Sale Mala in India

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

Introduction / History

The Mala Sale are a scheduled caste, meaning that they have low to average standing as a Hindu community. They live in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. They are not vegetarians but they do not eat beef and pork.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They were weavers but cultivation is now their main work. Most of them are very poor. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. They use both traditional and modern medicines. The Mala Sale often marry their cousins.


What Are Their Beliefs?

As Hindus they depend on the gods and spirit beings whom they believe will provide them with protection and favor.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mala Sale community needs to seek and find the only savior so they can experience His abundant life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mala Sale in India.

* Pray for intercessors and workers to faithfully adopt the Mala Sale people. * Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only savior. * Pray for a powerful disciple making movement to Christ. * Pray for them to understand that the Lord can provide for all of their physical and spiritual needs.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mala Sale
People Name in Country Mala Sale
Natural Name Sale Mala
Population this Country 135,000
Population all Countries 135,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Nethakani; Netkani; माला साले
People ID 17674
ROP3 Code 113117
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 8
Largest States
Telangana
133,000
Maharashtra
400
Karnataka
300
Tamil Nadu
300
Andhra Pradesh
200
Puducherry
70
Delhi
40
Odisha
10
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 8
  Telangana 133,000
  Maharashtra 400
  Karnataka 300
  Tamil Nadu 300
  Andhra Pradesh 200
  Puducherry 70
  Delhi 40
  Odisha 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (134,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Marathi
200
Primary Language Telugu (134,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 200
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
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 Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Story
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.46 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.54 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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


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