The Ekere or Pala Ekiri live in Andhra Pradesh and speak, read and write in Telugu, the language of that state.
The Ekere work in agriculture, some as cultivators and some as day laborers. They have a council to look after their interests. They are partly educated, so the gospel may need to be given in oral form. The Ekere practice cross-cousin marriages and are monogamous. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new head of the family.
Unlike most Hindu peoples, the Ekere bury their dead.
The Ekere people need to live like to the full. They can only do this by learning to submit to Jesus Christ.
* Scripture Prayers for the Vanniyan Pala Ekiri in India.
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and open the door for a movement to Christ. * Pray for spiritual hunger and a thirst for righteousness. * Pray for faithful intercessors and workers.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Vanniyan Pala Ekiri|
|People Name in Country||Vanniyan Pala Ekiri|
|Natural Name||Pala Ekiri Vanniyan|
|Population this Country||25,000|
|Population all Countries||25,000|
|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||LUMO film of Gospels|
|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||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store|