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Satani in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
436,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Satani in India

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Described in the 1871 census as religious beggars, priests of inferior temples, and sellers of flowers used for offerings, the Satani are reported to have been excommunicated by the higher castes owing to their supposedly inferior status. Some still pursue their traditional vocation of serving as temple priests or as servants attached to temples as well as that of sacred specialists. They belong to the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism and follow the teachings of Ramanuja. Sacred specialists from their own community perform all the religious rites. The Satani worship Vishnu, Lakshmi and regional deities.

Ministry Obstacles
A Hindu coming to accept and follow Christ is likely to experience much disfavor and even hostility. Loss of friendships and status in the community is likely, and very difficult to deal with.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps the youth of this people group will discover good Christian resources on the internet, on the radio, and on television. Pray they will be drawn to these resources, will listen, view, and read, and will be given understanding.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known followers of Jesus Christ yet among the Satani people group, although there may be believers who have not made themselves known to outsiders. Please pray for any secret believers, and for others who will one day come to saving faith.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray this people group will be given no satisfaction from a religion that does not honor the God who created them and who offers them eternal life through faith in his son, Jesus Christ. Pray they will be given a longing to know this God.

Scripture Focus
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-11-26
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:436,000
Largest States:
Telangana (201,000)Karnataka (105,000)
Andhra Pradesh (67,000)Tamil Nadu (25,000)
Madhya Pradesh (18,000)Odisha (16,000)
Maharashtra (3,000)Chhattisgarh (900)
Delhi (100)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Satani
People Name General: Satani
Alternate People Names:
Chattada SrivaisnavaSatada Vaisnava
Vada VaisnavaVighas
Vira VaishnavaVishnu Archaka
ROP3 Code: 113535
Joshua Project People ID: 18040
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 436,000
Population all Countries: 436,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Satani
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Telugu (309,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (91,000)Hindi (19,000)
Odia (10,000)Tamil (3,800)
Chhattisgarhi (700)Marathi (600)
Kui (200)Kurux (30)
Total Languages: 9
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.18 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.82 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1966
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1854-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Story
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Telugu)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Satani in India

Global                 Global
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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Satani India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Satani in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Telugu  
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