Thandan (Hindu traditions) in India

The Thandan (Hindu traditions) 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.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Palakkad 300

Introduction / History

The Thandan people are an ethnic group who are living in southern India. Kerala authorities classify them as a scheduled caste which gives them low to middle status in this Hindu culture. Other sources call the "Other Backward Castes" which gives them similar status. They are from Kerala. Many of the Thandan live in the Travancore region. Climbing trees to gather coconuts is their traditional work. Most of the Thandan were tenants in past times and used to be laborers to the landed gentry.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They do not own land which limits their ability to earn a living. Some of the women work as day laborers in agriculture. They love folk dancing.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who sing praises to Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala.


What Are Their Needs?

The Thandan people need the opportunity to make a better living. Part of this will involve land ownership as well as the opportunity to obtain higher education.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Thandan (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray for a spiritual openness that will lead them to Jesus. * Pray that the day will come when the Thandan praise Jesus Christ as their only lord and savior. * Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to begin their own Christ-ward movement.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Thandan (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Thandan (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 232,000
Population all Countries 232,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
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 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
Kerala
203,000
Karnataka
14,000
Tamil Nadu
13,000
Puducherry
1,500
Maharashtra
300
Delhi
300
Telangana
100
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
  Kerala 203,000
  Karnataka 14,000
  Tamil Nadu 13,000
  Puducherry 1,500
  Maharashtra 300
  Delhi 300
  Telangana 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (215,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Kannada
14,000
Tamil
9,800
Konkani
1,000
Konkani, Goan
80
English
50
Primary Language Malayalam (215,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 14,000
  Tamil 9,800
  Konkani 1,000
  Konkani, Goan 80
  English 50
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  (1841-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
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


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