Pallan (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 8

Subgroup Name Population
Pandya 71,000
Aiya 6,600
Soliyan 2,500
Ajna 600
Amma 600
Atha 600
Thumbana 300
Vippara 300

Introduction / History

Pallar people are also called Kudumban. They are a scheduled caste, which means they have low status in India's Hindu culture.


Where Are they Located?

Pallar people live mainly in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The name Kudumban means family. Pallar people are called Kudumban because they are known to be charitable and kind. They speak the Tamil language.

They work mostly in agriculture, and some are land owners. Pallar women work as farm laborers. Pallar women take part in social and religious matters like many women of India. They believe in being educated, but most remain unable to read and write.

Pallar people do not marry outside their community. They usually have cross-cousin marriages. They practice family planning and use modern medicine as well as traditional medicine.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though mainly are Hindu, some are Muslims. Pallar people believe they are descended from the Hindu god Devendran.


What Are Their Needs?

One can only imagine the spiritual confusion involved with two major religions within this unreached people group. Bible resources exist in Tamil, but Pallar people remain unreached.

Their hearts need to be open to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.


Prayer Points

Pray that Pallar people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of Christ's blessings.
Pray that Pallar people will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God's Word.
Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Pallar people, leading them to love Him with their whole being.


Scripture Prayers for the Pallan (Hindu traditions) in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Pallan (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Pallan (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 2,680,000
Population all Countries 2,727,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 54
Alternate Names Devendrakulathan; Kaladi; Kudumban; Mallar; Vellalar; पल्लार
People ID 17886
ROP3 Code 113366
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 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
2,509,000
Kerala
58,000
Andhra Pradesh
41,000
Maharashtra
20,000
Telangana
8,500
Delhi
5,500
Karnataka
4,200
Puducherry
3,800
Andaman and Nicobar
1,700
Madhya Pradesh
1,500
West Bengal
1,500
Gujarat
1,400
Uttar Pradesh
700
Jharkhand
700
Odisha
600
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 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Tamil Nadu 2,509,000
  Kerala 58,000
  Andhra Pradesh 41,000
  Maharashtra 20,000
  Telangana 8,500
  Delhi 5,500
  Karnataka 4,200
  Puducherry 3,800
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,700
  Madhya Pradesh 1,500
  West Bengal 1,500
  Gujarat 1,400
  Uttar Pradesh 700
  Jharkhand 700
  Odisha 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (2,407,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
50,000
Kannada
1,700
English
1,000
Primary Language Tamil (2,407,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 50,000
  Kannada 1,700
  English 1,000
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  (1727-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 General Ministry Resources General / Other
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Finding Peace Create International
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 Tamil 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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.76 %
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 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more