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PEID: 41762

ROP: 112424

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tribal

Language: Malayalam - (mal)

Alternate Name(s): Kaniyan, Kanisan, Rashi-Panikar, Ganka, Kani, Kanisu, Kanyan, Kaniya

Primary Religion: Hinduism - Folk Hinduism

Country: India

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Population: 127,000

Global Population: 127,000

PEID: 41762

ROP: 112424

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Kaniyar of India, numbering 127,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Other Tribal people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in India. Their primary language is Malayalam. The primary religion practiced by the Kaniyar is Folk Hinduism, characterized by local traditions and cults of local deities worshiped at the community level.

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