People Name in Country Arayan
Population this Country 241,000
Population all Countries 241,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Arayar; Are; Kadalamyan; Nulayan; अरायण
People ID 16250
ROP3 Code 111372
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 11
Largest States
Kerala
181,000
Tamil Nadu
55,000
Karnataka
1,800
Delhi
700
Puducherry
200
Gujarat
200
Andaman and Nicobar
200
Telangana
100
Maharashtra
100
Goa
30
Andhra Pradesh
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 11
  Kerala 181,000
  Tamil Nadu 55,000
  Karnataka 1,800
  Delhi 700
  Puducherry 200
  Gujarat 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 200
  Telangana 100
  Maharashtra 100
  Goa 30
  Andhra Pradesh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (176,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Tamil
25,000
Tulu
300
Konkani, Goan
30
Primary Language Malayalam (176,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 25,000
  Tulu 300
  Konkani, Goan 30
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  (1841-2022)
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
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
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 video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.90 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.09 %
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