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Sali Pattariyan in India

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Sali Pattariyan in India

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Introduction / History
The Sali are a group of people who live across south India. Their name means "weaver." Their traditional occupation has been that of weaving silk and cotton. The Sali are known for producing beautiful silk saris. In some Indian states the Sali are a Scheduled Caste, which means they are entitled to special benefits in education and public employment. They have a couple of subgroups, including the Pattariyas.

Where are they located?
The Pattariya Sali community is located in the southernmost parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

What are their lives like?
Most Sali still engage in their ancient profession of weaving, dyeing and designing clothes in silk, cotton and other fibers. Some work in factories that produce cotton clothing. Others work in agricultural as laborers on others' land.

The Sali are endogamous, that is they marry within their caste. Cousin marriages are common. Adult marriages are the rule with families arranging the marriages with the consent of the young persons. Brahman priests officiate at important life rituals. The dead are both cremated and buried.

What are their beliefs?
The Pattariya Sali people are Hindu, which means that they can potentially worship any one of millions of local gods. Hindus look to their gods not for direction or love, but for protection and favors.

What are their needs?
There are thousands of firm believers in Kerala and Tamil Nadu who can take Christ to this Hindu people group.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Pattariya Sali culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Pattariya Sali family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Pattariya Sali people.
Pray that soon the Pattariya Sali people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the Savior.


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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,600
Largest States:
Kerala (1,800)Tamil Nadu (1,700)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sali Pattariyan
People Name General: Sali Pattariyan
Alternate People Names:
Adaviyarसाली पत्तारियाँ
ROP3 Code: 118050
Joshua Project People ID: 21228
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,600
Population all Countries: 3,600
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Sali Pattariyan
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tamil (1,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Malayalam (1,300)Telugu (300)
Kannada (60)
Total Languages: 4
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1714-1956
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1727-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralComprehensive list of Tamil Resources
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Tamil
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Tamil
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
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Sali Pattariyan in India

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      Sali Pattariyan India    
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