Sali in India

The Sali have only been reported in India
Population
1,308,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sali of India (also called Saliar and Saliya) live in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. They speak, read and write in Tamil and Malayalam. Some speak in Kannada and Telugu. Their name means weaver. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as their main cereal.

The Sali marry their cousins and have adult marriages through arrangement. Men can remarry. On the death of the father, property goes to all the children and all receive the same amount. The oldest son becomes in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.

The Sali work as weavers. Some of them work in cultivation and get money from the land while some are self-employed and others of them are laborers. They are Hindus by religion and worship village gods. They have Caste Associations that look after their welfare.

The Sali believe in education, modern medicine and family planning as well as other benefits available to them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the leaders of the Caste Associations will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the the Sali to salvation too.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Jesus Christ.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sali
People Name in Country Sali
Population in India 1,308,000
World Population 1,308,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 26
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Aviri, Ayiri, Bahuttana, Bilimagga, Bilmagga, Calian, Chaliyan, Jamkhana, Karnasali, Kurahina Chetti, Kurahina Setty, Kurni, Kurnivasetti, Kuruhina Setty, Lingayat, Neelakanti, Neikar, Nesevadu, Nessi, Neygi, Padamsale, Padamsali, Padigarajulu, Padmasali, Padmasaliyar, Pandonsali, Pattaryan, Putuvan, Salapu, Salavi, Saleelu, Salhi, Salia, Salian, Saliar, Saliyan, Saliyar, Saluppan, Senapathi, Seniya, Sutsali, Tansali, साली
People ID 18002
ROP3 Code 113495
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Karnataka
(612,000)
Maharashtra
(403,000)
Tamil Nadu
(129,000)
Kerala
(68,000)
Odisha
(39,000)
Telangana
(36,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(13,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(3,400)
Goa
(2,400)
Gujarat
(2,300)
Delhi
(500)
Chhattisgarh
(400)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(40)
West Bengal
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Karnataka (612,000)
  Maharashtra (403,000)
  Tamil Nadu (129,000)
  Kerala (68,000)
  Odisha (39,000)
  Telangana (36,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (13,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (3,400)
  Goa (2,400)
  Gujarat (2,300)
  Delhi (500)
  Chhattisgarh (400)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (40)
  West Bengal (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (629,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Telugu
(274,000)
Marathi
(229,000)
Malayalam
(58,000)
Tamil
(51,000)
Konkani
(18,000)
Odia
(13,000)
Konkani, Goan
(8,500)
Khandesi
(7,800)
Hindi
(5,300)
Ahirani
(4,200)
Tulu
(3,300)
Kui
(300)
Kurux
(100)
Gujarati
(40)
People Groups Speaking Kannada
Primary Language Kannada (629,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Telugu (274,000)
  Marathi (229,000)
  Malayalam (58,000)
  Tamil (51,000)
  Konkani (18,000)
  Odia (13,000)
  Konkani, Goan (8,500)
  Khandesi (7,800)
  Hindi (5,300)
  Ahirani (4,200)
  Tulu (3,300)
  Kui (300)
  Kurux (100)
  Gujarati (40)
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1831-2000)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
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 Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
77.04 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
22.95 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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