The word sahu is related to the word moneylender. The Sahu of Madhya Pradesh are vegetarians who eat maize and wheat. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. Hinduism is their religion.
Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, the oldest son becomes in charge of the home.
Most of the Sahu own land and they work mainly in agriculture. There are professional workers such as doctors and engineers among them. They have a council to look after them. They believe in education and use modern medicines and family planning.
The Sahu of Delhi are mostly self-employed in the confectionery business and in transport. They are monogamous.
* Scripture Prayers for the Teli Sahu in India.
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead the Sahu to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Teli Sahu|
|People Name in Country||Teli Sahu|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Bania Teli; Bundelkhandi Teli; Sao Teli; Teli; Tili; टेली साहू|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Marathi (50,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mar Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Marathi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1982)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Marathi|
|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 Marathi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: मराठी - Marathi|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|