Halwakki Wakkal in India

The Halwakki Wakkal have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Halvakki refers to milk and rice. Other communities associate them with rice. The Halakki are a subgroup of the Vokkaliga community. They are a tribal community, which means they have low status in India. The Halvakki Vakkal live in Karnataka. They speak, read and write in Kannada, the language of Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Looking after livestock, cultivating and horticulture are their main sources of work. They are noted for living a very traditional way of life. Women wear six layers of beads, necklaces and nose rings. Their jewelry is made from stones and other natural materials. The Halvakki Vakkal are monogamous and have cross cousin marriages. Divorcees can marry again. Boys are educated more than girls. They use both traditional and modern medicines.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are a Hindu people group, although they also have their own traditional beliefs. Spiritual beliefs of Hindus are very diverse from those who worship only one god to those who worship hundreds of them to those who are philosophical and do not worship any.


What Are Their Needs?

The Halvakki Vakkal people need to take on the abundant life offered only by Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for intercessors and workers to go to them until there is a movement to Christ. Pray for spiritual hunger and a thirst for God's righteousness. Pray that gospel materials will lead them to put their faith in Christ alone.


Scripture Prayers for the Halwakki Wakkal in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Halwakki Wakkal
People Name in Country Halwakki Wakkal
Pronunciation HUL-wah-kee WA-kahl
Population this Country 163,000
Population all Countries 163,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Arebhase; Attevakkal; Gammalla-Kalali; Gauda; Gaudu; Gavada; Gavda; Gounder; Gowda; Gram Vakkal; Gram-Gawada; Gram-Gowda; Halakki Vakkal; Halakkivakkal; Halvakklumakkalu; Halwakkalumalskalu; Halwakki Wakkel; Kare Vakkal; Karevakkal; Kot Vakkal; Kuda Wakkal; Kunchavakal; Naik Christian; Okkiliyan; Patgar; Shilwakkal; Vakkal Gouda; Vakkal Gowda; Vokkaliga; हलवककी वाककाल
People ID 16960
ROP3 Code 112264
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Karnataka
139,000
Goa
19,000
Kerala
3,600
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Karnataka 139,000
  Goa 19,000
  Kerala 3,600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (78,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Konkani
41,000
Konkani, Goan
17,000
Tulu
1,200
Primary Language Kannada (78,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Konkani 41,000
  Konkani, Goan 17,000
  Tulu 1,200
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.90 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.33 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.75 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.02 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Ramesh Lalwani - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more