Vettiyan in India

The Vettiyan 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.

Introduction / History

Vettiyan people have developed into four lineages from four brothers, and one common ancestor.


Where Are they Located?

This Hindu community lives in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Vettiyan people live in colonies of land divided between 33 households. This division identifies them. Each household is named after a god whom they worship and venerate within their homes. They are not well accepted among other castes for various cultural reasons. Their name means “to cut or chop,” which alludes to their agricultural work. An alternate definition is “digger,” referring to their work as grave diggers. They have a head man who guards the community from thieves.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Vettiyan people are completely Hindu in their religion. There are no Christians among them.


What Are Their Needs?

Vettiyan people have many needs, their most serious being spiritual. They are very poor and disrespected, suffering every related deficiency within their culture. Basic needs are perhaps open doors of opportunity for those who would be sent by God’s Holy Spirit to reach people of peace who would welcome Bible resources in Tamil, their spoken language.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Vettiyan in India.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Vettiyan people for Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Vettiyan families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Vettiyan people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Vettiyan people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

https://books.google.com/books?id=L4t9BgAAQBAJ&pg=PA189&lpg=PA189&dq=Vettiyan+People+India&source=bl&ots=59HcX2LXGs&sig=ACfU3U0EuYv5F4TnU-aiEIgMx76sQBhpXQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiPqMfFqcHjAhVLJzQIHS0rAp4Q6AEwEHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=Vettiyan%20People%20India&f=false
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Castes_and_Tribes_of_Southern_India/Chakkiliyan
https://books.google.com/books?id=Kf1DAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA42&lpg=PA42&dq=Vettiyan+People+India&source=bl&ots=ki6Wp6DBQW&sig=ACfU3U1l-a5b4ZQX_iRwJLaTT0ewfN4McA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjP2_aQq8HjAhUMHHwKHRpUDOo4ChDoATAAegQICRAB#v=onepage&q=Vettiyan%20People%20India&f=false


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Vettiyan
People Name in Country Vettiyan
World Population 400
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 Adi Dravida; वेटटियाँ
People ID 18310
ROP3 Code 113856
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 2
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
200
Puducherry
200
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 2
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Puducherry 200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tamil (400 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tamil (400 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 Bible Visuals
General Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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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