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The Knanaya, also known as the Southists or Tekkumbhagar, are an endogamous group in the Saint Thomas Christian community of Kerala, India. [1]

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Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve, according to the creation myths of the Abrahamic religions, were the first man and woman.

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Arranged marriage

Arranged marriage is a type of marital union where the bride and groom are selected by a third party rather than by each other.

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Brahmin is a varna in Vedic Hinduism and also a caste of people who are members of it.

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The Gospel of John refers a number of times to a town called Cana of Galilee.

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Canaan (Northwest Semitic:; Phoenician: 𐤊𐤍𐤏𐤍; Biblical Hebrew: כנען /; Masoretic: כְּנָעַן /) was, during the late 2nd millennium BC, a region in the Ancient Near East.

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Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, non-commensality and hereditary occupations.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.

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Cheraman Perumal

Cheraman Perumal (ചേരമാൻ പെരുമാൾ; சேரமான் பெருமாள்; تشيرامان بيروميل) is the royal title used by the rulers of the Chera dynasty in southern India.

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Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States.

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Chingavanam is a small city between Kottayam and Changanassery.

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Church of the East

The Church of the East (ܥܕܬܐ ܕܡܕܢܚܐ ʿĒ(d)tāʾ d-Maḏn(ə)ḥāʾ), also known as the Nestorian Church, was a Christian church within the Syriac tradition of Eastern Christianity.

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Colonial India

Colonial India is the part of the South Asia which was under the jurisdiction of European colonialism powers, through trade and conquest.

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Coonan Cross Oath

The Coonan Cross Oath (Koonan Kurishu Satyam), taken on 3 January 1653, was a public avowal by members of the Saint Thomas Christian community of Kerala, India that they would not submit to Portuguese dominance in ecclesiastical and secular life.

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Endogamy is the practice of marrying within a specific ethnic group, class, or social group, rejecting others on such a basis as being unsuitable for marriage or for other close personal relationships.

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Eparchy is an anglicized Greek word (ἐπαρχία), authentically Latinized as eparchia, which can be loosely translated as the rule or jurisdiction over something, such as a province, prefecture, or territory.

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Jacobite Syrian Christian Church

The Jacobite Syrian Christian Church or Syriac Church of Malankara, commonly and erroneously referred to as the Jacobites or the Patrigeese Church, is an integral part of the Syriac Church, located in Kerala, India.

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The Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation), also known as the Jewish people, are an ethnoreligious and ethno-cultural group descended from the Israelites of the Ancient Near East and originating from the historical kingdoms of Israel and Judah.

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Judea or Judæa (from יהודה, Standard Yəhuda Tiberian, Ἰουδαία, Ioudaía; IVDÆA, يهودية, Yahudia) is the biblical, Roman, and modern name of the mountainous southern part of Palestine.

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Kerala, sometimes referred to in historical terms as Keralam, is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast.

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Kodungallur (anglicised name: Cranganore), is a municipality in the Thrissur district of Kerala, India.

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Kottayam (koʊttɑːjəm) is a city in the Indian state of Kerala covering an area of.

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Latin Church

The Latin Church is part of the Catholic Church.

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List of Syriac Orthodox Patriarchs of Antioch

The Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch is the head of the Syriac Orthodox Church.

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Marar (Maaraar or Maaraan) is the name given to the temple musicians of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar in the state of Kerala, India whose primary duty was to provide the traditional temple Sopanam music.

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Malankara Church

The Malankara Church is a church of the Saint Thomas Christians of Kerala, India, with particular emphasis on the part of the community that joined Archdeacon Mar Thoma in swearing to resist the authority of the Portuguese Padroado in 1653.

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Malayalam, sometimes referred to as Kairali, is a language spoken in India, predominantly in the state of Kerala.

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The Malayali are a Dravidian people who inhabit the South Indian state of Kerala and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and have the Malayalam language as their mother tongue.

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Middle East

The Middle EastArabic: الشرق الأوسط,; Armenian: Միջին Արևելք, Merdzavor Arevelk’; Azerbaijani: Orta Şərq; French: Moyen-Orient; Georgian: ახლო აღმოსავლეთი, akhlo aghmosavleti; Greek: Μέση Ανατολή, Mési Anatolí; Hebrew: המזרח התיכון, Ha'Mizrah Ha'Tihon; Kurdish: Rojhilata Navîn; Persian: خاورمیانه, khāvar-miyāneh; Somali: Bariga Dhexe; Soranî Kurdish: ڕۆژھەڵاتی ناوین, rrojhellatî nayn; Turkish: Orta Doğu; Urdu: مشرق وسطی, hashrq vsty (also called the Mid East) is a eurocentric description of a region centered on Western Asia and Egypt.

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The Nair, also known as Nayar, are a group of Indian castes, described by anthropologist Kathleen Gough as "not a unitary group but a named category of castes".

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Nanzan University

is a private, coeducational university located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

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Oriental Orthodoxy

Oriental Orthodoxy is the faith of those Christian churches which as a rule recognize only the first three ecumenical councils—the First Council of Nicaea, the First Council of Constantinople and the First Council of Ephesus.

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Particular Church

In Catholic canon law, a particular Church (ecclesia particularis) is an ecclesiastical community headed by a bishop or someone recognised as the equivalent of a bishop.

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Portuguese India

The State of India (Estado da Índia), also referred as the Portuguese State of India (Estado Português da Índia, EPI) or simply Portuguese India (Índia Portuguesa), was a state of the Portuguese Overseas Empire, founded six years after the discovery of a sea route between Portugal and the Indian Subcontinent to serve as the governing body of a string of Portuguese fortresses and colonies overseas.

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Presidencies and provinces of British India

Provinces of India, earlier Presidencies of British India and still earlier, Presidency towns were the administrative divisions of British governance in the subcontinent.

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Saint Thomas Christians

The Saint Thomas Christians, also called Syrian Christians or Nasrani, is a community of Christians from Kerala, India, who trace their origins to the evangelistic activity of Saint Thomas in the 1st century, and is one of the oldest Christian communities of the world.

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Society of Jesus

The Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu, S.J., SJ or SI) is a male religious congregation of the Catholic Church.

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Syria (سوريا or سورية, Sūriyā or Sūrīyah), officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia.

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Syriac Christianity

Syriac Christianity (ܡܫܝܚܝܘܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܬܐ / mšiḥāiūṯā suryāiṯā) encompasses the multiple Churches of Eastern Christianity whose services tend to feature liturgical use of ancient Syriac, a dialect of Middle Aramaic that emerged in Edessa in the early 1st century AD, and is closely related to the Aramaic of Jesus.

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Syriac language

Syriac (ܠܫܢܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ), also known as Syriac Aramaic, is a dialect of Middle Aramaic that was once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent and Eastern Arabia.

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Syriac Orthodox Church

The Syriac Orthodox Church (ܥܕܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܬܐ ܬܪܝܨܬ ܫܘܒܚܐ), also known as the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch, is an autocephalous Oriental Orthodox church based in the Eastern Mediterranean, with members spread throughout the world.

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Syro-Malabar Catholic Archeparchy of Kottayam

The Knanaya Catholic Archeparchy of Kottayam is an eparchy in India, under the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, for Knanaya Catholics.

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Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (ܥܹܕܬܵܐ ܕܡܲܠܲܒܵܪ ܣܘܼܪܝܵܝܵܐ., Edtha d'Malabar Suryaya) or Church of Malabar Syrians is an Eastern Catholic Major Archiepiscopal Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, the Pope.

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Thomas of Cana

Thomas of Cana is a figure in the history and traditions of the Saint Thomas Christian community of Kerala, India.

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Thomas the Apostle

Thomas the Apostle (called Didymus which means "the twin") was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knanaya

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