Thandan in India

The Thandan have only been reported in India
Population
251,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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
Population in India 251,000
World Population 251,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Archaka, Mutal Pattukarar, Palaguriki, Palakadu, Palakari, Shivarchaka, Thammadi, Thammudi, Thandamari, Urali, Uraly, ठंदन
People ID 18238
ROP3 Code 113768
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Malayali
People Group Thandan
Ethnic Code CNN23b
Total Subgroups on file 5
Largest Subgroups
Acharya
1,000
Alankruta
1,000
Archaka
1,000
Sadhaka
1,000
Palakkad
300
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Malayali
People Group Thandan
Ethnic Code CNN23b
Total Subgroups 5
  Acharya 1,000
  Alankruta 1,000
  Archaka 1,000
  Sadhaka 1,000
  Palakkad 300
Country India
Region South Asia
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 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 11  (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 (226,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Kannada
14,000
Tamil
8,700
Konkani
700
English
200
Konkani, Goan
80
Other People Groups Speaking Malayalam
Primary Language Malayalam (226,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 14,000
  Tamil 8,700
  Konkani 700
  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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers 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
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
4.65 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.34 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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