Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) in Sri Lanka


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

Introduction / History

Their name comes from the word Moger meaning to dive because they traditionally earned their living by diving for fish, conch shells, pearls, and other valuable things of the sea.


Where Are they Located?

The Mukkuvan people live mainly in India’s four southern states, though some live in the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. The ones in India speak Malayalam, and those in Sri Lanka speak Tamil.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though some of the Mukkavan people are still divers, some now farm, and many of these are landlords. They live by their own Mukkavan laws, which apply to marriage and property matters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though we are praying for the Hindus among them, there are also a good-sized Muslim and Roman Catholic community among them as well.


What Are Their Needs?

This people group needs to experience the blessings of Jesus Christ by allowing their communities to become living sacrifices to Him.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions) in Sri Lanka.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Mukkavan people in Sri Lanka for Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Mukkavan families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Mukkavan people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Mukkavan people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17591/CE
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17591/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukkuvar


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mukkuvan (Hindu traditions)
World Population 159,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Moonillikar; Mugayan; Muguyan; Mukkuvar; Munalakkarar; Nalalakkarar; Puislan; Putia Islam; Putiya Islami; मुक्कूवन (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17591
ROP3 Code 113020
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Central
600
Uva
400
Sabaragamuwa
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Central 600
  Uva 400
  Sabaragamuwa 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (1,100 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tamil (1,100 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
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 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 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 Bible Visuals
General Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.78 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.22 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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