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Panchama in India

Panchama

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Panchama in India

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Summary
The term "Panchama" is sometimes used to include several people groups ("communities") in the Untouchables, or Dalit, class of people. "Harijan" is another term which has been used for this category. "Panchama" means the fifth one, referring to a non-existent fifth varna, or social class in the caste system, below the other four varnas. As used here, Panchama refers to only one people group, living in several southern districts of India. Many work as farm laborers. Lord Venkatesh-war is considered their patron deity. Village deities such as Sub-balamma and Kanakadurgamma are worshipped. The people are served by Brahmin priests, Dasari priests, washer-men and barbers.

Ministry Obstacles
Hinduism presents a very different picture of eternal realities than does the Christian Bible. It's difficult for people to change their understanding this radically and it usually doesn't occur swiftly.

Outreach Ideas
Poor and downtrodden people are often those most responsive to the Gospel message. Even though there likely are no followers of Jesus among these people today, we should pray the Lord will send workers soon to tell them about new life in Christ. Oral communication is likely to be the most effective approach.

Pray for the followers of Christ
It's not too early to pray for those in this community who will soon come to saving faith in Jesus Christ. Pray the Lord will send pastors to shepherd them and teach them accurately.

Pray for the entire people group
One of the alternate names for the Panchama people is "Pariah", meaning outsider or castaway. Please pray for the Panchamas to be brought into God's family, accepted as beloved children of God, no longer outsiders.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:4,000
Largest States:
Puducherry (1,300)Odisha (1,000)
Andhra Pradesh (900)Karnataka (500)
Maharashtra (200)Kerala (70)
Tamil Nadu (50)Telangana (40)
Goa (30)
Total States on file:9
   
 
Maps
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Panchama
People Name General: Panchama
Alternate People Names:
Pariahपांचमा
ROP3 Code: 113299
Joshua Project People ID: 17826
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,000
Population all Countries: 4,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Panchama
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (3,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (400)Odia (300)
Malayalam (40)Tamil (30)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.27 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.73 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Pearl of Great Price
Film / VideoThe Story
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Panchama in India

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