Mangalorean Protestants

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Mangalorean Protestants
Regions with significant populations
India South Canara (India) ~60,434
Kannada, Tulu, English [1]
Christianity (Basel Mission Protestantism and Anglicanism

Mangalorean Protestants are Protestants from South Canara and Coorg districts of the Indian state of Karnataka.

The community[edit]

The biggest denomination among Mangalorean Protestants is the Church of South India (CSI), composed of the Basel Mission Protestant church and the Anglican church. They number about 60,434 and are spread over Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kodagu districts. They have a Theological College of their own and they run a hospital and a few Technical schools. A few other sects among them are: Jehovah's Witnesses, Pentecostals, Seventh-day Adventists, and New Life Fellowship.

Notable Mangalorean Protestants[edit]

  • Stanley Jedidiah Samartha - Indian theologian
  • Dr V.B. Hans, M.A., M.Phil., PhD (S/O Late Rev E. S. Hans) - Economist and Interdisciplinary Researcher; lay preacher/resource person for academic/theological institutions

See also[edit]