The Ekere or Pala Ekiri live in Andhra Pradesh and speak, read and write in Telugu. They are not vegetarians and eat meat except pork and beef.
The Ekere practice cross-cousin marriages and are monogamous. They have marriage rituals. The dead are buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.
The Ekere work in agriculture, some as cultivators and some as labourers. They have a council to look after them. They are partly educated, so the gospel may need to be given in oral form too. They use modern medicine to a degree.
* Scripture Prayers for the Vanniyan Pala Ekiri in India.
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Vanniyan Pala Ekiri|
|People Name in Country||Vanniyan Pala Ekiri|
|Natural Name||Pala Ekiri Vanniyan|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Doralu; Kampanamollu; Nayanoeeu; Nayanollu; Nayanorlu; Nayullu; Pala Ekiri; Pala Yakari; Pala Yakarlu; वन्नीयाँ पाला एकिरी|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|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 Pearl of Great Price|
|Film / Video||The Story|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|