Samanthan in India

The Samanthan have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 8

Subgroup Name Population
Pantala 300
Nambiyar 200
Nedungadi 200
Unithiri 200
Adiyodi Unknown
Thirumulpodi Unknown
Vellodi Unknown
Podhano Unknown

Introduction / History

The Samantan live in Kerala and speak, read and write in Malayalam. Among them there are vegetarians and non vegetarians. They eat rice as a cereal. Hinduism is their religion.

The Samantan have cousin marriages by discussion. There are birth and marriage rituals. The divorced can marry again with approval. The bereaved can marry again. The dead are usually cremated except for very young children who are buried.

The Samantan work in cultivation, business and some for the government. They have a council to look after them. They are educated to college level. Modern and traditional medicines are used by them. They use family planning too.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Samanthan in India.

* Pray that the leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials lead them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-29
People Name General Samanthan
People Name in Country Samanthan
World Population 49,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Jatapu, Khondh, Kond, Kuvinga, Kuwi, Samantan, Samantiyai, समांथन
People ID 18010
ROP3 Code 113504
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Samanthan
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 8
  Pantala 300
  Nambiyar 200
  Nedungadi 200
  Unithiri 200
  Adiyodi 100
  Thirumulpodi 60
  Vellodi 60
  Podhano 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 7
Largest States
Odisha
24,000
West Bengal
21,000
Kerala
2,400
Tamil Nadu
200
Jharkhand
200
Andaman and Nicobar
90
Karnataka
60
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 7
  Odisha 24,000
  West Bengal 21,000
  Kerala 2,400
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Jharkhand 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 90
  Karnataka 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (23,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bengali
21,000
Malayalam
2,600
Hindi
1,000
Telugu
600
Kui
200
Tamil
70
Kurux
70
Primary Language Odia (23,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 21,000
  Malayalam 2,600
  Hindi 1,000
  Telugu 600
  Kui 200
  Tamil 70
  Kurux 70
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2004)
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
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: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.