Pando in India

The Pando have only been reported in India
Population
2,200
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

We are in Pandopara, a Pando village. Jim and Stephen, two young missionaries, have gone there to do some initial research on the Pando language. The whole village is in festive mood and soon they find the reason. Karma, a festival in celebration of Pando's liquor god, is the following day. Soon, a small crowd gathers around these two young men, cheerfully explaining how everyone, young and old, men and women, will be drinking the whole day! Their excitement is evident in their cheerful tones. They don't forget a kind invitation to these two young friends to join in their celebration!

The Pando are one of 35 colorful tribes whose abode is the state of Chhattisgarh, situated in the central part of India. Each of these tribes has its unique cultural tradition, complete with rhythmic folk music, dances and dramas. These are a treat to watch, and provide an insight into their heritage. The Pando in particular are concentrated in the Surguja and Korea districts of this state. The Pando region consists of plateaus and hills. A huge portion of its total area is also covered by forests.

Despite being surrounded by such natural richness, the Pando are still on the lower rungs of prosperity. They do small scale farming for their living. Daily labor, cultivation, cattle, birds and forest produce supplement their income. However, they do not have the basic facilities of electricity, roads and health care. There is not a single health center where people can go in case of emergency. A few Pando villages have government run nursery and primary schools. But they show no interest in education. A language survey has just been completed and we hope to see Scripture translation work being initiated among the Pando. There is great scope and need for mission work among this community. Let us intercede to the Lord of the harvest for these needy people.


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People Name General Pando
People Name in Country Pando
Population in India 2,200
World Population 2,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names पांडो
People ID 16353
ROP3 Code 111492
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Chhattisgarh (2,200)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Chhattisgarhi (1,700 speakers)
Language Code hne   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(500)
People Groups Speaking Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language Chhattisgarhi (1,700 speakers)
Language Code hne   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (500)
People Groups Speaking Chhattisgarhi

Primary Language:  Chhattisgarhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1904-1952)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2005)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Chhattisgarhi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chhattisgarhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
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 %
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Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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