Relli in India

The Relli have only been reported in India
Population
161,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The term "relli" means a kind of grass in the Telugu language, and the traditional occupation of the Relli community was to gather and sell grass. At present, the Relli sell fruits and seeds and also involved in other occupations, including street sweeping and scavenging. They are a Scheduled Caste in Andhra Pradesh. The community includes a few social subdivisions and each of these includes several clans. They historically have not sent girls to school, and boys often study only up to primary level due to economic reasons. The Relli are an oppressed, suppressed, and depressed people. They are Hindu, but several have become Christians.


Ministry Obstacles

Most of the Relli people live in Andhra Pradesh. Efforts have been made in this state to re-convert Dalits back to Hinduism from Christianity.


Outreach Ideas

Christians can minister to low caste groups such as the Relli in various humanitarian ways. These efforts can help earn the respect and trust necessary to receive the Gospel message.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Several hundred Relli have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Pray the Lord will send teachers who can instruct them accurately in the ways of the Lord.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray these low caste individuals will gain self respect as well as respect from those communities around them. Pray that parents will see the importance of providing a good education for their children, and that they will be able to afford this education.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Relli
People Name in Country Relli
Population in India 161,000
World Population 161,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chachati, Orsachandi, Relli Chachadi, Sachandi, Sachchari, Sachdev, Sapiri, Sapris, Sapru, रेल्ली
People ID 17962
ROP3 Code 113451
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
143,000
Odisha
14,000
Telangana
2,800
Jharkhand
100
Delhi
100
West Bengal
100
Tamil Nadu
100
Puducherry
100
Karnataka
80
Gujarat
40
Assam
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Andhra Pradesh 143,000
  Odisha 14,000
  Telangana 2,800
  Jharkhand 100
  Delhi 100
  West Bengal 100
  Tamil Nadu 100
  Puducherry 100
  Karnataka 80
  Gujarat 40
  Assam 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (137,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Telugu
24,000
Hindi
500
Other People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (137,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 24,000
  Hindi 500
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.78 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.22 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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