Vannan in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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 1,008,000
World Population 1,038,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Group Vannan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Total Subgroups on file 8
Largest Subgroups
Vaduga
16,000
Tamil Vannan
900
Chakali
400
Purthurai Vannan
400
Kosa
300
Telugu Vannan
100
Pandiyan
0
Peru
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Group Vannan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Total Subgroups 8
  Vaduga 16,000
  Tamil Vannan 900
  Chakali 400
  Purthurai Vannan 400
  Kosa 300
  Telugu Vannan 100
  Pandiyan 0
  Peru 0
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
903,000
Kerala
52,000
Karnataka
28,000
Puducherry
11,000
Andhra Pradesh
6,200
Maharashtra
4,000
Delhi
1,500
Telangana
1,000
Madhya Pradesh
200
Andaman and Nicobar
200
Gujarat
100
Jharkhand
100
West Bengal
100
Uttar Pradesh
60
Chhattisgarh
60
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 20
  Tamil Nadu 903,000
  Kerala 52,000
  Karnataka 28,000
  Puducherry 11,000
  Andhra Pradesh 6,200
  Maharashtra 4,000
  Delhi 1,500
  Telangana 1,000
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 200
  Gujarat 100
  Jharkhand 100
  West Bengal 100
  Uttar Pradesh 60
  Chhattisgarh 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (942,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
48,000
English
700
Kannada
600
Telugu
200
Tulu
200
Other People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (942,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 48,000
  English 700
  Kannada 600
  Telugu 200
  Tulu 200
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1727-2002)
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 Father's 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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
13.86 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
86.14 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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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