Hill Pulayan in India

The Hill Pulayan have only been reported in India
Population
101,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Hill Pulaya or Mala Pulaya of India live in Kerala with some living in Karnataka. Mala means a hill or a mountain. They speak, read and write in Tamil. They also use Malayam for communicating with other groups.

The Hill Pulaya are not vegetarians and they eat rice as a cereal. They use palm oil and coconut oil for cooking. Men sometimes drink alcohol and smoke. Both men and women chew betel, a nut that colors the teeth a distinctive black.

The Hill Pulaya are poor and have small huts in forest regions. They are a scheduled tribe and work in agriculture. Ceremonies and rituals are performed by them. They bury the dead. Hinduism is their religion.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Hill Pulaya dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to salvation.


References

http://tribesindia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=812%3Akerala-hill-pulaya&catid=44%3Atribes-national-level&lang=en


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Hill Pulayan
People Name in Country Hill Pulayan
Population in India 101,000
World Population 101,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mala Pulayan, हिल पुलयन
People ID 16950
ROP3 Code 112253
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
(97,000)
Kerala
(3,500)
Delhi
(200)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Tamil Nadu (97,000)
  Kerala (3,500)
  Delhi (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (87,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Paliyan
(12,000)
Malayalam
(1,200)
Telugu
Kannada
People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (87,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Paliyan (12,000)
  Malayalam (1,200)
  Telugu (10)
  Kannada (0)
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1727-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
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 Bible Visuals
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.53 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.42 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.04 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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