Thandan in India

The Thandan have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Acharya 1,000
Alankruta 1,000
Archaka 1,000
Sadhaka 1,000
Palakkad 300

Introduction / History

The Thandan are an ethnic group who are living in South India. They are coconut and Palmyra tree climbers from Kerala and the Kerala authorities class them as a scheduled caste.

Most of the Thandan were tenants in past times and used to be laborers to the landed gentry. They do not own land. Climbing trees to get coconuts is their traditional work. Some of the women work as laborers in agriculture.

Many of the Thandan live in the Travancore region. They are Hindus who sing praises to Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala. They do folk dancing too.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Thandan in India.

* Pray that the day will come when the Thandan praise Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials will help lead them to Jesus Christ.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thandan


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Thandan
People Name in Country Thandan
World Population 251,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Archaka, Mutal Pattukarar, Palaguriki, Palakadu, Palakari, Shivarchaka, Thammadi, Thammudi, Thandamari, Urali, Uraly, ठंदन
People ID 18238
ROP3 Code 113768
Country India
Region South Asia
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
Kerala
220,000
Tamil Nadu
15,000
Karnataka
14,000
Puducherry
1,600
Maharashtra
300
Delhi
200
Telangana
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
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
  Kerala 220,000
  Tamil Nadu 15,000
  Karnataka 14,000
  Puducherry 1,600
  Maharashtra 300
  Delhi 200
  Telangana 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (227,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Kannada
14,000
Tamil
8,700
Konkani
1,000
English
200
Konkani, Goan
80
Primary Language Malayalam (227,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 14,000
  Tamil 8,700
  Konkani 1,000
  English 200
  Konkani, Goan 80
People Groups Speaking Malayalam

Primary Language:  Malayalam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1829-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1841-2004)
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 Father's Love Letter
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 God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam
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 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 Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: മലയാളം - Malayalam
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
4.66 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.30 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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.


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