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Pallan in India

Pallan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,323,000 Tamil Hinduism 14.98 % Unknown   

Pallan in India

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Introduction / History
The Kudumban are also called Pallar amongst other names. They live mainly in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The Kudumban are also living in Kerala and Karnataka. They are a Scheduled Caste by classification.

What are their lives like?
The name Kudumban can mean family. The Pallar are called Kudumban for being charitable and kind. They speak in Tamil. They work mostly in agriculture. They are not vegetarians and they eat millet as a cereal.

The Kudumban have endogamous groups such as Anja (endogamous means not marrying outside the group). Cross-cousin marriages take place among them. The women are farm laborers. They take part in social and religious matters like many women of Indian people groups do.

Some of the Kudumban are landowners. They accept food and water from most groups but not from all of them. They believe in being educated but most may yet be unable to read and write, so the gospel should be given to them in oral form too. The Kudumban practice family planning and use modern medicine as well as traditional medicine.

What are their beliefs?
Though mainly Hindu, some are Christians and some are Muslims. The Pallar say they are descended from the god Devendran. There are Pallar poems called Pallu recorded in Tamil literature.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Kudumban or Pallar will come to Jesus Christ with Whom class systems do not exist.
* Pray that Christian materials will be taken to them.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallar

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,323,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (3,164,000)Kerala (72,000)
Andhra Pradesh (36,000)Maharashtra (20,000)
Telangana (8,000)Delhi (6,300)
Puducherry (4,800)Karnataka (3,100)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1,500)Gujarat (1,400)
Total States on file:25
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Pallan
People Name General: Pallan
Alternate People Names:
DevendrakulathanKaladi
KudumbanMallar
Vellalarपल्लार
ROP3 Code: 113366
Joshua Project People ID: 17886
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,323,000
Population all Countries: 3,323,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Tamil
People Name General: Pallan
Ethnic Code: CNN23c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil (3,271,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (33,000)English (2,400)
Kannada (800)Konkani (400)
Telugu (Unknown)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity14.98 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism84.99 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1714-1956
New Testament:
1715-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1727-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFathers Love Letter
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGeneral Ministry Resources
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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