Silpi in India


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Introduction / History

The Viswakarma live in the south of Andhra Pradesh and migrated from Tamil Nadu. They speak, read and write in Tamil and Telugu. Hinduism is their religion. They are vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

The Viswakarma have cousin marriages. Widows and divorced women cannot marry again. The dead are buried.

The Viswakarma continue with their traditional work of being sculptors and carving idols. They may have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Some of the Viswakarma live in Karnataka.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Silpi in India.

* Pray that they do not continue to make idols.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Silpi
People Name in Country Silpi
World Population 210,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Sitper; Viswakarma Silpi; सिलपी
People ID 21383
ROP3 Code 118252
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
89,000
Tamil Nadu
68,000
Telangana
30,000
Kerala
20,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Andhra Pradesh 89,000
  Tamil Nadu 68,000
  Telangana 30,000
  Kerala 20,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Telugu (117,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Tamil
68,000
Malayalam
19,000
Tulu
600
Primary Language Telugu (117,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 68,000
  Malayalam 19,000
  Tulu 600
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.