Pallan (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 10

Subgroup Name Population
Thumbana 1,000
Vippara 1,000
Sri Lankan Refugees 400
Aiya Unknown
Ajna Unknown
Amma Unknown
Atha Unknown
Atta Unknown
Pandya Unknown
Soliyan Unknown

Introduction / History

Pallar people are also called Kudumban. They are a scheduled caste, which means they have low status in India's Hindu culture.


Where Are they Located?

Pallar people live mainly in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The name Kudumban means family. Pallar people are called Kudumban because they are known to be charitable and kind. They speak the Tamil language.

They work mostly in agriculture, and some are land owners. Pallar women work as farm laborers. Pallar women take part in social and religious matters like many women of India. They believe in being educated, but most remain unable to read and write.

Pallar people do not marry outside their community. They usually have cross-cousin marriages. They practice family planning and use modern medicine as well as traditional medicine.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though mainly are Hindu, some are Muslims. Pallar people believe they are descended from the Hindu god Devendran.


What Are Their Needs?

One can only imagine the spiritual confusion involved with two major religions within this unreached people group. Bible resources exist in Tamil, but Pallar people remain unreached.

Their hearts need to be open to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Pallan (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that Pallar people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of Christ's blessings.
* Pray that Pallar people will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God's Word.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Pallar people, leading them to love Him with their whole being.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Pallan (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Pallan (Hindu traditions)
World Population 2,521,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 50
Alternate Names Devendrakulathan, Kaladi, Kudumban, Mallar, Vellalar, पल्लार
People ID 17886
ROP3 Code 113366
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Group Pallan (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Total Subgroups 10
  Thumbana 1,000
  Vippara 1,000
  Sri Lankan Refugees 400
  Aiya 0
  Ajna 0
  Amma 0
  Atha 0
  Atta 0
  Pandya 0
  Soliyan 0
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 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
2,344,000
Kerala
50,000
Andhra Pradesh
35,000
Maharashtra
19,000
Telangana
7,400
Delhi
5,100
Karnataka
3,600
Puducherry
3,200
Andaman and Nicobar
1,400
Madhya Pradesh
1,300
West Bengal
1,300
Gujarat
1,200
Uttar Pradesh
600
Jharkhand
600
Odisha
600
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 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Tamil Nadu 2,344,000
  Kerala 50,000
  Andhra Pradesh 35,000
  Maharashtra 19,000
  Telangana 7,400
  Delhi 5,100
  Karnataka 3,600
  Puducherry 3,200
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,400
  Madhya Pradesh 1,300
  West Bengal 1,300
  Gujarat 1,200
  Uttar Pradesh 600
  Jharkhand 600
  Odisha 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (2,402,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
50,000
Kannada
1,700
English
1,100
Primary Language Tamil (2,402,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 50,000
  Kannada 1,700
  English 1,100
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1727-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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 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 Bible Visuals
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.81 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.