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.
* 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.
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