Karnam in India

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

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Patnaik 3,400
Soliyan Unknown
Srishti Karnam Unknown

Introduction / History

The Kanakku Pillai are Hindus. They speak, read and write in Tamil. The word Kanakku means accountant which is their traditional work.

In Tamil Nadu, the Kanakku Pillai. are monogamous. They have adult marriages. Cousins can marry. There are birth and marriage rituals. Divorce is allowed. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

They work in government and private service. Modern health services are used by them. They are well educated. They are vegetarians.

The Kanakku Pillai of Andhra Pradesh migrated from Tamil Nadu. Widows can marry again. Women are vegetarians but some of the men are not.

The Karnigar of Pondicherry are similar to the Kannakku Pillai of Tamil Nadu.


Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Karnam
People Name in Country Karnam
Population in India 83,000
World Population 83,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Kaikatti Karunigar, Kanaka Pillai, Karnavigar, Mathu Vazhi Kanakkar, Sarrattu Karunigar, Seer Karunigar, Sozhi Kanakkar, Srikarunigar, Srisayar, Sunnambu Karuni, कारणम
People ID 17105
ROP3 Code 112447
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 4
Largest States
Odisha
83,000
Delhi
100
Tamil Nadu
80
Telangana
30
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 4
  Odisha 83,000
  Delhi 100
  Tamil Nadu 80
  Telangana 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (79,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Telugu
1,900
Kui
1,400
Kurux
300
Bhatri
200
Pengo
80
Kuvi
50
Primary Language Odia (79,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 1,900
  Kui 1,400
  Kurux 300
  Bhatri 200
  Pengo 80
  Kuvi 50
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 %
Photo Source Bhaskar T M 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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