Sali in India

Joshua Project has identified the Sali only in India
Population
1,308,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sali of India (also called Saliar and Saliya) live in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. They speak, read and write in Tamil and Malayalam. Some speak in Kannada and Telugu. Their name means weaver. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as their main cereal.

The Sali marry their cousins and have adult marriages through arrangement. Men can remarry. On the death of the father, property goes to all the children and all receive the same amount. The oldest son becomes in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.

The Sali work as weavers. Some of them work in cultivation and get money from the land while some are self-employed and others of them are laborers. They are Hindus by religion and worship village gods. They have Caste Associations that look after their welfare.

The Sali believe in education, modern medicine and family planning as well as other benefits available to them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the leaders of the Caste Associations will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the the Sali to salvation too.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Jesus Christ.

References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sali
People Name in Country Sali
Population in India 1,308,000
World Population 1,308,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Aviri, Ayiri, Bahuttana, Bilimagga, Bilmagga, Calian, Chaliyan, Jamkhana, Karnasali, Kurahina Chetti, Kurahina Setty, Kurni, Kurnivasetti, Kuruhina Setty, Lingayat, Neelakanti, Neikar, Nesevadu, Nessi, Neygi, Padamsale, Padamsali, Padigarajulu, Padmasali, Padmasaliyar, Pandonsali, Pattaryan, Putuvan, Salapu, Salavi, Saleelu, Salhi, Salia, Salian, Saliar, Saliyan, Saliyar, Saluppan, Senapathi, Seniya, Sutsali, Tansali
People ID 18002
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 14
Karnataka (602,000) Maharashtra (389,000) Tamil Nadu (163,000) Kerala (65,000)
Odisha (36,000) Telangana (28,000) Andhra Pradesh (15,000) Madhya Pradesh (3,400)
Goa (2,400) Gujarat (2,400) Delhi (500) Chhattisgarh (400)
Dadra and Nagar Have (40) West Bengal (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 14
Karnataka (602,000) Maharashtra (389,000)
Tamil Nadu (163,000) Kerala (65,000)
Odisha (36,000) Telangana (28,000)
Andhra Pradesh (15,000) Madhya Pradesh (3,400)
Goa (2,400) Gujarat (2,400)
Delhi (500) Chhattisgarh (400)
Dadra and Nagar Have (40) West Bengal (20)
Primary Language: Kannada (622,000 speakers)
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 15
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (263,000) Marathi (210,000) Tamil (62,000) Malayalam (55,000)
Konkani (15,000) Oriya (13,000) Konkani, Goan (11,000) Khandesi (7,800)
Hindi (5,200) Ahirani (4,100) Tulu (3,300) Kui (500)
Kurux (200) Gujarati (40)
Primary Language: Kannada (622,000 speakers)
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 15
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (263,000) Marathi (210,000)
Tamil (62,000) Malayalam (55,000)
Konkani (15,000) Oriya (13,000)
Konkani, Goan (11,000) Khandesi (7,800)
Hindi (5,200) Ahirani (4,100)
Tulu (3,300) Kui (500)
Kurux (200) Gujarati (40)
For Primary Language: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.19 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.81 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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