Pardhan in India

The Pardhan have only been reported in India
Population
349,000
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 349,000
World Population 349,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Maharashtra
165,000
Madhya Pradesh
137,000
Telangana
25,000
Chhattisgarh
13,000
Odisha
9,800
Jharkhand
300
Karnataka
100
Sikkim
70
Tamil Nadu
50
Andhra Pradesh
40
Goa
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Maharashtra 165,000
  Madhya Pradesh 137,000
  Telangana 25,000
  Chhattisgarh 13,000
  Odisha 9,800
  Jharkhand 300
  Karnataka 100
  Sikkim 70
  Tamil Nadu 50
  Andhra Pradesh 40
  Goa 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Pardhan (151,000 speakers)
Language Code pch   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marathi
90,000
Hindi
70,000
Gondi, Northern
17,000
Odia
9,100
Telugu
5,000
Chhattisgarhi
3,800
Gondi, Adilabad
900
Bhili
800
Gondi, Aheri
500
Gujarati
400
Halbi
300
Kolami, Northwestern
200
Santhali
200
Kurux
200
Konkani
70
Other People Groups Speaking Pardhan
Primary Language Pardhan (151,000 speakers)
Language Code pch   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marathi 90,000
  Hindi 70,000
  Gondi, Northern 17,000
  Odia 9,100
  Telugu 5,000
  Chhattisgarhi 3,800
  Gondi, Adilabad 900
  Bhili 800
  Gondi, Aheri 500
  Gujarati 400
  Halbi 300
  Kolami, Northwestern 200
  Santhali 200
  Kurux 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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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