Neyyala in India

The Neyyala 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

Traditionally this was a fishing caste, which gave them fairly low status.


Where Are they Located?

This people group lives in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, two states in eastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Neyyala caste is involved with a number of other occupations as well as fishing. They use matrimonial sites so that they can marry others from their own caste.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Neyyala people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. Typically, a caste that is involved with fishing will make offerings to the gods they believe will give them a good catch and protect them at sea.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hindu Neyyala people need to put their faith in Jesus Christ, the only one who can bless them with abundant life and eternal salvation from sin and death.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Neyyala in India.

* Pray for the Neyyala culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Neyyala family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Neyyala people.
* Pray that soon the Neyyala people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the Savior.


References

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/Neyyala-caste-1543106102604251/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Neyyala-Community-1540968582852027/posts/
http://www.u4theu.com/55-most-unreached-indian-people-group-prayer-sheets/neyyala/
https://www.matchfinder.in/matrimonial/neyyala-marriage-bureau-brokers


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Neyyala
People Name in Country Neyyala
World Population 16,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Neyyali Oddi; Neyyalollu; नेय्यला
People ID 17778
ROP3 Code 113242
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 2
Largest States
Odisha
12,000
Andhra Pradesh
4,000
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 2
  Odisha 12,000
  Andhra Pradesh 4,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Telugu (11,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Odia
5,100
Kui
100
Kurux
80
Kui, Dawik
20
Primary Language Telugu (11,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Odia 5,100
  Kui 100
  Kurux 80
  Kui, Dawik 20
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
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 Pearl of Great Price
Film / Video The Story
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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