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Arandan in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Aranadan Hinduism 1.60 % Unknown No No   

Arandan in India

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Introduction / History
The Arandan of India are also called Aranadan or Eranadan and live in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and other Indian states.

In Kerala the Arandan speak a language that is a combination of Tamil, Malayam and Kannada. They are a scheduled tribe. Hinduism is their religion. They are mostly landless and gatherers of forest products.

Marriage is usually by elopement for the Arandan. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. There are marriage and birth rituals. The dead are buried.

The Arandan have little contact with their neighbors nearby. They are small in numbers and are low on the social ladder.

Prayer Points
Pray that God gives the Arandan dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel recordings and the Internet lead them to salvation too.
Pray that their low social position will be no hindrance to them accepting Jesus Christ.


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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:600
Largest States:
Kerala (300)Tamil Nadu (200)
Karnataka (80)Puducherry (30)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Arandan
People Name General: Arandan
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111346
Joshua Project People ID: 16230
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 600
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Arandan
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Aranadan (300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): aaf    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (200)Malayalam (80)
Konkani, Goan (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.60 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.22 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.18 % 
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]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
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Arandan in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Arandan India    
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            Arandan in India          
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