Panniandi in India

Panniandi
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Panniandi
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 12,000
World Population: 12,000
Primary Language: Tamil
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Panniandis were a swine-rearing community that is currently struggling to rise above their humble origins. They are Dalits.

Where Are they Located?

The Panniandi people live in southern India, especially in Tamil Nadu state.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most members of the Panniandi community still live in poverty and illiteracy. It is a struggle for them to rise above this even with India's reservation system which gives low caste people "reservations" in universities.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Panniandi people practice Hinduism, which means that they will worship the gods that they believe will benefit them. They have no personal relationship with their gods.

What Are Their Needs?

The Panniandi people need the opportunities to get the education they need to get out of poverty and disgrace.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Panniandi people.
Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of Panniandi families and communities through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name.
Pray for God's blessing on the leaders in this people group, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God's blessing.
Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among this people group, leading them to love Him with their whole being.

Text Source:   Keith Carey