The Thigala live in Karnataka. They migrated from Tamil Nadu and speak Tamil and Kannada and read and write in Kannada. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.
The Thigala pay a bride price in marriage. Divorce is allowed with approval. The bereaved can marry again. The dead are buried.
The Thigala work in agriculture and growing flowers. They have a community association to look after them. Boys are educated but girls are only educated to a degree. They use modern medicines and family planning too. Hinduism is their religion.
* Scripture Prayers for the Vanniyan Thigala 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 Thigala|
|People Name in Country||Vanniyan Thigala|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Agnikula Kshatriya; Tigala; Vannikula Kshatriya; वन्नीयाँ ठीगला|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Tamil
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
|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||General Ministry Resources|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Finding Peace|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||General Ministry Resources|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tamil|
|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 Prophets' Story|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|