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PEID: 41532

ROP: 112836

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Malayali

Language: Tamil - (tam)

Alternate Name(s): Malaikaran, Male Gounder, Malai Jati, Malai Gounden, Malaikaran

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: India

Also found in: Bahrain; Canada; Israel; Kuwait; Malaysia; Maldives; Myanmar; Oman; Qatar; Singapore; United Arab Emirates; United States

Population: 396,000

Global Population: 2,152,350

PEID: 41532

ROP: 112836

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity

Overview: The Malayali of India, numbering 396,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malayali people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,152,350 in 13 countries. Their primary language is Tamil. The primary religion practiced by the Malayali is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

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