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Vannan (Hindu traditions) in India

Vannan (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
894,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.09 % Unknown   

Vannan (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Vannan in Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. They are endogamous (they prefer to marry within their community) and they practice cousin marriages. Adult marriages are arranged through discussion. They are usually monogamous. Divorce is allowed if the elders agree. Marrying again is allowed.

On the death of the father, the sons share the property and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. They have birth, marriage and death rituals. The dead are cremated or buried.

The Vannan are landless. Washing clothes is their traditional work and their main work as yet. They have caste councils to settle disagreements. Hinduism is their religion. They believe in education and use modern medicines.

In Pondicherry the Vannan speak Tamil or Telugu. Some of them have converted to Christianity. Otherwise they are very similar to those in Tamil Nadu. Some of the Vannan live in Kerala.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the leaders of the caste councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Vannan to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.

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

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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:894,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (803,000)Kerala (48,000)
Karnataka (23,000)Puducherry (9,600)
Andhra Pradesh (5,300)Maharashtra (3,200)
Delhi (1,400)Telangana (900)
Madhya Pradesh (200)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (200)
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People Name in Country: Vannan (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Vannan (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Pandya VannanPathiyan
Peru VannanTulukku Vanan
Vannan ChristianVenar
VirabadranWayanadan Pathiyan
ROP3 Code: 113869
Joshua Project People ID: 18322
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 894,000
Population all Countries: 920,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Vannan (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tamil (837,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (43,000)Kannada (500)
English (200)Telugu (200)
Tulu (100)
Total Languages: 6
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity0.09 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.89 % 
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: 1714-1956
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1727-2016
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 / VideoFinding Peace
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralComprehensive list of Tamil Resources
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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