Pardhan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Pardhan only in India
Population
368,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Pardhan live in the Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh in India. They are wheat farmers and are musicians who play music to the nearby Gond people. They play the bana, a three string fiddle, while some play a harp. This may be an opportunity for musicians who are Christians to befriend them.

The Pardhan also live in Andhra Pradesh. Pardhan means minister or agent to the minister. They speak Gond and Hindi. They recite legends in both languages. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals.

The Pardhan are a scheduled caste and Hindus by religion.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Pardhan may discover music that is Christian and that this would lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation.


References

http://oberlin.edu/faculty/rknight/pardhan.htm
http://tribesindia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=714&Itemid=104&lang=en


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-10
People Name General Pardhan
People Name in Country Pardhan
Population in India 368,000
World Population 368,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Desai, Parganiha, Parganika, Patadi, Pataria, Pathari, Pradhan, Prodhana, Saroti, पर्धन
People ID 17848
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 11
Largest States
Maharashtra (170,000) Madhya Pradesh (143,000) Telangana (30,000)
Chhattisgarh (14,000) Odisha (10,000) Jharkhand (300)
Karnataka (100) Sikkim (70) Andhra Pradesh (60)
Tamil Nadu (60) Goa (30)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 11
Maharashtra (170,000) Madhya Pradesh (143,000)
Telangana (30,000) Chhattisgarh (14,000)
Odisha (10,000) Jharkhand (300)
Karnataka (100) Sikkim (70)
Andhra Pradesh (60) Tamil Nadu (60)
Goa (30)
Primary Language: Pardhan (153,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pch   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 36
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Marathi (90,000) Hindi (71,000) Gondi, Northern (17,000)
Odia (9,100) Telugu (5,400) Chhattisgarhi (3,900)
Bhili (800) Gujarati (400) Halbi (300)
Kolami, Northwestern (200) Kurux (200) Santhali (200)
Konkani (70) Bengali (50) Mundari: Bhumij (50)
Korku (50) Korwa (40) Tamil (40)
Kannada (40) English (30)
Primary Language: Pardhan (153,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pch   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 36
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Marathi (90,000) Hindi (71,000)
Gondi, Northern (17,000) Odia (9,100)
Telugu (5,400) Chhattisgarhi (3,900)
Bhili (800) Gujarati (400)
Halbi (300) Kolami, Northwestern (200)
Kurux (200) Santhali (200)
Konkani (70) Bengali (50)
Mundari: Bhumij (50) Korku (50)
Korwa (40) Tamil (40)
Kannada (40) English (30)
Primary Language: Pardhan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Pardhan
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.16 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.96 %
Islam
0.05 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.73 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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