The Padiar people live mainly in the district of Kollam. Their homes are in the southern states of Kerala and Karnataka, but they speak Goan Konkani, the language of nearby Goa.
Some Padiar people collect sap from coconut palm trees to make an alcoholic beverage. Today most are either farmers or fishermen.
They have contributed to India’s culture through their music and dance forms.
Though they are entirely Hindu, the Padiar have their own unique spiritual practices.
The Padiar people need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of Creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enter the Kingdom of God.
Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Padiar.
Pray God will have mercy on the Padiar, doing whatever it takes to place them in a position to receive him.
Ask God to open the hearts of the Padiar to the gospel.
Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.
Scripture Prayers for the Padiar in India.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Padiar|
|People Name in Country||Padiar|
|Alternate Names||Padiyar; पाडियर|
|Population this Country||1,500|
|Population all Countries||1,500|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|ROP25 Name||Padiar / Padiyar|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Konkani, Goan (800 speakers)|
|Language Code||gom Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Konkani, Goan
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1818-1999)|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Konkani, Goan||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Konkani, Goan||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Konkani, Goan||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|