Panan in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Panan
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 277,000
World Population: 282,200
Primary Language: Tamil
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Panan are an ancient Tamil people and are mentioned in Old Tamil literature. Their age-old occupation is singing of hymns to Hindu deities. They were the main orators in the king's palace and also acted as ambassadors. They were also dancers. They are scattered all over, but the majority live in the state of Tamil Nadu. They are also found in Kerala State and in Sri Lanka.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Presently, some of them are tailors.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of them are Hindus. A small number are believers, but they are still an unreached people group.

What Are Their Needs?

Most of them are economically, socially and most importantly spiritually struggling. There is also a lack of understanding and unity among them.

Prayer Points

Pray they will know the salvation of Lord Jesus Christ. Pray there will be an increase in awareness about them. Pray for outreach teams to visit them and make sure they have the JESUS Film.

Text Source:   Joshua Project