The Mala are a scheduled caste except in Madhya Pradesh. They are Hindus but some have become Christians.
In Andhra Pradesh the Mala speak Telugu. They work in agriculture. They are becoming more and more educated.
In Karnataka they have adult marriages by negotiating. They are monogamous. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They are not vegetarians. Traditional and modern medicines are used by them and so is family planning. 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.
The Mala live in Madhya Pradesh where they do cotton weaving. They read and write in Telugu and Devanagari.
They live in Maharashtra and Pondicherry too.
* Pray that Mala Evangelical Christians will lead others of the Mala to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Brahmin Malla Jetti|
|People Name in Country||Brahmin Malla Jetti|
|Population in India||133,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||3|
|Alternate Names||Chanura Kshatriyar, Jetti, Jetty, Jhetti, Jhetty, Malla, Malla Kshatriyar, Malla Mushtiga, Muchtiga|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Telugu (133,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tel Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
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 Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible|