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Vedda in Sri Lanka

Vedda

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
300 Veddah Christianity 50.00 % Unknown No No   

Vedda in Sri Lanka

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Introduction / History
The Veddas are indigenous natives of Sri Lanka and perhaps the oldest ethnic group in that country. They like to live their original traditional lifestyles. Now there is a danger of them becoming extinct.

The Vedda are called forest dwellers. They hunt using bows and arrows and fish too. Some of them do farming. Women are not classed as inferior and property goes in same amounts to men and women. They speak their own Vedda language which has some similarities to Sinhalese.

The Vedda are animists or follow totemism by religion. They have cousin marriages but more women are marrying their neighbors now and so they are becoming more integrated.

The Vedda have songs about nature and enjoy producing drawings.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Sri Lankan Christians will help lead the Vedda to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Vedda will not become extinct.

References
http://www.desiblitz.com/content/veddas-aboriginal-natives-of-sri-lanka

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Country: Sri Lanka
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:300
Largest Provinces:
North Central (200)Uva (200)
Total Provinces on file:2
Location in Country:Eastern mountains, Badulla and Polonnaruwa districts.
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People Name in Country: Vedda
People Name General: Vedda
Alternate People Names:
AettoBeda
WanniyalaWanniyala-Aetto
वेददाह
ROP3 Code: 110531
Joshua Project People ID: 15778
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 300
Population all Countries: 300
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Vedda
Ethnic Code: AUG07
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Veddah (300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ved    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism15.63 % 
Christianity50.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown34.38 % 
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
 
 
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Vedda in Sri Lanka

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