The Tondagattan are an indigenous community living in Sri Lanka. Their ancestors were the Vedda people who were the original people of Sri Lanka. Most live in the eastern districts of Batticaloa, Ampara and Trincomalee. They speak a Sinhala dialect which has elements of the Tamil and Vedda languages.
The Tondagattan people were traditionally hunters and food gatherers. Some were farmers who also relied on the food they could gather from the sea and the forest.
Officially the Tondagattan are Buddhist, but they retain many of their traditional religious practices.
Today they face the challenge of being assimilated into the larger population and losing their cultural practices.
Pray for loving gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Tondagattan people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of these people would be open and ready to follow him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Tondagattan people to become fruitful so others will be drawn to Jesus Christ.
Scripture Prayers for the Tondagattan in Sri Lanka.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Tondagattan|
|People Name in Country||Tondagattan|
|Population this Country||1,500|
|Population all Countries||1,500|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
Primary Language: Sinhala
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1776-1991)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||God's Story video||God's Story|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sinhala||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Sinhala||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Sinhala||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Sinhala||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|