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Pallan in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,303,000 Tamil Hinduism 15.00 % Unknown   

Pallan in India

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Introduction / History
Pallar people are also called Kudumban. They are a scheduled caste, which means they have low status in India's Hindu culture.

Where are they located?
Pallar people live mainly in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.

What are their lives like?
The name Kudumban means family. Pallar people are called Kudumban because they are known to be charitable and kind. They speak the Tamil language.

They work mostly in agriculture, and some are land owners. Pallar women work as farm laborers. Pallar women take part in social and religious matters like many women of India. They believe in being educated, but most remain unable to read and write.

Pallar people do not marry outside their community. They usually have cross-cousin marriages. They practice family planning and use modern medicine as well as traditional medicine.

What are their beliefs?
Though mainly are Hindu, some are Muslims. Pallar people believe they are descended from the Hindu god Devendran.

What are their needs?
One can only imagine the spiritual confusion involved with two major religions within this unreached people group. Bible resources exist in Tamil, but Pallar people remain unreached.

Their hearts need to be open to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Pallar people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of Christ's blessings.
* Pray that Pallar people will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God's Word.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Pallar people, leading them to love Him with their whole being.

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:3,303,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (3,146,000)Kerala (72,000)
Andhra Pradesh (36,000)Maharashtra (20,000)
Telangana (7,700)Delhi (5,300)
Puducherry (4,800)Karnataka (3,100)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1,500)West Bengal (1,300)
Total States on file:24
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Pallan
People Name General: Pallan
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113366
Joshua Project People ID: 17886
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,303,000
Population all Countries: 3,356,000
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
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Primary Language: Tamil (3,270,000 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:
Buddhism0.03 % 
Christianity15.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism84.97 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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:
Complete Bible: 1727-2002
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 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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