Chandala in India

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Chandala in India.

* 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 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-16
People Name General Chandala
People Name in Country Chandala
World Population 13,000
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 Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Odisha
11,000
Rajasthan
1,400
Karnataka
100
Goa
90
Tamil Nadu
80
Kerala
60
Telangana
50
Maharashtra
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Odisha 11,000
  Rajasthan 1,400
  Karnataka 100
  Goa 90
  Tamil Nadu 80
  Kerala 60
  Telangana 50
  Maharashtra 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Odia (9,700 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
900
Kannada
400
Haroti: Harauti
300
Kui
300
Pengo
200
Kuvi
200
Chhattisgarhi
200
Dhundari
100
Telugu
80
Marwari
50
Mewari
40
Tamil
20
Malayalam
20
Santhali: Karmali Merwari
Primary Language Odia (9,700 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 900
  Kannada 400
  Haroti: Harauti 300
  Kui 300
  Pengo 200
  Kuvi 200
  Chhattisgarhi 200
  Dhundari 100
  Telugu 80
  Marwari 50
  Mewari 40
  Tamil 20
  Malayalam 20
  Santhali: Karmali 10
  Merwari 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 Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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.