Malayali of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 227,955

ROP3 Code: 112836
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Malayali
Language: Malayalam - (mal)
Religion: Hinduism
Country of Origin: India

Status of Christianity


Engaged yet Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NJ - 15,000

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 11,740

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 10,000

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 6,925

  Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX - 2,500

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Brief Profile

The Malayali people originated from the Indian state of Kerala and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. The majority of Malayali people adhere to Hinduism and should not be confused with the Kerala people, who are predominantly Coptic Christians. There also is a smaller percentage of Malayali who adhere to Islam.

As do the Kerala people, they speak the Malayalam language as their mother tongue.

Historically in India, they have a history of being immigrants to the Kerala state from various parts of the world, as well as a unique sub-culture owing to the tropical environment of the state. The majority serve in medical services and other professional roles.

A large number of Malayalis have emigrated claiming Malayalam heritage which also includes those who are Hindu and Muslim.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for churches to develop intentional church planting strategies specifically focusing on the Malayali Hindu speakers.
  • Pray for Christians that live and work among Malayali to begin loving friendships with them.
  • Pray against the spiritual principalities and powers that have kept the Malayali bound for many generations.
  • Pray God will work in the hearts and minds via dreams and other means of Malayali Hindu people.

Resources

J-Film
Global Recordings Network
Online Bible
Online Talking Bible - Malayalam
PG - Hindi and Hindu Story Set (pdf)
Religions - Hinduism Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesRidgewoodNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNJ12,000
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON11,740
United StatesChicagoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL10,000
United StatesFort WorthDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX6,925
United StatesNew CityNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY3,000
United StatesHouston, Pearland, WoodlandsHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,500
CanadaVancouver BC1,765
CanadaCalgary AB1,735
CanadaEdmonton AB1,545
United StatesGreenvilleGreenville-Anderson-MauldinSC500
United StatesJefferson CityJefferson CityMO12