Tribal Valmiki in India

The Tribal Valmiki 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.

Subgroups: 13 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Balmiki 101,000
Pattharpor 85,000
Dom 66,000
Dhanuk 46,000
Chuhra 23,000
Pattharpur 17,000
Amdaria 11,000
Chajgodi 5,900
Hela 5,900
Mehtar 3,700

Introduction / History

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.


Prayer Points

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Valmiki tribal in India.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Valmiki tribal
People Name in Country Valmiki tribal
Natural Name Tribal Valmiki
Pronunciation wahl-MEE-kee
Population this Country 85,000
Population all Countries 85,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Beda; Bedaru; Bendar; Berad; Bodar; Boya; Byada; Gouikollu; Gurika; Gurikara; Kupia; Naikwadi; Nayaka; Nayakamakkalu; Palaguriki; Palegar; Paloguriki; Ramoshi; Talwar; Valmikimakkalu; वाल्मीकि
People ID 18296
ROP3 Code 113841
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Tribal - other
People Group Valmiki tribal
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 13
  Balmiki 101,000
  Pattharpor 85,000
  Dom 66,000
  Dhanuk 46,000
  Chuhra 23,000
  Pattharpur 17,000
  Amdaria 11,000
  Chajgodi 5,900
  Hela 5,900
  Mehtar 3,700
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 3
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
83,000
Telangana
900
Puducherry
200
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 3
  Andhra Pradesh 83,000
  Telangana 900
  Puducherry 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (59,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kupia
6,800
Odia
4,300
Kui
600
Kuvi
100
Gadaba, Mudhili
60
Hindi
60
Urdu
10
Gujarati
10
Koya
Tamil Punjabi, Eastern Marathi
Kharia Malayalam Bengali
Primary Language Telugu (59,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kupia 6,800
  Odia 4,300
  Kui 600
  Kuvi 100
  Gadaba, Mudhili 60
  Hindi 60
  Urdu 10
  Gujarati 10
  Koya 10
  Tamil 10
  Punjabi, Eastern 10
  Marathi 0
  Kharia 0
  Malayalam 0
  Bengali 0
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  (1854-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Story Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.29 %
Islam
0.32 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.37 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more