Chandala in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chandala only in India
Population
15,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Most of the Chandala live in India's eastern state of Orissa. They speak Oriya, Orissa's language. The majority of them live in rural areas. Traditionally they were farmers or weavers. In recent years, landlessness has been a problem for them. Many of their children have to work, which has resulted in a high rate of illiteracy, especially among the girls.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Chandala people get married as adults. Though most of them have arranged marriages, sometimes the man and woman will decide to marry without their family's help, and sometimes they elope. They do not have a bride price for their weddings. Sons get an equal share of the family inheritance, with the exception of the oldest son, who gets an extra share.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Chandala people are entirely Hindu, and they live in a part of India where less than three percent are Christian of any tradition.


Prayer Points

* Pray that there will be a move of the Holy Spirit that will sweep thousands of Chandala people into God's Kingdom.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-16
People Name General Chandala
People Name in Country Chandala
Population in India 15,000
World Population 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Chand, Chandal, Chandalagade, चंडाला
People ID 16567
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 9
Largest States
Odisha (11,000) Rajasthan (2,100) Karnataka (500)
Tamil Nadu (400) Telangana (300) Kerala (200)
Goa (80) Andhra Pradesh (40) Maharashtra (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 9
Odisha (11,000) Rajasthan (2,100)
Karnataka (500) Tamil Nadu (400)
Telangana (300) Kerala (200)
Goa (80) Andhra Pradesh (40)
Maharashtra (20)

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Ethnologue Language Map
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Primary Language: Odia (9,600 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (900) Kannada (900) Haroti: Harauti (700)
Pengo (500) Kui (400) Chhattisgarhi (200)
Kuvi (200) Dhundari (200) Marwari (100)
Tamil (100) Malayalam (100) Mewari (50)
Merwari (30) Santhali: Karmali (20) Kharia
Mundari: Bhumij Telugu
Primary Language: Odia (9,600 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (900) Kannada (900)
Haroti: Harauti (700) Pengo (500)
Kui (400) Chhattisgarhi (200)
Kuvi (200) Dhundari (200)
Marwari (100) Tamil (100)
Malayalam (100) Mewari (50)
Merwari (30) Santhali: Karmali (20)
Kharia (10) Mundari: Bhumij (10)
Telugu (10)
Primary Language: Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1815-2004)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Oriya
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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