The Word of God for the Malayalam Speakers
There are 34.8 million Malayalam speakers in India. The language is primarily spoken in the southern state of Kerala but is also spoken in the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Puducherry as well as the islands of Lakshadweep. The Malayali are primarily tribal people, most of them live in a rural setting with an economic emphasis on farming, herding, and gathering non-timber products. Many visitors to India travel to Kerala, which is known as “God’s country” because of the amazing natural scenery.
Christianity only accounts for 18% of the population. Of the remaining population of Malayalam speakers, 27% of the population is Muslim and 55% are Hindu, the ancient religion of India.2 Audio bibles will allow for the Word of God to be distributed to the millions of awaiting Malayalam speakers.
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