Chandala in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chandala only in India

Population

13,700

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Most of the Chandala live in India's eastern state of Orissa. They speak Oriya, Orissa's language. The majority of them live in rural areas. Traditionally they were farmers or weavers. In recent years, landlessness has been a problem for them. Many of their children have to work, which has resulted in a high rate of illiteracy, especially among the girls.


What are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Chandala people get married as adults. Though most of them have arranged marriages, sometimes the man and woman will decide to marry without their family's help, and sometimes they elope. They do not have a bride price for their weddings. Sons get an equal share of the family inheritance, with the exception of the oldest son, who gets an extra share.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Chandala people are entirely Hindu, and they live in a part of India where less than three percent are Christian of any tradition.


Prayer Points

* Pray that there will be a move of the Holy Spirit that will sweep thousands of Chandala people into God's Kingdom.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Chandala
People Name in Country Chandala
ROP3 Code 111758
Joshua Project People ID 16567
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 13,700
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Chand, Chandalagade,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oriya 9,577 Hindi 900 Kannada 890 Haroti 720
Pengo 510 Kui 370 Chhattisgarhi 200 Kuvi 200
Marwari 175 Dhundari 150 Tamil 106 Malayalam 105
Mewari 47 Santhali: Karmali 20 Kharia 10 Mundari: Bhumij 10
Telugu 5
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Name General Chandala
Ethnic Code CNN25l
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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