The Sozhia Vellala are a large group of the Vellala and are mostly landowners. The word Sozhia means Sozha or Chola country people. They live in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry and speak in Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice and wheat as cereals.
The Sozhia Vellala prefer cousin marriages. A dowry is given. Divorce for men and marrying again are allowed. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated.
The Sozhia Vellala work mainly in agriculture and cultivation. Some work for the government. Hinduism is their religion and they worship ancestors. Boys and girls are both educated. A traditional caste council looks after them. They use modern medicines and family planning.
* Scripture Prayers for the Vellalan Sozhia in India.
* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials 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||Vellalan Sozhia|
|People Name in Country||Vellalan Sozhia|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||3|
|Alternate Names||Soliyan; Sozhia; Sozia; Vellalar; वेल्लालन सोज़िया|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|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|