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Pardhan in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
376,000 Pardhan Hinduism 0.15 % Unknown No   

Pardhan in India

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Introduction / History
The Pardhan live in the Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh in India. They are wheat farmers and are musicians who play music to the nearby Gond people. They play the bana, a three string fiddle, while some play a harp. This may be an opportunity for musicians who are Christians to befriend them.

The Pardhan also live in Andhra Pradesh. Pardhan means minister or agent to the minister. They speak Gond and Hindi. They recite legends in both languages. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals.

The Pardhan are a scheduled caste and Hindus by religion.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Pardhan may discover music that is Christian and that this would lead them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-10-15
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:376,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (171,000)Madhya Pradesh (146,000)
Telangana (29,000)Chhattisgarh (15,000)
Odisha (12,000)Jharkhand (400)
Karnataka (100)Sikkim (60)
Andhra Pradesh (50)Tamil Nadu (40)
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People Name in Country: Pardhan
People Name General: Pardhan
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113322
Joshua Project People ID: 17848
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 376,000
Population all Countries: 376,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Pardhan
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Pardhan (139,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pch    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (76,000)Hindi (64,000)
Gondi, Northern (17,000)Odia (9,100)
Telugu (5,000)Chhattisgarhi (3,600)
Gondi, Adilabad (800)Bhili (700)
Gondi, Aheri (500)Gujarati (400)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 36
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.12 % 
Christianity0.15 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism95.51 % 
Islam0.22 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown3.98 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2014
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Pardhan
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
GeneralGospel resources links
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