Agamudaiyan Nattaman in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Agamudaiyan Nattaman people live in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Agamudaiyan Nattaman speak, read and write in Tamil. Those in Kerala also speak Malayalam. They are not vegetarians and eat rice.
Agriculture is the main work of the Parkavakulam or Udayar people. They often marry their cousins. They do not allow for divorce. They have birth and marriage rituals, and the dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property, and the oldest son takes charge of the estate. They have a caste association to look after them.
They use modern and traditional medicines. Family planning is used by them and they are educated to secondary schooling.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Agamudaiyan Nattaman 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.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Ask God to raise up Agamudaiyan Nattaman who are more desirous to know the truth than to stay on the broad road to death.
Ask God to send loving, committed workers to the Agamudaiyan Nattaman in the near future.
Pray the Agamudaiyan Nattaman would no longer be hidden away from the influence of Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Agamudaiyan Nattaman in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Agamudaiyan Nattaman
People Name in Country Agamudaiyan Nattaman
Population this Country 735,000
Population all Countries 744,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
Alternate Names Ambalakaram; Moopanar; Muppan; Mutracha; Muttiryan; Nattaman; Nattaman Udaiyar; Parkavakulam; Sekkan; Servaikaran; Udaiyar; Udayar; Valaiyan; आगामुदैईयाँ नाट्टमान
People ID 21312
ROP3 Code 118144
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
680,000
Karnataka
20,000
Puducherry
14,000
Kerala
7,400
Maharashtra
2,900
Andhra Pradesh
2,000
Telangana
700
Delhi
700
Andaman and Nicobar
300
Chhattisgarh
200
West Bengal
200
Madhya Pradesh
100
Odisha
70
Uttar Pradesh
70
Chandigarh
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 20
  Tamil Nadu 680,000
  Karnataka 20,000
  Puducherry 14,000
  Kerala 7,400
  Maharashtra 2,900
  Andhra Pradesh 2,000
  Telangana 700
  Delhi 700
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
  Chhattisgarh 200
  West Bengal 200
  Madhya Pradesh 100
  Odisha 70
  Uttar Pradesh 70
  Chandigarh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (653,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
6,400
Primary Language Tamil (653,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 6,400
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  (1727-2021)
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 General Ministry Resources
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 Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Finding Peace
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.81 %
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 Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more