Pallar in India


Joshua Project has identified the Pallar only in India

Population

3,285,000

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 3,285,000
World Population 3,285,000
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 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (3,162,000) Kerala (77,000) Andhra Pradesh (35,000) Maharashtra (19,000)
Telangana (8,000) Delhi (6,500) Pondicherry (4,800) Karnataka (3,000)
Gujarat (2,100) Andaman and Nicobar (1,500) West Bengal (1,300) Madhya Pradesh (1,300)
Jharkhand (800) Uttar Pradesh (700) Chhattisgarh (700) Odisha (600)
Chandigarh (300) Haryana (200) Rajasthan (200) Goa (200)
Total States on file:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (3,162,000) Kerala (77,000)
Andhra Pradesh (35,000) Maharashtra (19,000)
Telangana (8,000) Delhi (6,500)
Pondicherry (4,800) Karnataka (3,000)
Gujarat (2,100) Andaman and Nicobar (1,500)
West Bengal (1,300) Madhya Pradesh (1,300)
Jharkhand (800) Uttar Pradesh (700)
Chhattisgarh (700) Odisha (600)
Chandigarh (300) Haryana (200)
Rajasthan (200) Goa (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil (3,283,000) Malayalam (35,000) Kannada (700) Konkani (300)
Konkani, Goan (200) Telugu
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamil 3,283,000 Malayalam 35,000
Kannada 700 Konkani 300
Konkani, Goan 200 Telugu 0
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 (Global Recordings Network)
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 %)
14.69 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
85.31 %
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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