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.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Tamil (87,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tam Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Tamil|
Primary Language: Tamil
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1714-1956)|
|New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
|Complete Bible||Yes (1727-2002)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||Gods Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Old Version Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|