Kadar in India

Population

99,400

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Kadar are a Scheduled Tribe living in a large part of Kerala in India and it is reckoned about six hundred tribes live in the forest regions of Kerala including Cochin. They are very respected by most anthropologists. They are also called Kadir and they speak in a mixture of the Tamil and Malayalam languages that go back a long time.


What are Their Lives Like?

Food gathering is the main work of the Kadar and they have a nomadic lifestyle (that could be a challenge to Christian missionaries looking to find them). They are reckoned to be one of six food gatherers who are endangered. They get on well with other tribes.

In the late 1940s most of them collected forest produce for governmental contractors.

The Kadar have kept their culture and have not changed their way of life. They eat honey, fish and roots for example. Their eating habits are like non vegetarians. They do not breed cattle though. Their houses are rectangular in shape and are made from bamboo and their roofs are made with leaves. They have used sticks to dig with. Iron is used now. They wear dress like bark clothes and have hair combs made from bamboo.

Marriage is very important to the Kadar. Usually the bridegroom pays a dowry to the bride. Widows are not allowed to marry again. Polygamy is common among most of the Kadar. The Kadar have a ritual for burying the dead.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Hindu goddess Kali is the main one they worship and many of their tribes have a high regard for her stone image. They follow spiritualism as well as the Hindu religion.


References

www.indianetzone.com/9/kadar_tribe.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kadar
People Name in Country Kadar
Population in India 99,400
World Population 102,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kadir
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Kadar
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (52,000) Angika (29,000) Bengali (23,000) Maithili (5,700)
Oriya (800) Bhojpuri (400) Magahi (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 52,000 Angika 29,000
Bengali 23,000 Maithili 5,700
Oriya 800 Bhojpuri 400
Magahi 400
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-01

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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