Perumannan in India

Send Joshua Project a photo
of this people group.
Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Perumannan
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 105,000
World Population: 105,000
Primary Language: Malayalam
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

The Mannan are a scheduled caste in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They speak Malayalam and Tamil. Perumannan is another name for them.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most work as washermen. Some of them work with coconuts, herbal medicines or as day laborers. They are usually educated. They use government approved self-employment programs. They have a community association to look after their interests. The Mannan are monogamous and prefer cousin marriages.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion, but there are some Christians among them.

What Are Their Needs?

The Mannan people need a relationship with God the Father so they can have His heavenly guidance for all of life's trials.

Prayer Points

Pray that the community association leaders lead others of the Mannan to begin a movement to Christ. Pray for Mannan believers to boldly and lovingly take Christ to their Hindu neighbors. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move mightily among this people group.

Text Source:   Keith Carey