Photo Source: Bhaskar T M
Map Source: People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Forward Caste - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The word Kanakku means accountant which is their traditional work. They are also known as the Karnam people. The Kanakku Pillai of Andhra Pradesh migrated from Tamil Nadu. Many live in Odisha and speak the local language, Odiya.
Most work in government and private service often as accountants. They are well educated. In Tamil Nadu, the Kanakku Pillai are monogamous and they marry as adults. Cousins can marry. They allow for divorce. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new head of the family. Widows can marry again. Women are usually vegetarians but some of the men are not.
The Kanakku Pillai are Hindus.
The Kanakku Pillai people need to experience life to the full which only comes from a submitted relationship with God the Father.
Pray that gospel materials and the internet will help them begin their own movement to Christ. Pray that Indian believers will be faithful, loving ambassadors for Christ. Pray for spiritual hunger. Pray for intercessors and workers.