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Kallan in India



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1,259,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.19 % Unknown   

Kallan in India

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Introduction / History
The Kallar of India, mainly in Tamil Nadu, have several divisions that are similar. One of them is called the Esanattu. They speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians but do not eat pork and beef. Rice is a main cereal.

Marriage is practiced only within their own community with cross-cousin marriages the preferred way. Polygamy is allowed if the woman cannot have children. Bride price and dowries are given. Marriage is at the home of the bride. Divorce and remarrying are allowed. There is a birth pollution period. They bury the dead and there is a death pollution period too. Inheritance is passed to the sons.

Hinduism is the main religion with many being of the Shaivite sect. They are mainly landowners. Farming and animal production is their main work. Those who own no land tend to work as laborers. They have traditional councils that settle disagreements. Family planning and modern medicines are used.

Among the Kallar Pramalai, though mostly Hindus, there are some who are Christians also.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the leaders of the councils among the Kallar will come to Jesus Christ and lead the others among them to salvation too.
* Pray that the Kallar Christians will help bring many to Jesus Christ.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,259,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (1,184,000)Puducherry (37,000)
Kerala (33,000)Karnataka (2,000)
Delhi (1,600)Maharashtra (700)
West Bengal (400)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (300)
Andhra Pradesh (100)Telangana (50)
Total States on file:10
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kallan
People Name General: Kallan
Alternate People Names:
CullarEsanttu
Kalari PanichKallar
KollanMangta
MukkulathorThanjavur Kallar
Tholko LanTholkollar
TolkollarVellalar
कल्लां
ROP3 Code: 112395
Joshua Project People ID: 17057
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,259,000
Population all Countries: 1,276,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Tamil
People Name General: Kallan
Ethnic Code: CNN23c
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Language
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Primary Language: Tamil (1,233,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (26,000)English (300)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.19 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.81 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
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 RecordingsFather's 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
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
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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