Muthan in India

The Muthan have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Muthan people live in the forests and hills of Kerala, a state in southwestern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Although they were provided with a government “rehabilitation package” most prefer to live in their traditional forest home. Some work on cashew plantations. Others cut bamboo or trees and sell their goods. Some grow plantains and tapioca. Some fields of the Muthans are leased to the people in the town at throwaway prices.The Muthan try to combine a modern civilization and lifestyle.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Muthans worship a hill goddess along with some of the Hindu gods and goddesses.


What Are Their Needs?

The Muthan people need job training so they can function well in 21st century Kerala. They are very vulnerable at this time.


Prayer Points

Pray for good schools for the Muthan children and youth.

Pray God will have mercy on the Muthan doing whatever it takes to place them in a position to receive him.

Ask God to open the hearts of the Muthan to the gospel.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among the Muthan people.


Scripture Prayers for the Muthan in India.


References

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Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Muthan
People Name in Country Muthan
Population this Country 8,300
Population all Countries 8,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Malamuthan; Malavala Shiva; Moothan; Mussad; Muthathu; Muttatu; मुतन
People ID 17716
ROP3 Code 113166
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 2
Largest States
Kerala
5,400
Tamil Nadu
2,800
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 2
  Kerala 5,400
  Tamil Nadu 2,800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (6,700 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Tamil
300
Primary Language Malayalam (6,700 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 300
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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