Mala people were historically warriors. Today, they have assumed various occupations, and are considered a scheduled caste. This has been a disadvantage to them in many ways. They speak Telugu and read and write in Kannada. In Tamil Nadu the Mala speak in Tamil as well as Telugu and read and write in Tamil.
They work in agriculture and some are cotton weavers. They are becoming educated as opportunities increase opening doors to teaching, medical, and governmental employment. In Karnataka they have adult marriages arranged by family leaders, and they only marry within their group. They allow for divorce and remarriage.
Mala people are almost completely Hindu and animist in their religious beliefs and practices. They fear and worship countless gods, supposed spirits in all people, animals, and objects. Their entire lives are controlled by these fears and beliefs.
The Mala people need to experience the abundant blessings offered only by Jesus Christ, lord of Lords.
* Scripture Prayers for the Malla Jetti in India.
* Pray that Mala believers will lead others into a movement to Christ. * Pray that gospel materials and the internet will help them to understand the things of Christ. * Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them into a disciple making movement.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Malla Jetti|
|People Name in Country||Malla Jetti|
|Population this Country||14,000|
|Population all Countries||14,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Chanura Kshatriyar; Jetti; Jetty; Jhetti; Jhetty; Malla; Malla Kshatriyar; Malla Mushtiga; Muchtiga; ब्रामिन मल्ला जेट्टी|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Telugu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1818-1989)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Telugu|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Telugu|
|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 Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Story|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|