Talavia Dubla in India

The Talavia Dubla have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Talavia, or Halpati are among the Dubla tribes. They live in Gujarat, a state in western India.
The name, Halpati, comes from two words. The first means "plough" and the second word means "owner." They were known as the owners of the ploughs. They had two crops each year.
Today they are classified as a scheduled tribe, which means they have low to middle status.
They speak Dubli, a Bhil language that belongs to the Indo-Aryan linguistic family. The Talavia have higher status than the other 20 Dubla subgroups.
Agricultural slavery was not abolished until 1923. Until that time, the Dubla were in bondage to the landowners. They were completely dependent on their masters to loan them whatever they needed for survival. The masters knew that it would be impossible for the Dubla to ever pay them back; and for this, the Dubla owed their masters loyalty, respect, and submission. The slave lived near his master providing them with "economic security."
Once slavery had been abolished, the number of Dubla agricultural workers who did not own land increased. The loss of slave labor was a great setback for the landlords. Since this changeover from the bondage of servitude to the freedom of day-laborers, the government has given financial support to help improve the Dubla's social position.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Talavia Dubla villages are located along small rivers near other Bhil villages. The Dubla are among the poorest in the village, and they typically live in one-room, mud-brick houses with extremely low thatch roofs. With government aid, some have been able to obtain tile roofs, and the more prosperous even have houses of wood or brick. Their huts are not built in orderly rows but are simply clustered together. The average number of occupants per hut has increased to the point that it is no longer possible to shelter all members of the household from the winter cold and monsoon rains. Some years they are forced to move into neighboring territories because the floods take away their homes.
The Talavia Dubla are worn out by their hard lifestyle and alcoholism. Some have realized that education can help them escape "backward village life." However, school attendance remains low, and literacy is still only about ten percent.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Virtually all of the Talavia Dubla are Hindus. They look to the village bhagat (priest and medicine man) for spiritual guidance. He is thought to be the ultimate "good man," who is able to communicate with the gods. He is considered a friend, a philosopher, a guide, and a healer.


What Are Their Needs?

The Talavia Dubla need teachers, missionaries and humanitarian aid workers to share the love of Christ with them.


Prayer Points

Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will break up the soil through worship and intercession.
Pray that the Lord of the harvest will send forth faithful laborers to live and work among the Talavia Dubla.
Ask God to give the Talavia Dubla believers boldness to share Christ with their own people.
Pray for Talavia Dubla disciplers who will make more and more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Dubla Talavia in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halpati


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dubla Talavia
People Name in Country Dubla Talavia
Natural Name Talavia Dubla
Pronunciation tah-LAH-vee-uh DOO-bah-lah
Alternate Names तालविया
Population this Country 348,000
Population all Countries 348,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
People ID 19465
ROP3 Code 115610
ROP25 Code 307884
ROP25 Name Talavia
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Gujarat
340,000
Dadra and Nagar Have
1,900
Daman and Diu
1,600
Delhi
1,000
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Gujarat 340,000
  Dadra and Nagar Have 1,900
  Daman and Diu 1,600
  Delhi 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.80 %
Islam
0.13 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.02 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Dubli (184,000 speakers)
Language Code dub   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
102,000
Vasavi
4,200
Hindi
400
Primary Language Dubli (184,000 speakers)
Language Code dub   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 102,000
  Vasavi 4,200
  Hindi 400
People Groups Speaking Dubli

Primary Language:  Dubli

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2017-2023)
Bible-Complete No
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dubli Jesus Film Project
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Dubli YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store Operation Agape
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Dubli YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Amoldj - Pixahive  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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