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Pandaram in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
33,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Pandaram in India

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Introduction / History
This is a cluster of Scheduled Tribes, meaning they come from a tribal background and have low status in Hindu society. Traditionally they have been hunters and gatherers.

Where are they located?
The Pandaram people live in the southern regions of India. A smaller number live in Odisha.

What are their lives like?
Some Pandaram people still act as hunters and gathers. Some are experts in medicinal herbs; these people use their skills to help the sick. Most of the time these herbs are found in the forests.

Though they are officially "Hindu" the Pandaram people bury their dead instead of cremating them. Another strange custom that conflicts with most other Hindus is their wedding ceremonies can be at the home of either the bride or the groom.

Other sources describe the Pandaram people as lower caste Hindu ascetic mendicants.

What are their beliefs?
The Pandaram people practice Hinduism, but they blend it with their traditional religion. Since Hinduism is basically a catch-all phrase for any indigenous religious system in this part of the world, there is no apparent conflict between the Pandaram people and the Hindu religious establishment.

What are their needs?
The Pandaram people need the chance to enter the job market for the 21st century. This will require specific training.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Pandaram people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Pandaram people to change their society from within.
Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Pandaram communities.


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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:33,000
Largest States:
Kerala (23,000)Karnataka (4,700)
Tamil Nadu (2,900)Maharashtra (1,400)
Andhra Pradesh (400)Puducherry (100)
Delhi (70)Odisha (30)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Pandaram
People Name General: Pandaram
Alternate People Names:
PandiPappada Chettiyammar
PusariSixty-Four Mirasu Pandaram
Tam BiranTambiran
VeersaivaVeersaiva Tandaran
ROP3 Code: 113300
Joshua Project People ID: 17827
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 33,000
Population all Countries: 33,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Pandaram
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Malayalam (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (11,000)Kannada (700)
Konkani (200)Telugu (100)
Total Languages: 5
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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 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: 1811-1968
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1841-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
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Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
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GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
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Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Malayalam
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Malayalam
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Pandaram in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Pandaram India    
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            Pandaram in India          
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      Hinduism     Malayalam  
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