Vetan (Hindu traditions) in India

The Vetan (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Vetan means hunter as that is what they were but not many of them hunt today. The Vetam live in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, India's two southernmost states. They speak, read and write in Tamil.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Vetan do fortune telling and work in agriculture. They have a community council to look after their interests. The Vetan marry their cousins and they are mostly monogamous. They allow for divorce and the bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The Vetan people need the transforming power of the Holy Spirit so they can experience His spiritual, economic and social blessings offered by Jesus Christ to those who call on His name.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Vetan (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray for spiritual openness to the claims of Christ. * Pray for faithful intercessors and workers to go to them. * Pray that Indian believers will lead them to a community-wide movement to Christ.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Vetan (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Vetan (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 61,000
Population all Countries 61,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Malai Vedan; Mali Vedan; Valmikulu; Vedan; Vedar; Veduvan; Veduvar; Vettuva Vellala; Vettuvan Vellala; वेतन
People ID 18307
ROP3 Code 113853
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 4
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
38,000
Kerala
22,000
Delhi
90
Puducherry
10
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 4
  Tamil Nadu 38,000
  Kerala 22,000
  Delhi 90
  Puducherry 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tamil (33,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
28,000
Primary Language Tamil (33,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 28,000
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1727-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Finding Peace
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
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 Prophets' Story
General Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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