• PEOPLE NAME: PANIYAN OF INDIA

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PEID: 41737

ROP: 113307

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Malayali

Language: Malayalam - (mal)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: India

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Population: 100,000

Global Population: 100,000


PEID: 41737

ROP: 113307

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Paniyan of India, numbering 100,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malayali people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in India. Their primary language is Malayalam. The primary religion practiced by the Paniyan is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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