The Valmiki are a scheduled tribe in Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. They speak, read and write in Telugu. They are not vegetarians.
The Valmiki are monogamous. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. Women help with financial and social matters.
The Valmiki are Hindus but have traditional religions too. They are classed as Dalits by neighbors. They work mainly in agriculture with some of them collecting forest products too. Modern and traditional medicines are used by them. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.
* Scripture Prayers for the Valmiki in India.
* Pray that the Valmiki come to Jesus Christ who loves them and does not look down on them.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Valmiki|
|People Name in Country||Valmiki|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Beda; Bedaru; Bendar; Berad; Bodar; Boya; Byada; Gouikollu; Gurika; Gurikara; Kupia; Naikwadi; Nayaka; Nayakamakkalu; Palaguriki; Palegar; Paloguriki; Ramoshi; Talwar; Valmikimakkalu; वाल्मीकि|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Telugu (59,000 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||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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|