Kudumban in India

The Kudumban 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.

Introduction / History

The Kudumban are a scheduled caste, which means they have mid-level status in Hindu society. Some of them would like to not be listed as such. In addition to Tamil Nadu, the Kudumban live in Karnataka and in Kerala. They speak Tamil.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work as agricultural laborers. Women help in social and religious matters as well as men. The Kudumban prefer marriages between cousins. They believe in education but the literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion, but there is a strong enough Christian minority that can potentially reach them for Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kudumban people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading many to a relationship with Christ. Pray that Kudumban Christian believers will lead them into a disciple making movement. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will become easily available to them.


Scripture Prayers for the Kudumban in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kudumban
People Name in Country Kudumban
Population this Country 37,000
Population all Countries 37,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Devendra; Devendra Kulattan; Kadaiyan; Kaladi; Kodaiyan; Kulattan; Mambattikkaran; Manebattikkaran; Mannadi; Muppan; Pallan; Pallar; Pannadi; Pannaiyadi; Pattakkaran; कुदुँबन
People ID 17310
ROP3 Code 112689
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 13
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
30,000
Kerala
3,200
Andhra Pradesh
1,700
Maharashtra
900
Delhi
400
Puducherry
400
Telangana
300
Andaman and Nicobar
80
Karnataka
80
Odisha
60
Gujarat
50
Madhya Pradesh
30
West Bengal
30
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 13
  Tamil Nadu 30,000
  Kerala 3,200
  Andhra Pradesh 1,700
  Maharashtra 900
  Delhi 400
  Puducherry 400
  Telangana 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 80
  Karnataka 80
  Odisha 60
  Gujarat 50
  Madhya Pradesh 30
  West Bengal 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (29,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
2,300
Tulu
10
Kannada
Primary Language Tamil (29,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 2,300
  Tulu 10
  Kannada 0
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Finding Peace
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
6.28 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
93.72 %
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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more