Pambada in India

The Pambada have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Badakar Pambada 200
Balla Pambada 200

Introduction / History

The Panbada people have low status in the Hindu world.


Where Are they Located?

The Palbada community lives on the coastal regions of southern India as well as some inland regions.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Panbada people live in a world of caste conflict and vindictive spirits.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Pambada people practice Hinduism, blended with traditional religion based on the appeasement and worship of spirits. They differentiate between gods (Hinduism) and the local spirits. The gods rule the entire nation, and they can be appeased if offended, whereas the local spirits are likely to strike one dead. Therefore, they take great care to be at peace with the local spirits, especially Rahu Guliga, a spirit that demands the sacrifice of chickens in a brutal ritual.


What Are Their Needs?

The Pambada people need to find their way to the God who gave them life and demands that they worship Him alone.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Pambada in India.

* Pray that the sheer wonder of knowing Jesus and the impact He has on their lives and the joy He brings spur believers to share Christ with the Pambada people.
* Pray the hearts of the Pambada people would be stirred by a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit readying them for the time when they hear the gospel message being shared with them.
* Pray they will experience dreams and visions of Jesus leading them into a saving relationship with Him.
* Pray for an unstoppable disciple-making movement among the Pambada people.


References

https://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/in-high-spirits/article4605844.ece
https://www.academia.edu/20861445/The_Ecology_of_Transaction_Dividual_Persons_Spirits_and_Machinery_in_a_Special_Economic_Zone_in_South_India


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Pambada
People Name in Country Pambada
World Population 4,000
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 Garadivollu; Jogala; Katikapala; Katipamula; Katipamulu; Katipapadu; Katipapala; Katipaula; Modi Etthevollu; Pambala; Pambanda; Pambatti; Pamlor; Pamula; Pombada; Telaga Pamula; Yerakala; पांबड़ा
People ID 17822
ROP3 Code 113295
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 5
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
1,400
Telangana
1,300
Karnataka
700
Andhra Pradesh
600
Puducherry
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 5
  Tamil Nadu 1,400
  Telangana 1,300
  Karnataka 700
  Andhra Pradesh 600
  Puducherry 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Telugu (1,900 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Tamil
1,400
Kannada
500
Tulu
300
Malayalam
20
Primary Language Telugu (1,900 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 1,400
  Kannada 500
  Tulu 300
  Malayalam 20
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
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 Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price
Film / Video The Story
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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