Kadan in India

The Kadan have only been reported in India
Population
3,900
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

'Thanks for your gifts of rice and clothes, but we would be grateful if you could arrange for a place for us to worship the Lord!' The outreach team was totally surprised by the request from the villagers. This mission team had traveled to this remote Kadar village, after obtaining the necessary entry permit from a government official, in order to share God's love with them. But only then did the team realize that the spiritual need was much greater than the material needs.

It is interesting to know how this group of Kadar, living deep inside Parambikkulam Wild Life Sanctuary, a restricted area for outsiders, came to know the Lord. A few years back, Ponnu kutty amma, a Kadar woman, heard the gospel through a radio program, and gave her life to the Lord. Then, overcome with joy, she went around sharing the message of Good News with everyone she knew. A few Kadar believed in Christ and God performed many miracles, strengthening their faith. This is the group of Kadar Christians who asked for a place of worship for themselves. Now that mission agency has appointed a pastor and has found a place in a nearby town where the Kadar Christians can gather for worship and fellowship.

The Kadar live in the Palakkad and Thrissur districts of Kerala and the adjoining forests of Tamil Nadu. They were originally hunters and gatherers of forest produce in this hilly area with dense forest. Now, in addition to their traditional occupations, they have become settled cultivators, agricultural laborers, basket makers, and mat weavers. Sadly, the Kadar are not on a par with the other communities in the region as they have to face a number of issues, such as a lack of proper road connections and few educational opportunities. The Kadar have very little opportunity to interact with outsiders because, as a measure to protect the wildlife, outsiders are strictly prohibited from entering or living in the forest. Let us look to the Lord of the harvest to send His servants to minister to this needy community.


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People Name General Kadan
People Name in Country Kadan
Population in India 3,900
World Population 3,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Kadar, Kadar Negrito, केडन
People ID 17038
ROP3 Code 112374
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 on file 5
Largest States
Kerala
(2,600)
Tamil Nadu
(800)
Karnataka
(500)
Puducherry
(30)
Andhra Pradesh
(10)
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 5
  Kerala (2,600)
  Tamil Nadu (800)
  Karnataka (500)
  Puducherry (30)
  Andhra Pradesh (10)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Kadar (2,000 speakers)
Language Code kej   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
(1,200)
Tamil
(600)
Hindi
(70)
Telugu
(60)
Kannada
(20)
People Groups Speaking Kadar
Primary Language Kadar (2,000 speakers)
Language Code kej   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam (1,200)
  Tamil (600)
  Hindi (70)
  Telugu (60)
  Kannada (20)
People Groups Speaking Kadar

Primary Language:  Kadar

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.82 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.08 %
Islam
0.10 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Dpradeepkumar  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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