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Valmiki in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
74,000 Telugu Hinduism 5.14 % Unknown   

Valmiki in India

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Introduction / History
The Valmiki are a scheduled tribe in Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. They speak, read and write in Telugu. They are not vegetarians.

The Valmiki are monogamous. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. Women help with financial and social matters.

The Valmiki are Hindus but have traditional religions too. They are classed as Dalits by neighbors. They work mainly in agriculture with some of them collecting forest products too. Modern and traditional medicines are used by them. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Valmiki come to Jesus Christ who loves them and does not look down on them.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:74,000
Largest States:
Andhra Pradesh (72,000)Odisha (1,900)
Telangana (700)Puducherry (200)
Total States on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Valmiki
People Name General: Valmiki
Alternate People Names:
BedaBedaru
BendarBerad
BodarBoya
ByadaGouikollu
GurikaGurikara
KupiaNaikwadi
NayakaNayakamakkalu
PalagurikiPalegar
ROP3 Code: 113841
Joshua Project People ID: 18296
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 74,000
Population all Countries: 74,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Valmiki
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (61,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kupia (6,800)Odia (4,800)
Kui (600)Kuvi (100)
Gadaba, Mudhili (60)Hindi (60)
Gujarati (10)Urdu (10)
Koya (Unknown)Tamil (Unknown)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 16
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity5.14 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism94.18 % 
Islam0.29 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.35 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 / 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 Pearl of Great Price
Film / VideoThe Story
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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