Caste Mannan in India

The Caste Mannan 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

Mannans probably migrated to the forests of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Mannans who were settled down in one particular forest were evacuated by forest departments. Some forests are safe havens where they live among sandalwood and rose wood trees.


What Are Their Lives Like?

These tribals were allowed to cut down forest land and establish farms for five years. They grow plantain, tapioca, cashews and corn. Due to the threat of rats, they seldom grow tapioca. Most likely they will return to the forests at some time.

On every annual celebration they gather in one particular village. Their king attends the annual celebration that is marked with many cultural events and celebrations.

When girls reach age 13 years they are separated from their families and confined in large tents known as sathram (inn). Elderly women look after these inns. They are supposed to stay there till they are married. Inside the tent there are provisions for a fire. Day and night the fire burns in the center of the hall. Around the fire they sleep on mats. In some inns there are platforms made up of bamboo for them to sit.

There is a separate satrhram (inn) for young men who are 20 years old. Elderly men look after them.

When the time is right a girl hides in the forest, and would-be bridegrooms leave their inn and looks for her. She will sprinkle the one who finds her first with turmeric water as a sign that they ought to marry.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Mannans worship hill gods. Hill gods are the spirits of their forefathers who ascended the mountains. But of late, owing to outside contact they have begun to worship other gods.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Ask God to raise up Mannan people who are more desirous to know the truth than to stay on the broad road to death.

Ask God to send loving, committed workers to the Mannan people in the near future.

Pray the Mannan would no longer be hidden away from the influence of Christ.

Pray for many to have dreams of visions that will lead them to the cross.


Scripture Prayers for the Mannan, caste in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-31
People Name General Mannan, caste
People Name in Country Mannan, caste
Natural Name Caste Mannan
Population this Country 329,000
Population all Countries 329,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Alternate Names Neriyan; Pathiyan; Perumannan; Velan; मन्नान, कॅस्ट
People ID 17636
ROP3 Code 113072
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 5
Largest States
Kerala
274,000
Tamil Nadu
49,000
Karnataka
3,100
Delhi
200
Puducherry
30
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Kerala 274,000
  Tamil Nadu 49,000
  Karnataka 3,100
  Delhi 200
  Puducherry 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Malayalam (235,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Tamil
44,000
Tulu
900
Primary Language Malayalam (235,000 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 44,000
  Tulu 900
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  (1841-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
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General Bible for Children Bible for Children
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
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.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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