Tanla in India

The Tanla have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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
Population this Country 82,000
Population all Countries 82,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Behera; Pradhan; Pradhan Behara; Sahu; Swain; Tania; तँला
People ID 18216
ROP3 Code 113742
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 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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Odisha 82,000
  Delhi 70
Website South Asia Peoples
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
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 300
  Kuvi 80
People Groups Speaking Odia
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.
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. Read more