Malabar Catholic in India

The Malabar Catholic 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 Malabar Catholic in India live mainly in Kerala in Allepey, Quilon and Ernakulam. They have three sub-groups and speak, read and write in Malayalam. They are usually no more than medium height.

One of the sub-groups is the Munnttikar. They are monogamous and are not allowed to divorce, but the bereaved can marry again. They are not vegetarians and rice is their favorite cereal.

Water is the main source of finance for the Malabar Catholic in Allepey and Quillon while those in Ernakulam live off the land. Some earn money from fishing and industrial work.

The Malabar Catholic have a parish council with the church vicar in charge. These councils judge in disagreements and give advice. The Malabar are Roman Catholics. Horoscope reading is done by them. They have their children educated. They use traditional and modern medicine and do family planning.


Prayer Points

Pray that the vicars and the people on parish councils come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Malabar to Salvation.
Pray that the Malabar Catholics will realize that they need to be born again.


Scripture Prayers for the Malabar Catholic in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Malabar Catholic
People Name in Country Malabar Catholic
Population this Country 3,169,000
Population all Countries 3,169,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Latin Catholikar; Latinkar; मलाबार कॅतोलिक
People ID 17498
ROP3 Code 112914
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 34
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Kerala
2,509,000
Tamil Nadu
277,000
Karnataka
209,000
Maharashtra
103,000
Delhi
11,000
Gujarat
7,000
Telangana
5,100
West Bengal
4,700
Madhya Pradesh
2,300
Andhra Pradesh
2,100
Chhattisgarh
2,100
Andaman and Nicobar
1,600
Punjab
1,400
Odisha
1,400
Uttar Pradesh
1,200
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 34  (only 20 largest shown)
  Kerala 2,509,000
  Tamil Nadu 277,000
  Karnataka 209,000
  Maharashtra 103,000
  Delhi 11,000
  Gujarat 7,000
  Telangana 5,100
  West Bengal 4,700
  Madhya Pradesh 2,300
  Andhra Pradesh 2,100
  Chhattisgarh 2,100
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,600
  Punjab 1,400
  Odisha 1,400
  Uttar Pradesh 1,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (2,567,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Tamil
49,000
Tulu
19,000
English
15,000
Konkani
13,000
Konkani, Goan
7,400
Kannada
3,700
Primary Language Malayalam (2,567,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 49,000
  Tulu 19,000
  English 15,000
  Konkani 13,000
  Konkani, Goan 7,400
  Kannada 3,700
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  (1841-2022)
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 Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more