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Thandan (Hindu traditions) in India



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235,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Thandan (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Thandan are an ethnic group who are living in South India. They are coconut and Palmyra tree climbers from Kerala and the Kerala authorities class them as a scheduled caste.

Most of the Thandan were tenants in past times and used to be laborers to the landed gentry. They do not own land. Climbing trees to get coconuts is their traditional work. Some of the women work as laborers in agriculture.

Many of the Thandan live in the Travancore region. They are Hindus who sing praises to Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala. They do folk dancing too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the day will come when the Thandan praise Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials will help lead them to Jesus Christ.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thandan

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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:235,000
Largest States:
Kerala (206,000)Karnataka (14,000)
Tamil Nadu (13,000)Puducherry (1,500)
Maharashtra (300)Delhi (300)
Telangana (100)
Total States on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Thandan (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Thandan (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ArchakaMutal Pattukarar
PalagurikiPalakadu
PalakariShivarchaka
ThammadiThammudi
ThandamariUrali
Uralyठंदन
ROP3 Code: 113768
Joshua Project People ID: 18238
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 235,000
Population all Countries: 235,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Malayali
People Name General: Thandan (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN23b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (215,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (14,000)Tamil (9,300)
Konkani (1,000)Konkani, Goan (80)
English (50)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.95 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1811-1968
New Testament:
1829-1995Audio
Complete Bible: 1841-2004
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 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 / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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 Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: മലയാളം - Malayalam
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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