Kanaim

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About us

We are an endogamous community that had migrated from Urha (Edessa) in CE 345 and settled in the ancient port city of Muziris (Kodungallur) in Kerala, South India. The settlers constituted 72 families led by Knai Thoma of Cana and Uraha Mar Ouseph. This ethnic community has successfully maintained its unique identity over the last 1660 years by being very orthodox adherants of Endogamy.

We believe that we are the survivors of the original Semitic Nazarene community that believed in Yeshua ben Ouseph as the Messiah even before the crucifixion.