Panan are an ancient Tamil people and are mentioned in Old Tamil literature.
Presently the majority of them live in the state of Tamil Nadu. They are also in Kerala State and in Sri Lanka. Most of them are scattered all over.
Their age old occupation is singing of hymns to Hindu deities. They were the main orators in the king's palace and also acted as ambassadors. presently, some of them are tailors.
Most of them are Hindus. Now some of them have accepted Christianity.
Most of them are economically, socially and most importantly spiritually struggling. There is also a lack of understanding and unity among them.
* Pray they will know the salvation of Lord Jesus Christ.
* Pray there will be an increase in awareness about them.
* Pray teams for outreach ministry will visit them.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Persecution Rank||17 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file:||5|
|Primary Language:||Tamil (178,000 speakers) People group listing|
|Language Code:||tam Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1714-1956)|
|New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
|Complete Bible||Yes (1727-2002)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Fathers Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||General Ministry Resources|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||General Ministry Resources|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tamil|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Gods Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Old Version Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|