Vedda in Sri Lanka

The Vedda have only been reported in Sri Lanka
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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

* Scripture Prayers for the Vedda in Sri Lanka.

* 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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Vedda
People Name in Country Vedda
World Population 300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Aetto, Beda, Wanniyala, Wanniyala-Aetto, वेददाह
People ID 15778
ROP3 Code 110531
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Eastern mountains, Badulla and Polonnaruwa districts.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 2
Largest States
North Central
200
Uva
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Eastern mountains, Badulla and Polonnaruwa districts..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 2
  North Central 200
  Uva 200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Veddah (300 speakers)
Language Code ved   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Veddah (300 speakers)
Language Code ved   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Veddah

Primary Language:  Veddah

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
15.63 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
50.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
34.38 %
Photo Source Janet Raynor 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Sri Lanka census data.  Current values may differ.