Nadar in India


Joshua Project has identified the Nadar only in India

Population

4,312,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Nadar in India are found in a few places in India. They have birth and marriage observances and they bury and cremate their dead.

The Nadar in Tamil Nadu like cross-cousin marriages. Divorce and widows marrying again is forbidden. On the death of the father, property is shared among the sons and the oldest son becomes in charge of the house. Women work to help the family. The Nadar of Tamil Nadu work in agriculture. Some do office work. They have caste councils to judge in local matters. Hinduism is their main religion but some are Christians. They are well educated.

In Kerala, the Nadar marry within their own group with cross cousin marriages being favored. Marriages are among adults. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. Men and women claim inheritance with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The Nadar in Kerala are mostly laborers. They are Hindus. Boys and girls are educated. They use traditional and modern medicines.

The Nadar in Pondicherry speak, read and write in Tamil and work as toddy tappers, meaning they collect sap from certain palm trees for use in an alcoholic beverage. There are businessmen among them. They eat pork and as a cereal they eat rice. Divorce and marrying again are permitted. There is male inheritance and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. The women work in agriculture as well as doing the housework.

The Nadar in Mumbai speak Tamil, Hindi and Marathi. They marry within their own group and have arranged adult marriages. There are some Christians among them. The elders judge in disagreements. Some work in business and others as laborers or in office work. Boys and girls are educated and they do modern family planning.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Nadar dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Gospel materials will lead them to Salvation too.

References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nadar
People Name in Country Nadar
Population in India 4,312,000
World Population 4,312,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chanmar, Channan, Gramani, Mamameri, Marar, Nadar Christian, Sanan, Shana, Shanan, Shanana, Torke Nadar, Uppu Nadar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Nadar
Ethnic Code CNN23c
People ID 17735
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  32  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (2,626,000) Kerala (1,646,000) Karnataka (78,000) Maharashtra (18,000)
Pondicherry (9,900) Delhi (8,500) Goa (7,900) Telangana (5,800)
Gujarat (1,900) Andhra Pradesh (1,400) Andaman and Nicobar (1,300) West Bengal (1,100)
Madhya Pradesh (700) Chhattisgarh (500) Odisha (500) Jharkhand (400)
Rajasthan (400) Uttar Pradesh (400) Chandigarh (200) Jammu and Kashmir (200)
Total States on file:  32  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (2,626,000) Kerala (1,646,000)
Karnataka (78,000) Maharashtra (18,000)
Pondicherry (9,900) Delhi (8,500)
Goa (7,900) Telangana (5,800)
Gujarat (1,900) Andhra Pradesh (1,400)
Andaman and Nicobar (1,300) West Bengal (1,100)
Madhya Pradesh (700) Chhattisgarh (500)
Odisha (500) Jharkhand (400)
Rajasthan (400) Uttar Pradesh (400)
Chandigarh (200) Jammu and Kashmir (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil (2,877,000) Malayalam (1,497,000) English (9,400) Konkani, Goan (8,700)
Tulu (7,900) Kannada (3,100) Konkani (2,700) Kodava (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil 2,877,000 Malayalam 1,497,000
English 9,400 Konkani, Goan 8,700
Tulu 7,900 Kannada 3,100
Konkani 2,700 Kodava 400
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1727-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
28.98 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
71.02 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Bharat Nadar  
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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