Tondagattan in Sri Lanka

The Tondagattan have only been reported in Sri Lanka
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Officially the Tondagattan are Buddhist, but they retain many of their traditional religious practices.


What Are Their Needs?

Today they face the challenge of being assimilated into the larger population and losing their cultural practices.


Prayer Points

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
Alternate Names तोंदागतटन
Population this Country 1,500
Population all Countries 1,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 21445
ROP3 Code 118262
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 1
  Southern 1,500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
100.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Sinhala (1,500 speakers)
Language Code sin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Sinhala (1,500 speakers)
Language Code sin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sinhala
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.