The Vellala live in Tamil Nadu. They speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.
The Vellala like cousin marriages. There are birth and marriage rituals. Divorce is allowed. The divorced and bereaved can marry again. The dead are cremated or buried.
The Vellala work in agriculture. Hinduism is their religion. They have a caste council to look after them. They believe in education for boys and girls and use family planning. There are political leaders at village level.
* Scripture Prayers for the Vellalan Virakodi in India.
* Pray that council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* 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||Vellalan Virakodi|
|People Name in Country||Vellalan Virakodi|
|Natural Name||Virakodi Vellalan|
|Population this Country||118,000|
|Population all Countries||118,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Vellalar; Virakodi; वेल्लालन विरकोड़ी|
|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 (Global Recordings Network)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||General Ministry Resources|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)|
|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||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tamil|
|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 Prophets' Story|
|General||Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources|
|General||Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)|
|General||Gospel website in this language|