The Kela are a scheduled caste in Orissa. They speak in Oriya.
The Kela Nalua make a living from trapping birds. Some of them are laborers. The women sell cosmetics. Hinduism is their religion. They use formal education.
The Kela Sapua are a migrant group in Orissa. They practice snake charming while some work for the government and some are laborers. They are Hindus too. They are educated to a degree but their semi-nomadic lifestyle restricts them, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. Some of them take part in self-employment schemes.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kela (Hindu traditions) in India.
* Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Kela (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Kela (Hindu traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||5 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Neeli; Sabakhia; केला (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Affinity Bloc||South Asian Peoples|
|People Cluster||South Asia Dalit - other|
|People Group||Kela (Hindu traditions)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Odia (23,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ory Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Odia
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1809-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Odia|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Odia|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ODIA - Oriya|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|