Velama in India

Joshua Project has identified the Velama only in India






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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-07
People Name General Velama
People Name in Country Velama
Population in India 443,000
World Population 443,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Elama, Elma, Koppulavelama, Padmai, Vadugan, Velama Naidu, Velamalu, Velamavaru, Yelama, Yelma
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Velama
Ethnic Code CNN23d
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu (246,000) Oriya (183,000) Kui (3,100) Tamil (2,900)
Kannada (2,000) Pengo (800) Kurux (400) Kuvi (400)
Chhattisgarhi (200) Marathi (200) Malayalam (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 246,000 Oriya 183,000
Kui 3,100 Tamil 2,900
Kannada 2,000 Pengo 800
Kurux 400 Kuvi 400
Chhattisgarhi 200 Marathi 200
Malayalam 60
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture International Bible Society
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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-07

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.92 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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