Chandala in India

The Chandala have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Bada 700
Chota 700

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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-16
People Name General Chandala
People Name in Country Chandala
World Population 14,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chand, Chandal, Chandalagade, चंडाला
People ID 16567
ROP3 Code 111758
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Odisha
11,000
Rajasthan
2,000
Karnataka
500
Tamil Nadu
400
Telangana
300
Kerala
200
Goa
90
Andhra Pradesh
40
Maharashtra
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Odisha 11,000
  Rajasthan 2,000
  Karnataka 500
  Tamil Nadu 400
  Telangana 300
  Kerala 200
  Goa 90
  Andhra Pradesh 40
  Maharashtra 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Odia (10,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kannada
900
Hindi
900
Haroti: Harauti
700
Kui
300
Pengo
200
Chhattisgarhi
200
Kuvi
200
Dhundari
200
Marwari
100
Tamil
100
Malayalam
100
Mewari
50
Merwari
30
Santhali: Karmali Telugu
Primary Language Odia (10,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kannada 900
  Hindi 900
  Haroti: Harauti 700
  Kui 300
  Pengo 200
  Chhattisgarhi 200
  Kuvi 200
  Dhundari 200
  Marwari 100
  Tamil 100
  Malayalam 100
  Mewari 50
  Merwari 30
  Santhali: Karmali 10
  Telugu 10
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Odia
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
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 %
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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