Pallar in India


Joshua Project has identified the Pallar only in India

Population

3,363,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Kudumban are also called Pallar amongst other names. They live mainly in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The Kudumban are also living in Kerala and Karnataka. They are a Scheduled Caste by classification.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The name Kudumban can mean family. The Pallar are called Kudumban for being charitable and kind. They speak in Tamil. They work mostly in agriculture. They are not vegetarians and they eat millet as a cereal.

The Kudumban have endogamous groups such as Anja (endogamous means not marrying outside the group). Cross-cousin marriages take place among them. The women are farm laborers. They take part in social and religious matters like many women of Indian people groups do.

Some of the Kudumban are landowners. They accept food and water from most groups but not from all of them. They believe in being educated but most may yet be unable to read and write, so the gospel should be given to them in oral form too. The Kudumban practice family planning and use modern medicine as well as traditional medicine.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though mainly Hindu, some are Christians and some are Muslims. The Pallar say they are descended from the god Devendran. There are Pallar poems called Pallu recorded in Tamil literature.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Kudumban or Pallar will come to Jesus Christ with Whom class systems do not exist.
* Pray that Christian materials will be taken to them.

References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallar


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Pallar
People Name in Country Pallar
Population in India 3,363,000
World Population 3,363,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Devendrakulathan, Kaladi, Kudumban, Mallar, Vellalar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Pallar
Ethnic Code CNN23c
People ID 17886
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:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (3,201,000) Kerala (73,000) Andhra Pradesh (36,000) Maharashtra (19,000)
Telangana (8,100) Delhi (6,600) Pondicherry (4,900) Karnataka (3,100)
Gujarat (2,100) Andaman and Nicobar (1,600) West Bengal (1,300) Madhya Pradesh (1,300)
Jharkhand (800) Chhattisgarh (700) Uttar Pradesh (700) Odisha (600)
Chandigarh (300) Rajasthan (200) Haryana (200) Goa (200)
Total States on file:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (3,201,000) Kerala (73,000)
Andhra Pradesh (36,000) Maharashtra (19,000)
Telangana (8,100) Delhi (6,600)
Pondicherry (4,900) Karnataka (3,100)
Gujarat (2,100) Andaman and Nicobar (1,600)
West Bengal (1,300) Madhya Pradesh (1,300)
Jharkhand (800) Chhattisgarh (700)
Uttar Pradesh (700) Odisha (600)
Chandigarh (300) Rajasthan (200)
Haryana (200) Goa (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil (3,262,000) Malayalam (34,000) English (2,200) Kannada (800)
Konkani (300) Konkani, Goan (200) Telugu
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil 3,262,000 Malayalam 34,000
English 2,200 Kannada 800
Konkani 300 Konkani, Goan 200
Telugu 0

For Main Lanugage: 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) 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
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
14.69 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
85.31 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
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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