Karnam in India

The Karnam 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.

Introduction / History

The word Kanakku means accountant which is their traditional work. They are also known as the Karnam people. The Kanakku Pillai of Andhra Pradesh migrated from Tamil Nadu. Many live in Odisha and speak the local language, Odiya.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most work in government and private service often as accountants. They are well educated. In Tamil Nadu, the Kanakku Pillai are monogamous and they marry as adults. Cousins can marry. They allow for divorce. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new head of the family. Widows can marry again. Women are usually vegetarians but some of the men are not.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kanakku Pillai are Hindus.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kanakku Pillai people need to experience life to the full which only comes from a submitted relationship with God the Father.


Prayer Points

Pray that gospel materials and the internet will help them begin their own movement to Christ. Pray that Indian believers will be faithful, loving ambassadors for Christ. Pray for spiritual hunger. Pray for intercessors and workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Karnam in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Karnam
People Name in Country Karnam
Alternate Names Kaikatti Karunigar; Kanaka Pillai; Karnavigar; Mathu Vazhi Kanakkar; Sarrattu Karunigar; Seer Karunigar; Sozhi Kanakkar; Srikarunigar; Srisayar; Sunnambu Karuni; कारणम
Population this Country 99,000
Population all Countries 99,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 17105
ROP3 Code 112447
ROP25 Code 307583
ROP25 Name Karnam
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 4
Largest States
Odisha
98,000
Delhi
100
Tamil Nadu
100
Telangana
40
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Odisha 98,000
  Delhi 100
  Tamil Nadu 100
  Telangana 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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.
Primary Language Odia (79,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Telugu
2,200
Kui
900
Desiya
500
Bhatri
300
Kurux
300
Kui, Dawik
200
Pengo
100
Kuvi
50
Primary Language Odia (79,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 2,200
  Kui 900
  Desiya 500
  Bhatri 300
  Kurux 300
  Kui, Dawik 200
  Pengo 100
  Kuvi 50
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Training Zume Project
Photo Source Bhaskar T M 
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. Learn more.