Pardhan in India

The Pardhan have only been reported in India
Population
354,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-10
People Name General Pardhan
People Name in Country Pardhan
Population in India 354,000
World Population 354,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8 to 10
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Desai, Parganiha, Parganika, Patadi, Pataria, Pathari, Pradhan, Prodhana, Saroti, पर्धन
People ID 17848
ROP3 Code 113322
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Maharashtra
(163,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(137,000)
Telangana
(29,000)
Chhattisgarh
(14,000)
Odisha
(10,000)
Jharkhand
(300)
Karnataka
(100)
Sikkim
(70)
Andhra Pradesh
(60)
Tamil Nadu
(50)
Goa
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Maharashtra (163,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (137,000)
  Telangana (29,000)
  Chhattisgarh (14,000)
  Odisha (10,000)
  Jharkhand (300)
  Karnataka (100)
  Sikkim (70)
  Andhra Pradesh (60)
  Tamil Nadu (50)
  Goa (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Pardhan (153,000 speakers)
Language Code pch   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 37
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marathi
(90,000)
Hindi
(71,000)
Gondi, Northern
(18,000)
Odia
(9,100)
Telugu
(5,400)
Chhattisgarhi
(3,900)
Gondi, Adilabad
(900)
Bhili
(800)
Gondi, Aheri
(500)
Gujarati
(400)
Halbi
(300)
Kolami, Northwestern
(200)
Kurux
(200)
Santhali
(200)
Konkani
(70)
People Groups Speaking Pardhan
Primary Language Pardhan (153,000 speakers)
Language Code pch   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 37
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marathi (90,000)
  Hindi (71,000)
  Gondi, Northern (18,000)
  Odia (9,100)
  Telugu (5,400)
  Chhattisgarhi (3,900)
  Gondi, Adilabad (900)
  Bhili (800)
  Gondi, Aheri (500)
  Gujarati (400)
  Halbi (300)
  Kolami, Northwestern (200)
  Kurux (200)
  Santhali (200)
  Konkani (70)
People Groups Speaking Pardhan

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
0.26 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
93.15 %
Islam
0.11 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
6.33 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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