Traditionally this was a fishing caste, which gave them fairly low status.
This people group lives in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, two states in eastern India.
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.
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.
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.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Neyyala|
|People Name in Country||Neyyala|
|Population this Country||16,000|
|Population all Countries||16,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Neyyali Oddi; Neyyalollu; नेय्यला|
|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||Telugu (11,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tel Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Telugu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1818-1989)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||LUMO film of Gospels|
|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|