Tanla in India

The Tanla have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The word Tanla means low as they are looked on as low socially. The Tanla are a Scheduled Caste. The Tanla live in Odisha, and they speak Oriya, the language of that state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work mainly in agriculture. Most of them are landless. The women do housework. They often marry their cousins. They believe in education, but their literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be presented in oral forms.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tanla are Hindus and they have their own festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Tanla people need to experience the blessings and abundant life offered by Jesus Christ for all nations.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Tanla people will look to Jesus Christ to give them dignity and worth. Pray for a disciple making movement among them this decade. Pray for workers. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will enable them to begin their own Discovery Bible Studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Tanla in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Tanla
People Name in Country Tanla
Alternate Names Behera; Pradhan; Pradhan Behara; Sahu; Swain; Tania; तँला
Population this Country 83,000
Population all Countries 83,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 18216
ROP3 Code 113742
ROP25 Code 307952
ROP25 Name Tanla
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 2
Largest States
Odisha
82,000
Delhi
70
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Odisha 82,000
  Delhi 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.26 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.42 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.32 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Odia (66,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
1,800
Bengali
1,500
Kui (India)
300
Kuvi
80
Primary Language Odia (66,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 1,800
  Bengali 1,500
  Kui (India) 300
  Kuvi 80
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  (1815-2021)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Oriya) Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Odia YouVersion Bibles
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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