Pannadi in India

The Pannadi 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.

Subgroups: 4

Subgroup Name Population
Pandya 1,800
Kongu 1,400
Kodaiyan 1,200
Sozhia 1,200

Introduction / History

The Pannadi are a subcaste of the Devendrakula community. Traditionally they were farmers.


Where Are they Located?

The Pannadi people live in Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Kerala states.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though some are still farmers, many have moved on to be employed by the Indian government or private businesses.

They have their own community headmen and panchayats to settle their disputes. The headman is a hereditary position, so sons take that position when the father dies.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Pannadi people practice Hinduism, the religion that describes all the spiritual beliefs in South Asia before the invasions of Muslims or the British. Like other Hindus, the Pannadis worship the gods they believe will provide them with benefits. They do not have a personal relationship with their gods in the same way a Christian or a Jew relates to Yahweh.


What Are Their Needs?

The Pannadi people need hearts that are open to the spiritual transformation that only the Holy Spirit can provide. There are many believers in Tamil Nadu and Kerala that can introduce them to the savior.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Pannadi in India.

* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Pannadi people.
* Pray for a movement of Pannadi households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Pannadi people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Pannadi people.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pannadi


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Pannadi
People Name in Country Pannadi
World Population 7,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Devendrakuattan; Devendrakulattan; Pallan; Pannaidi; Pannaindi; Panniyar; Pannora; पन्नादी
People ID 17838
ROP3 Code 113312
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
Tamil Nadu
4,500
Odisha
1,400
Karnataka
1,100
Kerala
200
Andhra Pradesh
20
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
  Tamil Nadu 4,500
  Odisha 1,400
  Karnataka 1,100
  Kerala 200
  Andhra Pradesh 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tamil (6,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Telugu
1,200
Malayalam
20
Primary Language Tamil (6,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 1,200
  Malayalam 20
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  (1727-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 Finding Peace
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Bible Visuals
General Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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