Panan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Panan only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Panan are an ancient Tamil people and are mentioned in Old Tamil literature.

Where Are they Located?

Presently the majority of them live in the state of Tamil Nadu. They are also in Kerala State and in Sri Lanka. Most of them are scattered all over.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Their age old occupation is singing of hymns to Hindu deities. They were the main orators in the king's palace and also acted as ambassadors. presently, some of them are tailors.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of them are Hindus. Now some of them have accepted Christianity.

What Are Their Needs?

Most of them are economically, socially and most importantly spiritually struggling. There is also a lack of understanding and unity among them.

Prayer Points

* Pray they will know the salvation of Lord Jesus Christ.
* Pray there will be an increase in awareness about them.
* Pray teams for outreach ministry will visit them.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Panan
People Name in Country Panan
Population in India 249,000
World Population 249,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Panan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
People ID 17825
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (185,000) Kerala (64,000) Andhra Pradesh (500) Delhi (300)
Karnataka (50)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (185,000) Kerala (64,000)
Andhra Pradesh (500) Delhi (300)
Karnataka (50)
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil (181,000) Malayalam (62,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil 181,000 Malayalam 62,000
For Primary Language: Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1727-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Old Version Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Tamil Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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