* Representative photo. Actual image is of the Sri Lankan Moor of Sri Lanka people group. Credit: A Lovely World

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PEID: 46258

ROP: 113870

Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Tamil

Language: Tamil - (tam)

Alternative Name(s):

Primary Religion: Hinduism -

Country: India

Population: 11,880,000

Global Population: 11,880,000

PEID: 46258

ROP: 113870

Engagement Status: Engaged

Progress of the Gospel: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity

Overview: The Vanniyar (Tamil) of India have a population of 11,880,000. They are part of the Tamil people cluster. This people group is found only in India. Their primary language is Tamil - (tam). The primary religion practiced by the Vanniyar (Tamil) is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. Their GSEC status is 3, which means this people group is less than 2% evangelical but there has been dispersed church planting among them within the past two years.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Available