Varli in India


Population
1,259,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Varli of India are a Scheduled Tribe living mostly in the Nashik region, the Thane region and the Dhule region in the state of Maharashtra. Some also live in the Valsad region in the state of Gujarat and in Daman and Diu and in Dadra and Nagar Haveli which are Indian Union territories in the west of India. The Varli are also called Warli.

The Varli speak in a language that is from the southern zone of the Indo Aryan tribal languages and it is not a written language. The name Warli comes from Warla which means a field or piece of land. The main work of the Varli is in agriculture and that which is related to it. They have been growing sufficient crops.

It is easy to find tribal peoples in the west of India and one of them is the Varli.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Varli have festivals they celebrate during the year. They add their local culture to them. They celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights with much enjoyment and they call it Barash. Another festival they have is Kali Puja after the season of crop harvesting. They celebrate festivals with enthusiasm. The Varli have provided a lot through Warli paintings to Indian tribal art and they are nature influenced.

With regards the paintings of the Varli, male gods are not common and they prefer to paint female goddesses. The scenes in them show farming, hunting, fishing, festivals, animals and other forms of nature. They only use the color white for their paintings. Wall paintings are only done on special occasions like harvests and weddings.


Prayer Points

Pray the day will come when they celebrate Jesus Christ with enthusiasm.


References

www.indianetzone.com/50/varli_tribes.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/warli


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Varli
People Name in Country Varli
Population in India 1,259,000
World Population 1,262,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Warli, वरली
People ID 18299
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 17
Largest States
Maharashtra (802,000) Gujarat (332,000) Dadra and Nagar Have (118,000)
Madhya Pradesh (2,300) Tamil Nadu (1,600) Daman and Diu (1,200)
Rajasthan (600) Delhi (500) West Bengal (300)
Telangana (300) Chhattisgarh (200) Jharkhand (200)
Karnataka (100) Uttar Pradesh (100) Odisha (70)
Goa (40) Kerala (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 17
Maharashtra (802,000) Gujarat (332,000)
Dadra and Nagar Have (118,000) Madhya Pradesh (2,300)
Tamil Nadu (1,600) Daman and Diu (1,200)
Rajasthan (600) Delhi (500)
West Bengal (300) Telangana (300)
Chhattisgarh (200) Jharkhand (200)
Karnataka (100) Uttar Pradesh (100)
Odisha (70) Goa (40)
Kerala (20)
Primary Language: Varli (757,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: vav   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 24
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Marathi (358,000) Gujarati (41,000) Konkani (22,000)
Dhanki (21,000) Bhili (7,700) Hindi (1,800)
Kannada (1,200) Saurashtra (900) Telugu (600)
Khandesi (100) Urdu (90) Oriya (50)
Nimadi (40) Tamil (30) Punjabi, Eastern (30)
Malayalam (30) Tulu (10) English
Bengali Halbi
Primary Language: Varli (757,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: vav   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 24
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Marathi (358,000) Gujarati (41,000)
Konkani (22,000) Dhanki (21,000)
Bhili (7,700) Hindi (1,800)
Kannada (1,200) Saurashtra (900)
Telugu (600) Khandesi (100)
Urdu (90) Oriya (50)
Nimadi (40) Tamil (30)
Punjabi, Eastern (30) Malayalam (30)
Tulu (10) English (10)
Bengali (10) Halbi (0)
Primary Language: Varli

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2009)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.77 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.06 %
Islam
0.02 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.14 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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