Tanla in India

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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Tanla
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 80,000
World Population: 80,000
Primary Language: Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.85 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Tanla are a Scheduled Caste who live in Orissa. The word Tanla means low as they are looked on as low socially. They speak in Oriya.

The Tanla are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. They have cousin marriages. Most of them are landless. They work mainly in agriculture. The women do housework.

The Tanla are Hindus and have festivals. They believe in education but the literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Tanla will find that Jesus Christ does not look on them as being low and will give their lives to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

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