Vannan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Vannan only in India
Population
1,042,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Vannan in Tamil Nadu speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. They are endogamous (they prefer to marry within their community) and they practice cousin marriages. Adult marriages are arranged through discussion. They are usually monogamous. Divorce is allowed if the elders agree. Marrying again is allowed.

On the death of the father, the sons share the property and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. They have birth, marriage and death rituals. The dead are cremated or buried.

The Vannan are landless. Washing clothes is their traditional work and their main work as yet. They have caste councils to settle disagreements. Hinduism is their religion. They believe in education and use modern medicines.

In Pondicherry the Vannan speak Tamil or Telugu. Some of them have converted to Christianity. Otherwise they are very similar to those in Tamil Nadu. Some of the Vannan live in Kerala.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the leaders of the caste councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Vannan to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Vannan
People Name in Country Vannan
Population in India 1,042,000
World Population 1,042,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chayakkar, Dhobi, Kaththavaraya, Mannan, Pandya Vannan, Pathiyan, Peru Vannan, Tulukku Vanan, Vannan Christian, Venar, Virabadran, Wayanadan Pathiyan, वान्नान
People ID 18322
ROP3 Code 113869
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 20
Largest States
Tamil Nadu (935,000) Kerala (54,000) Karnataka (28,000)
Puducherry (11,000) Andhra Pradesh (6,400) Maharashtra (3,900)
Delhi (1,600) Telangana (1,300) Madhya Pradesh (200)
Andaman and Nicobar (200) Gujarat (100) West Bengal (100)
Jharkhand (100) Uttar Pradesh (70) Chhattisgarh (60)
Uttarakhand (40) Chandigarh (40) Odisha (30)
Haryana (30) Goa (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 20
Tamil Nadu (935,000) Kerala (54,000)
Karnataka (28,000) Puducherry (11,000)
Andhra Pradesh (6,400) Maharashtra (3,900)
Delhi (1,600) Telangana (1,300)
Madhya Pradesh (200) Andaman and Nicobar (200)
Gujarat (100) West Bengal (100)
Jharkhand (100) Uttar Pradesh (70)
Chhattisgarh (60) Uttarakhand (40)
Chandigarh (40) Odisha (30)
Haryana (30) Goa (20)
Primary Language: Tamil (941,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tam   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (48,000) English (700) Kannada (600)
Telugu (200) Tulu (200)
Primary Language: Tamil (941,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (48,000) English (700)
Kannada (600) Telugu (200)
Tulu (200)
Primary Language: Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1727-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
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 General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
12.68 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
87.32 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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